Prishtina High School
- Founded: 2007
- OASIS school since: 2018
- Grades: PK - 12
- Capacity: 350
In the heart of one of the world’s newest European countries (Kosova) lies the city of Prishtina, the capital city, home to PHS. Prishtina High School offers its students a premier college-preparatory education, certainly among the best in the country. The attractive campus is surrounded by the picturesque, green, rolling mountains of Kosova. An agricultural nation, Kosova (Serbian pronunciation “Kosovo”), is surrounded by Albania, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro and is formerly a part of Yugoslavia. With a population made up of approximately 90% Albanians, Kosova is a majority Muslim nation. The student body of PHS consists of both local Kosovars and children from the international and expatriate communities. The people of Kosova are welcoming and extremely hospitable, extending themselves so that others feel cared for and honored.
PHS is a place where students and families are loved, valued, and respected. No student is merely a name on a class list. Our administration, teachers, and staff strive to educate with a high level of academic integrity in an environment of safety, care, challenge, and learning. We want to know our students, make them feel a part of a family, and provide for them a safe place to belong. This commitment transcends to the families of our students and beyond so that our vision of preparing international and local students to positively impact the world will be ultimately realized.
The PHS mission is to provide a caring, learning community where students from a vast array of nations, ethnicities, and religions can learn from each other, work together in unity, and accept the challenge of changing the world for the better. PHS partners with parents in their role to instruct their children in an environment where ethics, morals and values are taught and modeled. In this partnership, PHS commits to providing a dynamic, challenging, and holistic education that recognizes the personal uniqueness of each student and develops him or her into the person they were created to be.
The school offers an American educational program from PreK through 12th grade. Currently, the majority of students that we serve are local Kosovars who are seeking better opportunities for their children as they continue to rebuild and recover from the devastation of the Kosova War, but we also have a growing international enrollment.
We are looking for teachers who have a desire to share their lives and talents with this unique group of students: loving them, teaching them, and caring for them with joy and hope so they know their God-given worth and potential and are inspired to pursue it.
Our staff is vision and mission driven. This forms a unity among us that allows us to work collaboratively and support one another professionally, personally, and spiritually. It is a culture of grace, care, and authenticity, in which we work diligently to fulfill our collective call to love and serve the students and people of PHS and Kosova.
PHS is fully accredited with Cognia (formerly known as AdvancED) and has received permanent licensing from the Kosova Ministry of Education for grades 1-12.