director: dr. Mitchell Elswick
Welcome! Thank you so much for reaching out to QSI Suriname, part of the QSI worldwide family of 37 international schools in 30 countries. QSI schools worldwide are MSA accredited K-12 schools serving the expatriate, international business, and local community. Like all QSI schools, we commit to teaching to mastery. To support the success of all our students, we maintain small class sizes and employ both North American certified teachers along with talented, dedicated local teachers who act as a bridge between the international and local culture. MAP testing helps us monitor the success of our students, and we’re happy to report that our students as a group score consistently above the U.S. average in all age levels.
The Middle States Association (MSA) 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.
QSI Schools are accredited through MSA. QSI International School of Suriname is working on self-study to achieve full accreditation. As part of the self-study, the school is identifying areas for growth and implementing a community-supported action plan to push the boundaries of success and achievement in the identified areas.
Currently Quality Schools International is working to achieve System-wide accreditation through MSA. Systems accreditation will allow QSI to reflect on where we are now, where we want to be in 5-7 years, and develop plans to reach our goals. MSA will review QSI’s plans to strengthen our organization and implement organization-wide improvement plans. Each of our schools will still be individually accredited, and MSA teams will visit each of our schools to verify that each school meets the standards for accreditation.
- QSI Statement of Commitment to Child Protection
- QSI Graduate Studies Program
- QSI Code of Conduct
- Environmental Policy
- A Vision
- The Academic Program
- Outcome-Based Education
- QSI Education Model Summary
- The QSI Philosophy and Objectives
- QSI Diplomas
- Success Orientations
- Exit Outcomes Overview
- Mission Statement
- Core Beliefs of the QSI Educational Model
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.
Why Placement Matters?
At QSI Suriname, the true mark of success is how well you run the race! Our students come to Suriname from the best international and national schools in 30+ countries. Scoring well above the U.S. average at every age…MORE
Why Success Orientations?
We have a lot of intelligent people in the world. But we also have a lot of smart and intelligent people in the world who lack the value and character the world needs. To be blunt, we have enough…MORE
As a parent and a teacher, I can only say thank you. My daughter came to QSI afraid of failure, and within months, she learned what a difference QSI and Mastery Learning can make. She overcame her fear of failure and now excels with confidence. Thank you.
It's really like a MIRACLE for me and my wife. Our children are very excited every day to go to QSI Suriname and school conversations take 80% of our time at home. I wonder how you do it?
On behalf of my family, I want to thank all teachers of QSI Suriname for the quality work that QSI. when I arrived at the QSI, their level of English was 0 (ZERO) but in just 7 months, I am amazed at by their speed of learning; their ability to ... Read more