MIRAS School in Astana
National, International, curricula.
210 students, 3-18 yrs
Abylay Khana 30, 473000, Astana, Kazakhstan
Tel: (+7) 3172 369867
Fax: (+7) 3172 369868
The Miras School of Astana opened in September 1999 in a new complex
of four buildings: (1) the main classrooms, gymnasium, library, and
administrative building for 200 students in grades one through eleven,
(2) pre-K and kindergarten for 45 students, (3) dormitory for 40 students,
and (4) apartments for twelve foreign educators. Campus facilities
include modern science laboratories, a greenhouse, a computer laboratory
containing eighteen personal computers, a two-storey modern library
and thirty personal computers, and a smaller library for elementary
school group work, designated areas for visual art/design technology,
music and dance, large indoor and outdoor sports facilities, an atrium
at the heart of the school for assemblies and performances for visitors,
a state-of-the-art kitchen and cafeteria area and special offices
for a full-time doctor, nurses and psychologist.
The unique curriculum Miras School of Astana is being developed
by experienced foreign and local staff, combining the Kazakhstan
standard curriculum with the philosophy, methodology and framework
of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) Primary and
Middle Years Programmes, following recommendations of the Council
of International Schools (CIS). It is the intent of the school administration
to seek authorization by IBO - it is accredited by CIS.
Miras School of Astana , (formerly known as Akmola or Tselograd),
was named the capital of Kazakhstan in 1997 and is located in the
northeastern part of the country. Astana is growing rapidly, and
much of the city is composed of new buildings including theatres,
sports complexes and restaurants.