Do you have after-school activities?
We offer two hours per week of enrichment activities for all students on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. These activities cover everything from sport, the arts, science and technology to a wide range of other interesting activities which are updated termly.
What sort of excursions and trips do you offer your students?
Getting out of school and bringing learning to life is a key part of learning at our school. All students go on multiple educational excursions, whether investigating the flow of a river or learning about the cosmos in the planetarium.
Students from Year Three upwards take part in residential programmes which help to build skills such as leadership, resilience and empathy, as students work with local communities to learn about the world in places as far afield as Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa.
What is your Sports Programme like?
The Sports Programme at ISM combines competition and participation. We focus on the key aspects of skill, engagement, sportsmanship, leadership and fitness. In PE lessons, students develop individual skills whilst learning valuable lessons about working in a team. ISM is proud to offer over 25 different sports as a part of our academic programme.
The main sports that we compete in are football, basketball, athletics and swimming. We compete in tournaments both internationally and in Moscow, such as the World Games and MISAS. We are very pleased to have consistent success in these competitions and, every year, we take home trophies and medals from tournaments all around the world.
Outside of PE lessons, there are numerous opportunities for students to get involved in sport. We enter a variety of competitions, hosted by the Council of British International Schools and Nord Anglia Education amongst our family of schools. Our students also regularly compete in inter-house sports competitions in school.
What is your Music programme like?
All students at ISM play musical instruments as an integral part of the curriculum.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage, students sing and explore a variety of instruments, giving them a firm grounding to move onto taking up instruments with our team of musical specialists.
From Year 2 to Year 9, we provide whole-class instrumental tuition once per week, taught by a dedicated team of full-time specialist instrumental teachers.
Our younger students start with the recorder, violin or classical guitar. The recorder groups then progress to band instruments as the students move into Upper Primary, where full wind ensembles and orchestras are formed.
All students also receive classroom-based music lessons where they sing, listen to a wide range of music and study music theory and history.
In addition to our curriculum-based ensembles, our school boasts a number of choirs, a jazz ‘big band’ and an orchestra, as well as a number of rock bands.
We offer music at both GCSE and A Level and our academic results are excellent. All students who have taken GCSE music in the past two academic years have achieved at least an ‘A’ grade.
All our students also have the chance take our individual instrumental and singing lessons in both classical and popular music styles, with a truly comprehensive range of instruments.
We are also very proud to be the only fully-licensed testing centre in the Russian Federation for both theory and practical examinations for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Both internal and external candidates can gain valuable musical qualifications with us by demonstrating their fantastic musical skills.
Do you have Art programmes?
Students at ISM are taught Art from EYFS to Year 13, where it is a very popular examination option. Our A level students have gone onto study at prestigious institutions such as Goldsmiths College in London. Students partake in a varied curriculum, including visual arts, pottery and design, taught by specialist Art teachers.
There is an annual ‘Art Week’, during which our primary school students work on larger projects. In the secondary school, the year culminates in our Art exhibition where all examination work is displayed for parents, visitors and students to see.
Although Drama is taught through literacy and English throughout ISM, in the Secondary school students receive a specialist Drama lesson in our Drama studio. From Years 7 to 9, students follow a scheme of work encompassing various theatre techniques and styles including role play, improvisation, physical theatre, devised activities and script writing.
Drama is a popular option at GCSE level and we run the A Level Theatre studies course in the Sixth Form.
One of the highlights of the academic year is our musical theatre production which takes place in a local theatre. Previous shows have included ‘West Side Story’, ‘Oliver’, ‘School of Rock’ and ‘We Will Rock You’.