QSI Students and Universities
At QSI International School of Malta, we believe every child has the potential to be successful. Furthermore, it is important that every student who comes to our school is strategically placed on an upward trajectory to graduate, and to be accepted to a university. Our school counselor works closely with students, teachers, university admissions offices, and community members in order to ensure that our students are competitive in their academics and extracurriculars, making them excellent candidates to universities worldwide.
We are a young school, having opened in 2007, and are proud to announce that since our very first graduating class in the Spring of 2013, every graduating student has been accepted to a university. This reflects the hard work and dedication our students have put forth in their academics and community involvement. As a staff, our vision for our students takes us past the classroom community, and into our children's future. At QSI International School of Malta it is our top priority that all students get an opportunity to attend a university. Over the past two academic school years, some universities our students have been accepted to are the following:
University of Washington, University of California Las Angeles, Penn State University, Colorado State University, University of Hawaii, Hamline University, Webster University of St. Louis, Columbia College Chicago, Stetson University, Arizona State University, Flagler College, University of Rhode Island
University of Leicester, University of Vienna, City University of London, University of Malta, European University of Barcelona, American University of Rome, American University of Vienna, Wroclaw University
University of Calgary, University of Winnipeg
University of Seoul
The academic program uses a Performance-Based/Mastery learning approach to education. The model insures mastery of specific skills and knowledge involving both individual and group instruction. The educational philosophy is founded upon the premises that:
1. All students can succeed.
2. Success breeds success.
3. It is the responsibility of the school to provide the conditions for success.
The curriculum includes English (reading, grammar, composition, and spelling), mathematics, cultural studies (history and geography), science, art, music, a second language, and physical education. Intensive English classes are offered to students who need additional help with English. Computer use is integrated across the curriculum. An additional foreign language is offered, and is often one of the languages spoken in the host country. The school seeks to provide students with an appreciation for the rich culture and history of Malta. Materials and equipment are up-to-date and of high quality. Class sizes are small. The faculty members are well-qualified educators coming from America and around the world.
QSI offers students the opportunity to take online courses within areas of interest or within the curriculum. These courses are arranged on an individual basis through the Office of Curriculum, and include Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Students are monitored by staff at the school to guarantee progress and to answer questions. QSI Virtual School (QVS) makes these courses available to students.