The QSI International School of Bratislava (QSIB) is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from age 2 1/2 (early childhood program) through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1994. The school year is divided into 3 terms extending from late August to mid-December, from early January to late March, and from early April to mid-June. Students receive Status Reports (report cards) 5 times during the school year.
Organization: The School is governed by the Board of Directors and Bylaws of Quality Schools International, a consortium of over 37 schools in Europe, Asia, South America Africa, and the Middle East. An Advisory Board, composed of 6 to 10 members who reside in Bratislava, assists the School in its operation. The School operates with the approval of the Slovakian Ministry of Education.
Curriculum: The School offers a mastery educational program with a curriculum similar to that of U.S. public and private schools as well as competitive international schools. Instruction is in English. The School believes that all students can be successful. In addition to a rigorous academic program, the curriculum includes physical education, art, music, technology, and drama. German, Slovak, Spanish, and French are taught as foreign languages. Advanced Placement (AP) courses and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma are available for secondary school students. In addition, the School seeks to provide students with an appreciation of the rich culture and history of Slovakia. Extracurricular activities are offered for students of all ages, including an interscholastic sports program for students ages 11-18. The School participates in the cultural, sports, and professional development activities of the Central and Eastern European Schools Association and the Danube Valley Athletic Conference. The School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), and the College Board for the Advanced Placement (AP) program. QSIB is recognized by the Slovakian Ministry of Education and is an official SAT and College Board Test Center.
Faculty: In the 2020-2021 school year, there are 78 full-time and 7 part-time faculty members, including 26 U.S. citizens, 47 host-country nationals, and 12 European and third-country nationals.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, enrollment was 295 students (Preschool: 17; Kindergarten-5 Grade: 112; Grades 6-8: 68; and Grades 9-12: 98). Of the total, 34 were U.S. citizens, 122 were host-country nationals, and 139 were third-country nationals.
Facilities: The school campuses are pleasantly situated in the quaint village of Samorin (less than 20km from the outskirts of Bratislava) with expansive natural green spaces. The brand-new state-of-the-art Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary & Middle School facility (opened in January 2018) is a large 2-story complex, which has 35 classrooms, a library (over 10,000 titles), a computer laboratory, a gymnasium, an atrium, several outdoor playgrounds, a full-court outdoor basketball court, an artificial grass mini pitch for soccer, a parent workspace and several offices. The new (August 2019) Secondary School Campus at the X-bionic Sphere Resort provides the upper school students and teachers with 28 additional classrooms, offices, laboratories, and libraries. There is also immediate access to indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness facility, dance/exercise rooms, track & field, three full soccer pitches, multipurpose playgrounds and a movie cinema. QSI International School of Bratislava (QSIB) provides full security for its students, teachers, staff and visitors with guards, an advanced key card system and an elaborate security camera network. Free Shuttle Buses to/from the campus are available from different locations in and around Bratislava.