ABOUT US

Founded in 2016, VMU Lyceum Sokratus is a modern lyceum in Vilnius, providing comprehensive, high-quality pre-school, pre-primary, primary and primary education. We help you unlock your child's potential: here we think critically, act creatively, learn and explore collaboratively.

In 2021, the school became the Vytautas Magnus University Lyceum "Sokratus".
The school currently has pupils in grades 0-10, and we continue to grow, with grade 11 to be formed for the 2024/2025 school year.

The Lyceum includes the Sokratus Kindergarten, which educates children from the age of 1.5 years.

Vision
A safe school that promotes humanistic values, is dynamic and engaging, develops mature and happy individuals and leaders of the future, and whose learning outcomes are recognised at national and international level.

Mission
To develop a free and happy, creative personality, guided by national and European values, and striving for the highest levels of recognised learning achievement and leadership.

The purpose of the Lyceum
A bilingual school with equal education in Lithuanian and English, aiming to develop a free and happy, creative personality, striving for the highest recognised educational achievements and a successful career.

The education system
A comprehensive education system based on humanistic philosophy. It is based on an individual orientation, where each pupil can master the curriculum at his or her own pace.

 

A SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT

Closed school grounds
Safe access to premises

Small community

Sustainability

Promoting responsible consumption
Equality, bullying prevention

Focus on social and emotional education

Implementing civic initiatives

Lyceum philosophy

The belief is that:

-all students are gifted and can experience the joy and success of life;

-engaging leadership brings out the uniqueness and potential of each student;

-creatively organised, lively and coherent teaching(s) enables the highest results for the individual and the Lyceum team as a united community;

-Linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological and artistic literacy are equivalent;

-an open, learning, modern, safe and free school motivates students and -forms a lifelong learning attitude;

-pupils want to be educated in a safe and attractive school, behave with integrity, and do not seek to restrict the rights and freedoms of others;

-active and civic students who are committed to humanistic values, European and international values are the future of our society.

Success is not an accident, but the result of long-term, consistent work. The success of the learner is ensured by the teaching and non-teaching staff of the Lyceum, parents and social partners.

Aiming for an efficient school. An effective school is a system that helps to achieve higher learning outcomes than expected. The Liceum's effectiveness is measured by the child's own progress, but national and international recognition is equally important.

     

    School values

    -safety, citizenship and individual freedom;

    -innovativeness, continuous improvement and flexibility;

    -creativity and collaboration;

    -self-respect and respect for others;

    -fairness and tolerance;

    -recognition of individuality and equality;

    -healthy lifestyles and physical and psychological harmony;

    -environmental friendliness and working towards sustainable goals.

    -Licensee promotes empowering leadership.

    The activities and strategy of the Lyceum are developed by the whole school community and are clear and inspiring;

    Leadership and management in the Lyceum is shared: much of the decision-making is done by the Lyceum community, with a wide range of members leading activities, and individual initiative encouraged. Diversity of opinion and debate are an integral part of the life of the Lyceum.

    Creativity and new ideas are valued at school, as is the courage to take risks and make important (difficult) decisions. This management style fosters the Lyceum as a learning organisation.

     

    Lyceum highlights

    -bilingual teaching(s) in Lithuanian and English through daily and international projects, lessons and modules, international programmes;

    -English language tuition(s) on the recognised Cambridge programme

    -to achieve progress for every learner, so that each student receives a different style of teaching(s);

    -the personal achievements, skills and competences of pupils as a result of inclusive education;

    -integrated full-day education to ensure occupancy and safety;

    -Spanish language, arts and technology teaching(s) reinforced;

    -balanced and integrated formal and non-formal education;

    -the basics of the philosophy of science and life;

    -Cooperation with European countries with advanced education systems;

    -Wide use of non-traditional environments for activities in Vilnius, Lithuania, Europe;

    -Collaborating with VMU and their partners;

    -The average class size is 15-22 pupils.

       

      Educational objectives

      We want bilingual education to enhance European-recognised learning achievements and career success;

       -we strive to tailor the educational environment and content so that each student grows into a happy person, according to his or her needs and abilities;

      -to develop a civic, national and European consciousness and values not only in the Lyceum, but also in the family, among friends and in society;

      -to ensure that they acquire the competences they need for further learning and for a meaningful, active life in modern society;

      -We aim to integrate international cooperation into education so that it becomes a valuable experience for the highest goals in later life.

       

      Cooperation with Vytautas Magnus University (VMU)

      The cooperation with Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) opens up new opportunities for our students and the whole team. The students of the Lyceum have access to the VMU infrastructure: they can visit, study and do assignments in laboratories, classrooms and the virtual learning environment of the University. Teachers at the Lyceum have unlimited access to the VMU libraries and their resources, as well as continuous pedagogical training at the modern VMU Academy of Education, and the school's staff is complemented by some of the most talented educators trained at the institution.

         

        International projects

        The community of the Lyceum Sokratus regularly participates in various international projects aimed at strengthening the community, expanding the field of knowledge of students and teachers, and developing various skills: critical thinking, creativity, teamwork, communication, cooperation.

         

        "Nordplus - Nordic-Baltic International Cooperation Programme

        Nordplus programme ("Nordplus" Framework Programme) is aimed at educational institutions in the Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia), the Nordic countries (Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland) and the Nordic Autonomous Regions (Greenland, Faroe Islands and Åland).

        "Nordplus programme objectives:

        Improving quality in education

        The main objectives of the programme are to improve the quality of education and science and to promote innovation

        Cooperation with advanced educational institutions in the Nordic and Baltic countries

        We aim to promote long-term cooperation between educational institutions, the exchange of experience and good practice, and the dissemination and sustainability of results

        Creating a common Nordic-Baltic education area

        The main categories of activities relate to mobility, project and network activities

        Erasmus+

        "Erasmus+ is a European Union funding programme that provides learning and development opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and professions, as well as the opportunity for organisations, bodies and institutions to implement projects that meet the programme's criteria.

        The programme covers the following areas:

        • Education and Training is the programme area that supports activities related to formal education (higher education, vocational training, general education and adult education). This programme area is managed and administered by the Education Exchange Support Foundation;
        • Youth is the programme area that supports activities related to non-formal education. The Youth Agency manages this programme area and is responsible for all matters relating to it;
        • Sport.

        Erasmus+ brings together the EU's former funding programmes for education, vocational training, youth and sport: the Lifelong Learning Programme (Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig), the Youth in Action programme and five international cooperation programmes (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and the Cooperation with Industrialised Countries programme).

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