Klaipėdos licėjus

About us

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Education from kindergartener to graduate

From pre-school, pre-primary and primary education through to the matriculation exams, schooling allows teachers to get to know the child as a learner and, year by year, to meet their educational needs more accurately and to facilitate personality development. Therefore, it is not the child who needs to adapt to the school education system, but the education system is increasingly adapting to the changing needs of the child every year.

Variety of curricula

The school implements all state and international baccalaureate diploma programmes (in English). Teaching in bilingual education classes (Lithuanian-English) is also available. Also, according to learners’ abilities and interests, learners can choose additional curriculum developed by the Lyceum: biomedical sciences, engineering, social sciences and arts. LIONS QUEST, a social-emotional education programme, is implemented at all levels of education.

Individual teaching (learning) support system

Often the learner encounters various teaching (learning) difficulties, therefore, it is very important not only to notice them in time, but also to help the learner overcome the problems. The school has an effective system of such assistance to the learner. Its activities are coordinated by department heads, programme managers, with the support of class leaders, teachers and subject matter professionals. This system of learner support helps the learner to make individual progress in teaching (learning).

Child-centred teaching (learning) for success

The educational process at the school is organised in such a way that every learner can experience success. We adapt the teaching content and methods to respond to each learner’s abilities and personality maturity, so that those who are able to learn more can go beyond the general curriculum, and those who experience learning difficulties can learn at their own pace and reach the core level of the general curriculum through appropriately adapted teaching content and methods. We encourage each learner to become a leader in a certain field of science, art, technology or social activities as early as possible and to constantly strive for their maximum result. Such teaching (learning) ensures the child’s success, psychological well-being and self-confidence.

Centre for the development of talented and gifted children

Early in school attempts are made to spot talented and talented children and to pay appropriate attention to their development.

 The Centre for the Development of Gifted and Talented Children develops the ability to formulate Socratic questions, organise and lead discussions, learn the secrets of oratorial art, and develop personal leadership qualities.

 Deepening of individual subjects, work according to individual programmes, targeted research activities, laboratory classes with professional teachers help such learners to achieve high academic results and win national and international Olympiads and competitions.

Modern, innovative educational process

Today, when distance teaching (learning) is a necessity, the modernity of the educational process is determined by the integration of teaching (learning) subjects, modern teaching (learning) environment, sessions in various non-traditional spaces and properly selected innovative teaching methods. The integration of subjects is achieved through long-term project activities at different levels of education and compulsory research activities for grammar school learners.  These activities, which are usually carried out in non-traditional teaching environments, also encourage teachers to try out modern teaching methods that have been successfully applied in the classroom.

Developing critical and creative thinking

By fostering creative thinking, we aim to create the conditions for each learner to develop their own self-expression and to unleash his or her own complex of personal qualities: ingenuity, originality, productive thinking and creative imagination. Together, we teach how to target the information we have, constantly encouraging learners to act and to solve problems by finding educational innovations. Developing creative thinking involves taking initiatives and developing entrepreneurial thinking, which means the ability to translate ideas into action, creativity, innovation, risk-taking, planning and managing projects to achieve objectives.

Developing divergent thinking

Divergent thinking is one of the most important abilities of creative thinking. By thinking this way (with the right hemisphere of the brain), a person creates new combinations instead of choosing what has already been created. Divergent thinking is useful not only in creation, but also in life, when making decisions in various problematic situations. Divergent thinking is developed through a variety of innovative approaches, such as: association building, Osbourn’s brainstorming methodology, analogy search, hyperbolisation methodology, paradoxical integration and disintegration, heuristics of inversion, schematisation, accentuation, problem solving, highlighting the individual elements or characteristics of the object, as well as questioning the accepted truths, using the methods of role-playing, improvisation, metaphorical, paradigm games, etc.

Accredited learner health promotion programme

Klaipėda Lyceum is committed to the safe and healthy education of the child, which is why the Health Enhancement Programme has been put in place since 2018. It is integrated into everyday activities of learners, starting in pre-primary education and ensuring continuity at other levels of education(s). The Health Enhancement Programme includes fitness, sea therapy, morning and corrective exercises, healthy eating, aromatherapy and music therapy, colour therapy, children’s yoga, various massages, Nordic walking, agile games in the fresh air, herbal teas, inhalations, etc. Every week, a healthcare professional conducts health lessons to children in accordance with a specially designed programme.

The school serves only fresh and varied food. We pay particular attention to product combination. Children with allergies, intolerance to certain foods, or families cherishing a different eating philosophy are offered a separate food plan.

Harmony between mental and spiritual education

While the school is renowned for the academic achievements of its learners, we are equally committed to the spiritual and artistic development of our learners. The SEU (social emotional education) programme is implemented in the school not for the first year, spiritual counselling services are provided, systematic attendance of cultural events, meetings with artists are organised, personal exhibitions of their artworks are exhibited, and a gallery of paintings by professional artists is created in the school. Particular attention is paid to volunteering projects and the continuity of charitable support traditions.

