The English International School of Moscow West provides high quality, contemporary-style education for both local and international students, using the best of the British curriculum, enhanced to meet the needs of our students; ensuring our students are happy, challenged and safe.Arrange a Visit
At EIS Moscow West we are renowned for our family atmosphere, with approximately seventy children aged 3 to 11 in our school, from over twenty different countries. Our small classes and fantastic staff encourage the children to be ambitious in their learning and believe there is no limit to what they can achieve. Our pupils are confident and successful because our approach encourages them to think for themselves, to question, to make mistakes and to be resilient – skills that will last them for a lifetime.
Since opening our doors in September 2012, learning is based on the English National Curriculum framework, enhanced to meet our international needs, with the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 offered here at EIS Moscow West. Our high expectations, however, are not limited to academic success. We want our pupils to develop tolerance, good manners, a love for learning and the confidence, courage, compassion and conviction to look at the world around them and act to make it a better place.
Our school is a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and, as we work towards accreditation, we are committed to create an ethos of international mindedness within our school, our curriculum and through a range of learning opportunities, both in and outside the classroom.
Our native English speaking teaching staff are highly qualified and bring many years of teaching expertise, with enhanced knowledge of the English National Curriculum and experience of the additional challenges of teaching in an international setting.
3 to 11 years old
Monday – Friday
08.00 – 16.00
Student / teacher ratio
English National Curriculum
ICT system, interactive whiteboards, structured reading materials, a well-stocked library, specialist classrooms for science and art, a fun enclosed playground and sports areas – including a small on-site gymnasium and use of the superb University Sports Centre facilities, fenced campus with internal security, and a fully equipped kitchen for nutritious meals.
Welcome from the Head of School
English International School of Moscow West is like no other school in Moscow. We have an outstanding reputation for our sense of family and community, providing unique learning opportunities for all of our pupils far beyond the ordinary. We are an exciting, vibrant and inclusive primary school with something to offer every child and every family within our dynamic and diverse community.
We recruit outstanding teaching staff, specialists in their field, who support and encourage every pupil to realise their full potential in all their endeavours. Success takes many different forms and we celebrate them all: performing onstage, sportsmanship, public speaking, leadership, community service, and forging friendships with peers from other countries and backgrounds. We also believe that everyone must learn that trying and failing is perfectly normal - we learn by making mistakes!
We hope that both existing and prospective EIS families and teachers enjoy browsing through our website and encourage families already in, or considering a move to, Moscow to get in touch with us, so that we can show you around our unique little school and discuss further what our school can offer your child.
We look forward to meeting you in person soon.
Geoffrey Ward, Head of School
English International School of Moscow 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 well-stocked library that helps cultivate the love of reading and research.
- A campus with a high perimeter fence and internal security. The school’s priority is the safety of the pupils.
- A fun, secure and enclosed playground with a safe surface and age-appropriate play equipment.
- Sports areas – including a small on-site gymnasium and scheduled use of the superb University Sports Centre facilities off-site, three minutes’ walk from school.
- A fully equipped kitchen for excellent on-site catering and nutritious meals.
As is the case in the best of British private education, much of our students’ work is displayed around the school, giving them both ownership and pride of their achievements.
Head of School/Year 4 Teacher
My teaching career spans more than four decades, and has afforded me the opportunity to serve as academic leader and teacher in South Africa, my home country, New Zealand, Nigeria, Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation.
I hold a Higher Diploma in Education, obtained at the Johannesburg College of Education (now the School of Education at the University of the Witwatersrand) and a Further Diploma in Educational Management from the College of Education of South Africa. I graduated at the Rand Afrikaans University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English (with distinction) and Education. In my post-graduate studies I specialised in Applied Linguistics; I hold a Bachelor of Arts Honours (cum laude) and a Master of Arts (cum laude).
I have served in numerous leadership roles in both primary and secondary schools: head teacher (at four schools in three countries), deputy head, vice-principal: academic, head of department. I am a passionate proponent of international education because of the important role international schools play in promoting global-mindedness. In addition, I am committed to equipping my students with the requisite skills – communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity – to forge successful careers in the twenty-first century.
I have wide-ranging interests: birding, hiking, gardening, genealogy (my family tree), photography, reading and travel; I have led student tour groups to South Africa, Turkey, the Republic of Benin, France, and the Russian Federation.
