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Why English International School is different?

English International School in 6 points:

  1. More than 10 years of experience focused on achieving excellent academic results
  2. National Curriculum of England for students from 3 to 18 years old
  3. Cambridge International Examinations (iGCSE and A’ Level) and Edxecel Curriculum, which opens the doors to the best universities around the world
  4. EIS provides a strong English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme for pupils whose first language is not English and who require additional help with the English language in order to access the mainstream curriculum successfully.
  5. A happy international environment facilitated by highly qualified, dedicated and native English teachers, students from over 50 nationalities, and British owned and managed link to staff and supporting team
  6. A well-established learning environment supported by excellent indoor and outdoor facilities, a huge range of extra activities, field trips and events.
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Curriculum overview

At the English International School, we teach the English National Curriculum, enhanced to meet the needs of the international and local students. This means that in addition to the core curriculum, there is an opportunity for pupils to study Russian.

Expatriate students are introduced to the Russian language and fluent Russian speakers can maintain familiarity with their native language. All pupils learn about the culture, history and geography of Russia. The English National Curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by schools in England and by British style international schools. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject

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English as an Additional Language

At English International School, Moscow we provide an English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme for pupils whose first language is not English and who require additional help with the English language in order to access the mainstream curriculum successfully.

This programme is free of charge.

The EAL program operates across all Key Stages and at different levels to cater for a pupil’s individual needs and requirements. New students are assessed on arrival at the school to determine their level of English and are grouped accordingly.

Exisiting students are assessed at the start of the academic year to determine the group they will join. During the school year pupils are assessed regularly and have an opportunity either to move to a higher group or leave the EAL programme altogether.

We specialise in supporting children whose first language isn't English

EIS Vision & Mission

For a global and confident future!


Bringing the best of the British Education to safe, challenged and happy students for a global and confident future.


The English International School offers the best of the British Education by providing high quality and innovative teaching for both the local and international communities. EIS are encouraged to experience a wide range of opportunities and achieve to their highest potential whatever, their backgrounds are. To that end, we seek to ensure that all children feel safe, challenged and happy during their learning. EIS aims to instill them with the academic and personal confidence needed to face the challenge of a global future.

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‘Bringing the Best of the British Education to the world’’

English International School is British owned and managed by Orbital Education, a company with a proven track record and an excellent reputation for establishing and operating outstanding British-style international schools.

Orbital Education was founded in 2005 by Kevin McNeany. The company runs a group of schools offering British Education, which is owned and managed from the Head Office near Manchester in the UK. Orbital schools provide a British style of education which is nurturing, challenging and inspiring. They currently have schools all around the word and their portfolio continues to expand. English International Schools in Moscow has the benefit of support from educational, financial, marketing and IT experts in the UK. The school is regularly visited by an Orbital International Education Development Officer, who has lead responsibility for the school.

Accreditation and Membership

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Our membership of CIS (Council of International Schools) and COBIS (Council of British International Schools) demonstrates our commitment to excellence.

English International Schools, Moscow is actively working through the rigorous Council of International Schools full accreditation programme.

To find out more about the Council of International School, click on or or Council of British International Schools, click on

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The English International School, Moscow East is also approved and registered as an examination centre by the Edexcel and Cambridge Examination Boards.

Find out about our examination boards: or

Admissions Overview

For full details, please contact us by email: or call +7 (495) 668 70 50

Please apply online by submitting this form

A visit to your preferred EIS Moscow Campus will give us an opportunity to show to you the first class facilities we have and, more importantly, you will have an opportunity to share your aspirations for your child with the Principal. It is ideal if you can bring your child with you - we like families to see the real school in action.

To enrol your child at English International School, please complete the application form and our Admissions Manager will be in touch. There is no charge for the initial application form.

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School Fees

For full details on all of our fees and charge, please contact us by email:

or call +7 (495) 668 70 50

The fees are paid yearly or termly (once a three month).

