Chartwell fosters a strong family atmosphere and is not governed by rules, rather by respect for others and common sense
Chartwell International School, which is situated in a beautiful, quiet, residential area of Belgrade, has spacious, brightly- lit classrooms, with park like gardens and many sports fields. Chartwell has been providing education to kids from the ages of two to 18 in seven spacious premises for more than 20 years, guiding its students in their aspirations to become global citizens by immersing them in a world of multiple languages and cultures, inspiring them to learn through inquiry.
With over 40 different nationalities of students, Chartwell is a world of its own. In a tightknit establishment that celebrates cultural diversity, the unifying factor is its accreditation from Cambridge University, which recognises Chartwell as an international school, and its registration with the Serbian Ministry of Education.
Academic standards are keenly monitored at Chartwell International School, with class sizes that are small enough, with a ratio of as little as 1 to 3, tailored to suit the academic needs, interests and potential of each child, including additional personalised tuition if needed.
A wide range of subjects is offered throughout the school – from foundation to secondary level, designed to stretch and challenge each individual, providing everyone with the opportunity to discover and examine their own particular interests and talents. Contemporary teaching methods are applied with an interdisciplinary approach to subjects.
Although the Chartwell management team (Owner, Heads of Schools, Coordinators, finance officers etc.) lead the way, the success and heart of the school are the Chartwell teachers. They come from a variety of backgrounds and have various experiences, but what they all have in common is a love of teaching, empathy for their students and a commitment to their education. All are well qualified for the role they play. Encouragement and motivation are keywords in Chartwell’s teaching philosophy.
Lessons are taught in English at Chartwell International School, but a variety of world languages are offered alongside. Cultural diversity is very important at Chartwell. The school traditionally celebrates UN Day, promoting tolerance and respect. Evenings of poetry and music are organised, at which children recite poems and sing in their mother tongues and the languages taught at the school. British traditions are respected, celebrating Valentine’s Day, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter and Christmas, while Chartwell is the only school in Belgrade to celebrate Bonfire Night.
Chartwell fosters a strong family atmosphere and is not governed by rules, rather by respect for others and common sense. This is a place where students come for more than just study – Chartwell is a home away from home.
This is what makes the school a unique, tension free environment, where students and teachers chat during breaks, play sports together, resolve problems and participate together in various projects. Regardless of their many cultural differences, students and teachers respect each other and work closely to achieve the best possible results.
Realising that education encompasses much more than the academic programme, great emphasis is placed on that extracurricular activities that are offered on a daily basis and range from sports to fencing, dance, drama and languages, while Chartwell students are also involved in the life of the community.
“Our goal is to provide our teachers and students with conditions in which each will be able to attain best results. We will continue to optimize class sizes to be able to tailor the curriculum to suit individual student’s needs. Likewise, we have implemented the latest air purification technologies in our new buildings, using HEPA filters and UV lights, which provide fresh air for better efficiency and concentration of our students and staff. In addition, our own catering service provides healthy meals for our students and staff.