The English International School, East is now in its 13th year. A well-established campus offering high-quality teaching and a bespoke education for each individual pupil.
EIS Moscow East is the closest international school from Moscow center (Kitai Gorod station). Our school is preeminent British style school in the eastern half of Moscow. It enjoys an extensive campus with a beautiful school building and outdoor space. It provides a secure and intimate learning environment for the student. Our classrooms are large and benefit from plenty of natural light. We use the latest technology to support learning as well as encourage traditional play amongst our younger children. Our outdoor space is equally generous, with grassed areas and space for sporting activities. We offer a full range of sports for students so everyone can be involved, no matter what their age or ability.
Parents enjoy a close parent-school partnership and their children an excellent staff-pupil ratio. Parents play an important role in the school’s development. Our Parent Group contributes to many different aspects of school life.
The Primary Department offers a child-centred and broad integrated Early Years Foundation Course and Primary programme, based on the best practice from the English National Curriculum and other international curricula.
The Secondary Department is based on the English National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and A Level curriculum programmes, but enhanced to include Russian and Russian studies. The Secondary programmes reflect the international flavour of the school, thus enhancing learning opportunities.
Our Teaching and Support Staff
In order to provide the highest standards of teaching, we offer an excellent staff to student ratio. Our class sizes are capped at 21 students per class.
Our native English speaking teaching staff are highly qualified and bring many years of teaching expertise, with enhanced knowledge of the English Curriculum and experience of the additional challenge of teaching in an international setting.
Our careful and child-centred approach ensures that all students progress well and benefit from being part of this international community.
Ages: 3 to 18 years old
08:25 — 15:20
Student / teacher ratio
English National Curriculum, IGCSE & A Level qualifications
Sophisticated ICT suite, spacious classrooms are beautiful & light, dedicated area for the youngest: secure and enclosed playground & Wooden hut – anti shock protection, climbing frame, volleyball court, basketball court and football pitch; high perimeter and internal security
Welcome from the Head of School
We welcome you to English International School (EIS) Moscow East. We are the longest established campus of our 3 schools here in Moscow. We provide all our students a learning environment where they are safe, challenged and happy. Our campus offers learning from the ages of 3-18 years old which has been recently accredited by the Council of International School (CIS).
With teachers from around the world, who have trained in English speaking countries, we ensure to provide our students with a global outlook and an internationalised understanding of the world. Our teachers focus on a child-centred learning following the English National Curriculum, whereby the individual needs are tailored to each of the pupils to allow them to reach their full potential.
EIS Moscow East proudly delivers a holistic approach to learning, offering students a choice of 30+ activities to choose from each term. Ensuring that students are able to have new experiences and to find new passions is important to help them become happier within our community. For our older students, we also offer the Duke of Edinburgh International Award, being the only school in Russia to offer this prestigious opportunity. To achieve this student’s need to develop skills, participate in a physical activity, be involved in community service and complete an adventurous journey. They are then awarded an internationally recognized certificate at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.
A number of our students have recently moved on from EIS having been awarded places at prominent Independent boarding schools in the UK, one or two having been awarded scholarships. We supported our students and their families in their application process, having developed these pupils for a number of years to ensure their English and their academic ability is up to standard and they can readily fit into life in a top school in the UK.
Our senior students take internationally recognised examinations; IGCSEs at 16 years old (Year 10-11) and A-levels at 18 years old (Year 12-13). They are taught by English speaking subject specialists who thoroughly prepare the students for these examinations as well as advise them in regards to their choices for tertiary study. Most of the students continue their education at universities either in their own country or around the world.
Gareth Barnaby, Head of School
The First Class Campus
EIS Moscow East it the closest International School from Moscow centre. We are situated in a large custom-built and fully refurbished school building in its own extensive and secure grounds. The spacious classrooms are beautiful and light,equipped with interactive smart boards and we make extensive use of technology.
Specialist lessons take place in our well equipped science laboratories and our brand new IT suite. We also have a very impressive Art Room, an outstanding Music Room and a fine library. A newly built performance stage and our multi-function hall. We also have good onsite play and sports facilities and use of the nearby first class sports hall.
