Admissions

When your child joins Brilliant Stars, your whole family is joining a vibrant community. Below is information about admission at Brilliant Stars as well as a schedule and outline of our admissions process.

Admissions Process

  1. Applicant Admissions Enquiry:
    To initiate the process, we request a short admissions form (found below) to be filled out in order to receive the necessary information. Applications are processed on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Early application is strongly encouraged in order to guarantee space. 
  2. Visit and Knowledge Check:
    Prospective families will then be invited for a visit to the school. This is a chance for families to meet the admissions staff to discuss the curriculum and get to know more about life at Brilliant Stars.
    All prospective students are asked to visit the school with their parents to take part in a friendly informal knowledge check. For our international students, we schedule an online call with a follow-up visit upon arrival. 

    *For School Only: Brilliant Stars International School requests that parents/guardians of all school applicants provide current school records including transcripts and reports from the previous year, if applicable, and any psychological evaluations.
  3. Admissions Decision:
    Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. We will inform you as soon as our admissions team has made a decision.

    Admissions Enquiry

Admissions Form

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Book a visit

Interested families are encouraged to visit Brilliant Stars to see the facilities, discuss the curriculum, and explore life at our school.

Appointments can be made by contacting us via Email.
Stupava site: stupava@brilliantstars.sk (Kindergarten)
Bratislava site: admissions@brilliantstars.sk (Kindergarten & School)

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions or call us at +421 910 975 104.

Fees

We will only accept a limited number of students for each grade so as to maintain small class sizes. We will register children throughout the year as long as space is available. For our youngest nursery students, we offer an initial one-month part-time schedule that is decided on a case-by-case basis.

Year / Class1st Term 
Sept - Dec
2nd Term 
Jan - Mar
3rd Term 
Apr - June
Annual Fee
 Kindergarten3376 € 2532 €2532 €8440 €
Year 23556 €2667 €2667 €8890 €
Year 33700 €2775 €2775 €9250 €
Year 43828 €2871 €2871 €9570 €
Year 53960 €2970 €2970 €9900 €
Year 64100€3075€3075 €10,250 €
Year 74232€3174 €3174 €10,580 €
Year 84368 €3276 €3276 €10,920 €
Year 94576 €3432 €3432 €11,440 €
Registration fee300 €
*Fees increase by approximately 4% annually.

Fees include:

  • Tuition
  • Teaching materials and learning supplies (materials, notebooks, textbooks, laptops for in-school use).
  • Many in-house extra-curricular activities. 
  • Specialist teaching and learning support
  • Day trips 
  • Cambridge Examination Fees
  • *Fees do not include school meals, in-house instrumental lessons, some optional extra-curricular activities, and residential trips.
    • Sibling Discount

      We offer sibling discounts to families who have three or more children enrolled at our school. A 5% discount is offered for the third child enrolled. Further discounts are decided on a case-by-case basis.
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    • Scholarships

      Every year, we offer a number of scholarships at Brilliant Stars for our primary and secondary school students. We award scholarships to students and families who demonstrate academic and character excellence. Scholarships are awarded and reviewed annually by our director.

Calendar

Academic Year 2023-2024

Term 1: 
4th September – 21st December 2023
Mid-term holiday (closed): 30th October – 3rd November 2023
*Other days on which school will be closed: 16th, 17th October

Term 2: 
9th January – 27th March 2024 
Mid-term holiday (closed): 26th February – 1st March 2024
*Other days on which school will be closed: 20th March 

Term 3: 
3rd April – 27th June 2024
*Other days on which school will be closed: 23rd May 

Brilliant Stars is Closed on State Holidays.

Academic Year 2024-2025

Term 1: 
2nd September – 20th December 2024
Mid-term holiday (closed): 28th October – 1st November 2024

Term 2: 
8th January – 28th March 2025 
Mid-term holiday (closed): 24th February –  28 February 2025
*Other days on which school will be closed: 20th March 

Term 3: 
31st March – 26th June 2025
Easter Break holiday (closed): 17th April –  22nd April 2025
*Other days on which school will be closed: 23rd May 

Brilliant Stars is Closed on State Holidays.

