Armenia, Yerevan: QSI International School of Yerevan

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Date: 11/28/2011 Location: Yerevan Armenia Description: International School of Yerevan - State Dept Image



The QSI International School of Yerevan (QSIY) is an independent, coeducational day school which offers an educational program to children of all nationalities ages 3 to 17. QSIY is celebrating its 16th anniversary. The school year is comprised of 3 terms: August 25 to December 15, January 9 to March 23, and March 26 to June 15.

Organization: The School is governed by the Board of Directors of Quality Schools International, the membership of which is formed as set forth in the Bylaws of Quality Schools International. An Advisory Board, which assists the School in its operation, is composed of 6 to 10 members who reside in Armenia and are appointed by the president of Quality Schools International and the director of the QSI International School of Yerevan.

Curriculum: The School offers an outcome-based educational program with a curriculum similar to that of U.S. public and private schools. Instruction, leading to individual mastery, takes advantage of small class sizes and the diverse educational backgrounds of the students. Instruction is in English. Courses include English, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, Russian, German, French, Armenian, computer, art and music. Soccer, basketball, karate, dance, boy scouts, girl scouts, chess, Armenian language, and other activities are offered as after-school activities. The elementary grades are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The academic program uses a Performance-Based/Mastery Learning approach to learning. This model ensures mastery of specific skills and knowledge involving both individual and group instruction. The educational philosophy is founded upon the premises that: 1) all students can succeed, 2) success breeds success and 3) it is the responsibility of the School to provide the conditions for success. The School is fully accredited in the United States by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA). The school is also registered and accredited with the government of Armenia.

Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 30 full-time and part-time faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 113 (PK-grade 5: 74; grades 6-8: 15; grades 9-12: 24).

Facilities: In May of 2011, a new school and campus were dedicated. The new building contains 25 state-of-the-art classrooms including a library, science laboratory, art room, music room, computer labs and a spacious cafeteria/theatre.

Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, the School’s income derives from regular day school tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: pre-K (3-4 years old): $5,400; and ages 5-17: $23,300. The School also charges a one-time registration fee of $300. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)

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