Moscow South West
Situated in the prestigious residential and diplomatic area near the Leninskiy Prospekt and not far from Prospekt Vernadskogo. It is a school for children aged 3 to 14 and provides the same high quality British education as our campuses at Moscow West and Moscow East.
In September 2014 English International School, Moscow opened its third campus, EIS, Moscow South-West.
Situated in the prestigious residential and diplomatic area near the Leninskiy Prospekt and not far from Prospekt Vernadskogo. It is a school for children aged 3 to 16 and provides the same high quality British education as our campuses at Moscow West and Moscow East.
EIS Moscow South-West provides the well established and internationally recognised National Curriculum of England, enhanced to meet the needs of the international community. The facilities and services are of the same high standards as can be seen in our other two schools, EIS Moscow East and EIS Moscow West.
Already the school is gaining a reputation as being a friendly and family-orientated school, where individuals matter. Parents show how much they appreciate the school's approach towards their students and the community spirit, which is so evident from the moment you walk into the school. Our philosophy is very child-centric so we support every individual to be the best that they can be and encourage them to develop a joy in learning.
The school facilities are excellent with ample space indoors and outside for learning and play. Our school building is generously proportioned with large classrooms boasting plenty of natural light, wide corridors and high quality communal areas. We use technology to support learning, but also include traditional play activities where appropriate. We take pride in displaying the work of our students so all around the school, you will see colourful and attractive displays. Outside, we have a very large garden, which we make the most of. We have play equipment for use outside and we can use the space for PE, play and events. Even in the winter, we try to spend some time outside to nurture a love of the outdoors.
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 16 years old
Monday - Friday
8:00 - 16:00
Student / teacher ratio
English National Curriculum and IGSCE qualifications
ICT system, interactive whiteboards, structured reading materials, a well-stocked library, campus with high perimeter & internal security, and a secure & enclosed playground.
Welcome from the Head of School
Welcome to EIS, South West. Our committed, experienced, international teaching staff believe that being a small, caring and intimate school, provides your child with the opportunities and competencies that are required for our students to maximise their potential.
Considering the strides that have been made in technology and consequently in society over the past ten to fifteen years, we continually question and reflect on our purpose as a school:
Is the programme offered by school relevant to the needs of your child?
Do the teachers at our school really know and care about your child?
Will our students and your children be able to cope with the demands of education ten to fifteen years from now?
As a school, we keep pace and are proactive in preparing your children in a safe, happy and challenging environment. It starts in the earliest years of formative education and progresses to being prepared for the rigours of independent study in tertiary education.
Michael Wesch said, “In an environment of instant and infinite information … [students] need to move from being simply knowledgeable to being knowledge-able.”
We are incredibly proud of what we continue to achieve. Our school keeps pace with the developments in education and the changes in society. Every child is important to us and we are able to offer support to all students from around the world - from the Early Years Stage of learning to (currently) the IGCSE - even if their home language is not English!
We believe that this should be your school of choice in Moscow. I would like to invite you to visit us, to see and hear what we are able to offer your child.
Robin Bruce, Head of School
English International School, Moscow South-West has a very friendly setting and, within our well organised and wonderfully inviting classrooms, we enjoy:
- ICT system, including laptops and iPads, where technology based activities are integrated within the curriculum.
- Interactive whiteboards, enriching teaching and learning
- Structured reading materials, which have been refined to ensure each child’s success in the British education system
We also have:
- A library that helps cultivate the love of reading and research
- A campus with high perimeter and internal security. The school’s priority is the safety of the pupils
- A secure and enclosed playground with a safe surface and age-appropriate play equipment
As is the case in the best of British private education, much of our students’ work is displayed around the school, giving them ownership and pride.
Head of Secondary/English and Literature Teacher
My name is Stewart MacPherson and I am the Head of Secondary and the English Language and Literature teacher. I come from Glasgow in Scotland and graduated with my teaching diploma (PGDE) from the University of Aberdeen, whilst I also have a CELTA in Teaching English as Foreign Language. I have taught in schools throughout Scotland and also England as well as spending several years in Italy before coming to Moscow in 2002 where I taught and managed at several companies. I joined EIS in 2011, and was the Head of Secondary in the East Campus for several years before coming to South West in 2017 to help the school further develop. Outside of school I am interested in sports and culture, love exploring new areas in Moscow and I have considerable experience throughout the country having travelled the length and breadth of the nation for both work and leisure purposes several times.
