You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Russia with fee information. The list includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools for you to find the right school to prepare for the International Baccalaureate and other accreditation in Russia. Some schools may follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the French, German, Swedish, Finnish, Italian, etc. language and system.
Although it might not appear in the highest rankings, Russia's education system is generally well-regarded. According to the 2018 OECD/PISA survey of standards among 15-year-olds, Russia ranked 31st in the world in mathematics, 34th in science, and 30th in reading.
Schooling in Russia is compulsory from the ages of six to 15, with most students choosing to remain in education until the age of 18. Children attend primary school until the age of 10, then move on to a secondary curriculum until at least 15. However, in most cases, students attend a single school for the duration of their education.
Russia's largest cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg offer the widest range of international schools available, with the capital, in particular, being home to more than 10 institutions that suit most requirements.
Importantly, if you are planning to send your child to an international school in Russia, you should be aware that most of them have long waiting lists. Therefore, it is a good idea to submit your application as soon as you have chosen a school.
More information on the stages of education and schools can be found in the EasyExpat.com Guide to Moscow, Russia.
International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Russia. Many schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam.
There may be some local population, but the schools are usually geared for an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, etc. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English, French, Spanish, German, or Japanese. Schools also provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.
Admission and enrolment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.
Anglo-American School of Moscow
Address: 1 Beregovaya Street, 125367
Tel: +7 (495) 127-9197
Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition Rates: From $21,320 to $33,820 [School year 2021-22]
The Anglo-American School of Moscow is an independent, non-profit, co-educational, international day school catering for students between the ages of 4 and 18 (Pre-kindergarten to Grade 12), chartered by the American, British and Canadian embassies.
AAS Moscow delivers an international standards-based curriculum aligned to current recommendations of US professional associations. Grade 11 and 12 students can opt into the DP IB International Baccalaureate program and the Primary Years Program (PYP) is the focus for younger children.
Britannia School, is a British Nursery and Primary School located in Moscow. The school offers the British Curriculum in English for children aged 1.5 to 7 years old. Britannia School Moscow follows the British Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS). Therefore, the students in the primary class are taught in accordance with the English National curriculum (ENC).
The BIS is an educational institution that has successfully worked in the field of educational services in Russia for the past 27 years, providing a first-class education in the best traditions of British schools. At present the BIS consists of six schools located in different areas of the city of Moscow: in the North (Voikovskaya Metro Station) and in the South (Profsoyuznaya and Novoyasenevskaya Metro Stations). Children from 3 to 18 years of age 65 nationalities are studying at the school.English National Curriculum, as adapted to meet the needs of international pupils, as well as the full Russian curriculum, is taught.
Address: Lazorevyy Pr. 7, Moscow 129323
Tel: +7 499 110 7001
Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition Rates: From 606,500 PYP ($9,840) to 2,366,700 PYP ($38,404) [School year 2021-22]
Brookes Moscow is a member of the Brookes Education Group, a global family of schools with seven campuses around the world. The school offers a continuum of the International Baccalaureate programmes from Year 1 to Year 13.
Cambridge International School Moscow
Address: Festivalnaya Ulitsa, 7А, Moscow, 125565, Russia
Tel: +7 495 152 7730
Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition Rates: From 15,000€ ($15,825) to 22,200€ ($23,420) [School year 2021-22]
CIS International School is an independent, non-governmental organisation, established to provide high-quality education to local and expatriate communities in Russia and Uzbekistan. CIS International School is registered as a CIS International School, accredited by the University of Cambridge's Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). CIS International School is a member of ECIS (European Council of International Schools) and is licensed by the Russian educational authorities. Cambridge International School homes a diversity of campuses along Russia: Skolkovo Campus, Gorki Campus, Saint Petersburg Campus, Tashkent Campus
English International School Moscow
Address: 9 Molodogvardeyskaya Ulitsa, Moscow 121467 (Moscow West) and 14 Lobachevskogo Ulitsa, Moscow 119415 (Moscow South West)
Tel: +7 495 668 7050
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school
The English International School of Moscow is a selective British international school in Moscow, Russia. Both campuses welcome pupils, aged 3–12 years old, who learn multiple subjects through the modified English National Curriculum, which leads to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).
The International School of Moscow
Address: Krylatskoe Campus; Krylatskaya Ulitsa 12, Krylatskoe, Moscow, 121552
Rosinka Campus; Building 41, IRC Rosinka, Krasnogorsky region, Moscow rural, 143442
Tel: +7 499 922 4400 (Krylatskoe Campus) and +7 499 922 4405 (Rosinka Campus)
Tuition Rates: From 19,090€ ($20,155) to 33,608€ ($35,475) [School year 2022-23]
The International School of Moscow is an independent, British-run organisation providing high value education to the expatriate community of Moscow.