Academic environment that motivates learning

The school provides a modern and constantly updated educational environment that meets the highest international standards. A modern science laboratory, a new library-reading room, green school spaces, and an artistic environment motivate learners to learn, inspire them to create, and fully develop young people. Learners who are motivated and willing to learn are highly valued in the learner community. Such a community of learners strengthens the motivation of each learner’s learning and promotes high personal aspirations.

A team of education professionals and continuous professional development

Learners are supported by a real team of teacher professionals to achieve individual learning progress. The majority of school teachers have acquired the qualification of expert teacher or methodologist teacher. The aim of the school is to bring together under one roof the best teachers seeking to continuously improve their pedagogical qualifications, focusing on the challenges facing the present school.

Extensive extra-curricular activities

Klaipėda Lyceum is a full-time school. After school and even on Saturdays, it organises a wide range of extracurricular academic activities, including advanced modules in various subjects, foreign language clubs (German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian), programming, robotics, geography, history, biomedical and experimental chemistry laboratory works, debates in English, etc. Studies of artistic activities: solo singing, choir, ensembles, art, modelling, theatre, dance, readers, young writers, etc. Sports activities: mobile games, tennis, football, badminton, badminton, disc golf, basketball, etc.

International projects

The school has many years of experience in international projects. It participates in several international projects each year, during which learners visit different foreign countries, where they not only carry out various educational activities, but also get acquainted with the culture of different countries, improve their foreign language skills and expand social experience. The school exchanges learners and teachers with private schools in Finland, Sicily, France, Lyceum and England.

Good microclimate

Clearly regulated internal procedures and uniform rules for all help create a good school climate. At school, we are all responsible for the well-being of those around us. Spreading gratitude and respect for those around you makes everyone feel good. A good school microclimate is created by traditional community events (celebration of the beginning of school year, traditional Christmas charity support project, Blue Carpet celebration) and school small community events (class birthdays, end of school year).

Interesting, fun school life for learners

The school hosts various traditional events organised by the school’s learner senate: community-building events at the beginning and end of the school year, career days and nights, various volunteering and charity projects, brain battles, quizzes, competitions, theme nights, various study trips in Lithuania and abroad, international learner exchanges.

THE LYCEUM THROUGH THE EYES OF ITS LEARNERS

  • At Klaipeda Lyceum we have more lessons, there is a different approach, because learners who want to learn and have specific goals come together. A lot of work is put into our high results and achievements by teachers.

    Kornelijus
  • Teachers, school management, atmosphere of friendly competition between learners, mutual assistance – all this encourages efforts to achieve results. Not only teachers, but also classmates encourage each other to study well.

    Matas
  • Teachers are the biggest asset at the Klaipėda Lyceum. Klaipėda Lyceum has a lot of individual

    proximity, attention to learner, personal growth as a personality, because there are fewer learners in the classrooms.

    Viltė
  • The contribution of Klaipėda Lyceum was felt most after the state matriculation examinations. I didn’t feel any stress during the exams, I felt like I was preparing for them long and consistently. We were all very confident and self-assured when taking the exams, ready, because we had worked hard for 12 years.

    Gintė
  • The teachers here are always encouraging, always there to help when you need it most. I think if I had gone to a different school, I’m not sure if I would have achieved such high results in the matriculation exams.

    Vilius
  • We started preparing for the matriculation exams in Year 9: already then we were familiarised with the structure of the exams and were taught to concentrate. Consistency is a big contributor to high performance. The teachers here are very dedicated, but we, the learners, are also trying to take from them everything that is given.

    Justė

History

  • Klaipėda Lyceum has already celebrated its 26th anniversary.
  • The school was founded in 1995, the same year the Abėcėlė Primary School started to function.
  • In 2000, it was reorganised into a primary school, and in 2013 – into Klaipėda Lyceum.
  • Since 2000, the school has been providing enhanced teaching in English, mathematics and science.
  • Since 2006, the school has been hosting exhibitions by professional artists.
  • Optional, additional modules in mathematics and English organised for learners from Grade 1 onwards, and for mathematics, IT, natural sciences, English, geography and history from Grade 5 onwards.
  • Since 2007, mobile groups have been formed for the teaching (learning) of core subjects in Grades 5-8, based on learners' academic achievements, abilities, and interests, in order to improve the differentiation and individualisation of teaching (learning).
  • Annual Christmas charity projects are organised, during which the funds raised are donated to children with serious illnesses, various organisations for sick children and educational institutions for disabled children in Klaipėda.
  • Starting in 2009, research activities for learners are organised.
  • Since 2010, it has a centre for gifted children.
  • In 2016, subject-based education was introduced from Grade 4.
  • From 2017 onwards, learners in the first year at the Gymnasium can choose additional programmes in science: biomedical sciences, engineering, social sciences and arts.
  • The engineering education curriculum is taught in Grades 1–8.
  • Mathematical logic lessons are organised for learners in Grades 1–4.
  • In 2019, a kindergarten – school Little Klaipėda Lyceum is established for education of pre-school and pre-school children from 1,5 years old based on the experience of the best English schools.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Grades 11–12) accredited in 2020.
  • The library of the Klaipėda Lyceum named after Franciscan Brother Sigitas Benediktas Jurčys opened in 2020.
  • Bilingual education (Lithuanian and English) from Grade 1st and 5th started in 2020.
  • In 2013–2022 Klaipėda Lyceum learners are the leaders of national and international Olympiads in Klaipėda city and in the country.
  • In 2016–2022, Klaipėda Lyceum ranks first in academic results among more than 360 Lithuanian gymnasiums that do not select learners.