The fees include all tuition, lunch and morning and afternoon snacks, all books and use of library. Many extracurricular activity (if run by internal staff) are provided free of charge.

Assessment Fee, which also serves as a registration charge, reserves a place for a child at school. It is paid only once, during the admission process.

Payments are made in Russian rubles or Euros by bank transfer or by card in any of our campuses.

The fees do not include: Purchase of school uniform, school bus, individual music tuition and extracurricular activity provided by external providers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What the difference between EIS and other International schools?

  • Low student teacher ratios ensure for a conducive learning environment in which to develop students academically as well-rounded individuals, using a personal and comprehensive approach.
  • A unique family-oriented communication between the students, teachers, parents and the management team.
  • Our outstanding academic results in IGCSE and A-Level
  • Membership to CIS (Council of International Schools) and COBIS (Council Of British International Schools) continues to demonstrate our excellence.
  • EIS is part of an internationally expanding network called Orbital based in Manchester (UK)

Does a child need to be fluent in English?

No English fluency is required at EIS.

For students who require additional help with English language, we provide a special program - English as an Additional Language (EAL). It is free of charge. The remit of the EAL teacher is to improve significantly; noticeably and measurably the acquisition of students’ English language within the School. Find out, click on Languages programmes

What does EIS curriculum consist of?

Our curriculum is a balanced and complete programme which also includes Information Technology, Physical Education and Arts. Find out, click on Curriculum

What colleges/universities accept students after graduating from EIS?

All worldwide universities accept students graduated from EIS. To know more, click here EIS Graduates

Can pupils transfer to UK schools or other international schools?

Yes. As the National Curriculum is well defined, transfer to any other British style school is straight forward. In our experience, pupils transfer without difficulty to other international schools and to schools in the home country. The School actively helps parents in this transfer process by providing full transcripts enabling children to integrate smoothly into their new school

What difference between IB and A-Levels?

We are often asked why we offer A Level as opposed to the International Baccalaureate (IB). The most obvious answer is that we will always do what is best for our student cohort and we believe that the A Level curriculum best meets the requirements of our students.

For A Level most students study 4 or 5 AS Levels in the Year 12, reducing to 3 or 4 in the Year 13. Students will study 6 subjects over the two 6th Form years, 3 at Higher Level and 3 at Standard Level. In addition, each student will complete an Extended Essay, a Theory of Knowledge course (TOK) and the CAS programme. (Creativity, Action and Service).

What foreign languages are taught in EIS?

Across all key stages Russian language is taught as second language for not-Russian students. Also French courses are available from Year 3 (7 years old). Spanish can be offered as extra curricular activity. Find out, click on Languages programmes

What is half-day Nursery?

Half-day Nursery is from 8 am until 12.30. It includes lessons, morning snack and hot lunch. Bus service is not available for half-day Nursery.

What the difference between Russian Curriculum and English National Curriculum?

British education is constructed in such a way that by the time of entering a higher education institution, the student has already all necessary knowledge and skills for study according to the program of the higher education.

On it is general to the accepted statement, the British education system reminds a pyramid where

- The basis is represented by elementary grades in which children are given basic knowledge in all range of objects,

- The middle – high school at which a small set of obligatory objects is combined with objects of the choice, that is objects the most interesting to the school student,

- The top is a pre-university preparation which includes deep studying only of a small number of objects which will become specialization of the student at university. Thanks to such approach in teaching school students already classes gain at 10-13 rather profound knowledge within the future specialty and gain the academic skills necessary for study in higher education institution. Transfer to university for the British school students is painless, practically without demanding adaptation neither in educational process, nor in student's community.

Other important difference of two approaches in training – the emphasis for independent work which is the cornerstone of British education. The British school students since the earliest years are focused on independent obtaining information, whether it be the analysis of thematic works in library, studying of sources in the multimedia center or work on the scientific project. Such technique of training is supported further and in higher education institution.

