This guide was written prior to Russia's 2022 invasion of Ukraine and is therefore not reflective of the current situation. Travel to Russia is currently not advisable due to the area's volatile political situation.


There are many international schools in Moscow. Some international schools uphold the teaching language and national curriculum of their respective countries, including America, England, France, Germany and India. Other international schools teach the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Generally, all offer some form of Russian language instruction and are open to both international and local students.

For expat children, international schools often provide the best options with the highest quality of education in Moscow and internationally recognised school-leaving certificates. They often ease the transition of moving abroad.

International schools offer expat children in Moscow an opportunity to meet classmates experiencing similar situations and make friends. Meanwhile, they may be able to continue a familiar curriculum in their mother tongue.

There is a high demand for international schools, so expat parents are advised to contact the schools directly for more information and options for early applications.

Here is a list of international school options in Moscow.


International schools in Moscow

The English School of Science and Technology (ESS)

ESS first opened in Moscow in 2008 and is one of the best-established and most reputable international schools in Moscow. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-Levels
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.english-school.org.uk

British International School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum and Russian
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.bismoscow.com

Brittania School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum
Ages: 2 to 7
Website: www.britanniaschool.net

Brookes Moscow

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 2 to 18
Websitewww.moscow.brookes.org

Deutsche Schule Moskau

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: German
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.deutscheschulemoskau.de

Embassy of India School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Indian (CBSE)
Ages: 5 to 18
Website: www.kendriyavidyalaya-moscow.org

English International School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-Levels
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.englishedmoscow.com

Hinkson Christian Academy

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: American
Ages: 5 to 18
Website: www.hinkson.ru

International School of Moscow

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum:  English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-Levels
Ages: 2 to 18
Website: www.internationalschool.ru

Lycée Français de Moscou

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: French
Ages: 6 to 18
Website: www.lfm.ru

Moscow Economic School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate and Russian
Ages: 5 to 18
Website: www.mes.ru

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