|The Anglo-American School of
Moscow is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers an
educational program from First Steps (3-year-olds) through grade 12.
The School was founded in 1949. The school year is comprised of 4
quarters. The first day of school was August 23 and the last day of
the school year is June 15. During the year students have a 1-week
fall break (October), 3-week holiday break (December/January), a
long week-end (February), and a one-week spring break (April).
Organization: The Anglo-American School is chartered by the
U.S., British, and Canadian Embassies in Moscow through the aegis of
a School Board. The Director of the School, a U.S. educator, the
deputy director and the principals of the Elementary School
(FS-grade 5), the Middle School (grades 6-8) and High School (grades
9-12) manage the day-to-day operation of the School.
Curriculum: Students follow an international curriculum,
which ensures a solid grounding in English/Language Arts,
mathematics, science and social studies. Russian, French or Spanish,
art, music, computer skills and physical education are also
included. The high school provides a college-preparatory program
leading to a High School Diploma that can be supplemented with
International Baccalaureate certificates or a full IB Diploma.
Students completing the full IB program typically receive priority
placement at universities and are offered first-year credit for
their higher-level courses. The elementary school is implementing
the IBO Primary Years Program. Students with mild disabilities or
special needs are supported through Optimal Match services. The
School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools
and Colleges, the Council of International Schools and the
International Baccalaureate Organization.
Faculty: In the 2005-2006 school year, the faculty
consists of approximately 135 qualified and experienced teachers.
Enrollment: As of September 15, 2005, the international
student body of 1,225 students represented more than 68 countries.
Facilities: A purpose-built campus, located between a
forest and a canal, was opened in August 2000. Instruction is
extended through access to the Internet throughout the School.
Facilities include 4 computer laboratories, 8 science laboratories,
5 art rooms, 6 music rooms, 2 black box theaters, an extensive
library, 3 large gymnasia, 3 playing fields and tennis courts, 3
dining rooms (one equipped with a stage), an aerobics/dance studio,
2 exercise rooms and an asphalt play space where ice rinks are set
up in the winter. Stage II of the new school construction
(multi-purpose auditorium/theater for 550 people and the swimming
pool) is under way and aimed for completion by August 2006.
Finances: In the 2005-2006 school year, annual tuition
rates are as follows: FS-PK: $11,300; Kdg.-grade 5: $13,700; grades
6-8: $15,300; grades 9-10: $16,300; and grades 11-12: $17,500. The
School also charges a $6,000 annual seat fee to service the
financial costs of the construction of the new campus. These fees
include all books and materials. Supplies are also included for FS
through grade 5. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Mr. Drew Alexander, Director
Anglo-American School of Moscow
c/o American Embassy Moscow
Helsinki, Finland 00140