International Education

QSI International School of Bratislava

Karloveska 64, 842 20, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Tel: (+421) 2 654 22844
Fax: (+421) 2 654 11646
office@qsi. sk
http: //www.qsi. sk
School Summary:
National, IB, US, curricula.

QSI International School of Bratislava (QSIB), a non-profit school, offers English language instruction for boys and girls age 2 to 19. The QSI International School of Bratislava Educational Plan includes an Early Childhood (pre-school) Program, Elementary School, Middle School, and High School.
Approximately 70% of the students are from expatriate families and 30% are from Slovak families engaged in diplomacy or business. QSI International School of Bratislava is fully accredited in the United States by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and in the Slovak Republic by the Ministry of Education. The school's primary purpose is to provide expatriate children with sound instructional programs that enable them to attend colleges and universities in the US and throughout the world. High School students earn one of several diplomas: Academic Diploma with Honors, Academic Diploma, Practical Diploma, IB Diploma and Slovak Maturita. The academic program utilizes individual and group instruction to master specific skills and knowledge. The curriculum is written on all levels. The educational philosophy is based on the belief that everyone can succeed in learning, and it is the responsibility of the school to find the means, encourage, and guide students in the learning process. At QSI International School of Bratislava, Elementary students are placed in instructional groups based on their age. The program is modified for advanced skills in reading and mathematics. There is an Intensive English Program and assistance for students with mild learning difficulties. The curriculum includes English, mathematics, science, social studies, computer studies, cultural studies, art, music, dance/movement, swimming, and physical education. There are Elementary specialists in the areas of music, art, drama, sports, and Library. There is an extensive program of extracurricular sports and activities. Foreign language and Native language instruction are provided in French, German, and Slovak. Dutch is taught as a native language.
Computer use is integrated into the curriculum high school students can take Advanced Placement courses, and they can enhance the curriculum through Distance Learning courses from accredited schools and universities. Through cultural programs, students learn about the rich culture and history of Slovakia. Average class size is 12 students. Most teachers, except foreign language teachers, are native English speakers. The school is operated by Quality Schools International (QSI) a non-profit organization with 23 schools in the Arabian Peninsula, Central Europe, and the Far East.