academic excellence

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Key Facts
100% pass rates
Every one of our IGCSE and A-level students passed their exams with flying colours.
First-choice universities
90% of our graduates were accepted by their first-choice university, which include Cambridge, Oxford, and UCLA.
Teaching excellence
Our native English-speaking teachers are among the very best in Russia, with many holding Master’s and PhD qualifications.

achieving academic excellence

At ISM, your child will benefit from a world-class British education and the highest standards of teaching and learning.

At every stage of their education, your child will be supported and challenged to achieve excellence. They will also enjoy learning opportunities – in and outside of the classroom – that match their interests and goals. Our outstanding teachers form a community that provides the care they’ll need to flourish as an individual, too.

Our all-encompassing educational approach ensures ISM is the most successful British curriculum school in Moscow. Year-on-year, our hard-working students’ outstanding exam results take them to first-choice, top 100 universities in the UK, Europe, the US, and Asia.

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Early years
  • Early years
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Sixth Form

OUR CURRICULA

All our students – from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to (I)GCSEs and A-Levels – follow the English National Curriculum. We are one of the only schools in Moscow to offer this rigorous all-through British education, which is adapted to our international context. Used by more than 30,000 schools worldwide, our curriculum is also respected by the world’s top universities and employers.
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2 to 5 years old
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
In our caring, family-friendly environment, our youngest children discover, experiment, and learn through play. Our early years experts get to know each child’s unique learning needs, providing outstanding personalised opportunities for them to develop socially, emotionally, and academically. Our holistic approach also ensures each student hits important EYFS developmental milestones.
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OUR CURRICULA

All our students – from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to (I)GCSEs and A-Levels – follow the English National Curriculum. We are one of the only schools in Moscow to offer this rigorous all-through British education, which is adapted to our international context. Used by more than 30,000 schools worldwide, our curriculum is also respected by the world’s top universities and employers.
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5 to 11 years old
English National Curriculum
Our Primary curriculum provides a strong academic foundation, as well as a breadth of exciting learning experiences. Your child will develop their core numeracy, literacy, and social skills – setting them up for the next stage in their education – and enjoy exciting creative, technological, and sporting opportunities. They will also learn languages and take part in life-changing outreach activities.
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OUR CURRICULA

All our students – from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to (I)GCSEs and A-Levels – follow the English National Curriculum. We are one of the only schools in Moscow to offer this rigorous all-through British education, which is adapted to our international context. Used by more than 30,000 schools worldwide, our curriculum is also respected by the world’s top universities and employers.
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11 to 16 years old
English National Curriculum, including IGCSEs
Enriching, engaging, and academically rigorous, our Secondary curriculum prepares our students for the challenge of (I)GCSE exams. World-class teachers unlock our students' potential, helping to shape their future direction as they delve deeper into their chosen subjects. Your child will also enjoy personalised leadership, as well as creative and competitive experiences that enrich their learning.
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OUR CURRICULA

All our students – from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to (I)GCSEs and A-Levels – follow the English National Curriculum. We are one of the only schools in Moscow to offer this rigorous all-through British education, which is adapted to our international context. Used by more than 30,000 schools worldwide, our curriculum is also respected by the world’s top universities and employers.
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16 to 18 years old
A-Levels
At Sixth Form, we offer a choice of more than 20 subjects, high levels of tailored support, and the very best teaching. We encourage our students to expand their academic knowledge by pursuing passions beyond the curriculum and taking on leadership roles. Geared towards preparing our students for university, our A-Level curriculum equips our students with the skills, confidence, and character to succeed in the future.
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  • Early Years
  • PRIMARY
  • SECONDARY
  • SIXTH FORM

Early Years

Age range:
2-5
Languages taught:
2
English and Russian
Teacher-student ratio:
1:10
Average class size:
17

PRIMARY

Age range:
5-11
Languages taught:
3
English, Russian and French
Teacher-student ratio:
1:12
Average class size:
20

SECONDARY

Age range:
11-16
Languages taught:
4
English, Russian, French, and Spanish
Teacher-student ratio:
1:12
Average class size:
20

SIXTH FORM

Age range:
16-18
Languages taught:
4
English, Russian, French, and Spanish
Teacher-student ratio:
1:12
Average class size:
15
primary
  • Early years
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Sixth Form

A TYPICAL DAY AT ISM

Every day at ISM is packed with outstanding learning experiences. Your child will immerse themselves in new and extraordinary opportunities, enjoy exceptional enrichment activities, and do what they love.
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Starting the day with play
Our littlest learners start every morning with purposeful play. Whether it’s sliding, climbing, or peddling around our playgrounds – developing their motor and movement skills – or dressing up in our roleplay room, there is lots of fun to be had!
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Forest School
It’s time for an adventure into the forest! Your child will become an explorer, learning to make tools, construct dens, identify bugs, and much more. After a packed session, it’s time to sit around the campfire or relax in a hammock.
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Experiential learning
From learning how aeroplanes work to designing a Roman temple, our children develop a lifelong love of learning – and accelerate their cognitive development – through practical, experiential activities.
Experiential learning
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Showcasing skills
Just like their older schoolmates, our Early Years children take part in fabulous productions, concerts, recitals, and sports days, which give them the chance to show-off their emerging skills.
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Fun in the sun (and snow!)
Whatever the season, our children love getting out in the great outdoors. From building sledging runs and snow forts in winter to getting closer to birds, minibeasts, and plants in summer, we provide exciting year-round opportunities to enjoy some fresh air.
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A TYPICAL DAY AT ISM

