QSI International School of Minsk’s elementary program is designed to meet the unique needs of the students 5–10. We offer a full range of academic classes as well as a thorough specials program consisting of art, music, technology, library, and physical education. We also offer multiple levels of Russian language for students 5 and older.
Our Reading, Writing, and Mathematics programs are based on the “Common Core” in the United States. Each class has 10 units that must be mastered before moving to the next class. Course work is both age and developmentally appropriate, and requires students of all ages to apply what they learn as they learn it.
Our Science and Cultural Studies courses are inquiry-based, and students are often engaged in interdisciplinary projects, incorporating environmental stewardship and physical fitness into their units of study. Each class has 5 units that must be mastered each year.
We believe that a strong academic program must also have a strong specials program. Students 5 and older take Physical Education four times per week. Music, Art, and Technology meet twice each week, and Library meets once per week. Students participate in musical performances, study art movements and artists, learn to be digital citizens, choose “good fit books”, and how to integrate healthy fitness into their lives.
Throughout our program, students are engaged in projects and field trips which give them hands-on experiences. Our students are excited to come to school each day, and they find that they are constantly learning and mastering new material.