Elementary Program

QSI International School of Atyrau’s elementary program is designed to meet the unique needs of students age 5 to 10.  We offer a full range of academic classes as well as a thorough specials program consisting of art, music, technology, library, and physical education.  We also offer multiple levels of Russian and Kazakh language for students age 6 and older. 


Our Reading, Writing, and Mathematics programs are based on the Common Core standards in the United States.  Each class has 10 units that must be mastered before moving to the next class.  Coursework is both age and developmentally appropriate and requires students of all ages to apply what they learn as they learn it.


Our Science and Cultural Studies courses are inquiry-based and students are often engaged in interdisciplinary projects, incorporating environmental stewardship and physical fitness into their units of study.  Each class has five units that must be mastered each year.


We believe that a strong academic program must also have a strong “specials” program.  Students participate in musical performances, study art movements and artists, learn to be digital citizens, choose “good fit books”, and learn how to integrate healthful fitness habits into their lives. 


Throughout our program, students are engaged in projects and field trips which give them hands-on experiences, especially as they learn about our host country and the environment.  Our students are excited to come to school each day, and they find that they are constantly learning and mastering new material.


A popular and enriching part of the school experience is giving elementary school students, beginning at age 5, an after-school program every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  The school offers a wide range of activities for appropriate age groups. Many of these activities are simply for fun and social interaction.