Program for students aged 11 to 16 is intended for students enrolling into the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades and the first and second grades of primary and secondary school, respectively. Students attending this programme are ready to discover and use their full potential, be independent learners and develop a deeper understanding of their environment.

The programme’s curriculum is interdisciplinary, i.e., focused on uncovering and making connections between different subjects and their content, which has been proven to contribute to a more comprehensive and deeper understanding of concepts and the world. It encourages students to be active participants of their own education, as well as to share experiences and knowledge and respect different attitudes and opinions. 

Leaning at this age is organised around eight groups of subjects:









Within each group students are familiarised with subjects and content aligned with both the national and the IB MYP curricula. The content and subjects complement each other in a spiral fashion and lead to the final outcome, which is the students’ mastery of a particular subject group, their ability to apply knowledge in real life, and the development of critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. 

What else is included in the programme?

Interdisciplinary units

Interdisciplinary learning involves the connection of content, concepts, and themes from at least two subject groups, which ultimately enables students to observe a problem/situation from the perspective of multiple disciplines.

MYP project

MYP projects encourage students to reflect on their learning and results achieved, as well as the need for additional learning.

  • Community project
    – eighth grade of primary school and first grade of secondary school – and
  • Personal project
    – second grade of secondary school.

They are aimed at developing problem-solving skills, independent decision making, time management, and planning and planning and organisation skills.

Focus on individual needs

Each year, students choose elective subjects and extracurricular activities according to their own needs and the needs of their local community.

Focus on STEM

Interdisciplinarity in this programme encourages integrated learning and teaching with the aim of developing different skills, as well as skills connected with STEM, which pertains to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Apart from content within the regular programme, students are also offered different extracurricular and out-of-school activities, whereby they can further their understanding of STEM areas.

Our teachers

Adria is led by a team of experts dedicated to progress of education and care for each student and employee. Their task is to ensure optimal conditions for the school’s development and connect it both to the local and global community it is part of. On this path they are constantly learning how to be prepared for future challenges and work effectively with and for people.

Frequently asked questions

You can find more information about enrolment criteria here: Admissions.

No, excellent mastery of English is not required. Students’ linguistic abilities are evaluated upon enrolment into a programme. The school provides English learning support for students who demonstrate insufficient knowledge thereof.

The tuition covers almost all expenses that may occur during the year (e.g., costs of the enrolment process, nutrition, school uniform, textbooks, notebooks, teaching material, field work and school trips, commute (optional), extracurricular activities, and other). For an approximate calculation of the tuition please visit the following link: Tuition fees.

Enrolment documentation is different for each programme and subject to statutory regulations of the Republic of Croatia. Information about the necessary documentation and enrolment procedure are available at Admissions or on request.

Detailed information about the amount of the tuition and items therein can be found here: Tuition fees.

Yes, students learn one other obligatory foreign language (German or Italian) and they have the option of learning an additional foreign language (Italian, German, Spanish) as part of their elective courses or extracurricular activities. Foreign students are required to learn Croatian as a foreign language, and the school strongly encourages learning of one’s mother tongue both within and outside the school.

The school year calendar is aligned with the Decision on the Start and End of the School Year issued each year by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia, and it coincides with the operating calendar of other schools in the country.

Yes, parents have the option of full-day classes in the kindergarten and school, where an additional meal and structured learning activities and games are prepared for the students. Children can remain at the school until 5pm each working day. This option is paid extra.

IB graduation exams are recognized as state exams (Državna matura) and students apply for study programs at universities in the Republic of Croatia in the same way as students following national programs.

More at the link: IB graduation exam and state graduation exam

You can see the academic year calendar here.

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