Developing Critical Thinking
The quality of learning and achievement strongly relies on the student’s learning habits, such as perseverance, the ability to listen, and flexibility. Founded on the experience of the schools of thinking of the United Kingdom, we continuously develop habits for effective cognition: self-control, meticulousness, empathic listening, the ability to analyze the thinking process itself, and responsible risk-taking. We make sure to involve our whole community in the learning of efficient and critical thinking, as well as in applying these skills and methods to creating an effective teaching and learning program. By way of cultivating these values and qualities, we are able to successfully establish a conductive environment for the school of thinking that is Erudito Licėjus.
‘’Learning without thinking is useless. Thinking without learning is dangerous.’’ (Confucius, The Analects)
Erudito Licėjus is founded upon the Scandinavian integrated education philosophy, dedicating considerable attention towards active and team-based learning, teacher competence, and professional skills. The teachers at the Lyceum seek to encourage the students’ intellectual curiosity, and nurture in them the joy of discovery and competence. Our team strive to produce a setting that is inspiring, and allows the students to experience the fulfillment of learning and performance.
The school day is comprised of three 90 minute blocks of teaching in a dynamic environment, ensuring enough time to concentrate on the subject at hand, as well as successful student involvement.
Some of the remarkable characteristics and values of Erudito Licėjus are versatility, relevance, and harmony. The axis for integration is the child – the student. It is through the eyes of the student that we consider all affairs, taking into account their perspective and experience. Thinking and perception of primary school students are not unrelated processes, instead working as a united whole. For that reason, we construct a unified education framework, without breaking it up into separate and unrelated subjects. The curriculum is integrated, as well as consistent with the developmental characteristics of primary school students.
At the middle school, we give importance to subject integration. Integrated subjects, shared integrated activities, and inter-subject projects together produce a well-thought-out system, helping to shape in the students an informed worldview.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs
Erudito Licėjus is an accredited international private school that offers exceptional and globally recognized Cambridge and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) is an academically rigorous and well-balanced education program for students in grades 11-12. It fosters intellectual, social, emotional, and physical competence in students and is recognized by universities worldwide. Research shows that students who complete this program are more likely to gain admission to universities and colleges and are highly attractive to employers. To learn more about how the International Baccalaureate benefits students and how it differs from a typical learning program, you can click on the link Relevant to Students: Answers to the 5 Most Important Questions about the International Baccalaureate” | Private Schools – Erudito Lyceum – Vilnius, Kaunas.
Academic scholarships are awarded to the top 10 students at Erudito Licėjus for the entire two-year IBDP period. Interested in studying under the International Baccalaureate program? Check the admission requirements and steps.
Erudito Licėjus is among the candidate schools aiming to implement the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP). IBPYP offers research-based, transdisciplinary learning programs for students aged 3 to 12 years, strengthening their understanding of interconnected relationships among various subjects. The program reflects the best practices, thinking leadership, and experiences gained from IB schools worldwide.
The students are educated by professional teachers who are inquisitive and forward-thinking, and who take a keen interest in innovations and methods in the field of education, as well as the application of technology in teaching. The school organizes workshops and teacher training events for the employees, thus ensuring progress and competence within the school.
The school headmaster and leader of our team is Assoc. Prof. Nerijus Pačėsa, former rector of the ISM University.
Safe and Convenient Location
Erudito Licėjus – is a private primary and secondary education school located in the heart of the city center in Vilnius and Kaunas.
Kaunas Campus. J. Gruodžio Street is in the centre of the city and within easy reach. It is easy for parents to pick up their children when they arrive in front of the school’s door. In addition, it is convenient that there is the first Kaunas music school, Juozas Gruodis Conservatory, the Boys Choir Singing School “Varpelis”, Kaunas Musical Theatre, and the historic Presidency.
Vilnius Campus. The lyceum is located in new premises on Aguonų st. 26. The new building is 7,300 of sq. meters and is modernly adapted to the needs of the school community and stand out with highly technologically advanced solutions. The school have a spacious courtyard, gym, specialized classes, multifunctional spaces and a swimming pool.
Emphasis on a Healthy Lifestyle
Erudito Licėjus students will not only learn the benefits of a healthy lifestyle but will also be able to experience these benefits in practice. Because movement improves the quality of thinking, the curriculum includes physical activity, children are encouraged to exercise, walk, and rest properly. The team ensures the supply of fresh and healthy food, taking into account the individual needs of every child. Experts as well as the parents of the students take part in the food quality assessment.
A Favorable Learning Environment
The school premises are designed for pre-primary, primary, and secondary education. Children share experiences in classrooms, multifunctional spaces, a modern library, a physical activity space, and have access to an enclosed and spacious schoolyard. The interior of the school is designed to enrich the education process.
The school leaders invest generously in the learning environment and modern furniture solutions. Students have access to ergonomic furniture of VS Vereinigte Spezialmöbelfabriken GmbH & Co. KG. It is a company that develops modern school furniture solutions for schools around the world, including the US (the world’s largest export market). VS School Furniture Company has the GS European Quality Mark, the LGA Security and Quality Certification, and the GREENGUARD Certificate, which assure that the furniture meets the strict quality standards.
At least once a week, students change their learning environment by transferring the educational process to various other educational environments such as museums, galleries, companies, and forests and parks. The variety of learning environments helps to illustrate and integrate the teaching. Change in learning environment creates a variety of contexts and experiences that ensures rapid and natural acquisition of the necessary knowledge as well as its application.
Implementation of Innovation
Since contemporary education is inseparable from the technological environment, we have smart boards, LEGO MINDSTORMS robots, Chromebooks, 3D printers and projectors. Students work with tablets as well as an interactive library. Modern educational content is ensured by e-learning systems, cloud technologies and high-speed wireless internet. However, not everything here is based solely on innovation – the book plays an important role in the education of Erudito Licėjus.
Students at our school strengthen their individual skills as well as learn to create and work in a team. Students are encouraged to critically assess their own learning process and accomplishments. The student’s parents are actively involved in community activities such as trips, educational events, games, and birthdays. At the end of a semester, student’s parents are invited to discuss the educational outcomes. It is an important goal of the team of Erudito Licėjus to create a happy and active community.
In the newly opened building in Vilnius in September 2023, many spaces are multifunctional and consciously adapted for enriching extracurricular activities: they include multifunctional spaces for collaborative work and interactive activities, art and music classrooms, a 100 m2 modern STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) laboratory, modern workshops, and more. Extracurricular activities are oriented towards comprehensive education of young individuals. During these activities, students, together with extracurricular activity instructors, develop their social and emotional skills, unleash their creativity, enhance their imagination, stay active, and learn to collaborate.
Preschool and elementary school students are invited to join music, art, ceramics, dance, and physical activity clubs, the “Curious Minds Academy”, or join the “Little Musketeers” (singing, storytelling, and games), as well as the STEAM activities club. The school offers basketball, chess, tennis, Kyokushin (Japanese martial arts), folk dance, English language, robotics, programming, 3D modeling, mathematics, creative thinking, debate, United Nations simulations, and more clubs. Students can also learn to swim and improve their swimming skills in the spacious pool at the Vilnius Erudito Licėjus’ branch. These extracurricular activities will be available in the “Erudito” licėjus for the 2023-2024 school year.
In addition to extracurricular activities, students can choose from four additional club directions according to their individual needs and interests: academic knowledge, STEAM education, sports and fitness, and arts and creativity.