The QSI International School of Dushanbe (QSID) is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers a fully accredited English language educational program from preschool through grade 12. The school is accredited through the Middle States Association. Grades 11-12 receive a combination of on-campus instruction and online courses supervised onsite. This year the school has students from 25 nationalities. The school was founded in 2004. The 2022-2023 school year comprises three terms extending from August 25 to December 16, from January 9 to March 31, and from April 3 to June 16.
Organization: The school is governed by the Board of Directors of Quality Schools International, the membership of which is formed as set forth in the bylaws of Quality Schools International. An advisory board, composed of six to 10 members who reside in Dushanbe, assists the school in its operation. QSID is licensed as an International School by the Tajikistan Ministry of Education. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools from PK through grade 12.
Curriculum: The school offers a performance-based, mastery-learning educational program with a curriculum similar to that of U.S. public and private schools. Instruction leading to individual mastery is in English. Classes are small, and teachers provide a high degree of differentiation in order to meet students where they are.
Faculty: In the 2022-2023 school year, QSID has 31 total staff including 26 teachers, 10 of whom are U.S. citizens, 13 host-country nationals, and 3 third-country national. All core academic teachers are native speakers of English, certified teachers, with a minimum of two years of teaching experience. All staff maintain a teaching certification in their country of origin.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, enrollment was 154 (Preschool 10 students; kindergarten through 6th grade 87 student; 7th & 8th grades 17 students; secondary 40 students). Of the total, 32 were U.S. citizens; 64 were Tajikistan nationals; and 67 were third-country students.
Facilities: Over the summer, the school is relocating to a purpose-built facility. Housed in two 4-story buildings, the new facility offers 30 standard classrooms plus an Art room, a Music room, a chemistry/biology lab, a small theater, a gym, and a cafeteria that seats over 100. The building capacity is estimated at 350 students, allowing plenty of room for future growth in enrollment.
Finances: For the 2022-2023 school year, the school’s income is derived from tuition. Annual tuition rates per year are as follows: three and four-year-old preschool program: $5,500 for part-day and $7,500 for full-day; five-year-olds and up: $22,000 with a capital fund fee of $1,600. All first-time QSI students pay a one-time registration fee of $300. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (Special Needs Tajikistan, Dushanbe) 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.