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What is the availability of international schools? What has been your general experience with them, if any?
Several excellent schools. Most expats sent their kids to QSI, which opened up a new campus after we left. Miras is an international school officially, but with the opening of Haileybury a lot of people went there. - Oct 19, 2017
There are several international schools in Astana. There are three that very few expats attend: Nazarbayev Intellectual School, Nurorda and Miras. The main two are Haileybury (British) and QSI (US). QSI uses an unorthodox approach to teaching and learning. Haileybury follows the British curriculum and is part of COBIS. - Oct 7, 2016
We homeschool, which has worked well for us here, especially during the extreme cold. But there is a QSI school and Haileyberry, which is British. I have not heard much good news about QSI and HB always has a waiting list. - Jun 18, 2014
Have heard good things about Miras and QSI-no personal experience with schools. - Sep 13, 2010
I don't have children, but there are two respectable schools--MIRAS and QSI. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, I've heard, so do your research before making a decision. The schools really only go up to about the 9th grade. - Jul 20, 2008