Georgia, Tbilisi: QSI International School of Tbilisi

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




The QSI International School of Tbilisi is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program for students of all nationalities, beginning at age 3. The School was founded in 1995. The School year comprises 3 trimesters extending from August 25 to December 16, from January 9 to March 23, and from March 26 to June 14.

Organization: The School is governed by the Board of Directors of Quality Schools International (QSI), and a local Advisory Board, composed of 6 to 10 members appointed by the President of Quality Schools International and the school director as set forth in the Bylaws of QSI.

Curriculum: The School offers an outcomes-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, French, German, and Georgian are taught as foreign languages. Advanced Placement courses are offered in biology, chemistry, calculus, world history, American history, French, and literature. The School also offers choral music, band, and drama. An after-school activities program for ages 5 through high school includes team sports, ballet, gymnastics, karate, chess, crafts, various clubs, and fine arts. The School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 28 full-time and 3 part-time faculty members. The student/teacher ration is 8:1, which allows for individual assistance in all areas.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 180 (age 3 years-high school).

Facilities: The School is located in a 5 year-old $5 million purpose built facility. The new school provides an educational facility that meets any international standards, including a full-size indoor gymnasium, stage areas for drama performances, a fully equipped chemistry and biology laboratory, a soccer field, and baseball diamond, a computer lab with 20 computers, wireless Internet and laptops, and a separate playground area for elementary students.

Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, the School’s income derives from annual day school tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: 3-4 year olds: $5,000; daycare is offered for an additional $1,500 annually for those students who are enrolled in the 3-4 year old programs; and Kdg–grade 12: $18,700. The School also charges an annual capital fund fee of $3,200. There is a $300 non-refundable registration fee for new students. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)

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