director: mr. Jeremy Simms
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.
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.
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.
STEP INSIDE THE 3- and 4-YEAR-OLD CLASSROOM
Let’s see what the preschoolers are up to!
The preschool classroom had much fun learning about tools and machines this week! The 3-4-year-olds learned about construction terminology, machines, and tools. We explored the tools used by many different professionals including the tools that we use in preschool. They explored artist’s tools, carpenter’s tools, gardener’s tools, and baker’s tools.
Step Inside the 6-Year-Old Classroom
The 6-year-old class works every day on reading, writing and math. Recently they completed their Cultural Studies Unit on the ‘Marketplace’. This unit focused on the differences between goods and services and then the process of how a product goes from producing to the store. The six-year olds then worked with a partner to decide on a product they wanted to create then sell.MORE
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.MORE
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.MORE
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.MORE
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!MORE
QSI is a place that really pushes teachers to take an interest in their students and really care about them as human beings.
From the moment you walk through the door what's so exciting is the fact that there's children smiling everywhere. It's a real family environment. It feels like a proper community school.
The reason I like the school is because of the teachers. They are really encouraging and they help you all the time.