- Dedicated area for the youngest pupils: Playground and Wooden hut - anti shock protection
- Volleyball court
- Basketball Court
- Football Court
Malcolm C. Phillips
“I am delighted to be the new Principal at English International School, EAST campus, a well-established market leader with 10-years of successful provision a British style Education in Moscow.
With first class facilities and only 20 minutes from the city centre, EIS MOSCOW EAST provides an international environment for pupils to enjoy learning and where they are given the opportunity to succeed.
My main goal is to sustain a stimulating all-round education, coupled with academic excellence by providing a rigorous and balanced English National Curriculum.
I will be glad to meet you to introduce inspiring teachers and dedicated students.”
Mr Phillips has held leadership positions for over 25 years in UK and in International Schools over 3 continents.
Malcolm C. Phillips, New Principal at EIS MOSCOW East
Vice Principal / Exams Officer / Year 5 Teacher
I have recently arrived into Moscow and have fallen in love with the city. With such a wide number of interesting activities to explore and experience, it never ceases to amaze me. Since arriving in Moscow I have joined the Moscow international choir and will soon be travelling to Sochi to complete in the World Choir Games 2016.
I’m excited at the prospect of working with the wonderful team and community at EIS East this year. Prior to Moscow, I spent the 3 years teaching in a British international school in Spain where I became the Key Stage 2 Coordinator. I have been teaching for over 6 years now, including in the UK and will use all of these experiences to tailor my teaching to needs of the children in my EIS East class.
Whilst completing my degree in marine biology, I qualified as a scuba diver. This has taken me to some incredible places around the world and I look forward to my next underwater adventure. I’m a big film fan and find reading is the perfect way to relax at the end of the day.
Thomas Jones Parry
I am a Humanities teacher with extensive experience, having taught in Vietnam, Malaysia and the UK. After leaving university I spent over three years as an ESL teacher in Ho Chi Minh City before returning to the UK to complete a PGCE in Social Sciences at Manchester Metropolitan University. I then spent two years teaching in London before moving to the Prince of Wales Island International School in Penang, Malaysia. I am in my second year at EIS Moscow having thoroughly enjoyed my first year both working at the school and living in the city. Outside of school, I love both following and playing sport. If it’s competitive and involves a ball then the chances are I’ll be interested in it!
Senior Teacher Secondary
I studied at St David’s University College, as it was called then, which is in the heart of Wales, where I studied Modern Foreign Languages ranging from Welsh to Swedish. I then continued my studies to become a teacher at The University of Sussex in Brighton. I taught German and French on the south coast for seven years and by the end of my time in the UK I was promoted to Head of Department in a large school with more than 1300 students.
But before I even became a teacher I had caught the travel bug, as I had the opportunity to spend some of my secondary education in a German grammar school. My international career began in Kyiv, Ukraine where I taught German and English for two years before having the opportunity to help set up a school, tucked away in the suburbs of Moscow in Novogireyevo and I have been here ever since!
I love the experiences that international teaching offers up, such as experiencing different cultures and traditions and it never ceases to amaze me how children and young adults thrive in an environment such as ours at the English International School; this can be seen in our impressive examination results and the alumni lists.
My free time is spent trying to improve my Russian (not had much luck with that!), seeing what Moscow has to offer and a bit of travelling.
Year 4 Class Teacher
A native New Zealander (Kiwi), I discovered my passion for teaching at a very young age while helping out with my mother’s ballet school. From that time onward, I always knew that I wanted to teach and took continuous steps towards that goal. At the age of 15, I started teaching ballet, jazz, and drama, which lead to me opening my own musical theatre company in my twenties. During this time I was also completing my Bachelor of Education at the University of Auckland, and then teaching primary school full time. My twenties were a very busy and exciting time! After teaching in a public primary school in Auckland for 6 years, I decided to pursue my love of travel and move to North Carolina, in the United States. I worked in a rural public school in NC for 4 years, and love traveling around the States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. I moved to Moscow in 2017, and have been at EIS since. I teach primary Maths, English, Social Studies and Science, and secondary Drama.