Careers

We have an international, stable, and passionate team of enthusiastic, friendly, and qualified teachers. All teaching positions are well supported by management and office staff.

Current Vacancies

Kindergarten / Early Years Teacher (Rolling Start and/or August 2024 Start)

Primary / Elementary School Teacher (August 2024 Start)

Lower-Secondary / Middle School Teacher (August 2024 Start)

We are always interested to hear from enthusiastic and creative new teachers. If you are interested in a job with us, we would love to hear from you! 

To apply, please send us your CV (in English) to working@brilliantstars.sk. We also ask candidates to provide contact details of current references. Please note, that we will contact only the short-listed candidates to arrange an online or personal interview. 

Get in Touch
By sending your application documents you give us your consent to process your data. Please be aware that we will process your data only for the purpose of a hiring process and for a period of one year. After this period all your data will be deleted from our internal hiring database. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time.

Join us

When your child joins Brilliant Stars, your whole family is joining a vibrant community.

Admissions Enquiry

What People Say

Do you still remember the excited eyes and hunger for new knowledge and skills that are so typical of kindergarteners? When searching for a school, retaining the love of learning was our top criteria. That’s why we came to Brilliant Stars. And the choice was good - kids asking “when can I start some math?” on the first day of school, kids going deeper on some school topic and bringing their findings back to others, kids writing short books, kids looking forward to discussing moral choices and current affairs… by now, our kids are 10 years old. They still love learning.
I whole-heartedly recommend Brilliant Stars to any parents searching for a warm, safe school environment that nurtures the whole child. My daughter attended preschool and year one for three years and leaves the school confident and prepared for her next adventure. Brilliant Stars' dedicated staff supported her natural talents and personality and showed her how much she can accomplish. I especially valued Brilliant Stars' emphasis on virtue education and the effort they make to instill their students with a sense of responsibility-- for themselves, for their friends and loved ones, and for the world around them. Brilliant Stars' curriculum and philosophy unlocks academic excellence without neglecting equally important social skills and commitment to community. We had experience with other, more expensive private schools in Bratislava but Brilliant Stars outclasses them easily---- it is what we will miss most about leaving Slovakia.
Thank you for the excellent cooperation in the last 5 years. Having had the chance to attend Brilliant Stars was the best start to education of our children we could have imagined. Hearing children chatter fluently in English at the end of Kindergarten, was a great achievement. Not being a bilingual family, we considered that as one of the main objectives and it was met. Your enthusiastic and motivated team whom our children and us will keep the best memories of. Always smiling, ready to help and discuss, proactively report on status. Last but not least – healthy cuisine, clean environment, library, well-groomed premises, educational tools and playground… Brilliant Stars should be referred to as a role model for other educational institutions!
I would like to thank you for all the efforts you took and make this difficult time as smooth as it is possible. Everything was so well-organised and once again I must say that I am very proud to my child in this school 🧡
I have two children at Brilliant Stars' and I am delighted with the care and approach of all of the staff towards childcare and education in the early years. Both my children are flourishing under their academic, social and moral guidance. My older child has loved the use of Jolly Phonics (a UK approach to teaching literacy) as a learning tool and enjoys his numeracy, science, art and music lessons. The kindergarten also offers a wide variety of extra activites and has a lending library. Finally, and one of the key reasons why I chose this kindergarten, is that the head teacher is an inspiration to everyone involved with the kindergarten - very proactive, accommodating, hands-on and very focused on the children and what is best for them. I can highly recommend this kindergarten and given the high standard they have set can only expect their new Stupava branch to be just as good.
I think Brilliant start gives children 'active learning', and teachers know how to support children's Curiosity. I can see that my children are having good time. Because my children can't stop speaking what they have done today with big smile when I pick them up after school.
Thank you and your entire team for the tremendous work. I have been impressed from the very beginning by the flexibility of your staff and the speed with which you managed to convert the entire curriculum online.