Pechersk School International Kyiv (PSI): During these extraordinary times, against the odds and with the strong support of the international school community worldwide, PSI has recommenced in-person learning on the campus of the American School of Warsaw and online learning in partnership with Avenues Online. PSI is 27 years old and is determined to provide continuity of learning for its current student body and to serve the Ukrainian and International communities on our return to Kyiv to support the restructuring of our courageous host country.
Organization: Pechersk School International, Kyiv is a not-for-profit entity incorporated both outside Ukraine and registered within Ukraine. It is governed by a 12-person board of governors; elected and appointed. The U.S. Embassy is represented by the Management Counsellor of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. All other 2022-2023 governors are either current or former parents; all of them deeply committed to the current and future success of the school and its community.
Curriculum: We continue to offer three International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, the Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP). In fact, we celebrated our 21st IB birthday just last year and are currently undergoing a reaccreditation process facilitated by the IB and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). We are deeply committed to our beautiful and meaningful vision: Voices Valued, Passions Nurtured, Worlds Connected. This was created through an inclusive community process, with very strong student input, just before the war was launched on Ukraine last February. Our online program is unique. We benefit from the custom-built Avenues Online platform combined with personalized teaching by PSI and Avenues faculty.
Faculty: In the 2022-2023 school year, PSI has 39 total staff including 20 teachers, 7 of whom are U.S. citizens, 5 host-country nationals, and 9 third-country nationals. Our faculty and staff represent 7 nationalities, including Ukrainian, US, UK, Hungarian, Australian, New Zealand and Belgian. All teaching faculty members maintain teaching certification and or credentials from their home countries. 19 out of 20 hold post graduate degrees.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, enrollment was 94 (Pre-K to Grade 5: 43 students, grades 6-8: 25 students, grades 9-12: 26 students.) Of that total, 18 were U.S. citizens, 50 were Ukrainian nationals, and 26 were third-country nationals.
Facilities: In Warsaw, we have constructed two dedicated buildings for the exclusive use of PSI. In addition we are sharing all of the outstanding ASW facilities which are reminiscent of those of our home campus in Kyiv. Our students and staff enjoy the three gymnasiums, the swimming pool, the athletics track, the science laboratories, art and music rooms and the theatre. The Design Area is also accessible to us. In parallel, we are maintaining our Kyiv campus in a manner which will allow us to return on short notice. We are fully expecting the need to operate both campuses for a period of time (in Poland and in Ukraine) as we make a gradual return to Kyiv.
Finances: Annual tuition rates for our Warsaw satellite campus are as follows: PK (full-day): $13,600 and grades K-12: $17,200 – $25,600, while online learning program rates are – PK: $10,000 and grades K-12: $12,500 – $19,300. The school also charges a registration fee of $1,500 per student (only newly enrolled students). There is a one-time application fee of $300 for new applicants. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees quoted are in U.S. dollars). Bus fees on the Warsaw satellite campus are from 9612 PLN ($2073) to 12880 PLN ($2778) per school year (round trip) depending on the student’s home address. The service is provided by an external supplier company and the fees are paid by the families to the transportation company directly, payable in PLN.
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (Special Needs Ukraine, Kyiv, PSI) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of September 2022 and are provided by the school.