The English International School, East is now in its tenth year. Given it is a relatively young campus, it has grown up very quickly and has achieved much in a short space of time.
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.
Please accept my deepest gratitude for all you are doing for kids. My girls perceive their time in EIS as the best ever schooling in their life. They’ve learnt from you to be open, not to be scared of their ideas, to dream, but also to be responsible and take a challenge.I thank you so much! We will never forget their time at EIS.
Visit the School
I hope as a prospective parent, who may be relocating to Moscow and reading this for the first time, you will arrange to visit the school. I shall be delighted to show the school to you. You will see what an exciting centre of learning we have at English International School, Moscow EastDavid Lowder
EIS Moscow East is the 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.
English International School, Moscow East has membership of the Council of International Schools and is actively working through the rigorous Council of International Schools full accreditation programme.
To find out more about the Council of International Schools go to: www.cois.org
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:
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 20 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.
Nursery & Reception Teacher
My name is Catriona Lowder. My home is in Northern Ireland where I live on the coast and at the foot of the Mourne mountains. I graduated from Manchester University and have taught internationally for many years: New Zealand, Kuwait, Dubai, Penang, Indonesia, Sweden, Thailand and Vietnam. In my career I have taught across all ages and in the middle east some pre university courses However, I am now firmly rooted in Early Years and am in awe at how these young learners develop and grow.
I have 2 grown up daughters, one works in the pharmaceutical industry, the other works with early learners. This is my fourth year at EIS. My ice skating has improved immeasurably but alas my Russian has not. I enjoy knitting. We have a knitting group that meets every week and are very welcoming to newcomers! I cycle in Moscow at the weekends and walk/run during the week. Moscow is a great city to explore.
Year 3 Teacher
I am a fully qualified bilingual Primary teacher and Primary Modern Foreign Languages specialist with 7 years teaching experience. I studied for my degree in Lille and completed a PGCE qualification in Canterbury, UK. I taught in England for several years but my passion for teaching brought me to teach abroad in Cambodia, France and China. I love to travel and discover other countries and cultures. After I married, I backpacked for a year with my husband and this long honeymoon around the world was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
In my spare time, I am a keen runner and have completed several half marathons including one on the Great Wall of China, one in Shanghai and two in Moscow. I enjoy sewing, especially cross stitching, but I am also learning to use a sewing machine. I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my son - I love to teach him about the world around him. I often go to France where part of my family live, but I try to travel somewhere new every year.
Mr Richard Hume
Year 4 Teacher
I joined EIS Moscow at its very beginning in 2006 - I taught the Year 1 classes originally, before moving to Year 4. I also organise the primary football programme at the school, which includes a full season of matches against local Russian schools, plus inter-school football tournaments. I am also the primary co-ordinator for the school’s student council.
Outside of school, two of my passions are football and dancing. I’ve been part of rock’n’roll culture all my life and run free rock’n’roll music events and dance classes at weekends in Moscow, as well as writing a regular monthly column for a UK music magazine. And all my life I’ve been an active supporter of Chelsea football club!
I was originally from County Durham in northern England. I graduated from the University of Essex in 1989 as a Bachelor of Arts in History and Government. After working in business for several years, I completed my PGCE at the University of Lancaster in 1997 and began working as a History teacher in Middlesex. I moved to Moscow in 1999 as a Teacher of History and Geography and remained there until 2011 when I returned to Britain and taught for a year in Westmorland. I joined EIS in September 2012. My main pastime is cricket. I played for my university team and also in the Craven League and Middlesex League in the 1990s.
French and English Language Teacher
I studied at what was called St David's University College, Lampeter (that's in deepest, darkest Wales!) where I was awarded a BA Hons in Modern Languages. I studied, amongst other things, German, Swedish and Welsh. My love for languages was born when I was 14 and took part in my first exchange trip to Germany and from that moment on I used to spend my time split between school in England and school in Germany. I gained my teacher training certificate from the University of Sussex in 1997 and spent 7 years working on the south coast of England before my "Wanderlust" took over and I moved to Kiev for 2 years. I moved to Moscow in 2006 and was one of the founding teachers at EIS; I have seen it grow from fewer than 50 pupils to the busy school that it is today.
Alla Arakelyants (Tsvetkova)
Russian First Language Teacher
I was born in Nizhny Novgorod. Since childhood, I dreamed of becoming a teacher of Russian language and that is why entered the University to learn philology. I have been working with children of different ages for the past 10 years. While I was studying I spent every summer in the children's camp, and now I remember this time with special warmth. Before EIS I worked in a Russian school for a few years. I joined EIS 3 years ago. I love the school and my job. In my spare time I like to travel, read, go to the theatre and museums, and also I am learning to play the guitar.
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 theaters, 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 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.
English International School, Moscow East is British owned and British 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 10 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 school in Moscow, Shanghai, Quito, Doha, Ljubljana, Palma and Budapest and their portfolio continues to expand
As in the case of all Orbital Education schools, English International School, Moscow East 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.