Pechersk School International

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Pechersk School International, Kyiv
Kyiv, Ukraine
Type Private, International
Motto A Place Where We Belong
Religious affiliation(s) none
Established 1996
School Director Mr. John Burns
Faculty 70
Enrollment 435 total
Average class size 16 students
Student to teacher ratio 8:1
Colour(s) Blue & White         
Mascot Panther

Pechersk School International (PSI) provides education for children from the ages of two and a half to eighteen years in Kiev, Ukraine. It consists of two buildings painted baby blue, a few mobile buildings, and a gymnasium tent.


The school was established in 1996 by parents keen to improve the quality of education for their children, and is the only school in Ukraine to be accredited in three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes.[1] These include the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the Diploma Programme (DP). The IB diploma is recognised by more than 2337 universities in over 74 countries.[2]


PSI has many traditions loved by students. Each year begins with New Family Orientation and an International Evening set up to highlight the international diversity of the school. The students enjoy a sports day towards the end of each academic year, has a Winter and Spring concert every year, organised by the Music Department. The PSI Panthers love playing basketball, football, softball, cricket and various other sports. On the last day of school, there is an Honours Assembly. PSI also has other minor traditions, like the school song.

Extra-Curricular activities[edit]

Students at PSI are not required to do any after-school activities, but many choose to. This includes sports, computer clubs, art clubs, a Band, Photography Club, Chess, and many others.


Traditionally, the school competes with Kyiv International School, School 31 (public Ukrainian school) and the Kiev Christian Academy and other schools in basketball, football and American football. Teams travel to different countries, being a member of CEESA.


There are approximately 435 students at the school: the student body is 20% Ukrainian, 12% USA, 8% UK, 5% French, and 55% from 42 other nationalities.


PSI is located about 20 minutes drive from the central area of Kyiv. Campus facilities include a gymnasium, small playing field and two Science laboratories. There is a well-resourced library, two fully equipped IT rooms and sets of laptops serving both the Primary and Secondary schools. There are facilities for Art, IT, Music, PE, Drama, and Design Technology which are taught by specialists during the school day. An Early Childhood Unit on the campus accommodates 3 and 4 year olds.


PSI is an IB World School, and is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). PSI is also an active member of the Central and Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) and is a member of the European Council of International Schools (ECIS). PSI is an IB World School offering all three IB programmes since June 1999: PYP, MYP and DP. Students at this school usually take IB exams in May.

In the last examination session, students completed the following exams: Biology HL, Biology SL, Chemistry HL, Chemistry SL, Design Tech. HL, Design Tech. SL, Dutch A1 SL, Economics HL, Economics SL, English A1 HL, English A1 SL, English B HL, English B SL, French A1 SL, French B HL, French B SL, Geography HL, Geography SL, German A1 SL, German B HL, German B SL, History HL, History SL, Italian A1 SL, Math.Studies SL, Mathematics HL, Mathematics SL, Physics SL, Russian Ab. SL, Russian B HL, Russian B SL, Spanish Ab. SL, Spanish B HL, Spanish B SL, Art HL, Art SL, Theory of Knowledge, Visual Arts HL and Visual Arts SL.


  1. ^ "The Pechersk School International - IB World Schools". International Baccalaureate. Retrieved 2008-02-14. 
  2. ^ "University recognition directory". International Baccalaureate. Retrieved 2008-02-14. 

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