director: mr. Mike Pettersch
Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members:
Welcome to the QSI International School of Astana! We are excited to embark on a learning journey together. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who work so hard to make our school more than a place to come to from 8:00-4:00 each day, but a real community. Each and every person at QSI Astana is committed to the very best for our children. This is a responsibility that we take seriously, while also having an enormous amount of fun!
The Middle States Association is a worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement. For over 125 years, Middle States has been helping school leaders establish and reach their goals, develop strategic plans, promote staff development and advance student achievement.
The QSI International School of Astana has been accredited by the Middle States Association since 2011. The school maintains its accreditation with MSA through a continual process of identifying areas for growth and implementing a community supported action plan to push the boundaries of success and achievement in those areas.
What is Mastery Learning?
Mastery Learning is an educational approach in which students must achieve mastery of a subject before moving forward to learn subsequent information about that subject; learning builds on established understanding. Students are given the time and support they need to reach mastery.
QSI is a place that really pushes teachers to take an interest in their students and really care about them as human beings.
From the moment you walk through the door what's so exciting is the fact that there's children smiling everywhere. It's a real family environment. It feels like a proper community school.
The reason I like the school is because of the teachers. They are really encouraging and they help you all the time.