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an outstanding british education

At the International School of Moscow (ISM), your child will benefit from a world-class British education and the highest standards of teaching and learning. In our close-knit international community, highly qualified native English-speaking teachers support and challenge every student to achieve academic success. We also provide the individualised care and attention every child needs to grow as a person. This holistic approach takes our brilliant students to the world’s best universities.
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Combining the highest British educational standards with exceptional personalised care and support sees our students thrive now and in the future.
Chris Charlton
Principal, The International School of Moscow
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achieving at the highest level

Your child will flourish at the International School of Moscow (ISM), where a careful balance of British academic rigour, one-of-a-kind learning experiences, and personalised support inspire success.

We are proud to be one of the top international schools in Russia, offering the English National Curriculum from Pre-Nursery all the way through to 18. This includes (I)GCSEs and A-Levels, which set the standard for international education, and are respected by universities and employers across the world.

 

Following these curriculum pathways – which are brought to life by world-class, UK qualified teachers – sees our students achieve impressive results, including a 100% pass rate at (I)GCSE and A-Level. This takes them to first-choice, top 100 universities in the UK, Europe, the US, and Asia.

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enabling your child to flourish

Our globally respected curricula – created by world-leading education experts – reimagines learning through our six core educational pillars.
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Academic excellence
Our commitment to British academic excellence and high levels of personalised support will enable your child to achieve remarkable success, opening doors to the world’s top universities.
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Academic excellence

At ISM, we work tirelessly to ensure every student fulfils their potential. At each stage of their learning journey, your child will receive the right balance of challenge and support, tailored to their needs and goals. This includes the opportunity to join our Most Able and Talented (MAT) Programme, which accelerates our most gifted students’ progress.

From the Early Years Foundation Stage through to IGCSEs and A-levels, all our students follow the world-renowned English National Curriculum. We’re the only school in Moscow to offer this rigorous British education from 2 to 18, which we carefully adapt to our international context. Used by more than 30,000 schools worldwide, the curriculum is also globally respected by the best universities.

Our personalised approach to learning – which also includes expert pastoral and wellbeing support – sees our students get excellent results. Every year, they achieve IGCSE and A-level grades far higher than the UK national average. This hard-earned success takes our graduates to the very best universities in the UK, Europe, North America, and Asia, including Oxford, Cambridge, UCLA, and Imperial College London.

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Exceptional learning experiences
At the International School of Moscow (ISM), anything is possible. Your child will immerse themselves in exceptional learning experiences, including once-in-a-lifetime residential trips, more than 50 After-School Activities, and our exclusive STEAM programme in collaboration with MIT.
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Exceptional learning experiences

Every day at ISM is packed with exciting opportunities to learn. Our supportive and enabling community is the perfect place to try new things, too.

From Year 4, your child will go on residential trips that build their confidence and independence, encourage teamwork, and take them out of their comfort zone. We also offer a rich programme of educational and cultural visits around Moscow. Each activity is carefully planned to broaden perspectives and add a real-world dimension to your child’s learning.

Our cutting-edge STEAM programme, which is delivered in collaboration with the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), opens our students’ eyes to the marvels of science, technology, engineering, art, and maths. Channelling their curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking skills, your child will work with friends to solve practical problems set by MIT professors.

We also run more than 50 extra-curricular clubs. These include a plethora of sporting activities, including kayaking and mountain biking in the beautiful natural spaces of our Rosinka Campus to journalism, drama, and cyber discovery. And on our fantastic instrumental programme, your child will pursue their passion for music, learning from the very best teachers and achieving outstanding exam success.

We’ll make sure your child is safe and supported in everything they do. Our expert pastoral care team, which includes a psychologist, counsellor, and safeguarding team, actively keep an eye on every student’s health and wellbeing. In a recent survey, 95% of our parents said their child felt safe at school.

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World's best teachers
UK qualified and with extensive experience in top British and international schools, our teachers are among the best in the world, creating unforgettable learning experiences that transform our students’ education.
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World's best teachers

Your child will love learning at ISM, where the very best British and international teachers will energise, enthuse, and engage them every day. Our parents strongly agree: 90% say their child has an excellent relationship with and is motivated by our exceptional educators.

Being part of the Nord Anglia family enables us to attract and retain the most talented people, who have an in-depth knowledge of the English National Curriculum. All our teachers hold UK qualified status or equivalent, and many have a Master’s degree or PhD, too. Importantly, all our Primary and core subject teachers are native English-speakers, something that’s unique among schools in Moscow.

With a teacher-student ratio of one to eight, your child will receive the personalised care and attention they need to flourish. Our teachers will get to know their learning needs and preferences, as well as their passions, strengths, and ambitions for the future. This includes nurturing their personal growth, as well as making sure they achieve academically.

