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QSI International School of Tbilisi

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Mr. Anthony Trujillo, Director
QSI International School of Tbilisi
DOS/Administrative Officer
7060 Tbilisi Place
Department of State
Washington, DC 20521-7060
Tel. 995-32-982-909
Fax 995-32-322-607
E-mail: qsi@access.sanet.ge

2000-2001

The QSI International School of Tbilisi is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program for students of all nationalities, beginning at age 3. The School was founded in 1995. The school year comprises 3 trimesters 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, composed of 6 to 10 members who reside in Tbilisi and are appointed jointly by the President of Quality Schools International and the Director of the Tbilisi International School, assists the School in 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. Russian and French are taught as foreign languages. The School also offers choral music. Students in the secondary program are enrolled in the University of Nebraska independent program if they meet specific language standards. This program is supplemented by courses offered within the school such as art, music, physical education, computer studies and foreign languages. Secondary students who do not meet the standards, due to language deficiencies or other school-related reasons, will be assigned courses already in place within the School's present curriculum in order to meet their academic needs. The School will offer a complete secondary program when the number of students increases to a level where additional staff is needed. The School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Faculty: There are 9 full-time and 6 part-time faculty members in the 2000-2001 school year, including 7 U.S. citizens, 2 Maltese citizens, and 6 host-country nationals. The student/teacher ratio is 5/1, which allows for individual assistance in all areas.

Enrollment: Enrollment at the opening of the 2000-2001 school year was 68 (age 3 years-high school). Of the total, 27 were U.S. citizens; 8 were host country nationals; and 33 were of 19 other nationalities. Of the U.S. enrollment, 21 were dependents of U.S. government direct-hire or contract employees, and 6 were dependents of private U.S. citizens.

Facilities: The School is located in 10 classrooms rented from a Tbilisi kindergarten. The facilities are adequate for the current enrollment, and there is sufficient playground space for the students. A library and a Technology Resource Center are available for student and staff use. The present facility can accommodate 80 students.

Finances: In the 2000-2001 school year, the School's income was derived from regular day school tuition. Annual tuition rates were as follows: 3-4-year-olds: $4,500; and 5-13 year olds: $11,000. The School also charges an annual capital fund fee of $1,600 or a capital fund deposit of $4,000. There is a $100 non-refundable registration fee for new students. 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 of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information regarding curriculum, special programs and the like.