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History of QSI International School of Dongguan (QSID)

QSI International School of Dongguan (QSID) was founded in August of 2004 at the request of local expatriate families and international businesses in hopes to provide quality international education in the rapidly developing manufacturing region. Being that the city of Dongguan is sandwiched between Guangzhou and Shenzhen in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) of Guangdong in Southern China, QSID local expatriate families desired a quality school option that rivaled to QSI’s sister schools previously opened in neighboring cities of Zhuhai and Shenzhen. 

Henceforth, for over twenty years and with multiple campus moves and developments within Dongguan, QSID has been providing quality mastery based and success-based learning education to the local international families and their students. QSID is proud to have graduated hundreds of students who have successfully been enrolled in many of the top universities around the globe. 

History of QSI

In 1991, the political structure of the world began a rapid transition. Great changes took place in the former USSR and in areas formerly under its sphere of influence.  Combining this recent history with experience in the school restructuring process leading to higher success in schools, QSI was launched. 
Mr. H. Duane Root, Chairman of the QSI Board of Directors, and Mr. James E. Gilson, President of QSI, co-founded Quality Schools International as a non-profit, educational organization, with a view to offering opportunities in education for expatriates in new countries. 
In May of 1991, Mr. Gilson traveled to Albania to have a look at a country just emerging from over 45 years of dictatorial rule. During his time there, he met some key people in the Tirana community and made a decision to begin Tirana International School.  This expansion has resulted today in an organization offering excellence in education with 35 schools in 29 different countries on five continents.

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QSI offers excellence in education with 35 schools in 29 different countries on five continents.

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