I am a Canadian currently living and working as a Teacher in Moscow and from September, I will be the schools Art Teacher. Initially, I graduated with an Honours Degree in History from York University, Toronto, then completed a Continuing Education Diploma in Fine Arts from Repin Academy, St. Petersburg. I have a PGCE From Sunderland University, UK and have experience teaching EYFS and Art to students all ages both in Canada and Russia as well as Art History at University level. I very much look forward to joining the team at EIS East and hope to have the chance to personally introduce myself to all the students, parents and staff. I have a genuine love for the teaching profession and hope I can inspire a new generation of Artists!
Hello, my name is William Mc Bride and I have had the pleasure of teaching Computer Science/ICT at EIS since March 2018. I have a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and love learning and teaching the subject. I have been teaching for 12 years + in the UK and the Middle East. Technology constantly changes and that is what makes this subject so exciting. The students are now working towards Cambridge IGCSE 0417; however, Computer Science modules are being introduced rapidly and eventually both courses will be available. Both courses are very challenging and that is what draws the students towards the subject. I hope to introduce practical catch-up clubs and coding clubs where all students can use technology such as BBC Micro Bit and raspberry pi 3 to increase to give them a glimpse into what can be achieve through programming computers. The students at EIS are a delight to teach and seen to excel in whatever unit of work they are engaged in, be that, practical or theoretical.
Russian Language Teacher
I was born in Nizhny Novgorod. Since childhood, I dreamed of becoming a teacher of Russian language and that is why I have Master's degree in Philology from Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod. I have been working with children of different ages for the last 10 years. I joined EIS 5 years ago. Before that I worked in a Russian school for a few years. I Iove learning and teaching my subject and I convinced that students learn best when they feel welcomed, comfortable and safety.
Russian Language Teacher
I graduated from the Moscow Pedagogical University and Moscow State University. My specialty is philologist and linguist. My spare time I prefer to spend visiting theatres, literary and historical museums, conservatories, art exhibitions. Since January 2014 I have been delighted to work in the EIS, Moscow East as a teacher of the Russian language.
I have been in Moscow for 6 years teaching a mixed age group of Nursery and Reception children at EIS West and East Campus. I teach English National Curriculum to preschool children and believe Learning through Play is the key element in teaching children to become independent learners. They learn to think creatively and gaining this skill will help them succeed in a complex and ever-changing world.
After I graduated with a Masters in English Language and Literature in Slovakia, I moved to UK where, while working in London preschool, I studied Early Years at Kingston University at the same time as Management at Comenius University in Bratislava. I graduated from both, but a passion for the Early Years education made me understand that this was the way ahead and I worked in preschool for over 13 years.
Apart from teaching, I love travelling, getting to know different countries and cultures, going on adventures and exploring. I visited many countries of the former Soviet Union and travelled through Siberia twice since I arrived to Russia in 2013.
I like music because it helps people to be themselves, express their feelings and develop their best features. I have been teaching children music for a long time and every time I am so happy to see their progress. They seem like flowers which become enormously beautiful when you work with love and professionalism. I am also an opera singer and often participate in concerts and music competitions. I was honoured to win two International Music Competitions. I know that teacher is a role model for the children and I try to be a good example for my students.
Year 3 Teacher
Louise Andersen arrived in Moscow in August 2018 with her husband and baby girl. She has a degree in Drama and Theatre Arts, as well as being a qualified teacher for over 10 years. She is currently studying a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership online in her own time.
Louise started her career in the UK where she happily taught across the Primary years and led Global Citizenship and PSHE across the school, including developing an educational link with a school in Malawi and organising teacher exchanges through the British Council. In 2012, she decided to combine two of her passions in life - travel and teaching - and left for China. She enjoyed four years at The British School of Beijing, leading the Reception year group as well as leading the Professional Development across the whole school. Her leadership role included launching the school group's online learning community which allowed the teachers from all school across the world to actively learn from each other and collaborate.
After China, Louise moved to India and taught at The International School of Bangalore. In India, Louise gained valuable experience in teaching and leading change in a group of teachers from a different cultural background.
Louise is deeply passionate about education and believes in developing independence, curiosity, a love of learning and a global perspective in lifelong learners.
In her spare time, Louise loves spending time with her husband and daughter, travelling, escaping the city and finding peace in nature, enjoying the rich culture that Moscow offers and maintaining the connection with the community of mothers in Moscow that she established when she first arrived.
