Moscow Economic School (MES), is a private, non-governmental, IB World School. Founded as a result of democratic changes in our country, MES was the first and has grown into one of the largest private, non-governmental schools in Russia. Today, we have 600 students, boys and girls from the ages of 3 to 18 years old with over 300 employees. MES is striving to be a bilingual school. Russian is the primary language of instruction in the Primary and Middle Years Programs, but English is beginning to be used as an instructive language in their core subjects beginning in the 1st grade. By the time our students begin the Diploma Program, all of their lessons are taught in English.