The International School of Moscow (ISM)
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About The International School of Moscow (ISM)


The International School of Moscow (ISM) offers a contemporary English international education to students aged from 2 to 18. Established in 2007, the School has a student body of over 1000 and boasts more than 60 nationalities.

The school is located in two of the most exclusive areas, Krylatskoe and Rosinka International Residences. ISM Krylatskoe welcomes students aged 3-18 and offers unique Secondary and Sixth Form opportunities due to the large international student body and a wide variety of (I) GCSE and A level subjects.

ISM Rosinka welcomes students aged 2-11. It is located inside Rosinka’s gated territory and is a unique, all through safe, family friendly community school that offers an exceptional outdoor programme.

The school is a member of Nord Anglia Education, a growing network of 66 schools established across the globe, and collaborates with world-leading organisations, including the Juilliard School, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and UNICEF.

www.internationalschoool.ru
ISM Krylatskoe: +7 (499) 922 44 00
ISM Rosinka: +7 (499) 922 44 05

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Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Max Class Size

Unknown

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6 Reviews of The International School of Moscow (ISM)

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Overall 3.80
Facilities 3.00
Academics 4.00
Teachers 3.00
Sports 3.00
Music & Arts 4.00
Science & Tech 4.00

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Antonella , 04/10/2020 @ 14:38:56
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We are a family of expats and this is our second year in ISM with my kids both attending Secondary school. Coming from another British International School in another country, I have to admit I am a bit disappointed about the lack of involvement between the Parent Community. The teachers are good and my kids are progressing academically but sometimes there are strict rules and tensions between teachers and students with some Yellers. Some teachers have the bad habits to yell to the students in an not proper way. There’s no an International community with more than 60-70% of Russians in some classes. No International week, no PTA, no organised coffee morning to socialise, I don’t even know the other parents in my kids‘ classes. Good study of music, playing an instrument but a bit weak into Modern Foreign language for my previous experience, only optional homework for French in Primary means no homework at all for them. Strong focus on Maths and Science.

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Ivan Martynov, 2 months ago


The best school ever! Inspiring and creative. It inspires kids to do their best in school and in life. It is instilling a love of learning, reading and creating. The kid just loves it!

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David Steer, 2 months ago


We are a mixed nationality couple (Australian and Russian). Our two kids (now 14 and 12) have attended ISM since 2008. It is conveniently located and offers excellent education driven by a committed and talented group of teachers and staff. A perfect place to give your kids the best start in life. Very highly recommended.

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f smiz, 2 months ago


My children have just started this school. It has been a very positive experience. They have been helped to settle in by teachers as well as students. The school itself has welcomed us in and supported us in being a new family at the school. The children have reported that the food quality is high. There is plenty of choice, so that even if they don't like something they are full of food which is healthy and nutritious. Can recommend to all parents of children in Moscow.

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JJ V, a week ago


This school is a good place but student teacher relations could be improved

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wulfe, a week ago


Studying in this fairly amazing school for nearly 4 years. From basically none-english speaker to a fluent english speaker with advanced vocabulary. The education in this school is considerably "world class" and teachers are generally quite friendly and love to help out struggling students. I do understand that the school try to keep a good reputation which is beneficial for students and the school. However, there are teachers as well as rules that is acting too strict on students. Especially for very minor or inconsequential things such as colour of your coat, wearing trainer while outdoor etc. For teachers being strict, I can comprehend that we are teenagers now and we should be responsible for what we are doing. But acting above a certain limit would be undesirable for some student which may will turn them into a negative attitude towards teacher or even vindicate themselves too aggressively. This will indeed make the teacher angry and turn this into a vicious circle. The end results will be a rebellious student that will now constantly acting against teach and a teach with a bad mood. What also lead this happen is that some teachers don’t give the student a chance to maybe explain or just communicate with them and saying word such as “you shall not talk back to teachers” which will trigger student and leading the situation back to the circle. This is very common in school (especially for Russian students) and even I have experienced a few time during the 4 years. School also do needs to taking in consideration that Russians are generally from rich family where they are in one way or another, “spoiled”. We need to teach them how to deal problems with teacher without making both contacts angry. One last thing is that beside a few teachers that having being staying in this school for years or even decade, the teachers are switching quite fast. I don’t know how human resources department manage them, but some teachers are refreshing each year or even gone within a few month. The issue here is that old teachers get to know us better, unlike new ones that need a period or time where teachers and student need to adjust to the most suitable and comfortable mode. Old teachers also know what students need to work on and what their already good with. I would suggest the should make the teachers stay longer. From a random student.

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