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QSI Tirana International School

Albania

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

431

Teacher numbers

27

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Tirana International School is a private, non-profit institution that opened in September of 1991. It offers a high-quality education in the English language for preschool, elementary, and secondary students. Classes are small, allowing for ample individual attention for all students. The warm and welcoming school community makes it an ideal place to receive a quality education from QSI.

The academic program is rigorous, taking advantage of the strengths of a mastery learning approach within a framework of student performance-based principles. The high school offers a wide variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses both on site and online.

The school offers a host of after-school activities to complement the academic program. Teachers and community members provide a mixture of free and for-pay activities for elementary students. For middle school and high school students, TIS participates in both sports and academic-related activities through the Central and Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA), the Tirana Association of International Schools (TAIS), and the QSI Balkans schools in Sarajevo, Podgorica, and Skopje.

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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