Ukraine, Kyiv: Pechersk School International

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Date: 12/29/2010 Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Description: Students at the School © Pechersk School International Kyiv

Date: 12/06/2011 Location: Kyiv Ukraine Description: Pechersk School International Kyiv - State Dept Image



Pechersk School International Kyiv (PSI) is a co-educational day school serving students between the ages of 3 and 18 in Early Childhood (ECU) through grade 12 and representing over 40 different nationalities. PSI moved to its current location in August 2003 which is on the right bank of the Dnipro River and close to the centre of Kyiv. The school year is divided into 2 semesters, with 2 quarters per semester, with the beginning of school year in August and graduation at the end of May.

Organization: The School is a non-profit entity incorporated in England and the United States. PSI is governed by a Board of Governors made up of a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 11 elected members. A majority of Board members must be PSI parents. It is the responsibility of the Board to establish school policies, oversee the school’s finances, and provide the general operating parameters for the school, while the administration of the school is charged with the daily running of the school. The school’s administration is comprised of a director, secondary principal, primary principal, deputy primary principal, and three IB Coordinators.

Curriculum: PSI is the only school in Ukraine to be accredited in all 3 International Baccalaureate (IB) programs: the Primary Years Program (PYP), the Middle Years Program (MYP) and the Diploma Program (DP). These prestigious and unique programs offer an education that aims to create students who are inquisitive thinkers, communicators, open-minded, principled, risk-takers, well-balanced, caring, knowledgeable and reflective. It also provides students with the opportunity of gaining internationally recognised university entry qualifications. The IB Diploma is recognised by more than 600 universities in over 100 countries. Instruction is in English and is delivered by an internationally trained and qualified staff. Average class size is 14. The School is accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Council of International Schools, and is now a member of Central Eastern Europe Schools Association.

Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 62 teachers.

Enrollment: At beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 440.

Finances: 99% of the School’s income derives from tuition. Annual rates are as follows: EC3: $9,929, EC4: 16,548, Kdg.-grade 8: $20,961, grades 9-10: $22,616, grades 11-12: $23,720. There is an application fee of $1,200 for all new students. Bus fees are $2,100 per annum. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars).

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