British International School, Moscow
BR1 623, PO Box 289, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8WJ, UK
Tel: (+7) 095 426 0210
Fax: (+7) 095 426 5400
National, IB, curricula.
GCSE, IGCSE, IB exams
600 students, 3-18 yrs
The British International School was founded in 1994 to meet the needs
of expatriate or Russian parents who wish their children to be taught
in English using the English National Curriculum, as adapted to meet
the needs of international pupils.
The principal aim of the British International School, Moscow is
to provide an exciting, caring and intellectually stimulating environment
in which children will thrive. It a caters for the individual learning
and social needs of children and enables them to achieve their highest
possible academic level.
The British International School, Moscow has three sections. In
the Nursery and Reception classes, (3-5 years), the curriculum concentrates
on basic pre-writing, practical number and reading skills. There
is interaction through stories, songs and discussions with the children's
teachers. Reading and language development receive priority. There
is a special handwriting programme. Oral language is emphasized
and in mathematics the programme includes much practical work.
In the Primary classes, (5-11 years), the curriculum continues
the core subjects of English, mathematics and science while the
formal study of art, French, Russian, geography, history, music
and religious education is gradually introduced. There is also a
full programme of physical education.
In the Secondary classes, (11-18 years), there is specialist teaching.
Core subjects are English, mathematics and science with the foundation
subjects of art, geography, history, music, French, Russian, information
technology, religious studies, PE and games.
In Years 10 and 11 the pupils are prepared for the International
GCSE examinations in eight to ten of the above subjects. Year 12
and 13 pupils are prepared for the Internaitonal Baccalaureate Diploma
and university entrance.
The British International School, Moscow occupies seven modern
purpose-built campuses. Three are in an attractive area of Moscow
adjacent to the Academicheskaya Park. Outside there are very pleasant
grounds and play areas. The other three are in the south of the
city adjacent to the Bitsevski Park metro station. An infant school
opened on the Rosinka residential campus in September 2003.
To ensure that the British International School, Moscow truly reflects
a British school, it has been extensively resourced from UK. Classrooms
for the younger pupils have modern en-suite cloakroom and bathroom
facilities. The classrooms have been designed to provide a light,
warm and comfortable environment. The assembly hall is equipped
with PE material to supplement outdoor sports facilities.