With students from over 13 different nationalities, the Preschool through Secondary School programs at QSI International School of Bishkek focus on the development of 21st Century Learning skills such as critical thinking and problem solving; leadership and collaboration; cultural awareness and digital literacy.
The success-oriented QSI Educational Model has Three Core Beliefs:
- QSI believes that all students can experience success in their learning, including the application of higher-order thinking skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving.
- QSI believes that success breeds success.
- QSI believes that it is the school’s responsibility to provide the conditions for success.
This success oriented way of operating schools leads to optimum learning and to happy and motivated students. Using knowledge of educational research, these schools are student performance-based rather than ‘time-based’ or ‘calendar-based’. Teachers and students in QSI schools use time as a resource to reach mastery of clearly-defined objectives (unit outcomes) rather than using time as a boundary condition to determine when learning begins and ends. Students are given the time needed to achieve success. Our teachers are expected to employ instructional practices of excellence. However, the measure of success is not how well the teacher teaches, but how well the students learn.