Kids and Education
- Jan. 18 2015 00:00
For those with families, living abroad can be even more challenging: suddenly, you have to worry about not only adapting to a new language and a different culture yourself, but how growing up in a foreign land will affect your kids as well. Securing a well-rounded education for your child is a priority for parents everywhere, and parents in Moscow — whether Russian or expat — are no exception. Here are a few of the capital's options for international schools.
Children of the world
An English-language preschool for kids aged 2 to 7, attended by children of international businessmen and foreign embassies as well as of Russian families interested in helping their child to become bilingual. Lessons follow the British national curriculum, and all teachers are early-childhood education specialists from Britain.
+7 (985) 776-8688; 8 (963) 976-2228
1G Minskaya ul., building 3, "Golden Keys — 2" Residential complex
English Playschool Moscow
An English-language kindergarten and member of the British Association for Early Childhood Education. The curriculum focuses on building communication, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills. Only potty-trained children are accepted.
+7 (499) 134-2006
87a Leninsky Prospekt
A bilingual Montessori preschool taught by native speakers for kids 1.5 to 6 or 7 years old. The Montessori style of teaching aims to encourage curiosity and leadership skills in kids, by letting them choose the materials and activities that engage them with support and guidance by the instructors.
+7 (499) 398-0131
12/1 Ostrovnoy proezd, 121552
British Preschool "English Academy"
A British preschool following the English national curriculum and allowing kids to specialize in extra subjects, such as dance, painting, and singing.
+7 (495) 749-3117
1G Minskaya ul., building 3,
"Golden Keys — 2" Residential complex
The British International School
A chain of nine schools offering primary education for kids of a range of ages, from elementary all the way through high school. BIS is one of Moscow's top-performing international schools, accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization and Cambridge International Examinations. Children of over 65 nationalities study here, many earning IB diplomas.
BIS Moscow — Central Admissions Office
Phone: +7 (495) 987-4486, +7 (495) 426-0311
Fax: +7 (495) 426-3811
A trilingual kindergarten center with multiple locations in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod and Kiev, P'titCref seeks to encourage spontaneous communication and natural multilingual development in kids through games and creative methods. Extracurriculars like cooking, yoga, chess, and ecology are also available.
+7 (495) 518-6018
The International School of Moscow
Provides British private education to the children of expatriate families living in Moscow, from kindergarten through primary and secondary school. The school recently received an "excellent" rating in all aspects, from curriculum and teaching quality to moral development, leadership, and communication with parents in a recent report by the Independent School Inspectorate.
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+7 (499) 922-4400 (ext.3) or +7 (916) 922-0454
English International School
A British-style school with three branches in Moscow's west, southwest, and east regions. The school offers classes in English with additional lessons in Russian and Russian studies.
Moscow East: +7 (495) 301-2104
Moscow West: +7 (499) 140-1025
Moscow South-West: +7 (495) 984-5992