Russia, Moscow: Anglo-American School of Moscow

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Date: 12/23/2010 Location: Moscow Description: AAS Moscow students - State Dept Image




The Anglo-American School of Moscow is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from Prekindergarten (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 16. During the year students have a 1-week fall break (November), a 3-week winter break (December/January), a 1 week February break, and a 1 week spring break (April).

Organization: The Director of the School, the central office support staff, and the principals of the elementary school (PK-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 foundation in English/Language Arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Russian, French or Spanish, art, music, computer skills and physical education are also included varying by grade level and interest. 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 may be offered first-year credit for their higher-level courses. The elementary school offers the IBO Primary Years Program. Class size ranges from 16-18 students. Pupil Support Services (PPS) provide an inclusive Pre-K through Grade 12 multidisciplinary student support system that respects learner differences and facilitates attainment of AAS’s high educational standards. This program provides for students with mild to moderate learning disabilities who can be serviced in a mainstream environment with additional support not totaling more than 5 hours per week. The School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Council of International Schools and the International Baccalaureate Organization and is a member of NAIS and CEESA.

Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 145 faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 1,291 representing 61 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 wireless Internet throughout the School. Facilities include 4 computer laboratories, 8 science laboratories, 5 art rooms, 6 music rooms, a 630 seat theater, 2 black box theaters, an extensive library, 2 large gymnasia, 4 playing fields (two covered with artificial turf) and tennis courts, an aquatics complex with 2 swimming pools, 3 dining rooms (one equipped with a stage), an aerobics/dance studio, and 2 exercise rooms.

Finances: In the 2010-2011 school year, the School's income derives from tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK: $14,250; Kdg.-grade 5: $22,200; grades 6-8: $24,050; grades 9-10: $25,300; and grade 11: $26,700; and grade 12 $27,900. In SY 2010-2011 AAS has introduced a one-time $10,000 capital fee to replace the annual seat fee. These fees include all books and materials. Supplies are also included for PK through grade 5. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)

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