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QSI Baku International School

Azerbaijan

Accreditation

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS)

Curriculum

United States of America, Advanced Placement, Common Core, IB DP

Instructional Language

English

Total student numbers

192

Teacher numbers

52

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Baku International School is a Quality Schools International school that offers a high-quality Preschool, Elementary, Middle School and Secondary education leading to graduation. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the US. The school was founded to meet the need of foreign expatriates living in Baku who require a high-quality instructional program delivered in English that facilitates their seamless transfer back home or to other international schools. The school's educational philosophy advocates a personal approach to instruction in accordance with a Performance-Based model of education. All teachers and the administration subscribe to a Success for All commitment in working with students, and cherish its positive learning environment. The School is renowned for its family-feel andsuccess in inspiring good behavior and strong academic standards. The students attending Baku International School come from all corners of the world with approximately 15% from the United States, 20% from Azerbaijan, 10% form Turkey, 10% from the UK, 8% from France, 7% from Italy, 4% from India, 3% from Canada, 2% from Japan, 2% from Korea, 2% from Malaysia and so on to total students from thirty-one countries.

QSI requires teachers to hold a Bachelor's Degree and Teacher Certification preferably from North America. QSI prefers that the teacher has a minimum of two years teaching experience. QSI hires teachers who love working with children. QSI requires personal interviews. Please go to www.qsi.org to learn more about where QSI will hold interviews. If you have questions about your qualifications please send a CV, certification, and degree to [email protected] for review.

Number of Contract Days

187 contract days - (180 student contract days, plus 7 days of professional development)

Starting Salary Range

Salary Range in Net = $39,000-$49,000
Example Salary for master's degree on Step 7:
Base Salary = $37,200 + End of Year Bonus = $2,000 + Overseas Allowance = $4.500 + Commitment Bonus = $3.500 at the end of year 2 = Total = $47,200 Net

Taxes

local taxes paid by the school

Savings Potential

30%-50% of salary depending on life style

Accommodation

Housing Cost: At the discretion of the QSI school an adequate housing stipend will be given per month or the school will provide suitable housing with basic furnishings.

Flights/Transport

Annual flight stipend or ticket provided: At the discretion of the QSI school a flight stipend or air transportation will be provided for the employee and minor dependent(s) from the nearest authorized airport to the school.

Utilities

If a housing stipend is given the utility cost is in the housing stipend or QSI pays for teacher's utility costs over $1,000 per year.

Moving Allowance

Overseas Allowance paid each year: $4500 for each employee.

Dependent Opportunities

Free School Tuition for teacher's children to the QSI school.

Medical

QSI pays health insurance premium for teacher and minor dependents; Teacher pays a yearly deductible.

Other

Sabbatical Leave, Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Severance Pay and Accumulated Sick Leave.

Retirement

Starts after 11 years of service with QSI

Bonus

End of Year Completion Bonus = $2,000
Overseas Allowance = $4,500 per employee
Commitment Bonus = $3,500 at the end of year 2

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