My wife, Carol-Anne – also an experienced educationalist – and I have been married for over forty years. She and I are the proud parents and grandparents of an adult son, two adult daughters and four beautiful grandchildren.
Year 2 Teacher/Designated Safeguarding Lead
I was born and raised in Ireland. My qualifications include a BA Honours degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education. I taught for five years in the beautiful, historic town of Kells in Ireland. My class teaching experience ranges from Year 1 to Year 6. I also worked as a special education teacher for two years, helping children with dyslexia, autism or learning difficulties. This is my third year in Moscow, I am delighted to be teaching Year 2 at EIS Moscow West. My interests include yoga, baking, reading and learning the Russian language!
I have enthusiastically served as a teacher for three-and-a-half decades, having taught in South Africa and New Zealand and, more recently, as head of Early Years departments in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria, and Baku, Azerbaijan. I am especially proud that, while serving as head of an Early Years department in Abuja, Nigeria, Penta International inspectors rated teaching and learning in my Early Years Department as 'outstanding'. Over the past academic year, I have enjoyed teaching in an Early Years department in a neighbouring school in Moscow. My teaching is characterised by a strong child-centred approach. My classroom is a happy, safe learning environment. I am passionate about international education and celebrating diversity within the classroom. I am committed to ensuring that pupils are well-equipped with the requisite skills to guarantee success in the twenty-first century: communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
Year 5 Teacher
My name is Marna Greyling, a teacher from South Africa with more than 20 years' experience in touching the lives of children. In South Africa I worked in both Primary and Secondary Phases, teaching English as a Second Language, as well as Maths and Science.
I started teaching in Russia at the start of September 2016, where I taught Science and Art at the Cambridge International School for 1 year. Thereafter I joined the Russian International School for 3 years where I taught Science for Years 5 - 11. During 2020 I started at EIS South West, but unfortunately my contract was terminated when EIS restructured after Covid-19. During the latter half of last year I became a professional Tutor and I spent time completing a number of courses to aid in my professional development. These courses include Dyslexia, ADHD, Jolly Phonics (advanced course), Speech Therapy, Special Education Needs, and Specialising in Maths for Primary students.
Teaching is my passion, and I love helping each and every student to achieve his/her best results. During this difficult time in your child's life, I would do my utter best to make learning as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Please feel free to contact me in order to discuss any problems you might encounter during my stay at EIS West.
Primary Art Teacher
I am from Russia and studied at Saratov University, where I earned a degree in Teaching. After moving to Moscow, I worked at a Russian school as an English teacher for two years. This is my sixth year at EIS West and I will be a teacher assistant in Reception; previously, I also worked with Nursery children. I help out with Russian and Art lessons. I enjoy painting in my spare time.
Bonjour, my name is Jeremy and I am the new French teacher of the school. I come from France. I studied at the University of Lorraine where I got a master degree of teaching History and Geography. During my studies I helped the Mikado Association that provides leisure activities for people with mental disabilities. I think it is an important experience for a teacher and teaches the skills to work with a variety of students to always be patient and attentive and to own different teaching techniques.I worked as a teacher in France, South Korea and Russia. I have been in Russia since 7 years now.During my lessons I give the opportunity to speak to each of my students. During my free time I take care of my kids and I like going to theatre, opera and antiques stores.
Hello, I am a Russian-Canadian. I have a diploma in Architecture from Humber College in Toronto, Canada and a BA in Civil engineering at Moscow University. This will be my fourth year in EIS West, and the third with Reception team. I enjoy art, especially painting, and love travelling and exploring new places.
I graduated from the University of Moscow with a degree in physical education. I have taught since 2013 and I’ve worked at EIS West for three years. I teach children from Nursery through Year 6. I love sports, especially bodybuilding as I took part in competitions in the past.
Originally I am from the beautiful city of Frunze in Kyrgizstan, where I graduated the National University with a degree in Economics; I also completed a two year course at the Russian Slovic University’s Humanitarian department. I worked in a kindergarten in Kirgizstan for two years before I moved to Russia in 2008. Since 2011, I have worked here at EIS West as a teaching assistant. I love to work with children. My hobbies are traveling, cooking and sports.
I am delighted to be returning for my sixth year here at EIS West. This Year I am a TA in the Year 1 class and am looking forward to working with the younger students. I enjoy working with children and assisting the class teachers in creating the positive environment in the class. My hobbies are reading, visiting museums, theatres, travelling, and making trips around Moscow.