Anton Krechetov is a dedicated and inspiring teacher with over seven years of teaching experience. He has a strong mathematical background and a passion for education. Anton graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Tambov State Technical University and later moved to Australia where he found his second home and began his teaching career. Anton successfully completed a Master’s degree in Teaching at Flinders University, South Australia and worked as a senior Mathematics teacher in both private and public school sectors in Adelaide. In 2014 he moved to China to further his career at the international level where he worked as a Mathematics teacher and faculty coordinator. Anton is currently in his third year working as a Mathematics teacher at EIS Moscow.
Educational philosophy: ”If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.” Carl Jung
I am honored to be part of this great school which is the perfect place for children to be taught in a family friendly environment. I qualified as a specialist physics teacher. My secondary specialist subjects also include chemistry, mathematics and science. It has been my privilege to teach these subjects for the last 24 years in different schools (Africa, Europe and the Middle-East) with varying curriculums that helped me grow as a teacher. I also have extensive experience in many district exam boards and I was previously a marker in national physics exams. Teaching is my passion and I am always learning in the process. I feel that a good teacher must always teach from the students experiences. I always look at concepts from my student’s point of view so that I can build from that pre-knowledge.
I enjoy spending time with my family and love watching football. My family and I enjoy taking up new challenges. I look forward to exploring Russia and building great relationships with my fellow colleagues, students and parents.
When I started my teaching career in South Africa just over 30 years ago, at no point did I ever think that I would be honing my skills in Moscow. My wife Jacqui, 2 children (Zoe and Aden) and I are so happy we made the decision to join the team at the English International School of Moscow. Having held various academic and pastoral positions of responsibility in both South Africa and Dubai, my passion remains in the classroom. Working in Education is a privilege and I am committed to developing our young global citizens to be independent thinkers who value their own passions and respectfully appreciate others. Second to reading, travelling is a passion and we look forward to exploring the region’s rich history and culture.
I am Larisa Puchkova and I am living in Moscow since my childhood. I have been working in EIS for more than 10 years.
I graduated with a Master’s degree in Aerospace materials (Chemistry) from the Moscow Aviation University and also got a PGCE diploma in Sunderland University (UK).
In the EIS I teach Chemistry and Mathematics in Secondary school and I truly love my job. I think that it is essential for all students in a class to feel comfortable and always be challenged. This is what I try to follow in my lessons, using an individual approach for every pupil. Every day my students learn, but they also help me to analyse what was done well and where I should improve and do better next time.
In my free time I travel a lot and go downhill skiing with my family.
My name is Janet Gorskaya and I’m from Yakutsk, Russia. I graduated from the All-Russian University of Cinematography (VGIK) with a Masters degree in Animation and Art and the Stroganov art academy(Ceramic art) and school of contemporary art MOMMA "Free workshops"(Degree in Contemporary art).
I have been teaching art for 7 years and worked with a variety of school pupils ranging from 5 to 16 years of age. In addition, I worked with art college students from pre-course students to adults were I taught them a range of techniques including: painting, ceramics, drawing and animation.
As a teacher, I have worked in Art school named after Vatagin, Moscow Academical Art workshops, Russian academy of appeled art.
I enjoy swimming, rock climbing, learning foreign languages, reading and helping animals.
English Literature and Language Teacher
Hello, I am Patrick Woods the new English teacher at EIS East. I am from New Zealand but I have worked extensively in International schools throughout the world using the British curriculum. Most of these countries prior to this point have been in the Middle East and Africa.
Educationally I firmly believe in a student centric learning style so that students can develop and achieve their goals.
On a personal basis, my hobbies include reading, stamp collecting and walking. I look forward to gaining a greater understanding of the culture and history of Russia.
English International School, Moscow East is accredited by the prestigious Council of International Schools, which continues to demonstrate our Excellence.
To find out more about the Council of International Schools go to: CIS
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:
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10 minutes walk from Kuntsevkaya station
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ICT system, interactive whiteboards, structured reading materials, a well-stocked library,
a campus with high perimeter & internal security, a secure and enclosed playground, sports areas – including a small gymnasium in school & use of the superb University Sports Centre facilities, a fully equipped kitchen
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10 minutes walk from Prospect Vernadskogo station
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