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Directors Welcome

Welcome to Pechersk School International, Kyiv!

At PSI, we are proud of our vibrant and diverse international community. We educate about 400 students between the ages of 3 and 18 from more than 40 different countries. Students and staff joining PSI are quickly made to feel part of the school, with a sense of being safe and cared for in a challenging and motivating learning environment. This commitment is the reason why our school motto is ‘A Place Where We Belong.’

The learning experience at PSI is shaped by a spirit of community, whereby students, teachers, and parents work together to achieve our goal of creating independent learners and global citizens. PSI is an established and successful IB World School offering the three International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes.

We hope your children will become active, inquiring learners and that our well-qualified and committed faculty, our small class sizes and our teaching resources and facilities will help them in pursuit of their individual journey towards excellence. We are always seeking to raise student expectations and are always trying to ensure that every student has the best preparation for the future.

All of our graduates move on to higher education and invariably succeed within it. The challenges facing young people today require thoughtful and creative responses. Therefore, critical thinking and relevant study skills are an integral part of our broad and balanced academic curriculum and this, in turn, is complemented by a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including a strong commitment to community service and action.

Students are encouraged to explore their various abilities and interests to the fullest. Our extensive After School Activities programme gives students access to a wide range of clubs and sports, including overseas sports competitions, drama, music, student leadership roles and community service activities.

The real warmth of the school – the atmosphere of friendship combined with endeavour – lies within our students, parents and staff. This can be appreciated best by visiting our school. We look forward to welcoming you.

John Burns



BORN: Adelaide, South Australia

FAMILY STATUS: married, 2 daughters at PSI

OCCUPATION: Head of School / Director

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Graduate of the University of South Australia with a degree in Physical Education and Sports Science.

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