Dr. Gail Bradley
Здравствуйте! Hello! My name is Gail Bradley, and I am originally from Wales, a country famous for its singing, rugby, mountains and … rain!
I left Wales a long time ago, to begin an extremely rewarding career in education in an international context. Although this is my first time to live and work in Russia, I have spent over 30 years working in international schools. I started my overseas career in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Since then, being an international educator has taken me on the most magnificent journey to Singapore, Qatar, Egypt, Dubai and Al Ain in the UAE, and more recently, Morocco. Various roles including teaching, leadership and as an educational trainer have kept me busy and helped me develop an unlimited enthusiasm for teaching and learning in this international context. I gained an MA and a doctoral degree - both in education, from the University of Bath, UK.
Most of my career has been spent teaching or working closely with the world’s youngest learners – our early childhood students. I feel very strongly that young learners should be empowered by becoming as independent as possible; these youngest students can accomplish almost anything given the right tools and environment. Learning and developing skills required for successful life in the 21st Century are also high on my priority list for young learners.=
I am absolutely thrilled to have the privilege of joining EIS – a school with such a great reputation not only for its warmth and friendliness, but also for its academic achievement. I am looking forward to discovering the wonderful city of Moscow andto learning some Russian too!
Year 1 Teacher
I am a dedicated, caring teacher with a passion for teaching, especially in Moscow, where I have been teaching for the past two years. I obtained a BA in Communication and a BA
(Hons) in Linguistics in South Africa. I completed a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language in 2019, and am about to complete my International Postgraduate Certificate in Education at the University of Derby in the United Kingdom.
Prior to becoming a teacher, I worked as a journalist at the media giant Media24, in Johannesburg, and was soon promoted to the position of editor-in-chief of a community newspaper distributed in the greater Johannesburg area. This experience taught me to write intelligibly, think critically, report fairly, interact with interesting people, and meet deadlines. These are 21st century skills that I am eager to pass onto my pupils.
I understand how important it is to cultivate a love of learning in young learners, as this attitude will ensure success in all their endeavours, throughout their lives. I believe learning should be fun and that pupils learn best through active learning in a lively atmosphere. I am especially keen to stimulate pupils’ imagination and expand their vocabulary, so that they are motivated to complete writing tasks they can be proud of.
Apart from teaching English, Science, Mathematics, I have written and directed numerous school plays to provide my pupils with opportunities to perform on stage.
I am very excited to be the new Year 1 teacher at EIS-West!
Year 6 Teacher
I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Language and Linguistics and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), all completed in the United Kingdom. I have taught primary years for children aged between 5 and 11 years old and have over fifteen years of teaching experience. I have taught all year groups from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2, but mostly in Key Stage 2.
Born in Leeds, the United Kingdom, I have taught in international schools in Iraq, Switzerland, Germany and Russia. I started my teaching in various schools in London before teaching internationally.
My interests include swimming, yoga, trekking, art, theatre, travelling, writing, reading and poetry. My enjoyment in poetry has aided children to help improve their speaking skills through reciting poetry and their knowledge of various English poets. Some of the after-school activities I have introduced to schools in the past include a three-a-side indoor football lunch club; film club reviewing and talking about children's movies; English Words - making new word formations and learning how to use suffixes and prefixes to enhance vocabulary skills.
Year 3 Teacher
I hold a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Fine Art, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), a Postgraduate Certificate in Inclusive Education - Research Policy and Practice and am undertaking an HEI Teaching Certificate in Finnish Early Childhood Education at the University of Helsinki, Finland. With nine years teaching experience in early years’, primary and middle years’ programmes, I definitely consider myself to be versatile! I look forward to being part of the EIS Moscow team.
Originally from the United Kingdom, I have taught in international schools in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Myanmar. I love travel and education, and, by combining the two, I have developed teaching strategies ideally suited for a diverse and multi-cultured learning environment.
In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, sports, creating mixed art and photography. My interests and experience enable me to offer activities such as mixed media art, photography, and eco club, as well as physical education activities, such as netball, yoga, swimming and running. In addition to after-school activities, I have organised events such as parent workshops, international week, art week and a whole school ‘Big Draw’ project. I have exhibited work in the ‘Bottlenose’ exhibition at Bunbury Art Gallery.
Having previously lived in Moscow, I have developed a great fondness for Russia and am delighted to be returning.