Armenia, Yerevan: QSI International School of YerevanReleased by the Office of Overseas Schools
QSI International School of Yerevan
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 17. QSIY was founded in 1995. The school year is comprised of 3 trimesters extending from August 28 to December 12, January87 to March 27, and April 8 to June 19.
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 to 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 outcome-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. Courses include English, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, Russian, French, Armenian, computer, art and music. Soccer, basketball, karate, dance, girl scouts, chess, Armenian language, and other activities are offered as after-school activities. The elementary grades are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Faculty: In the 2008-2009 school year, there are 16 full-time faculty members, including 7 U.S. citizens, 7 host country nationals and 2 third-country nationals. In addition, the School has a number of part-time teachers.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year, enrollment was 68 (PK-grade 5: 42; grades 6-8: 17; grades 9-12: 9). Of the total, 29 were U.S. citizens and 39 were third-county nationals. Of the U.S. enrollment, 15 were dependents of U.S. government direct-hire or contract employees, and 14 of other private U.S. citizens.
Facilities: The School is located above the office of a furniture factory. There are at present 11 large and 3 small, bright classrooms, a library, a computer lab, offices, a multi-purpose room, and 5 bathrooms. There is also a large playground, a soccer pitch, a volleyball court, and an outside stage. A wall surrounds the School and there are 24-hour security watchmen.
Finances: In the 2008-2009 school year, the School’s income derives from regular day school tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: pre-school (3-4 years olds): $4,000; Kdg. (5 years old): $12,500; and ages 6-17: $15,300. The School also charges a one-time registration fee of $100, as well as an annual non-refundable capital fund fee of $1,600 per year. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Released on November 26, 2008