The QSI International School of Tbilisi (QSIT) is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program for students of all nationalities from two years of age through secondary (high school). The school was founded in 1995. The 2021-2022 school year is comprised of trimesters: August to December, January to April, and April to June.
Organization: The school is governed by the Board of Directors of Quality Schools International (QSI) and a local advisory board, of six to ten members, appointed by the president of Quality Schools International and the school director as set forth in the Bylaws of QSI.
Curriculum: QSI Tbilisi offers an outcomes-based educational program with a curriculum similar to that of U.S. public and private schools. Instruction, leading to individual mastery, takes advantage of small class sizes and the diverse educational backgrounds of the students. Instruction is in English. Foreign languages are offered in Russian, French, Spanish, and Georgian. The school offers the following Advanced Placement (AP) courses to secondary students: AP Comparative Government & Politics, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Economics, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics, AP Physics 2, AP Psychology, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S History, AP World History, AP French, AP German (QVS), and AP Spanish. The middle and secondary school programs offer a wide range of clubs and sports opportunities. Current offerings include: Model United Nations (MUN), Math & Science Club, Art Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, Roots & Shoots, Community Service Club, drama productions, Eco-School Green Flag Committee, Week Without Walls, soccer, basketball, volleyball, track & field, and cross country. An after-school activities program for elementary students includes team sports, ballet, gymnastics, chess, crafts and many more. The school is fully accredited in the United States by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Faculty: In the 2022-2023 school year, QSIT has 100 total staff including 40 teachers, 17 of whom are U.S. citizens, 20 host-country nationals, and 3 third-country nationals.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, the student enrollment number is 210 (two-year-olds through secondary IV -grade 12). Of those, 103 are U.S. citizens, 54 are host-country nationals, and 53 are third-country nationals.
Facilities: The school is a purpose-built facility, built in 2006, located near the U.S. Embassy. The school provides an educational facility that meets all international standards. The school has a full‐sized indoor gymnasium, soccer field, track, tennis court, stage for drama performances, Makerspace/STEAM Lab, fully equipped chemistry and biology laboratories, a computer lab, wireless Internet, and separate playground areas for preschool and elementary students.
Finances: The school’s income is derived solely from school tuition. In 2022-2023 school year, annual tuition rates are as follows: 2-4-Year-Old Class: $5,700 and K– grade 12: $23,000. There is an annual capital fund fee of $3,200 for students in kindergarten through grade 12. There is $300 a one- time, nonrefundable registration fee for all new students. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (Special Needs Georgia, Tbilisi) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
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