Pechersk School International Kyiv (PSI): is a non-for-profit, international school that was opened in Kyiv in 1995. PSI is the first and the only school in Ukraine that has authorization to teach the three International Baccalaureate ® (IB) programs: Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program and Diploma Program. In addition to that, PSI offers an additional general education program accepted by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. PSI Kyiv is proud of the prestigious IB World School status that it has held for more than 20 years. Most recently, Pechersk School International has been awarded renewed accreditation status by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Following a remarkable 2022-2023 school year of working from the grounds of the American School of Warsaw, PSI returned back to its home in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2023-2024 school year we maintain two communities, as one: a student body that is fully integrated into learning at the ASW and one student body that attends face-to-face learning in Kyiv, Ukraine at our home campus. This option allows us to continue provide support to our families that remain in Poland and hopefully will be able to return to Ukraine in the foreseeable future. Pechersk School International is deeply committed to Ukraine’s victory and strong recovery. An important part of this recovery is access for international and local families, to the highest possible quality of international education. PSI is more than just a school, is a place where we belong.
Organization: Pechersk School International, Kyiv is a not-for-profit entity incorporated both outside Ukraine and registered within Ukraine. It is governed by a 12-person board of governors; elected and appointed. The U.S. Embassy is represented by the Management Counsellor of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. All other 2023-2024 governors are either current or former parents; all of them deeply committed to the current and future success of the school and its community. We are deeply committed to our beautiful and meaningful vision: Voices Valued, Passions Nurtured, Worlds Connected. This was created through an inclusive community process, with very strong student input, just before the war was launched on Ukraine in February 2022.
Curriculum: We continue to offer three International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, the Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP). In spring of 2023 PSI successfully completed reaccreditation process facilitated by the IB and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). PSI is the only international school in Ukraine that also offers a additional general education program accepted by the Ministry of Education of Ukraine – Ukrainian Externum Program.
Faculty: In the 2023-2024 school year, PSI has 51 total staff including 22 teachers, 3 of whom are U.S. citizens, 12 host-country nationals, and 7 third-country nationals. Our faculty and staff represent 8 nationalities, including Ukraine, USA, UK, New Zealand, Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain. All teaching faculty members maintain teaching certification and or credentials from their home countries. Most hold post graduate degrees.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year, enrollment was 95 (Kindergarten – 13; Primary School – 33, Secondary school – 49) Of that total, 6 were U.S. citizens, 81 were Ukrainian nationals, and 8 were third-country nationals.
Facilities: PSI is conveniently located in the residential neighborhood of Holosiivskyi distrcit of the city of Kyiv. Our campus is easily accessible from Kyiv city center by public transport or by our private school bus system. Both the Holosiivska and Demiivska blue line Metro stations are a short walk from school. We are delighted with campus renovations completed in 2017, which added a new, state of the art, multi-purpose building, enhancing what we offer to the entire school community. The campus now houses three blocks for our Primary and Secondary Schools, with specialist facilities that provide ample space and flexibility for events, meetings and extracurricular activities.
Finances: Annual tuition rates for our school are as follows: PK (full-day): $18,500 and grades K-12: $21,500-$25,800. The school also charges a registration fee of $1,500 per student (only newly enrolled students). There is a one-time application fee of $300 for new applicants. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees quoted are in U.S. dollars):
Special Needs: Review the Special Needs Profile for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
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