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The QSI International School of Skopje is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from preschool through grade 8 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1996. The School comprises 3 terms extending from August 31 to December 15, from January 8 to March 23, and from April 2 to June 15.
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 assists the School in its operation. The School has requested the Government of Macedonia's approval for its operation.
Curriculum: The School 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. Macedonian and German are taught as foreign languages.
Faculty: In school year 2000-2001, the faculty consists of a full-time U.S.-citizen administrator, 7 full-time U.S.-citizen instructors, a full-time British-trained Mauritian citizen teacher, and 1 host-country national staff member.
Enrollment: Enrollment at the opening of the 2000-2001 school year was 71 (PS-8), including 24 U.S. citizens, 5 host-country nationals, and 42 third-country nationals. Of the U.S. enrollment, 12 were dependents of U.S. government direct-hire or contract employees, and 12 were dependents of U.S. business and foundation employees.
Facilities: The School rents a 750 square meter building. Facilities include 12 classrooms, library, office, gymnasium, computer laboratory, large playground, cafeteria, and storage space.
Finances: In school year 2000-2001, annual tuition rates are as follows: PS: $3,500; Kdg: $8,300 and grades 1-8: $10,800. The School also charges an annual capital fund fee of $1,600 per student in Kdg.-grade 8 and a registration fee of $100. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)
*Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
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.