Students meet online in short 15 - 30 minute blocks for Literacy and Mathematic activities. The rest of the day is dedicated to Home Enrichment activities.
Students meet online in the morning for Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Cultural Studies and Science. The afternoon schedule includes Languages Other than English, Technology, Art, Music and Physical Education.
Middle & Secondary School
The schedule for Middle School and Secondary School students is a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning. The mornings will be dedicated synchronous online classes; the entire class meets to receive instruction, discuss material, and work through a variety of assignments or projects in their class. The afternoon will be flexible asynchronous time. Students can drop-in to office hours and work on assignments as needed.
Please visit COVID-19 - Kyiv International School (qsi.org) for more details.
The community calendar highlights learning, co-curricular, student life, and campus wide events happening at Kyiv International School.
The calendar also lists International Days and National Holidays that are reflective of the diverse community at KIS.
View full calendar.
Dealing with Stress during Distance Learning
Hello KIS Families,
With the sudden closure of campus, you and your families may be feeling a bit stressed which is normal. As you look to support your students during this time here is some information that may be helpful.
What is stress?
Stress is a feeling of tension. The tension may be caused by emotions or something physical. It can come from the feelings of being frustrated, angry, nervous and overwhelmed.
Stress looks like:
How do I help someone who is stressed?
How to reduce stress during online school
Watch for signs of stress and see how long they last. If they are lasting for a long period of time, are impeding everyday life, or there seems to be no relief to the stress, it is time to talk with a counselor.
“It is ok to not be ok. It is not ok to not ask someone for help.” - Kevin Hines
KIS has three qualified school counselors on staff. They are happy to help. They are here to help students and find resources for them to be successful. If you need help, please reach out to a counselor.
Ms. Shiakhovska joined Kyiv International School in 2017 at the elementary swimming instructor.
With a Master's Degree in Physical Education from the National University of Physical Education and Sports of Ukraine, she previously was a coach for the Ukrainian National Swimming team.
Ms. Shiakhovska is just as comfortable in the water as she is coaching. She is a Merited Master in the sport of Finswimming and was the defending World Champion between 2006 and 2007 as well as the European Champion in 2008. She also medaled at the World Games with a bronze in 2009 and a silver in 2013. Ms. Shiakhovska is the current Ukrainian national record holder.
While she no longer swims competitively, she still is involved in the sport as an international judge.