Our teaching standards are second to none, which is thanks to the breadth of training and continuing professional development opportunities we offer. On the award-winning Nord Anglia University platform, for example, our teachers study for hundreds of courses and share pedagogical practise that keeps them at the forefront of global educational trends. We also support their career aspirations by offering a Master’s in International Education and senior leadership programmes.

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Our social purpose
Through life-changing experiences, collaborations, and leadership opportunities, our students become confident, conscientious global citizens, who make a genuine difference to the world we live in.
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Our social purpose

At ISM, we challenge our children to consider how they can make the world a better place.

Globally, our students drive change through our collaboration with UNICEF. Your child will learn about urgent international issues – like the UN Global Goals and Rights of the Child – and work on inspiring solutions through UNICEF’s Global Challenge programme. At our Model United Nations club, students collaborate with friends, learn to research, reason, and communicate effectively, and open their minds to different perspectives.

In school, our Primary and Secondary Student Councils – supported by our House captains, Head Boy and Girl, and Eco Committee – represent their peers and choose causes and issues to promote. This includes fundraising for local charities, improving our House merit system, and reducing the amount of plastic we use.

We encourage our older students to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, too. By immersing themselves in experiences that build confidence, resilience, and independence, our students learn new skills and give back to the community.

Our commitment to personal, social and health education (PSHE) fosters the knowledge and attributes our students need to thrive as individuals, family members, and part of society. This ensures they develop a strong moral compass and belief system.

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The Nord Anglia Education family
Home to children, families, and teachers from more than 50 countries, we are a hub for the international community in Moscow. We are also part of the Nord Anglia global family, with strong connections to cultures and communities across the world.
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The Nord Anglia Education family

Everyone’s welcome at ISM. Our multicultural community of students, families, teachers, and alumni make our school a supportive, nurturing place to be, where both you and your child will flourish.

We work hard to build strong relationships with you, our parents. Our New Parent Programme – supported by our parent reps and admissions ambassadors – will help you settle into school, as well as life in our magnificent city. You’ll also be invited to regular coffee mornings, student art exhibitions, concerts, and sports competitions. And through our Parent Academy workshops – which cover topics like teaching techniques, assessment methods, and wellbeing themes – you’ll benefit from insights from staff and Nord Anglia specialists.

Every ISM student is a member of one of our four Houses: Romans, Saxons, Vikings, and Normans. Forging a strong sense of identity across the age groups, our Houses take part in sporting and academic competitions, and provide a robust support system.

We’re incredibly proud of our British culture and heritage, too. From our uniform to our curriculum, we seek to instil strong values and develop intelligent, respectful, academically minded students ready to create their own future.

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Advanced learning environments
Our campuses are spectacular places to learn, create, and discover. Both Rosinka and Krylatskoe are enveloped by stunning natural surroundings, where modern facilities and the latest technology transform learning.
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Advanced learning environments

ISM is a tightknit learning community with two state-of-the-art campuses to the west of Moscow city: Rosinka, in a vibrant residential community and Krylatskoe, in the heart of a protected national park. Both are safe gated environments, with 24/7 security.

At both campuses, specialist sports, creative, and STEAM spaces transform how and what our students learn. Our campuses are home to the latest equipment and technology, too, ensuring your child benefits from a 21st century learning experience.

Rosinka Campus

Rosinka is truly unique: it is the only place in Moscow where students can cycle, climb, kayak, and walk within a forested area, all without leaving our gated community. Our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Building has been thoughtfully designed to nurture our youngest learners’ growth through exploration and play. Alongside bright classrooms, colourful play areas, and a Tinker Room, we are home to one of the only Forest Schools in Russia.

Packed with spaces that spark our children’s curiosity and creativity, our Primary Building plays host to exhilarating learning experiences. It has an open-plan library, an indoor gym, dedicated spaces to learn music, and classrooms packed with interactive technology, including iPads and MacBooks.

Krylatskoe Campus

Easy to reach from Moscow’s city centre, Krylatskoe is situated on the site of the former Olympic Park, which is now a protected area.

Our EYFS and younger Primary (Years 1-4) children learn and discover on our Lower Campus. Here, dynamic, interactive classrooms – as well as specialist music and language spaces – flow into bright outdoor areas, including a garden and allotment, which provide calming areas to connect with nature.

A five-minute walk away, our Upper Campus is home to our older Primary (Years 5-6) and Secondary students. Specialist subjects come to life in well-equipped science labs, art studios, and tech-enriched classrooms, while spacious indoor sports facilities, two all-weather pitches, and an outdoor climbing wall give every child the chance to get active.

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We are delighted you are considering the International School of Moscow (ISM) for your child’s education. Your journey starts with our friendly Admissions Team, who will get to know you and your family, and support your child’s move to our school.
  • Get in touch with us today – fill in our online enquiry form.
  • Come and see our campuses in person – or book a virtual meeting.
  • Send us your application.
  • We will invite you and your child to an informal family interview.
  • If everyone is happy, we will offer your child a place.
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