Kyiv International School (KIS) is a private, nonprofit, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from Pre-K-grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The school year is from August to June.
Organization: Kyiv International School was founded in 1992 by Quality Schools International and is governed by their board of directors. An advisory board, composed of six to 10 members residing in Kyiv, assists the school’s operation. The school operates with the approval of the Ukrainian government.
Curriculum: The school offers a performance-based, mastery-learning, English-language educational program with a curriculum similar to that of U.S. public and private schools. Instruction takes advantage of small class sizes and the diverse educational backgrounds of the students. Kyiv International School is an IB World School and offers the IB Diploma to students in grades 11 and 12. Advanced Placement classes and the AP Capstone project are offered in the secondary program. Students have a wide variety of advanced courses to choose from as they prepare for university. World languages offered at KIS for grades 1-12 include Ukrainian, Russian, Spanish, French, and German. Students participate in a wide range of interscholastic and cocurricular activities. The school is a member of the Central and Eastern European Schools Association.
Faculty: In the 2022-2023 school year, KIS has 154 total staff including 71 teachers, 13 of whom are U.S. citizens, 50 host-country nationals, and 8 third-country nationals. Our faculty and staff represent 5 nationalities, including US, Canadian, Belarussian, Mexican, and Ukrainian.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, enrollment was 108 (PK-12). Of the total, 7 are U.S. citizens, 71 are host-country nationals, and 30 are third-country nationals.
Facilities: The park-like campus includes 95 classrooms, a learning center, two sensory rooms, three art rooms, three music rooms, a recording studio, three computer laboratories, two indoor gymnasia, an indoor pool, a fitness center, a climbing wall, a cafeteria, a snack café, two playgrounds, a purpose-built track, an artificial turf soccer field, an artificial turf soccer mini pitch, an outdoor basketball court, an outdoor fitness area, other outdoor spaces, and a new auditorium with a seating capacity of 350.
Finances: In the 2022-2023 school year, 90% of the school’s income derives from tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK (full-day): $11,800 and grades K-12: $20,000. The school also charges a nonrefundable annual capital fund fee of $1,600 per student for ages five and above. There is a one-time registration fee of $300 for new students. Bus fees are $2,000 per school year (round trip). These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (2023 Special Needs Profile- Ukraine, Kyiv, QSI [170 KB]) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of September 2022 and are provided by the school