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Renovations Completed at Pechersk School International Kyiv


Representatives of PSIs past, present and future cut the ribbon on the new building

It’s been ten years of dreaming, three years of planning, and eighteen months of construction for Pechersk School International Kyiv (PSI). On 27 October, the School opened its doors on a newly renovated and expanded campus.

In a ceremony to mark the official opening, members of the School community heard from Barbara James, one of the founding members; Matthew Werner, the current board chair; and Grade 12 Student Council President, Olesia Sheremeta. These representatives of the School’s past, present and future cut the ribbon on a new four-story building.

The 7,000 square metres of extra space also houses science labs; art, music and drama classrooms; an Early Childhood wing; language classrooms for Primary students; a cafeteria; a dance studio; a double gymnasium and Olympic-sized swimming pool; and a 200-seat performing arts space with an attached art gallery / lobby.

A renovated playground and upgraded courtyard were also included in the changes to the campus, the We Belong Community Cafe (named for the school motto: A place where we belong) and a recording studio are still in the works, along with new classrooms in the current buildings.


A new gallery space welcomes patrons to the auditorium floor


A double-sized gym provides improved PE and tournament facilities


Swimming lessons and community access days have already begun

In his opening comments, PSI Director John Burns expressed his gratitude to the facilities that will be a great showcase for the School’s Mission and Vision Statements. Said Burns, ‘A huge thank you goes to the PSI Board for completing the building project on time. Thank you also to the many PSI staff who have worked so hard on this project over the past two years. The new building and facilities are already adding great value to PSI and the Place Where We All Belong!

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