“At PSI we are proud of our vibrant and
diverse international community. We
educate over 450 students between the
ages of 3 and 18 from more than 40
different countries. Students 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
- John Burns, Director
Pechersk School International is a diverse and friendly school serving the national
and internationally mobile community of Kyiv. The learning experience at PSI is
shaped by a spirit of community, whereby students, teachers and parents work
together to achieve their goals of creating successful, independent learners and
global citizens. FNI was tasked with upgrading the school campus to support this
Due to the climate, the campus is comprised of age-related Learning Community
buildings linked by skyways.
These skyways are also learning spaces with flexible furnishings and plenty of
daylight and views.
Note that there are still plenty of outdoor spaces and connections at the
The skyways are a signature element of the school, designed with contrasting cladding.
This cross-section shows that there is ample space for arts and physical education as
is dictated by the IB approach to develop a well-rounded individual with a variety of
Here are two Learning Communities on one floor, each centered around a learning commons.
This is another view that shows the gym, arts center and natatorium center-left.
The school is designed to be visually interesting on the exterior.
The natatorium has a distinctive roof that lets natural light in.