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School Contact Information

  • Tel: +389-2-305-1844

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  • This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. For more information, contact A/OPR/OS ( / +1-202-261-8200) or the school directly.

    “QSI admits students with limited learning needs, challenges, or disabilities once it has been determined that the student can succeed at the school. For students with moderate to severe disabilities, the school will review additional information  including evaluations, reports, IEPs, or school referrals required to help the school  assess whether a program can be provided to meet the academic needs of the applicant. QSI schools sometimes accept special-needs students based on the family or sponsor providing the additional school fees to cover the cost of additional professional services. Students identified with challenges the school is unable to effectively address can be denied admission to the school.”–QSI Skopje Representative

    The Regional Education Officer for this school is Mary Russman.

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Download the Special Needs Profile (2023 Special Needs Profile- North Macedonia, Skopje- QSI) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.

Infographic on special needs education in Skopje, North Macedonia at the assisted school QSI International School of Skopje. 

In general, the school can support students whose learning support needs are MILD. 

The school is able and willing to accommodate students within the following categories: 
hearing impaired-no
physically and orthopedically impaired- no
visually impaired-no
specifically learning disabled-yes
intellectually disabled- no
behaviorally/emotionally disturbed- yes
multiple disabilities-no 
other health impairment- yes
speech or language impaired- yes
traumatic brain injury-no  

Special needs support services include: 
teacher accommodations-yes
teacher accommodations learning support teacher-  yes
learning support teacher- yes
co-teaching/team teaching in the classroom-no 
academic support class secondary school- yes
support special needs preschoolers- yes
use of IEP and ILP-yes 

The school does not have a self-contained classroom

Maximum hours per week per student for push in 5 for pull out 5.

Special needs support staff in the school include: 
Social Worker-0
Special Needs Coordinator-1
Learning Support Teacher-1
Guidance Counselor-2

Services are available in English at post for the following: 
psychoeducational assessment- no
speech therapy-yes
occupational therapy-yes 
physical therapy-yes
behavior and/or autism specialist (ABA/Behavior Plan/Interventions)-yes
social skills group/social skills training-no
US credentialed reading specialist-no 
reading remediation-yes
reading programs for Dyslexia (Ortho Gillingham etc.)-yes
math specialist-no

The school can provide the following: 
1:1 classroom aide-yes 
special transportation- no
transportation paraprofessional-  no

QSI International School of Skopje is a private, coeducational day school that opened in September 1996 and offers a high-quality, American-style, college-preparatory education in the English language from preschool through grade 12. QSI Skopje is a member of Quality Schools International, a nonprofit educational organization with 35 schools in 29 countries. The school’s educational philosophy, which includes a personalized approach to instruction, leads to teaching for mastery to ensure success for all students in a positive learning environment. 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. The school year is divided into three terms extending from late August to the middle of June.

This 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 provided by the school.

NOTE: School situations can change quickly, particularly as schools face cutbacks to learning support programs due to the pandemic, unrest, and economic uncertainty. For the most current information, work with the REO and school. Information in this document was collected by the Department of State’s Office of Overseas Schools directly from the school in fall 2022 and shows the availability of services rather than an assessment of the quality of the services. The profile is intended as a jumping off point for a conversation with the REO and school to understand the best fit for your child. Definitions may vary school to school.

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