The school was established in the 2006/2007 academic year in response to demand from the local international community. Its principal aim continues to be the provision of excellent education based on the English National Curriculum. The International School of Moscow is a member of COBIS (Council of British International Schools) and is registered at the Qualification and Curriculum Authority in the UK and is fully licensed by the Russian authorities.
Embassy of India School (KV) Moscow is a vibrant educational institution in Moscow catering to the educational needs of the wards of the Embassy of India personnel and community of Indian origin. The main objective of the School is to impart quality education of an international standard, together with developing the holistic personality of the child, to face the challenging needs of the ever changing society. Established in the year 1987, today the school has a strength of a little over 350 students with classes I to XII and has Science and Commerce streams. The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (C.B.S.E), New Delhi and follows the curriculum framed by NCERT, New Delhi, India.
RIS is an international school, which is dedicated to educating children from 2 to 18 years old. RIS implements the highest standards of International and Russian education, which provides exceptional academic success to students at all levels.
The international English school RIS has accreditation from Cambrige, Edexсel and the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation.
The school programme is based on the English National Curriculum. One of the most important tasks of the international RIS programme is preparing students for the IGCSE and A-LEVEL exams and for entering the best universities in the world. The Russian RIS programme complies with the norms of the Federal State Educational Standard of General Education and is supplemented by approved author's developments and methods aimed at the comprehensive, harmonious development of the child's intellect and personality.
Lycée Français de Moscow - Alexandre Dumas
Address: 7A Milioutinski pereulok, 101000 Moscow
Tel: +7 495 627 0470
Tuition Rates: From 5,770€ ($6,100) to 8,610€ ($9,100) [School year 2022-23]
Lycée Français de Moscow - Alexandre Dumas is an establishment under direct management of the AEFE (agency for French education abroad), which implements the school programs and learning methods of the French education system from Primary school to Middle School High School.
The German School Moscow "Friedrich-Joseph Haass" is a German-language private school in Troparyovo-Nikulino District, Western Administrative Okrug, Moscow, Russia. The German Foreign Office and the Central Agency for German Schools Abroad support the school, which welcomes students from Lower School Ages: 3-11 to Middle School Ages: 12-15 and Senior School Ages: 16-18. The school follows the German State Curriculum which focuses on German International Abitur Exam (DIAP).
The Swedish School in Moscow is a Swedish school open to children aged from 2 to 16 years of age who have links to Scandinavia. The school follows the Swedish curriculum and instruction is given in Swedish by qualified teachers.
The Finnish School in Moscow is an official Finnish foreign school that provides education for Finnish-speaking children living in Moscow. The school is a private school governed by the Finnish Basic Education Act, maintained by the Finnish Educational Association. The school offers classes for grades 1-9. and preschoolers. Small group sizes and a comfortable atmosphere support individual learning and teaching. The teaching is conducted in Finnish in accordance with the Finnish curriculum. Finnish textbooks are used in teaching. The language courses are English (3-9) and Swedish (6-9).
The Scuola italiana "Italo Calvino" is the only Italian curriculum school in Russia. The school was founded in 1973 in the premises of the Italian Embassy by Costanza Vinci, wife of the pro tempore Ambassador Pietro Vinci. Located in the heart of Moscow and surrounded by greenery, it is the only school in the Russian Federation that carries out the entire schooling in Italian. All school levels: Infancy, Primary, First Grade Secondary and the four-year Linguistic High School Abroad have been recognized as equal. The school is therefore a public school recognized by the Italian State whose attendance and qualifications acquired are recognized as valid for all purposes on the territory of the Italian Republic, the European Union and the States with which there are memoranda of understanding in this regard. The "Italo Calvino" is also a PLIDA certification center.
British School of St Petersburg (The)
Address: 197110 St. Petersburg, Zhdanovskaya Ulitsa, 45, Lit. A, 38-N
Tel: +7 812 467 7746
Tuition Rates: From 19,665€ ($20,710) to 22,515€ ($23,710) [School year 2021-22]
The British School of St Petersburg. Private international school from 2 to 13 years old that follows the English International Curriculum. The British School of St. Petersburg (BSSP) is part of The Schools Trust (TST), the UK registered, non-profit organisation, and it is a fully qualified member of the Council of British International Schools.
