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CitySarajevo
CurriculumAmerican
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 11 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2024/2025.

Address: Alipasina 41 Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia & Herzegovina
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Number of students

154

Number of nationalities represented in the school

26

Most common nationality

United States

Ratio of local students to international students

21:154

Native English speaking teachers

Native English Speakers

Language support for students not fluent in English

The school offers Intensive English classes for students who are not fluent in English.

Additional language classes offered by the school

QSI Sarajevo offers elementary and middle school students three foreign languages: Bosnian, French, and German.
We offer French and German to Secondary school students.

Max. number of students per class

Maximum number of students is 20.

Average number of students per class

The average student number in each classroom is 11.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

QSI has assistant educators in the elementary school program (ages 5 - 11), as well as in the preschool program (ages 3- and 4-year-olds)

Use of technology in the classroom

All our classrooms are fitted with overhead projectors and a computer. Our computer labs are fitted with computers for an entire class. The school has 50 iPads for student/teacher use..

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Our school is able to function 100% online. Teachers and students are able to connect through a variety of teaching and video platforms (WebEx, Teams, Seesaw, Epic!, Raz-Kids etc.).

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No.

External examinations or assessments available

PSAT testing, NWEA MAP standardized testing, and AP Exams.

Results in these examinations

Average

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes,

Approximate hours of homework given

We consider homework to be part of the overall learning process. Homework assignments must be purposeful and pertinent to concepts learned in class. Homework promotes individual responsibility, independent practice, good work habits, and parent involvement.
5–6-year-olds should spend no more than 15 minutes on homework in addition to reading. There may also be a small amount of homework from other subjects.
7–8-year-olds should spend no more than 30 minutes per night on homework in addition to the 20 minutes of reading.
9–13-year-old students may have homework in various subjects each night. No student should spend more than an average of 1 hour (total) on homework per night.
Secondary students may have an average of 60-90 minutes of homework per night.
AP courses may require two hours per night per course. Students will need to use their time at school and home wisely and plan when projects are assigned.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100% of students go to university after graduating from QSI Sarajevo.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The school can generally support students whose learning support needs are easy.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, we have an onsite school counselor.

Entry evaluation for students

QSI Sarajevo likes to meet with all prospective families before admission (when possible). We interview and MAP test incoming students (ages 6+). We require previous school records for all students (ages 6+).

Brief description of entry evaluation required

MAP Testing (Measure of Academic Progress) is administered to all children aged 6+. It is a computerized adaptive test for both reading and mathematics. Each test given is unique and adjusts to find the level of the student. There is no need for students to prepare for the exam in advance.

Waiting list

No.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

QSI Sarajevo accepts applications all year-round.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes.

School start time

Start: 7:50

School finish time

End: 3:30

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, we have supervision from 7:35 am

School bus service available

Yes.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

No,

Uniform required

No.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Elementary students' activities are held during school hours:
5 YOC, 6 YOC, and 7 YOC have activities Tuesdays and Thursdays during the 7th period.
8 YOC, 9 YOC, and 10 YOC have activities on Mondays and Wednesdays during the 7th period.

The school offers three seasons of sports, soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter, and volleyball in the spring. Training and competitions take place on Saturday mornings.

Afterschool Athletics & Activities are offered to Middle School through Secondary IV students, Monday – Friday from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Various activities are offered throughout the year, including athletics, art, music, drama, information technology, and games.

Sports activities included

The school offers three seasons of sports, soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter, and volleyball and track field in the spring. The school also offers a skiing week during the winter season.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

QSIS is a member of the Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) and QSI Regional Balkans – Caucasus Athletics/Activities Program. These programs bring schools together to participate in various sports and activities.

Facilities at the school

A school cafeteria, two computer labs, a maker space, two science labs, an auditorium, a small garden, a library, and a recording studio.

Sports facilities at the school

Gym, fitness room, large indoor playground, 2 outdoor playgrounds.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

With students from over 25 different nationalities, the Preschool through Secondary School programs at QSI International School of Sarajevo focus on the development of 21st Century Learning skills such as critical thinking and problem solving; leadership and collaboration; cultural awareness and digital literacy.

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