Pechersk School International Kyiv (PSI) is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School since 2000, serving the national and international community of Kyiv. The learning experience at PSI is shaped by a spirit of community, with students, teachers, and parents working in collaboration to achieve the goal of creating a learning-centered school which helps develop balanced and successful global citizens. The school’s vision statement is: We Grow. We Lead. We Succeed. To achieve this vision PSI is authorized to offer the Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Programs of the IB. These programs provide the opportunity for inquiry-based, relevant, authentic, and engaging learning experiences. PSI students are challenged to reach their full potential in a warm, nurturing learning community. The small class sizes enhance the ‘family feel’ that defines PSI.
Organization: PSI is a nonprofit school, with a parent-elected Board of Governors. PSI is a diverse and friendly international school serving 47 nationalities.
Curriculum: The prestigious programs of the IB offer an education that encourages creative and critical thinking, problem-solving and the development of collaborative skills while maintaining the highest possible academic rigor. The Diploma Program provides students with the opportunity of gaining internationally recognized university entry qualifications. Instruction at PSI is in English and is delivered by a highly qualified faculty from approximately 10 nationalities. Since 2003, the school has maintained accredited member status from both the Council of International Schools (CIS) in Europe and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in the United States. PSI also offers the international assessment programs, Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) the PSAT and also serves as a testing center for SATs.
Faculty: In the 2020-2021 school year, PSI has 69 teachers and 8 administrators. All teachers are fully certified in their areas of instruction. All PSI teachers hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree, with 80% holding advanced degrees, ranging from Masters to PhDs.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, enrollment was 510.
Facilities: PSI is housed in a fully renovated school facility with 43 classrooms, which include specialized learning spaces for art, drama, music, design technology, and Makerspace. PSI also boasts science laboratories, primary and secondary school libraries, a full-sized gymnasium, a swimming pool, a dance studio, a cafeteria, and a cafe. Considerable investment has been made in learning technology, with over 200 computers in the school, all connected to wireless Internet. PSI is conveniently located in a residential suburb easily accessible from the center of Kyiv by private, school-provided or public transport. Both the Holosiivska and Demiivska metro stations (Blue Line) are a 5-minute walk from the school.
Finances: During the 2020-2021 school year, 99% of the school’s income derives from tuition. Annual rates are as follows: EC3 (half day) $12,226; EC3, EC4: $19,542; K-grade 8: $24,421; grades 9-10: $26,249; and grades 11-12: $27,472. The school also charges a registration fee of $1,500 for all new students, an Application Fee of $300 and a strategic development levy (former capital levy) fee of $1,250 per student per annum, which is already included in the fees quoted. Bus fees are $1,750 per annum. All fees quoted in U.S. dollars.
Information and statistics are current as of September 2020 and provided by the school.