The QSI International School of Yerevan (QSIY) is an independent, coeducational day school which offers an educational program to children of all nationalities ages 3 to 18. Each school year is comprised of 3 terms.
Organization: The school is governed by the Board of Directors of Quality Schools International, the membership of which is formed as set forth in the Bylaws of Quality Schools International. An advisory board, which assists the school in its operation, is composed of 6-10 members who reside in Armenia and are appointed by the president of Quality Schools International and the director of the QSI International School of Yerevan.
Curriculum: The school offers an outcomes-based educational program with a curriculum similar to 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. Courses include English, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, Russian, French, Armenian, Spanish, computer, art, and music. Soccer, basketball, track, dance, chess, and other activities are offered as after-school activities. The academic program uses a performance-based/mastery learning approach to learning. The educational philosophy is founded upon the premises that: 1) all students can succeed, 2) success breeds success, and 3) it is the responsibility of the school to provide the conditions for success. The school is fully accredited in the United States by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA). The high school offers the AP Capstone program along with numerous AP courses. There is a very active student council and Model United Nations club. QSI Yerevan is also a National Honor Society Charter (NHS). Secondary students from QSI Yerevan have been admitted to top universities in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and various European countries.
Faculty: In the 2019-2020 school year, there are 36 full-time and part-time faculty members. There is a full-time school counselor and nurse.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, enrollment was 134 students, 25 different nationalities were represented in the student body with 29 host-country nationals, 51 third-country nationals, and 54 U.S. citizens. Of the U.S. enrollment, 33 are U.S. government direct-hire or contract employee dependents.
Facilities: Located in a purpose-built facility constructed in May of 2011, the building contains 25 state-of-the-art classrooms and includes a library, a science laboratory, an art room, a music room, a computer lab, and a spacious cafeteria/theater. The school completed a technology upgrade adding interactive projectors in every classroom, new chrome books, iPads, and computers. There is also a new playground system for ages 4-12 and a new weight room. During the 2019-2020 school year, construction is scheduled to begin on a new gymnasium with full-size basketball court and expanded locker rooms.
Finances: In the 2019-2020 school year, the school’s income derives from regular day school tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK (3-4 years old): $5,700; and ages 5-17: $25,700. The school also charges a one-time registration fee of $300. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Information and statistics are current as of October 2019 and are provided by the school.