Welcome to Leon Štukelj International School Maribor

“As the only international school in Maribor, we are a stepping stone to lifelong learning.”

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Yoga Club

Yoga Club

PYP students love the collaboration between the International and National Departments. This...

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Living in a rapidly evolving world and a complex society requires a unique set of skills. At Leon Štukelj International School Maribor, we believe that it is our responsibility to empower the students for the future.

Our mission is to provide inquiry-based education where the inquisitive minds of our students gain values, embrace diversity, cultivate the spirit of international-mindedness, and evolve into responsible global citizens. By creating a holistic and inclusive environment, fostering trust among the student-parent-teacher community, and cultivating skills and positive values we strive towards growth with integrity, transparency and a desire to contribute positively to our world. 

About our school

Welcome to the Leon Štukelj International School website.

We offer Primary and Middle Years educational programmes from kindergarten to high school for children and adolescents from 3 to 16 years old. 

Currently, the school is on its way to becoming a part of a community of over 5,000 schools worldwide- the IB World Schools*. It is a global leader in the field of international education which is committed to challenging, high-quality education practices. The school is registered as an international school and authorised by the Slovenian Ministry of Education. 

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit here.

We invite you to explore our website or download our free brochure to learn more about our curriculum, registration and enrollment process.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

Call for enrollment

We encourage families to apply at their earliest convenience to secure a place for the 2024-25 school year.

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Events

Dates to Remember

Jun 24, 2024
2nd term report cards
Jun 24, 2024
End of the school year
Jun 25 - Avg 31, 2024
Summer holidays

Key Facts

Key facts about Leon Štukelj International School Maribor

Meet the Principal

Welcome to Leon Štukelj Internation School Maribor.

We focus on caring and supportive relationships that aid the development of each child’s learning through meaningful dialogue and confidence-building. Our students are creative and aspirational, our teachers are committed to academic excellence and our community is supportive of our endeavours to give our children the very best in education.

The school has a clearly written curriculum covering all years and program requirements. We deliver the IB Primary, Middle and Diploma Years Programme from kindergarden through to Grade 10. Together as a school community, we build on the traditions of our past and meet the challenges of the future in innovative ways to promote well-rounded and responsible citizens.

Our school values the range of learning, carefully crafting opportunities for students to expand their learning beyond the formal curriculum. Our environment is designed to promote active, collaborative, and interactive hands-on learning. Our dedicated staff strive to engage each of our students in their learning journey. It is a privilege for us to support our students as they continue to acquire confidence and develop their potential as learners. Students have the opportunity to develop their confidence and refine the skills which will continue to serve them long after graduation.

We strongly encourage you to visit us as you will have the opportunity to observe the high-quality learning experiences taking place throughout the school as it is a partnership of the community, parents, and school staff who are committed to nurturing children and helping them grow and take ownership of their learning.

Sincerely,

Mirko Škundrić, M.A., Principal

Why is our school the right choice for your child’s education?

THE SCHOOL AREA

The school is situated in a quiet neighbourhood of the Maribor district of Nova vas, which lies at the foot of Pohorje Hill. Different sports facilities around the school provide many opportunities for sports enthusiasts. The students can play basketball and football outside or exercise in a newly renovated gymnasium. In the immediate vicinity, there is a skate park and a large playground. The distance to the city centre is approximately 10 minutes.

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EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES

Each group has its homeroom equipped with a computer and a projector. Students visit other classrooms for Sports, Science and Computer classes.

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THE SCHOOL LIBRARY

Our library comprises 10,000 items of books and non-fiction material and 35 titles of periodicals. The library collection is updated monthly. 

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EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Leon Štukelj International School offers students a diverse assortment of extracurricular activities that inspire participants to develop new skills, discover and nurture individual interests and talents and share intercultural perspectives while fostering new social networks and friendships. Some activities take place in the morning before the classes, or in the afternoon, as a part of the Afternoon Programme.

Our youngest students can choose from: Yoga, Hiking, Waking up with sport, Gimnastic, Ball games, Cheerleading, Logic Monster, Science Club, Children’s Choir, Dance Club,  Art Club, Puppets, Chess Club, Book Club and  Reading Badge.

Older students can choose from Robotics, Reading Badge, Tutors, Photography Club, School Radio, School Newspaper, Maths Club, English Club, Etwinning,  Football, Basketball, Volleyball and Karate.

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SCHOOL MEALS

Pupils have the option of breakfast, snack, lunch and afternoon snack. As part of the ECO SCHOOL, HEALTHY SCHOOL project, the school provides healthy, varied, balanced, safe, secure and tasty food. 

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Maribor

Maribor is the administrative, economic, educational, health, cultural, sports and tourist centre of the North-Eastern part of Slovenia. It lies on the banks of the Drava River at the foot of Pohorje and is the second-largest Slovenian city with almost one hundred thousand inhabitants. It has a moderate climate with average higher summer temperatures of around 21.4 °C  (in July and August) and average lower winter temperatures of around 0,5 (in January). The average annual rainfall is 1050 mm, there are 266 sunny days on average.

Maribor is a safe city. Slovenia made it among the 10 safest countries in the world and is the safest country for children according to research in 2018.
Slovenes constitute over 80% of the population of Slovenia.  A huge number of the population belongs to the Catholic Church making it the largest religious group in the country. But there are also members of other nations and religions who have their own cultural and religious organizations in Maribor.
Maribor is located along the Drava River, surrounded by the green forests of Pohorje and picturesque wine-growing hills.

Maribor

Maribor is the administrative, economic, educational, health, cultural, sports and tourist centre of the North-Eastern part of Slovenia. It lies on the banks of the Drava River at the foot of Pohorje and is the second-largest Slovenian city with almost one hundred thousand inhabitants. It has a moderate climate with average higher summer temperatures of around 21.4 °C  (in July and August) and average lower winter temperatures of around 0,5 (in January). The average annual rainfall is 1050 mm, there are 266 sunny days on average.

Maribor is a safe city. Slovenia made it among the 10 safest countries in the world and is the safest country for children according to research in 2018.
Slovenes constitute over 80% of the population of Slovenia.  A huge number of the population belongs to the Catholic Church making it the largest religious group in the country. But there are also members of other nations and religions who have their own cultural and religious organizations in Maribor.
Maribor is located along the Drava River, surrounded by the green forests of Pohorje and picturesque wine-growing hills.

Call for enrollment of students in Leon Štukelj International School Maribor is open

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NEWS

Sports Day

Sports Day

on May 14th the PYP and MYP Students visited the athletic stadium to take the Sports Educational Chart (SLOfit) test.

Yoga Club

Yoga Club

PYP students love the collaboration between the International and National Departments. This school year students from both departments enjoyed relaxation techniques,  reading stories and focusing on personal development. See you next year. Namaste!

MYP Music Lessons

MYP Music Lessons

MYP Music Lessons aren't only about hitting the right notes – they're about nurturing creativity, building skills, and fostering a lifelong love of music.

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