Every day at ISM is packed with outstanding learning experiences. Your child will immerse themselves in new and extraordinary opportunities, enjoy exceptional enrichment activities, and do what they love.
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Tutor time
Every morning at ISM is crammed with activities, as our Primary Students read, practice their spelling, catch-up with friends, share important news, and prepare for a big day of learning.
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Practical projects
Exploring the concept of space and time at the Moscow Experimentanium, researching myths and legends, and using algebra to solve real-world puzzles – our world-class teachers present core subject learning in exciting ways, developing masterful mathematicians, curious scientists, and creative writers.
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Music maestros
It’s time to shine! Your child can learn an instrument, join one of our choirs or orchestras, or showcase their singing voice. Our extensive music programme offers a myriad of opportunities.
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On the move
After a tasty, nutritious lunch, students head to the pitch, pool, playground, or gym. Physical activity brings so many benefits, not only getting students moving, but also developing lifelong healthy habits.
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Learning never stops
The exceptional learning experiences don’t stop when lessons end. After-School Activities – from Lego challenge and coding to ice-skating and cooking – give your child the chance to do something fun.
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A TYPICAL DAY AT ISM

Every day at ISM is packed with outstanding learning experiences. Your child will immerse themselves in new and extraordinary opportunities, enjoy exceptional enrichment activities, and do what they love.
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Every day is different
Mindful Mondays, talk it out Tuesdays, wake-up Wednesdays, thoughtful Thursdays, and fiction Fridays – daily tutor time gets our students ready to learn, as they enjoy activities ranging from mindfulness and reading to dance and PSHE.
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Thrilling discoveries
Our STEAM programme is packed with exhilarating experiences. Hands-on science experiments and practical maths challenges get young minds ticking, developing ingenious problem solvers and critical thinkers.
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Taking a trip
From The Tretyakov Gallery and Moscow Planetarium to outdoors and adventurous residentials across Russia, our day and overnight trips bring learning to life and create lasting memories.
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Sporting superstars
Our Secondary students represent their House, campus, and school with pride. Training, honing their skills and keeping fit, our talented sports stars compete in basketball, tennis, swimming, football, and athletics tournaments at school and across Moscow.
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Pursuing passions
From writing for the school newspaper and raising money for good causes to hillwalking, cooking and Zumba, our extensive After-School Activity programme has something for everyone.
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A TYPICAL DAY AT ISM

Every day at ISM is packed with outstanding learning experiences. Your child will immerse themselves in new and extraordinary opportunities, enjoy exceptional enrichment activities, and do what they love.
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Study time
Our open-plan library is a hive of quiet activity as our A-Level students work on their assignments, research, and prepare for exams. When it’s time for a break, they head to our communal breakout spaces to catch-up with friends.
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Follow your own path
No two students’ days are the same. Why? Because every child shapes their own academic path to success. For some that means experimenting with kinetic reactions in our science lab; for others, writing an extended paper on the French Revolution in the Sixth Form Study Centre.
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Preparing for university
From learning how to budget, cook, and live with other people to developing study skills like time management and notetaking, our preparation for university course covers all the bases – setting our students up for future success.
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Global citizens
It’s time to stand up, speak up, and make a difference. Through our collaboration with UNICEF, charity committees, and our School Council, your child will make a real difference at ISM, in our community, and around the world.
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Doing what you love
Analysing films, designing 3D puzzles, playing squash, or debating global issues – our After-School Activities give our students endless opportunities to do what they love.
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OUR STATS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

90%
of our graduates were accepted by their first-choice university.
100%
of our students passed their (I)GCSE and A-Level exams.
89%
of our A-Level students earned A* to B grades in English and maths, more than double the UK average.
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HOW WE TEACH

TEACHING YOUR CHILD TO SUCCEED

Our world-class teachers will support, challenge, and enable your child to achieve academic success.
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LEARNING FROM THE BEST

Outstanding teachers make outstanding schools, which is why we only recruit the best. Our staff are UK qualified (or equivalent) and have a wealth of experience in British and international schools. Most importantly, all our Primary and core subject teachers are native English-speakers, which is unique in Moscow.

Many of our exceptional educators have a Master’s degree or a PhD, too. In small class sizes – with a teacher-student ratio of one to eight – they will use their expertise to get to know how your child learns best, as well as tailoring learning to their passions, strengths, and ambitions for the future. This includes nurturing your child’s personal growth, as well as making sure they achieve academically.

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ADDITIONAL LEARNING NEEDS

EDUCATION FOR ALL

We are committed to providing a high quality education for every child. In our supportive and enabling community, our students receive the very best personalised support and attention. This includes bespoke English as Additional Language classes (EAL) and special educational needs programmes.
Additional Support
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BROADENING OUR STUDENTS' HORIZONS

There are so many benefits to learning a language. As well as teaching children about other cultures, it also fosters their curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. At ISM, our language programme offers a range of opportunities, preparing our students for success in a globalised society.
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ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE AT ISM

At ISM, your child will embrace learning beyond the classroom. Whatever their passion, we offer meaningful activities, exciting adventures, and a myriad of clubs that will nurture their curiosity, creativity, and talents.

Outstanding Experiences