Belarus, Minsk: International School, Minsk

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Date: 11/28/2011 Location: Minsk Belarus Description: QSI International School of Minsk - State Dept Image



QSI International School of Minsk is an independent, coeducational day school which offers an educational program from ages 3 through 18 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1993. The school year comprises 3 terms extending from August 25 to December 16, from January 9 to March 23, and from April 2 to June 15.

Organization: The School is governed by the Board of Directors of Quality Schools International. An Advisory Board, composed of 6 members living in the Minsk area, assists the School in its operation. The School operates with the approval of the Belarus government.

Curriculum: The School offers a performance-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. Russian is taught as a foreign language. Music, art, computer, physical education, and swimming are also offered. The elementary grades are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 13 full-time and 4 part-time faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 70 students (ages 3-17).

Facilities: The School is located near Bangalore Traffic Circle near Maxim Bagdonovicha in a new building. The facility includes 16 classrooms, a library, computer laboratory, a science lab, a music and drama room with stage and a cafeteria. A swimming pool, squash courts, skating rink, gymnasium, track and playing field are located nearby and used for physical education classes.

Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, the School's income derives from regular day school tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK: $6,000; and grades K-12: $18,700. The School also charges an annual capital fund fee of $1,600 for students in the 5 year old and above classes. There is a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $300. Books are loaned free-of-charge. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)


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