Provisions

Child – education centre

Science-based education

Integrity

Principles

To strive for every child of Klaipėda Lyceum to be a personality, eager to learn, able to create, distinguished by achievements.

Values

Self-sufficiency. We believe that every child’s intellectual growth starts with the ability to find their own solutions, to have their own opinions, to listen to others and to seek consensus.

Place

Klaipėda Lyceum operates in three buildings in the city of Klaipėda.

  • The building, located at 3 Mokyklos Street, is used for primary school learners. This building is located in a central part of the city. This building is located in a central part of the city. Across the street from the school is a beautiful park. Learners and teachers have the opportunity to organise non-traditional experiential classes and other extra-curricular activities.
  • The building at 44 Kretingos Street is used by gymnasium learners in Grades 5-8 and Grades I-IV. It is also a place for learners who have chosen the International Baccalaureate programme. This building is situated in the northern part of the city. The school is easily accessible not only by car, but also by public transport from any part of the city. There are bus stops at the school. St. Casimir Church next to the school, across the street. There is a lot of greenery around the school.
  • The building at 6 Šarlotės Street houses a kindergarten-primary school, the Little Klaipėda Lyceum where children aged 1,5-6 years are educated. It has primary classes.

School spaces

Learners study in a modern, up-to-date environment that meets the highest international standards. The school has specialised classrooms, a science laboratory, robotics and engineering laboratories, and creative spaces for music and art. Classrooms are equipped according to the children’s educational needs and curriculum requirements. The school has sports and choreography classes, as well as auditoriums for theatre classes and events.

Learning takes place not only in classrooms, but also in other spaces designed for education: the newly equipped library – reading room named after Franciscan Friar Sigitas Benediktas Jurčys, the unconventional educational space Avilys, and the halls of the school decorated with paintings by professional artists. The school regularly exhibits the works of professional artists – the unique Klaipėda Lyceum Painting Gallery, which is being renewed, creates an exceptional artistic educational environment.

For small and elementary school learners, the teaching classes are tailored to their needs. For the very youngest children, the educational spaces were designed to resemble a home environment, while the classrooms for primary school learners are more like academic environments. Classrooms are divided into floors by grades, so that learners of the same age study on the same floor. Classrooms have a lot of didactic materials and learner works. Primary school learners have access to a range of specialised classrooms. The robotics lab is a favourite among learners. The school has playful interactive spaces for active and relaxed recess. For the very youngest children, there is an enclosed courtyard and seaside for outdoor activities and fresh air. Older learners can have both classes and various recreational activities during breaks and after school in the large school ground.

Schoolchildren are systematically offered non-traditional education days, including excursions throughout Lithuania, visiting museums, galleries, parks, businesses and organisations. Learners systematically attend cultural events in the city and in other cities in the country and abroad.

Changing the learning environment contributes to the educational process, provides more opportunities for experiential activities, makes teaching (learning) more interesting, and stimulates the cognitive activity.

International Baccalaureate

  • globally recognised, based on the education systems of different countries;
  • guarantees personalised teaching (learning) and promotes the learning of languages, especially mother tongues;
  • deepens understanding of subjects, ensures comprehensive education, and combines physical, mental, emotional and ethnic personality traits;
  • Based on an integrated course in cognitive theory, it helps to understand the essence of cognition;
  • develops learning skills, individual and group work skills;
  • teaches how to relate the world’s perception to the knowledge of one’s own culture;
  • enhances motivation to learn and encourages the pursuit of comprehensive education;
  • is guided by a uniform, objective and reliable assessment recognised by the world’s top universities.
  • International Baccalaureate schools around the world help learners to become active, independent and eager to discover and explore new things, with a strong focus on developing social and emotional competences. The programme helps to develop learners’ integrity, openness to the world, and encourages them to become comprehensive and self-critical (they are taught to evaluate own teaching (learning) experiences, to be aware of their own strengths and weaknesses) and to improve.
  • Preparations for training in the TB program are available in the preparatory (pre IB) classes of Klaipėda Lyceum. They are organised for learners of gymnasium Grades 9-10 (I-II).