The Anglo-American School of Moscow (AAS) was founded in 1949 as a diplomatic school as a part of the three Embassies, American, British, and Canadian. Currently AAS is fully engaged in transitioning its diplomatic school status to more closely resemble other international schools across the globe, a local, not-for-profit, educational organization. AAS is assisted by the founding embassies in collaboration with the Russian authorities to complete the transition while retaining AAS’ unique character that has developed over seven decades.
Organization: AAS currently offers an educational program from prekindergarten (four-year-olds) through grade 8. The school year consists of 4 quarters. The first day of school was August 15, 2022, and the last day of the school year will be June 20, 2023. During the school year, students will have a one-week fall break (October), a three-week winter break (December/January), a one-week February break, and a one-week spring break (April). AAS embraces distributed leadership and has a school wide leadership team that leads the school. This team includes the Director, Deputy Director, DFO, School Wide Directors, Division leadership, and Coordinators of Learning.
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, drama, dance, swimming, and physical education are also included, varying by grade level and interest. The faculty empowers students to become active, forward-thinking learners. The elementary school provides learning through the framework of the Primary Years Program (PYP). The middle school bridges learning in these grades through an aligned ES to HS experience anchored in the Common Core. The high school has been suspended for one school year due to circumstances connected to the current Ukraine crisis. Grades 9 and 10 will return in 2023/2024 where the high school will once again offer a college-preparatory program leading to a high school diploma that can be supplemented with International Baccalaureate (IB) certificates or a full IB Diploma. Class size ranges from 16-22 students. The goal of the AAS’ student support services (S3) program is to provide students with mild to moderate learning differences the academic, behavioral, and emotional support as well as students seeking English as an Additional Language (EAL) support so that they can reach their potential. AAS recognizes the importance of including students, parents, classroom teachers, support services staff, and leaders in a collaborative process for the delivery of support services. The student support services approaches can include any of the following services: large and small group instruction, monitoring of students in the regular classroom, targeted interventions, program and testing accommodations, sensory integration, school psychology, and school counselor.
Faculty: In the 2022-2023 school year, AAS has 184 total staff including 54 teachers, 11 of whom are U.S. citizens, 29 host-country nationals, and 14 third-country nationals. All teaching faculty maintain a teaching certificate/credential, 4 faculty members hold doctorates, and 26 faculty members hold master’s degrees.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, enrollment was 200 (PK-8). Of the total, 50 were U.S. citizens, 51 were host-country nationals, and 99 were third-country nationals. Of the U.S. enrollment, 21 were dependents of U.S. government direct-hire and contract employees.
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 55 dedicated classrooms in the elementary and middle schools; two innovation labs, one in each division; four computer laboratories; five art rooms, six music rooms; a 630-seat theater, two black box theaters; an extensive library; two large gymnasia, an aquatics center with two swimming pools, an aerobics/dance studio, a state-of-the-art fitness center; three tennis courts; two artificial turf fields; developmentally designed spaces to support physical growth at the elementary level, and two dining rooms.
Finances: Finances (all fees are quoted in US dollars): In the 2022-2023 school year, the school’s income comes primarily from tuition and other fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK: $ 21,320; K-grade 2: $31,300; grades 3-5: $32,450; grades 6-8 $33,820. There is a one-time, non-refundable $10,000 capital fee on entry and an annual fee for EAL starting at $2,000. These fees include all books and materials for all grades. Most of the classroom supplies are also included for PK-Grade 5. The school has a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy for students in Grades 5-8 where these students must bring and use their own laptops (minimum specifications are school provided) during classroom instruction and integrated learning activities.
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (Special Needs Russia, Moscow) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
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