how we teach

Secondary 5
Our world-class teachers care deeply about each student’s success, supporting them to achieve academic excellence and flourish as individuals.


Your child will love learning at the International School of Moscow (ISM). Our teaching staff – many of whom have Master’s degrees – will challenge them to excel academically and nurture their personal, social, and emotional development. Our low student to teacher ratio ensures every student gets the attention they deserve in and beyond the classroom, too.

To guarantee the highest teaching standards, we actively recruit the world’s most outstanding native English-speaking educators. All our teachers are UK qualified or equivalent, with extensive experience in British and international schools.



Our senior leadership team are committed to delivering the highest quality learning experiences for our students.
The International School of Moscow Staff | ISM - Feature Cards
Chris Charlton
With more than 15 years’ experience in early years and primary education – as well as a National Professional Qualification for Headship – Chris is a highly qualified teacher and leader. As well as focusing on each student’s academic performance and growth, Chris’ fundamental goal is to develop our students’ transferable skills, including communication, resilience, and team-working.
The International School of Moscow Staff | ISM - Feature Cards
Ian Storey
Head of Secondary and Krylatskoe Upper Campus

After qualifying in England, Ian taught and held leadership roles in the UK, before joining us at ISM in 2012. A member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, Ian extols the virtues of learning in a multicultural community. He supports our older students to work hard, achieve academic success, and become responsible, caring, and versatile individuals.

The International School of Moscow Staff | ISM - Feature Cards
Stephen Coburn
Head of Rosinka Campus
Stephen began his journey in teaching back in 2007 after acquiring his teaching qualification. With a wealth of experience spanning various international settings, including Vietnam, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, he has become well-versed in shaping young minds. Stephen's passion lies in nurturing the growth of children, helping them refine their academic skills and develop their personal character.
The International School of Moscow Staff | ISM - Feature Cards
Justin Noak
Head of Krylatskoe Lower Campus

Having studied International Business at university, Justin qualified as a teacher in Australia before gaining a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Management in the UK. Justin leads our talented team of early years and primary teachers at Krylatskoe, working tirelessly to deliver outstanding academic learning and nurture our youngest students’ personal, social, and emotional growth.

The International School of Moscow Staff | ISM - Feature Cards
Jack Fox-Powell
Director of Admissions and Marketing

Having worked at ISM from 2014 to 2019, Jack returned to Moscow in 2021 to lead our Marketing, Admissions, and Communications Teams. Jack has a BA in Russian and International Communications and Media, and a wealth of experience living and working in different countries. Passionate about providing an excellent parent experience, Jack and his team are the friendly faces you’ll meet when you first get in touch with us.

The International School of Moscow Staff | ISM - Feature Cards
Maria Ezhova
Head of Administration

Maria has a breadth of experience in business, administration, and management, as well as an MBA from the IE Business School in Madrid. Overseeing day-to-day school operations, including facilities, resource supply, and client service, Maria strives to maintain ISM’s position as the leading private international school in Moscow.



Our teachers embed the latest interactive education technology (EdTech) into every facet of your child’s learning.

In lessons, students learn using interactive whiteboards, iPads, MacBooks, and 3D printers. Our STEAM collaboration with MIT exploits the endless possibilities of modern EdTech, too, creating unforgettable learning experiences that foster our students’ creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Our market-leading apps, which include Seesaw and Managebac, encourage collaboration and creative learning, as well as involving you in your child’s education. And on our Global Campus learning platform, your child will connect with Nord Anglia classmates in 32 countries, taking part in one-off international projects and challenges.


Our teachers’ quest for continual improvement never ends. We make sure they have the very best opportunities to learn and grow, which guarantees our students benefit from cutting-edge, first-rate teaching and learning.
  • On the award-winning Nord Anglia University platform, our teachers share ideas with colleagues worldwide and study for further qualifications.
  • We encourage our teachers to further their professional ambitions through a raft of qualifications, including a Master’s in International Education with King’s College London.
  • Our STEAM specialists benefit hugely from our collaboration with MIT, which gives them access to trailblazing practise, ongoing development support, and university-standard resources.
  • Being accredited by organisations including the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and the Associated Board for the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) opens doors to a multitude of internationally recognised training opportunities.


Graded ‘excellent’ in all areas by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, we’re proud of our rigorous teaching standards, which ensure we’re the leading British curriculum school in Moscow.

When it comes to recruitment, we only appoint the very best: UK qualified or equivalent teachers with an abundance of experience and globally recognised qualifications. Every single member of our team goes through stringent background screening and criminal record checks, too, ensuring your child is safe at our school.

We also benefit from the expertise of Nord Anglia’s Global Education Team, who drive success in academics, quality assurance, accreditation, and safeguarding.

Secondary 2
WORKING at ism


In our supportive and enabling community, you’ll embrace our commitment to excellence, as you inspire the next generation of thinkers, creators, and future makers. We’ll encourage you to succeed, too, through world-class professional development, access to the very best facilities, and exciting career opportunities.
Find out more
The International School of Moscow Staff | ISM - 06 Promo With Collage


Get in touch today to book your tour, where you’ll meet our brilliant teachers, explore our spectacular campuses, and discover how we deliver British academic excellence.

Enquire Today