Brookes St Petersburg Campus
Address: Tatarskiy Pereulok 3-5, Saint Petersburg, 197198
Tel: +7 812 320 8925
Tuition Rates: From 833,300 PYP ($13,522) to 2,534,500 PYP ($41,127) [School year 2022-23]
The 250-pupil capacity historic Brookes Saint Petersburg campus welcomes local and international students from age 4 to 18 to its school and offers a continuum of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes.
Cambridge International School St Petersburg
Address: Mebelnaya, 11A, Saint-Petersburg, 197345, Russia
Tel: +7 812 604 3322
Tuition Rates: From 15,000€ ($15,825) to 24,600€ ($25,950) [School year 2021-22]
CIS International School is an independent, non-governmental organisation, established to provide high-quality education to local and expatriate communities in Russia and Uzbekistan. CIS International School is registered as a CIS International School, accredited by the University of Cambridge's Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). CIS International School is a member of ECIS (European Council of International Schools) and is licensed by the Russian educational authorities. Cambridge International School homes a diversity of campuses along Russia: Skolkovo Campus, Gorki Campus, Moscow Campus, Tashkent Campus
International Academy of St. Petersburg Russia, abbreviated IA or "'IASP'", is an International Christian school located in St. Petersburg, Russia. It welcomes students from Kindergarten stage to Grade 12. Its curriculum and structure is based on the American system and is directed towards students who plan to attend a college/university in the U.S. or other English-speaking college/university. For this reason all of its classes are conducted in English with standard Christian American curriculum. IA is accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Middle States Association.
The French school of St. Petersburg, opened in 2004, as an international, bilingual school with a warm, nurturing, and progressive mindset. Accredited by the French ministry of Education, we offer a child-centered environment based on a the French curriculum and completed by English and Russian programs, for kids aged from 3 to 17.
The campus, located in the center of the city, is close to all cultural sites and welcomes its students in a warm environment.
Deutsche Schule Sankt Petersburg (DSP) St. Petersburg
Address: ul. Petrozavodskaya 12, St. Petersburg 197110
Tel: +7 812 409 2159
Tuition Rates: From 65,550 Rubles per month ($1,060)
Deutsche Schule Sankt Petersburg (DSP) is a German-Russian encounter school founded in September 2009. The DSP is funded by the Federal Republic of Germany and actively supported by the Central Office for Schools Abroad (ZfA). The school is also a member of the partner schools (PASCH), which are also funded by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany. The German School is a full day facility with kindergarten, preschool, elementary school and high school. Our school comprises grades 1 through 10. The school is also a candidate for the introduction of the mixed language international baccalaureate (GIB). This grants a worldwide university entrance qualification.
International school of Kazan
Address: 5 Mavlyutova St., Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan, 420101
Tel: +7 843 204 1282
Tuition Rates: From 35,250 PYP ($570) to 81,000 PYP ($1,310) per month [School year 2021-22]
The International School of Kazan is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for the Primary Years Program, the Middle Years Program and the Diploma Program.
Multilingual School Bala City
Address: Ulitsa Abubekira Teregulova, 18, Kazan, Respublika Tatarstan, Russia
Tel: +7 843 255 5050
Tuition Rates: From 35,250 PYP ($570) to 81,000 PYP ($1,310) per month [School year 2021-22]
The international multilingual school “Bala-City” is an elementary, basic and secondary general education within the framework of the uniform Federal State Educational Standard of Russia with enrichment by additional foreign programs for primary school. Today, on all campuses, students study Tatar, English, Chinese (included in the compulsory program) and Spanish (additional program). In the future, they can continue their education at the educational center and the Cambridge International School Bala City.
International School “Istochnik”
Address: 62 Tsentralnaya St., Leninskii of Ulyanovsk, 432067 Russia
Tel: +7 842 226 0418 and +7 951 096 3687
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school
International School “Istochnik” welcomes students from Primary school to Middle and Senior school. The basis of ISI educational model is a personal-oriented and humanist approach, which is based on love and recognition of the individuality of each student. The joint activity of students and teachers is aimed at self-realization and development of personal qualities of students during the development of the educational program at all levels of studies.
RBS is a unique private school in the Siberian region that provides quality Russian and British education. The Russian School curriculum provides the students with a Russian certificate. However, education in the subjects of the British School curriculum and after passing the International certification exams in the subjects of the "British School", allows students to obtain a certificate of completion of high school IGCSE (International Certificate of Secondary Education).
The school implements basic educational programs from primary general education (development period 4 years), basic general education (development period 5 years) to secondary general education (development period 3 years).