Quality Schools International was invited to open an international school in Belmopan, Belize by the US State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools. QSI began to work with Belizean officials to attain licensure to open a school in the early summer of 2011. By the end of that summer, August 2011, QSI International School of Belize opened in its first location, Camalote village, outside of Belmopan. The school operated in that location for its first four years. At that time, most of the students were children of US State Department employees.
In the summer of 2015, the school changed locations. A facility that was safe, aesthetically pleasing, and within Belmopan was found. The school moved to the University Heights location on Dean Crescent in August of 2015. While in that location, the school was able to create a wonderful field in front of the school on property that is permitted for use by easement. The facility boasts a playground, a courtyard, and three structures for classrooms. The two structures on property 11 have the capacity for second floors to be built upon them.
The school has worked deliberately in the last three years to integrate itself more with the local community. This too was helped with the school being within town limits. The school is represented each year in the city’s Independence Day parade. Many students participate by helping construct the float and participating during the parade. The school holds a fall harvest festival each year. The school presents a winter program each year to the community. The school also performs during the city’s tree lighting ceremony each December. The school holds a Fun Run each spring for the community. The school also will continue to commit itself to community service through its new service learning action plan. QSI International School of Belize sees itself rooted in Belize as it branches to the world.