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 14 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 teachers are chosen for their passion about learning and their knowledge and experience of teaching. All the staff in the school have a natural empathy with young people, so that parents can be confident that their children are happy, safe and challenged to make the most of their opportunities.Nicola Hemingway, Principal
Our school offers a warm and welcoming setting, in which students can develop a love of learning and parents are an integral part of our school community. We encourage regular communication with parents as we believe that working in partnership is the key to a successful outcome.
My team of teaching and support staff is carefully selected for their knowledge of the curriculum but also, crucially, for their approach to learning. We make our teaching a child-centred process, whereby the learning is tailored to each individual so that they can achieve outstanding results.
We value every child for the contribution they can make to the whole school community and we teach values of respect, kindness and a passion for learning. Our methods are successful as demonstrated by the excellent results our students achieve.
I am pleased to announce to you that EIS Moscow South-West is extending the Secondary School up to iGCSE Programme. Mr Stewart MacPherson, as Vice Principal of Secondary, will help me develop opportunities for Secondary students to go the extra mile! Please contact me to arrange an appointment and visit a unique and truly family school!
Nicola Hemingway, Principal EIS Moscow South-West
English International School, Moscow South-West has a very friendly setting and, within our well organised and wonderfully inviting classrooms, we enjoy:
- A sophisticated 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.
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.
Vice Principal - Head of Secondary
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.
My name is Eli Kuner and I am from the United States. I will be joining EIS this year to teach the Early Years group. I have a Master in Education (M.Ed.) degree in Curriculum & Instruction, as well as Bachelor's degrees in History and Art. I have eight years of teaching experience with Early Years-aged students, having taught Pre-Kindergarten in a public New York City school as well as Reception-aged groups at a private preschool previously in Moscow. I have also worked in public and private Primary-age classrooms both in California and Moscow. Outside of school, I am interested in pursuing music, sports, and photography.
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.
Year 5 Teacher
My name is Rob Bruce. I have experience in public and Independent schools in my home country before embarking on an adventurous career in a range of interesting schools around the world. I am deeply passionate about education and I subscribe to a child-centred learning process where the focus has been on the child’s individual needs and the development of an ethic of care.
In my spare time, I am a keen reader, with a particular interest in history, an avid rugby fan and I enjoy fly-fishing and amateur astrology. I am looking forward to the wealth of cultural and historical delights that Moscow offers.
My name is Christopher Marsh and this is my second year at EIS. I am originally from Canada but over the past 15 years I have been fortunate enough to have been able to teach internationally in a variety of countries, including China, UAE, Thailand among others. I am extremely excited for the year ahead and I look forward to creating a vibrant and challenging class environment for my new students.
My name is Robert Millar. I’m delighted to join the EIS community having worked previously in International schools in Moscow for three years before returning to teach in the UK. My background is in science having completed a degree in Biology and a PhD in Microbiology - followed by a post-doctoral position at the University of Glasgow. Prior to entering teaching I also worked as an Oilfield Microbiologist in Saudi Arabia and as part of a multi-disciplinary research team at the National Engineering Laboratory in the UK. I am now looking forward to motivating and challenging students at EIS where I hope to share my passion for science. I also want to continue my own learning of the Russian language and to experience the multi-faceted Russian culture in the vibrant city of Moscow.
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).
My name is Jason Berkeley and I am from Brisbane, Australia. I completed my undergraduate degree in history and politics at the University of New South Wales in Canberra. My teaching diploma and masters degree in international relations were completed at Griffith University in Brisbane. I have worked in British international schools for the last six years, first in Thailand and now in Moscow. My favourite leisure activity in Moscow is cycling. I ride my bike to work almost every day - even in winter.
My name is Katya and I am the school’s music teacher. I am from Moscow and graduated from the Moscow State Linguistic University where I studied pedagogics and psychology. I have always been passionate about music and looking for opportunities to learn, starting from my music school to a jazz studio, playing in various bands and in a jazz orchestra. I continued my music education in London where I studied keyboards in the Tech Music School and graduated in Popular Music from the Goldsmiths University. When I came back home I started to teach at EIS MSW where I still have the opportunity to explore and learn from different cultures, to experiment and continue my musical journey together with our pupils.
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.
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!
English International School Moscow South-West is a member of the Orbital Education Group of Schools. More information is available at www.orbitaled.com
EIS Moscow South-West has the benefit and support of the very experienced management team in Manchester who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in the management, development and continued growth of British style international schools, thereby providing parents with the highest quality British style education for their children. In particular, the strong international reputation of Orbital Education attracts highly qualified and successful teachers to work in Orbital Education schools.