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The QSI International School of Chisinau is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from prekindergarten through grade 12 for students of any nationality. The School was founded in 1996. The school year comprises 3 terms extending from early September to mid-June.
Organization: The School is under the administration of Quality Schools International. An Advisory Board of 6 to 10 people living in the Chisinau area assists the School in its operation. The School operates with the approval of the Moldovan Department of Education.
Curriculum: The School offers an outcomes-based education 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. Moldovan, Russian and French are taught as foreign languages. Students at the secondary level use a course of study from the University of Nebraska.
Faculty: There are 3 full-time faculty members in the 2000-2001 school year, including 2 Canadians and 1 U.S. citizen. The remainder of the staff is comprised of locally hired personnel.
Enrollment: Enrollment at the opening of the 2000-2001 school year was 29 (PK-grade 12).
Facilities: The School's facilities, near downtown Chisinau, are located in a quiet residential area, 5 blocks from the U.S. Embassy. They include 6 classrooms, a library, a music room, a gymnasium area, a computer room, and an outside walled courtyard. There is room for future expansion.
Finances: In the 2000-2001 school year, annual tuition rates are as follows: 3-4 year old class: $4,000; Kdg.: $8,500 and grades 1-12: $11,000. An annual capital fund fee of $1,600 per student is required (or a one-time refundable capital fund deposit of $4,000 per place). The school also charges a one-time registration fee of $100. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)
This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. The Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) may have more detailed information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further with A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information regarding curriculum, special programs and the like.