I am thrilled to welcome you to the QSI International School of Sarajevo. Since 1997, QSIS has continuously served the expatriate and local families in Sarajevo and is both the oldest and most forward-thinking school of its kind in the city. Whether you are a returning student/parent or a prospective family/teacher, I hope these web pages provide you with a sense of what QSIS has to offer. I invite you to explore our website and visit our school to experience what makes QSIS such a wonderful place to be! Our educational philosophy of Mastery Learning is arguably the most effective, and most student-centered, educational model in existence today. 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, and our teachers are dedicated to helping learners reach their greatest potential. If students do not master the learning outcomes from an academic unit of study right away, our teachers work with students until they do. Research, and our own experience, tells us that with mastery learning more students achieve higher and more enduring results.
At QSI Sarajevo, we have a supportive and caring culture that encourages students to work together and inspire those around them. The school's warm and friendly-family atmosphere is grounded in respect, trust, compassion, and the ideal of service. We know that success is so much more than getting good grades. We understand how important it is for students to develop the many good habits and skills that lead to being successful. Through what we call our Success Orientations, we teach and help students to be trustworthy, responsible, concerned for others, kind and polite, successful group members, able to appreciate the environment around them, and independent.
QSIS also has a full schedule of extra-curricular activities in which students can be involved and promotes a healthy and balanced student life. These activities allow our students to be involved socially, build meaningful relationships, work as a team, experience leadership, serve the community, discuss solutions to global issues, and compete with a positive and sportsmanlike attitude with others.
Our school is a proud member of the Central and Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA), offering students ages 11+ rewarding competitions and memorable experiences at CEESA events, including soccer, basketball, volleyball, cross-country, mathematics club, model United Nations, knowledge bowl, and speech and debate.
In our newly reconstructed building, we have almost 4,000 square meters, including the following:
- 22 Large classrooms
- Fitness room
- Changing rooms with showers
- School kitchen and cafeteria
- Two computer labs
- Maker Space
- Two science labs
- Large indoor playground
- Two outdoor playgrounds for students
- Small garden
- Library with 16,000 books
- Recording studio
- Student counseling office
- Large office space with 8 separate offices
Once again, welcome to our webpage. I look forward to welcoming you to our campus. Please, contact the school to plan a visit.
Director, QSI International School of Sarajevo