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Anglo-American School of Moscow Dr. Ellen D. Stern, Director
Anglo-American School of Moscow
c/o American Embassy Moscow
Box M
Helsinki, Finland 00140
Tel. 7-095-913-9676
Fax 7-095-733-9473
E-mail aasdir@online.ru or estern@online.ru


The Anglo-American School of Moscow is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from prekindergarten through grade 12. The School was founded in 1949. The school year is comprised of 4 quarters. The first day of school is August 22 and the last day of the school year is June 14. During the year students have a 1-week fall break (October), 3-week holiday break (December/January), a one-week winter break (February), and a one-week spring break (April).

Organization: The Anglo-American School is sponsored by the U.S., British, and Canadian Embassies in Moscow through the aegis of a School Board. The director of the School is a U.S. educator. The principals of the Primary School (PK-grade 3), the Upper Elementary/Middle School (grades 4-8) and Upper School (grades 9-12) manage the day-to-day operation of the school.

Curriculum: Students follow an international curriculum, which ensures a solid grounding in English/Language Arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Russian or French, art, music, computer skills and physical education are also included. The Upper School provides a college-preparatory program leading to a high school diploma that can be supplemented with International Baccalaureate certificates or a full IB diploma. Students completing the full I.B. program typically receive priority placement at universities and often first-year credit for their higher-level courses. Students with mild disabilities or special needs are supported through Optimal Match services. The School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the European Council of International Schools and the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Faculty: In the 2000/2001 school year, the faculty consists of approximately 80 qualified and experienced teachers, recruited primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.

Enrollment: In the 2000/2001 school year, the international student body of approximately 650 students comes from more than forty countries. Class size ranges from 10-18 students.

Facilities: A purpose-built campus, located between a forest and a canal, was opened in August 2000. Instruction is extended through access to the Internet throughout the school. Facilities include 3 computer laboratories, 8 science laboratories, 5 art room, 4 music rooms, an experimental theater, an extensive library, 2 large gymnasia, and 3 playing fields.

Finances: Annual tuition rates for the 2000-2001 school year are as follows: PK: $10,000; Kdg-grade 3: $11,000; grades 4-5: $11,700; grades 6-8: $12,500; grades 9-10: $13,300; and grades 11-12: $14,400. The School also charges a $6,000 seat fee to service the financial costs of the construction of the new campus. These fees include all books and materials. Supplies are also included for grades PK through 5. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars

This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. The Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) may have more detailed information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further with A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information regarding curriculum, special programs, and the like.