For over 25 years, QSI International School of Yerevan has been providing the best international education experience to the diplomatic community, the international business community, and the Armenian community.
Quality Schools International expanded into Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Along with schools in Baku and Tbilisi, QSI opened an American curriculum school in Yerevan in 1995. Initially, the school had just two staff members and five students.
In 1999, while finalizing plans for a more permanent home, the school moved to an open office area above a furniture factory. There were only four bright classrooms but room to grow, which the school proceeded to do. Student numbers grew as demand for a quality international education expanded in the country.
One year later, QSI Yerevan reached another important milestone as it earned accreditation through MSA (Middle States Association) from the United States. Now, the quality American-style education earned at QSI Yerevan would be recognized in the same way as any private or public school education in the United States.
As QSI Yerevan continued to grow, a permanent and larger home was needed. After purchasing land to the northwest of Yerevan, about ten kilometers from the city center, construction began in 2010.
Students moved into the new, purpose-built school in 2011. Located adjacent to the Vahagni residential community, the school has a large outdoor play area and athletic field. QSI Yerevan had grown to become a true comprehensive school, accepting students from preschool through high school.
On a clear day, students arriving at school each morning have a spectacular view of Mount Ararat.
Starting in 2015, QSI continued to enhance its offerings and open more doors for its students by adopting the AP Capstone program. The first AP Capstone Diploma was earned at QSI Yerevan in 2016. Since then, graduates earning the AP Capstone Diploma have earned acceptances at top universities in Europe and the United States.
QSI Yerevan has kept an eye on future growth as well. In 2018, the school purchased a large plot of land to the east of the school which will allow for additional expansion in the future.
In 2019, plans were approved for a large expansion of the school which will add additional classrooms and a full-sized gymnasium. While the global pandemic of 2020-2021 has paused construction for the time being, the school community can look forward to exciting changes in the near future.