International School of Prague

International School of Prague

ISP is one of the most innovative and respected independent schools in Europe and beyond! Founded in 1948, and based in one of Europe’s most historic and beautiful capitals, ISP offers an authentically international education to students from over 60 nationalities.

We benefit from market leading, state of the art facilities set in the picturesque valley in one of Prague’s most desirable neighbourhoods. Everything we do at ISP relates to our mission, which is to inspire, engage and empower. ISP’s professional culture in essence reflects this mission in that faculty and staff are empowered with the support and freedom they need to inspire and engage learners. We need inspiring teachers to fulfill our strategic aim, which is to – Unleash our Collective Potential so that our school is greater than the sum of its parts. All this means that we live a culture at ISP in which our faculty are encouraged to be innovative in teaching and learning, and to be dynamic enactors of positive change.

Note (January 2019):
We do not currently have any Faculty vacancies available as we already managed to fill all vacancies for academic year 2019/2020.
If you are interested in future job opportunities at ISP we encourage you to bookmark ISP Employment website and to check back for updates occasionally.
Thank you for your interest at ISP.

School Details

  • Year founded 1948
  • Public or private Private
  • Profit or not for profit Not for Profit
  • Governing body Board of Trustees
  • Campus size (hectares) 7.00
  • Day or boarding Day
  • Segregation type Co-educational
  • Religious affiliation None
  • Accreditation Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Accreditation IB DP

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Education Information

  • Curriculum IB DP
  • Curriculum International
  • Instructional language English
  • Alternate instruction language
  • Start grade PreK
  • End grade 12

Tuition Fees

  • Lower fee amount (USD) 19328.0
  • Upper fee amount (USD) 23635.0

Teacher Information

  • Teacher numbers 118
  • Local teacher % 30
  • Expatriate teacher % 70
  • Number of nationalities 20

Student Information

  • Total student numbers 885
  • Nursery infant students 0
  • K or Pre-K students 85
  • Elementary students 258
  • Middle school students 238
  • Senior school students 304
  • Grade school students 0
  • Local student % 18
  • Expatriate student % 82
  • Nationalities represented 60

Teaching Information

  • Teaching days/year 180
  • Contracts begin Not Set
  • We require teaching certification or licenses. Yes
  • We offer 1 year contracts. No
  • We hire intern teachers. No
  • We assist with pet relocation. Yes

Job Types and Salaries

  • Position type Teacher
  • Lower salary range (USD) 39100.00
  • Upper salary range (USD) 56400.00

Visa Requirements

  • Visa requirement Other
  • Description EU Nationals are not required to have working visa nor residence permit in the Czech republic. The School provide support to the non-EU nationals to obtain / renew their work&residence permits while working for ISP.

School Benefits

  • Benefit type Number of contract days
  • Description 180 contact days plus up to 10 additional work-days as designated by the Director
  • Benefit type Starting salary range
  • Description Teachers with a BA degree and 4 years experience: EUR34.240,- Teachers with MA degree and 8 years of experience: EUR41.810,- Maximum entry level is step 10 -> MA10: EUR44.040,- / BA10: EUR40.980,- /PhD10:47.790,-
  • Benefit type Taxes
  • Description Income tax deducted in monthly payroll represents approx 20% of taxable income in the Czech Republic
  • Benefit type Savings potential
  • Description Savings potential with BA and 8 years teaching experience: approximately 21,000 EUR for a single teacher; approximately 26,000 EUR teaching couple with two children; approximately 18,000 EUR for a single teacher with one dependent.
  • Benefit type Accommodation
  • Description Housing allowance for full-time overseas hired teachers: EUR 8,000 single teacher EUR 9,950 teaching couple EUR 1,950 per dependent
  • Benefit type Retirement
  • Description Retirement - 10% of the base salary paid together with monthly salary (being rolled into the payroll)
  • Benefit type Flights/Transport
  • Description Annual Home Leave to Home of Record for full-time overseas hired teachers upon completion of initial two-year contract.
  • Benefit type Utilities
  • Description Included in housing allowance
  • Benefit type Furniture
  • Description Not applicable
  • Benefit type Moving allowance
  • Description Shipping reimbursement at the beginning and end of contract for full-time overseas hired teachers. up to EUR 1,560 single teacher up to EUR 2,000 teaching couple up to EUR 300 per dependent (max2)
  • Benefit type Dependent opportunities
  • Description Max 2 dependent children per teacher or teaching couple (full-time teacher). The Employee’s eligibility for the Tuition Benefit is confirmed by the Director at the time of Employee’s recruitment or employment status change, taking into consideration the actual ratio of students with paid & free tuition as the School can afford free tuition only up to certain limit.
  • Benefit type Medical
  • Description Worldwide Medical Coverage (CIGNA) including spouse & dependent children up to 23 years of age with 100% coverage within the Czech republic.
  • Benefit type Dental
  • Description Local coverage for preventive care
  • Benefit type Disability
  • Description Life insurance Benefit (1x annual salary coverage) & Long Term Disability Insurance (⅔ of monthly salary up to US$5k max for the period of 90 days
  • Benefit type Other
  • Description * Settling-in: advance 12th salary payment within 2 days from the start of employment to support settling-in (paid usually via bank transfer) * Paid Sick leave 10 days + Sick Leave Bank providing additional paid Sick days if needed * Unused Sick Days Severance * Professional Learning Development * Coverage of immigration fees and services for the employee and his/her dependents * Maternity / Paternity leave * Bereavement leave