Kyiv International School
The Kyiv International School (KIS) is a private, non-profit, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from PK (3-year-old class) through Secondary IV (17- year-old class) for students of all nationalities. The school was founded in 1992. The school comprises 3 terms extending from 22 August to December 13, from January 8 to March 21 and from March 24 to June 18.
OrganizationThe 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 6 to 10 members who reside in Kyiv, assists the School in its operation. The School operates with the approval of the Ukrainian government.
Our FacilitiesThe park like campus includes an early childhood wing, two secondary school wings, a new music room, media center and art complex, 3 computer laboratories, 2 gymnasiums, an indoor pool, a cafeteria, a snack café, playgrounds, a purpose built track, an artificial turf soccer field and other outdoor space.
FacultyIn the 2013 – 2014 school year, there are 150 full-time faculty members, including 55 U.S. citizens, 77 host-country nationals, and 15 third-country nationals.
CurriculumThe School offers a performance-based, mastery-learning educational program with a curriculum similar to that of U.S. public and private schools. Instruction takes advantage of small class sizes and the diverse educational backgrounds of the students. KIS is an IB World School and offers the IB Diploma to students in grades 11 and 12. Advanced Placement classes are offered in the secondary program. Instruction is in English. Foreign languages offered at KIS include Ukrainian, Russian, Spanish, French and German. Students participate in a wide range of interscholastic and co-curriculum activities. The School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a full member of the Central and Eastern European School Association.
EnrollmentAt the beginning of the 2012 – 2013 school year, enrollment was 748 (PK-grade 12). Of the total, 81 are U.S. citizens, 276 host-country nationals and 391 are third-country nationals. Of the U.S. enrollment, 22 are dependents of U.S. government direct-hire or contract employees, and 59 of other private U.S. citizens.
Middle States Association CommissionKIS is accredited by the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools. MSA accredits schools in Eastern U.S. and international schools. It was established in 1920 to promote the improvement of elementary and secondary education.