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History

QSI International School of Bratislava opened in September 1994 as a private, nonprofit school offering a full educational program in the English language to students in the Early Childhood Program through Secondary graduation. The student body currently represents over 30 nations from the diplomatic community, the international business community, the greater international community and Slovak families. Students graduate fully prepared to attend colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, and other countries across the globe.  

In 2018, the school moved to new purpose-built facilities located in Samorin – less than 20 km from the outskirts of Bratislava. The school provides complimentary bus service from 10+ locations in and around Bratislava. Additionally, there is an optional door-to-door paid bus service. The Elementary campus & Early Childhood Center is opposite the new X-Bionic Sphere (XBS) Resort, while the Middle & Secondary School campus is located directly on the XBS Resort. 

The academic program is based on Mastery Learning, which involves both individualized and group instruction, and ensures mastery of specific skills and knowledge. The educational philosophy is founded upon the beliefs that all students can succeed, success breeds success, and it is the responsibility of the school to provide the environment for success.   

Mathematics, Cultural Studies (History, Geography, Economics, Political Science), Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Studies), Technology, Vocal & Instrumental Music, Art, Drama, Dance, and Physical Education.  For Secondary students we offer the ​International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program and Advanced Placement​ ​(AP)​ courses. Technology use is integrated across the curriculum. Foreign and native language acquisition is offered in French, German, Spanish and Slovak. In addition, the school seeks to provide students with an appreciation of the rich culture and history of Slovakia.  

Materials and equipment are up to date and of the highest quality. Class sizes are small. Most of the faculty members are North Americans, with some teachers from the United Kingdom, France, Serbia, the Philippines, Greece, Brazil, Benin, Spain, Ecuador, and Slovakia. Twenty-six full-time faculty members are native English speakers, and all teachers are fluent in English. Teachers are certified by their respective nations and are experienced in international education.  

The School is managed by Quality Schools International (QSI). QSI is a nonprofit organization of 37 international schools. QSI International School of Bratislava benefits from the unique opportunities afforded by this organized network of schools with nearly three decades of proven performance.