Admissions Overview

Most families at QSI are expat families living and working in the Cotonou area. We strive to maintain a flexible and accommodating admissions process to make the transition as easy and pleasant as possible. Students can enroll at any time, and prospective families may meet with the Director and tour the facilities at any time.

Although most families transition to QSI at the beginning of a new school year in late August, it is not unusual for families to join throughout the year.

Contact for admissions questions. You will receive a prompt reply.


Admission requires submission of:  (email all documents to

  1. New Student Application
  2. A copy of passport or birth certificate
  3. Health History Form
  4. Emergency Information Form
  5. Previous school records including testing (if applicable)
  6. Payment of a one-time, non-refundable registration fee 


Student Placement

Following official admission procedures, a placement examination may be given to determine the appropriate level of instruction. The test involves reading, writing, and mathematics. Typically, students are placed according to age, with November 1 being the cut off for a particular age group. For example, a student who turns 8 years before the first of November would be placed in the 8-year-olds class. Occasionally, a student may be placed in a higher or lower class, based upon other circumstances.