Does English International School qualify as a Russian school?

No. Although we teach the Russian Language to every year group, we do not teach the Russian National Curriculum. Our schools are formally recognised by the Russian Ministry of Education.

What is the bullying policy in your school?

Englsih International School regards bullying as a serious infringement of individual rights and a serious threat to the self-esteem and self-confidence of targeted pupil(s). Therefore it does not tolerate bullying of any kind.

Every report of bullying is treated seriously and dealt with, having due regard for the wellbeing of the targeted pupil(s) and the perpetrator(s).

An 'Anti-Bullying Team', made up of all staff members, exists to cultivate an environment free from bullying. The immediate priority, should a bullying incident occur, is ending the bullying, (thereby protecting the person(s) being targeted) and resolving the issues and restoring the relationships involved insofar as is practicable using a “Reform, not Blame” approach.

How can parents meet teachers?

There are formal meetings between parents and teachers at least three times in each school year. However, you can make an appointment to see your child’s Class Teacher at any mutually convenient time. English International School strongly encourages a open-door communication between students, parents, teaching staff and management.

What is the school fees payment policy at EIS?

The fees are paid termly (once a three month) or yearly.

The fees include all tuition, lunch and morning and afternoon snacks, all books and use of librairy. Many extracurricular activity (if run by internal staff) are provided free of charge.

Assessment Fee, which also serves as a registration charge, reserves a place for a child at school. It is paid only once, during the admission process. Payments are made in Russian rubles or Euros by bank transfer or by card in any of our campuses.

The fees do not include: Purchase of school uniform, school bus, individual music tuition and extracurricual activity provided by external providers.

How long does it take to do a homework?

We believe that the setting of regular homework from Year 1 helps to engender a spirit of enquiry, curiosity and investigation in students. The homework set is designed to enhance the work we do at school by giving students an opportunity to prepare, research, reflect, learn and complete various tasks. Homework will not normally be used to introduce new concepts or skills.

Years 1 and 2 - Approximately one hour per week (Excluding reading)

Years 3 and 4 - 30 minutes per evening (Excluding reading)

Years 5 and 6 - 45-60 minutes per evening (Excluding reading)

Years 7 and 8 - 45-90 minutes per evening

Year 9 – 60-120 minutes per evening

Years 10 and 11 – 90-150 minutes per evening (Excluding reading)

A Level - Key Stage 5 students (Years 12 and 13) are not included in the schedule, but are expected to spend at least one hour on independent study for each hour of contact (lesson) time they have in school, which will include homework and independent study tasks set by their teachers.

Contact admissions

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Admissions: +7 495 668 7050

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EIS Moscow East

66A Zeleny Prospekt Moscow
Russia 111396
Telephone: 7 495 301 2104

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EIS Moscow South-West

14 Lobachevskogo Ulitsa
Russia 119361
Telephone: +7 495 984 59 92

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EIS Moscow West

9 Molodogvardeyskaya Ulitsa


Russia 121467

Telephone: +7 499 140 10 25

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Interested in working for us?

English International School, Moscow has a reputation among the international schools in the city for providing a totally legal and transparent employment environment in which our teachers work and live. English International School Moscow wants all teachers to be clear about exactly what the remuneration and working conditions are.

The package includes a competitive salary which takes account of accommodation costs, a generous travel/flight allowance, international medical cover and ‘golden handshake’ on arrival. Conditions and terms of employment are excellent.

In addition to the remuneration provided the school also has:

• An excellent induction programme which includes social and professional activities to assist teachers to settle into the school and Moscow;

• An increasingly strong Professional Development programme to assist teachers in growing professionally;

• A loyalty bonus scheme, subject to their Principal’s discretion whereby staff who stay are recognised and rewarded.

Full details of the package and tax obligations along with details about contract and visa provision are provided to those candidates who are short-listed at interview.

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