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QSI International School of Astana



Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS)


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

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QSI International school of Astana, a non-profit institution that opened in September 2005, offers a high quality education in the English language for students beginning at three years old through secondary school (17 years old). Three out of four QSI Astana students are from other nations. An enrollment of 260 students is projected for the 2017-2018 school year, representing many nationalities, including students from the international, business, and diplomatic communities. QSI International school of Astana is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (USA). Facility The school operates on a large, new campus and includes office space, 35 classrooms, library, three computer laboratories, art and music rooms, two baskeball court gymnasium, weight room, auditorium, science laboratories, medical office, a full preschool facility, and a cafeteria. The school grounds include a secure, fenced-in playground areas, an outdoor soccer field and track, and twenty-four hour security. Academic Program The academic program uses a Performance-Based approach to learning. This model insures mastery of specific skills and knowledge involving both individual and group instruction. The educational philosophy is founded upon the premises that: 1) All students can succeed. 2) Success breeds success. 3) It is the responsibility of the school to provide the conditions for success. Curriculum The curriculum includes English (reading, grammar, composition, and spelling), Mathematics (basic skills through advanced mathematics), Cultural Studies, Science, Art, Music, Computers, Russian, Spanish, Kazakh Studies, and Physical Education. Intensive English classes are offered to students 6-17 years old that need additional help with English. Computer use is integrated across the curriculum. The school seeks to provide students with an appreciation for the rich culture and history of Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Materials and equipment are up-to-date and of high quality. Class sizes are small, allowing for individual attention in all areas. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in five disciplines for students that are ready for academic challenge.

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 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


local taxes paid by the school

Savings Potential

30%-50% of salary depending on life style


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.


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.


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.


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


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


Starts after 11 years of service with QSI


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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