About School

At present BIS consists of 7 schools located in different areas of the City of Moscow. More than 800 children of 65 nationalities, aged from 3 to 18 years study in the school.

The programme in 6 BIS schools is based upon the English National Curriculum. These schools are staffed by highly qualified specialists from the United Kingdom and other English speaking countries.

Students who attend the British International School have the opportunity to gain a first class international education which will enable them to pursue their academic careers in higher level academic institutions not only in the United Kingdom but in very many parts of the world. All students graduate from BIS with internationally recognized academic certificates and diplomas.

Apart from the British Department there is a Russian Department in BIS (Profsoyuznaya Metro Stations) for children aged from 1,5 to 18 years, where teaching is conducted in accordance with the Russian Federal state educational standards. Teaching of foreign languages is carried out by Russian teachers and native speakers.

Graduates of the Russian Department are fluent in English, successfully pass the Unified State Exam, obtain Russian Certificate of Full Secondary Education and can continue their studies in prestigious educational institutions in Russia and abroad.

Our Goals And Priorities

Since the school’s inception our priorities have been upon the highest academic achievements and the development of a confident, well rounded and creative student body. All students have the opportunity to develop as a valued member of the school community. Our central goal is to provide our graduates with direct access to higher education in some of the best universities in the world.

Foundation stage
and Primary school

English National Curriculum

In Primary school, teaching is based on the English National Curriculum and is common to all our schools. The curriculum provides a broad range of educational subjects. Established in the school environment of care and support promotes personal, social and emotional development of children, their independence and desire for new knowledge.

Secondary school

English National Curriculum

For the children aged from 14 to 16 years old (Years 10 and 11) we offer a curriculum approved by the University of Cambridge, leading to the award of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) which is the world’s most popular and recognized international qualification. Over 2,500 schools worldwide teach it, including more than 600 in the UK.

Primary
and secondary school

Russian Curriculum

There is also the Russian Department in BIS (Profsoyuznaya Metro Station), where teaching is conducted in accordance with the Federal state educational standards and fully meets the requirements for the implementation of the Federal Law «On Education in the Russian Federation».

A Level Certificate

A-levels are clearly a demanding qualification, traditionally known as the ‘Gold Standard’ in education, requiring students to push themselves and be able to manage their time effectively. This is a key in preparing for Higher education as Universities requires students to work independently while still achieving their goals. This is where the British International School excels with its students.

They all receive thorough academic support while promoting independent learning and self-discipline. One of the main advantages of taking an A Level is its modular nature. At the end of their first year of study students will complete AS level examinations which are the perfect indicator of how much progress has been made in the course. It allows for a more comprehensive management of University applications as pupils already have recognised grades while considering where to apply.


International Baccalaureate (IB)

The British International School has been offering The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme since 2002.

The Diploma Programme educational plan has been designed to allow students to study a wide range of subjects from different subject areas.

The IB Diploma Programme includes:

  • six compulsory subjects for study;
  • extended Essay (scientific graduation work) up to 4000 words;
  • Theory of Knowledge (combined course of different disciplines and skills of practical application of theoretical knowledge in everyday life) is a mandatory subject;
  • CAS ( is an abbreviation of three English words: Creativity, Action, Service).

In recent years highly successful BIS graduates have entered the top 5% of the best performing schools and colleges in the world.


The British International School

  • Has three approved examination centres in Moscow and all are accredited by Cambridge International Examinations linked to Cambridge University. Students can undertake study in a full range of examination levels from elementary to intermediate with progression to GCSE, IGCSE and A-levels.
  • Accredited by the Department of Education of Moscow with the right to issue state certificates of basic general and secondary general education.

  • A member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) as well as the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) and is an accredited IB World School by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

School Atmosphere And Quality Of Education

The school employs highly qualified teachers from the UK and other English-speaking countries. The high level of mutual understanding, mutual respect and individual approach to the students create a learning environment which is characterized by accurate management and successful childcare.

In Russia and abroad the British International School has become a well-known brand, a high-status educational institution and is synonymous with quality education. We are really proud of our school and believe we have something special and important to offer to your children.


Extra-curricular Activities

The British International School also provides a wide range of extracurricular activities for students of all ages to support their intellectual, social, ethical and physical development as well as to discover the individuality in each child and develop their talents. This includes:

  • a range of after school clubs and activities such as Art, Music, dance, sports, chess and etc.
  • different foreign languages (German, French, Spanish and Russian)
  • trips to different museums in the city and places of interest to enrich the curriculum