The QSI International School of Kosovo (QSIK) is a nonprofit, independent, coeducational day school which is part of the greater QSI organization that operates 37 schools in 31 countries. QSIK is the Department of State assisted school in Kosovo. QSIK offers quality education in the English language for students from two to 18 years of age for students from around the world. The educational philosophy of QSI is based on mastery learning and outcome-based education. QSI believes in the success of all students and uses time as a resource for learning. QSI teachers create the conditions for student success, with the goal of fostering the love of learning for a lifetime.
Organization: The school is a member of the Central and Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) and is fully licensed through the Kosovo Ministry of Science and Technology. All QSI schools are accredited through the Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA-CESS).
Curriculum: Curriculum: QSIK provides an individualized learning experience based in Mastery Learning featuring small class sizes and an excellent teacher-to-student ratio. All homeroom and core subject-area courses are taught by U.S. and U.K. certified educators. The school offers the College Board AP program. For over 50 years QSI schools have been developing their own curriculum. QSI is constantly evaluating course alignment and development based on staff input, student needs, and current educational standards. The school accepts children with mild exceptionalities on a case-by-case basis.
Faculty: In the 2021-2022 school year, QSIK employs 41 faculty and staff. The teaching staff represent the U.S., U.K., and Kosovo. All U.S. and U.K. teaching faculty maintain a teaching certificate/credential in their home countries.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, enrollment was 150.
Facilities: QSIK has a new location featuring an outdoor sports field and an indoor studio gym/playroom. They are conveniently located a 10-minute drive to the U.S. Embassy compound and the popular neighborhoods of International Village and Marigona Residence.
Finances: Finances: In the 2021-2022 school year, 97% of the school’s income comes from tuition. Annual tuition rates are: preschool (half-day) $3,100 or (full day) $3,700; and grades K-12: $22,600. Additionally, there is an annual $1,600/*$6,400 Capital Fund fee for students K-12. New students pay a one-time $300 registration fee. (Fees quoted and payable in U.S. dollars.)
*The higher CF Fee is required from those that have it covered as an educational benefit.
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (Special Needs Kosovo, Pristina) 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 2021 and are provided by the school.