Greetings from QSI International School of Minsk, Belarus!

undefinedWe wish to extend a warm welcome to students, parents, and supporters from around the world. The QSI International School of Minsk strives to create an environment in which students achieve exceptional academic, personal and physical goals. To make this happen, our faculty and staff take on the important responsibility of generating the conditions for success, designing valuable and engaging learning experiences for each age group. We believe that every student comes to school eager to learn, and it is our mission to keep this desire alive.

The QSI International School of Minsk is an independent, coeducational school providing courses for students from 2 years old through secondary school. More than twenty-five international cultures are represented in our student body, which is led by faculty from America and Belarus. ISM is governed by the Quality Schools International Board of Directors, and an Advisory Board of six local Minsk residents provides guidance to our school as we endeavor to accomplish our mission.

Except for Russian Language classes, all classes at QISM are taught in English. The parents of our students come to Minsk to work for a limited time, as they are connected with diplomatic missions, NGOs, and private business ventures. Students are placed by age groups into the settings where they can most optimally grow along with their peers. Within these classes, children are challenged to move at an appropriate pace and demonstrate mastery of the material at a B or A level. If any student does not acquire that level, teachers make available additional opportunities to succeed until the expectations for that class are met. This is accomplished through Mastery Learning and Performance-Based Education (PBE) methods and through seven universally accepted “Success Orientations.”

We invite you to make QISM the educational home for your student, and encourage you as parents to become involved in supporting the school throughout the school year. We also welcome residents and businesses located in Minsk to get to know the school and support our educational programs.

Please enjoy this website. It will give you further insight into our school and its functions. We hope to see you soon on our campus!

Sincerely,

Michael Pettersch,

School Director