Pechersk School International (PSI) Kyiv was established in 1995 and since then serves the national and international community of Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine.
PSI is a vibrant, diverse, not-for-profit international school community originally born in Kyiv, Ukraine. PSI Kyiv holds a prestigious status as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for more than 20 years.
The learning experience at PSI is shaped by a spirit of community, whereby students, teachers and parents work together to achieve our goals of creating successful, independent learners and global citizens. A hallmark of PSI is its strong professional culture. We benefit from exceptional, well-qualified and experienced faculty members who work collaboratively to offer students a first-class educational experience. This experience is further enhanced by our optimal class sizes, extensive teaching resources, and high-quality facilities. PSI is guided by its vision, missions and core values which provide the foundation for all decision making.
PSI Futures Planning
As a result of the war in Ukraine, PSI is temporarily relocated and established physically as a satellite campus in Warsaw, Poland to meet the needs of our community, current and future.
We are committed to returning to Kyiv as soon as it is safe to do so. Although this situation has been forced upon us, we are excited by the opportunities it creates.
IB World School Status
PSI is the first school in Ukraine that gained authorisation to teach the three International Baccalaureate ® (IB) programmes.
As a member school of the IB global learning community, we share a common commitment to the goals of the International Baccalaureate, which complement those of Pechersk School International.
Collaborative Learning Protocol
We have been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) since 2003. In 2021, we began the process to acquire NEASC re-accreditation and IB re-authorisation through the new Collaborative Learning Protocol (CLP).
We submitted our NEASC Foundational Report and CLP Preparatory Report in January, 2022 in advance of our March 2022 Preparatory Visit. This visit introduced us to and supported us in the process for our continued reflection, evidence-gathering and planning practices. Having received approval from the visiting team, we are now beginning the Learning Community Reflection (LCR) stage of the CLP.
Throughout the yearlong LCR, with the guidance of our CLP mentor, PSI will promote a culture of inquiry, sharing and reflection. By consolidating the input gathered from stakeholders and engaging in candid reflection upon learning principles, we will collaboratively develop five learning plans which will focus on areas to guide our future planning. At the end of this year of reflection process, we will submit to both NEASC and IB a report which includes 2-3 future designs which we believe will have the most significant impact on student learning to implement over the subsequent four years.
Memberships & Recognition
PSI is supported by the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools and is incensed by the Ministry of Education in Ukraine.
In addition, PSI is a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), the Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS) and the Central and Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA). These affiliations provide:
Our students with the opportunity to participate in international sporting, cultural, and academic events within the European international schools network;
Our staff with professional training by recognised international teaching consultants and organisations.