Why PHS?

Thank you for your interest in Prishtina High School. We invite you to experience the high standards PHS has to offer you and your family. We believe the atmosphere at PHS and the individualized attention we give to each student will help your child accomplish the goals that we all have for them. These goals include a successful life as your child moves through High School, University and into his or her career. We hope that the information displayed here will help you in your pursuit for the BEST education for your child.

Please visit us in person, take a tour of the school, and visit with our staff and teachers.  Your decision about your children’s education is one of the most important you will make in your life. We will do everything we can to help you make an informed decision. How your child transitions to our academic program, how they might move to another school later, and how they apply to good university and earn academic scholarships are all important questions. Let’s have the discussion. We want to give your child the best opportunity to succeed.

In the following pages you will find information about the application process, tuition and fees, and scholarships and financial aid. You will also find information about the academic environment and student life to help you compare schools and make the best choice.

For a visit and tour of our facilities, please contact us at (0)38 258 358 or (0)44 901 901 and we will schedule an appointment with you and your child. As always if you have any questions or if there is any way that we can assist you please contact us, and we will gladly help.

FAQs

PHS enrolls students in grades 1 through 12.

Our campus, covering more than 6000 square meters in the Matiqan neighborhood of Prishtina, provides our students a clean, friendly and secure learning environment. The campus includes the five-story main building, a full-size basketball gymnasium, a soccer field, the school garden, a large playground recess area, an outdoor seating area for lunch, and a parking area. Our indoor facilities include a cafeteria, library, two computer labs, three science labs, large art and drama rooms, and a multi-purpose room for presentations and events.

Our school is known for its diverse student body with students from more than 15 different nationalities including the United States, England, India, Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Slovenia and more. Our student body includes approximately 60% Kosovars and 40% other nationalities. Flags from around the world, representing every student who has attended PHS, decorate our cafeteria.

The standards-based, American-style, education our students receive sets PHS apart from the other private schools in Kosova. We maintain a low teacher-student ratio to allow for individualized instruction and to enhance teacher-student relations. We recruit and hire our teachers primarily from the United States, and, as required by our parent organization, American Schools International, 80% of our teachers are Native English speakers. We also provide students and parents online, real-time access to the student’s academic performance and daily cafeteria menu, through RenWeb.

PHS follows the common core curriculum developed and used by public schools in the United States of America. Our textbooks and classroom materials are written in English, and are the same as those used in many public schools in the United States. In addition, PHS’s curriculum accords with the standards of the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology in Kosova.

PHS has full accreditation from AdvancED, which is a non-profit international educational accreditation agency that represents the largest community of educational professionals in the world. PHS also has a permanent license from the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology in Kosova

PHS is located in the Matiqan neighborhood of Prishtina, about 5 kilometers from the center of the town. For more detailed information and map directions please visit the Contact Us page on our website.

Our school hours are from 7:50 am to 15:30, including 7 periods of classes, break and lunchtime.

PHS has a student-to-teacher ratio of 9 to 1, which allows for personalized curricula and direct feedback.

Yes, we ask students entering grades 6 through 12 to take an entrance exam. The exam helps evaluate each prospective student’s capabilities in English and Math before admission. For students in grades 1 through 5, the Elementary School Principal conducts a simple interview in lieu of an exam.

Yes, our school offers many extracurricular activities, including multiple sports teams, field trips, and theater events and plays. In addition, our school offers clubs for our students which includes Dance Club, Photography and Film Club, DIY Club, Board Game Club and more.

Over 54 percent of our graduates, often with the help of scholarships, have continued their studies internationally at respected universities in more than 20 different countries around the world. Some of the schools which our students have attended include: Queen Mary Univerity of London, The American University of Rome, Politenico di Milano, Rochester Institute of Technology, Duke University, Trinity College of the Univerity of Dublin, University of Liverpool, University of Michigan, American University of Bulgaria, Hoffstra University, Berea College and more.

Yes. For a tour of our school and introductions to our distinguished faculty, please call 038 258 358/ 044 901 901. We invite students to join us for a day and visit classes. We want you to see what the school and our classes are like for yourself.

Yes. Our website offers an online application form for parents to fill.

Because all classroom instructions are conducted in English, for grades 6 through 12 we have a proficiency entrance exam to evaluate their language skills.

Yes. The school bus transportation services are based on an agreement that the interested parent and the transport contractor sign. The school bus transportation provides door to door transportation, with each student having their own seat and require a seatbelt.

Yes. The school cafeteria, which fits more than 200 students, provides our students and staff with delicious hot meals that change on a daily basis.

On a case by case basis, the school will consider a start date on January.