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 Yerevan has been accredited by the Middle States Association since 2000. 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.

Jeremy Simms

director: mr. Jeremy Simms

Welcome to QSI International School of Yerevan

Greetings and welcome to QSIY,

It is an honor for me to welcome you as the new Director of QSI International School of Yerevan. I am very pleased that you are interested in learning more about QSI Yerevan and can assure you that a strong school and warm, welcoming community of learners looks forward to meeting you.

Greetings and welcome to QSIY,

It is an honor for me to welcome you as the new Director of QSI International School of Yerevan. I am very pleased that you are interested in learning more about QSI Yerevan and can assure you that a strong school and warm, welcoming community of learners looks forward to meeting you.

This will be my fifth year at QSI Yerevan and my first as director. For the past four years I have served as Director of Instruction as well as a teacher of Cultural Studies classes in the secondary. My wife, Olga, teaches cultural studies and technology and I have two children attending the school as well.

I am thrilled to be working at QSI Yerevan at this time in its history. We have an excellent group of teachers and support staff this year. I strongly believe the benefits of an international school education and I look forward to working with all of you to make the QSIY community as strong and supportive as it can be for all of our students, our families and all our community members.
I welcome you to explore the website and to learn more about our great school. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you at QSI Yerevan.

Jeremy Simms

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Step Inside the 5-Year-Old Classroom

This week we step into the 5 year old class!

Procedural writing sounds like something that can be pretty complicated…but it is nothing that our 5YOC can’t handle!

Earlier in the week, the 5YOC practiced their procedural writing by examining the process of making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Each step of the process was carefully explained by students, with a combination of words and photos.


Step Inside the QSIY Library

Like all our specials teachers, Ms. Lucy creates activities and teaches lessons to all students from 3/4YOC to 11YOC. This week, in the library, activities were connected to the overall idea of thankfulness. Students in the 3/4YOC and 5YOC discussed thankfulness and asked them to share – through drawing – who and what they are thankful for.


Step Inside the 11-Year-Old Class

In the 11YOC students have been studying Mesopotamia. As part of their unit they visited the historical site of Erebuni on the edge of Yerevan. This week, the eleven year old students were asked to take the role of an ancient Mesopotamian.


Step Inside the 9-Year-Old Class

The 9YOC takes reading very seriously while still loving the books they read. They find joy in reading during the school day and continue the good reading habits by reading at home as well. In addition, reading of all kinds are encouraged – students enjoy being read to, reading in groups and of course they most enjoy their sacred independent reading time!



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