Year 3 Teacher
I am originally from Hobart in Australia where I studied history and classics as my undergraduate degree before earning my teaching qualification in 2013. For the last four years I have been teaching the English National Curriculum across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in Birmingham, Norfolk and London in the UK. After successfully teaching in Australia and the UK, I am looking forward to my first international teaching post to learning more about life and culture here in Moscow. When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, exploring the world and sport.
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!
Year 6 Teacher
I am very delighted to be working with Year 6. I am originally from Canada and have been fortunate enough to have, been able to teach in many overseas positions including Dubai, Macau, and recently in Beijing before moving to Moscow. I look forward to creating a vibrant and enthusiastic classroom for the students of EIS.
Year 2 Teacher
In 2000, I graduated from the University of Sunderland with a 2:1 BA Honours Degree in Historical Studies. Afterwhich, I worked with children and adults with learning disabilities. This led to me being employed at Hadrian School in 2008. The primary school catered for children with additional needs such as PMLD, autism and SEMH. In 2016, I completed my PGCE at Northumbria University. I then became employed at Hope Wood Academy in County Durham. I was a secondary PE teacher and form tutor responsible for the whole-school PE provision (EYFS up to sixth form). My personal interests include many physical activities from CrossFit to football. I am an avid reader who enjoys the outdoors and socialising with friends. My number one activity is spending time with my daughter.
Year 1 Teacher
My name is Shirley Bruce. I love children and teaching in the Early Years and Key Stage One has been a passion rather than a career for me. I enjoy helping children to find their strengths and build on them. I have taught in a variety of countries, enjoying the uniqueness of each experience. My favourite past times are reading (my kindle is always in my handbag!) and gardening (although you will not find a spade in my handbag!) and I also enjoy travelling, theatre and music.
My name is Ervine Scholtz and I come from Stellenbosch South Africa. I graduated from Stellenbosch University with A BSc. (Microbiology and Biochemistry) degree and a Hons.BSc. (Microbiology –Molecular biotechnology) degree. I obtained my teaching credentials form UNISA (University of South Africa). I have been teaching for 11 years classes that range from year 4 to year 11, science and mathematics. My teaching experience includes 6 years in South Africa; 4 years in Kazakhstan and I am now starting my 2nd year in Moscow. I am a fully qualified Molecular Biotechnologist (somebody that can manipulate DNA).
Russian Language Teacher
My name is Miss Lily. I was born in the Stavropol region which is in the south of Russia. I graduated from the State institute of Russian language by A.S. Pushkin and have a master’s degree in philology. I’ve been teaching children, as a tutor, since 2010. In addition, I’ve acquired three years teaching experience while working in a Russian state school and one year in EIS. I’m interested in literature, sport, kiting and snowboarding.
Russian Language Teacher
My name is Elena. I was born in Siberia (Kemerovo region) and graduated from the Pedagogical Academy there in the faculty of Russian language and literature. In addition, I received the teacher’s training certificate from the Pushkin institute in Moscow. To date, I have gained teaching experience in Secondary schools in Moscow and during summer courses of Russian language in Pushkin’s institute. My other interests include Russian literature, culture and music.
Physical Education Teacher
My name is Ms Anna, and I have been working as a P.E. teacher in the English International School SW Campus for the past four years. In 2011, I graduated from The Pedagogical University of Physical Education in Moscow. While I love all sport I am particularly interested in athletics and team games. I have been working with children in different aspects of education for 10 years and enjoy helping them to realize their potential. In my free time I enjoy being with my family and friends. I also enjoy traveling and, of course, sporting activities!
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.
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.
My name is Elizaveta Volosatova and I work as a French teacher here. I was born In Kaluga, Russia but now I live in Moscow. In 2018 I graduated from Kaluga State University from the faculty of foreign languages with an honours degree in teaching French and English as a second language.
In 2018 I received the DELF certificate which confirms my knowledge of French. I’ve been working as a tutor for students of different age for four years already. During my studies at the university I participated in various competitions, so I’m the winner of all Russian competition of young interpreters. In addition, I am fond of science and I’ve already taken part in many scientific conferences concerning linguistic problems. Also, this summer I had an opportunity to work as an interpreter for Senegal National football team during World Cup 2018 which I really enjoyed.
I am passionate about going to concerts as I’m fond of music, visiting summer festivals, hiking and travelling.
See our other campuses;
The English International School of Moscow West will provide high quality, contemporary style education, for both local and international students, using the best of British and international curricula; ensuring the students are happy, challenged and safe.
10 minutes walk from Kuntsevkaya station
Ages: 3 to 11 years old
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
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.
5 minutes walk from Novogireevo station
Ages: 3 to 18 years old
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