CIS International School Moscow
About CIS International School Moscow
History and Ethos
CIS International School is an independent, non-governmental organisation, established to provide high-quality educational services to local and expatriate communities. The school is part of CIS Education Group, a leading premium schools organisation. We are a family of five international schools located around the world. The school offers contemporary British international education to students from Pre-Nursery to Sixth Form.
CIS International Schools are places where everyone has respect for themselves, others and the environment. We foster a caring and creative atmosphere where every child succeeds and is encouraged to be an independent learner. We provide our students with the opportunity to achieve the highest quality international education within a supportive, motivational and challenging environment.
It is our mission to empower students to fulfill their potential as responsible, innovative and open-minded global citizens through the development of high-quality academic skills and social competence.
We aim to maintain high educational standards in all academic, cultural and sporting activities, stimulating excitement in learning and requiring discipline in study whatever the ability of the child.
Our Core Values
- People-centred. We are a community of learners who believe everyone is talented. This is our starting point. We believe in people and value their viewpoints.
- Open. We embrace dialogue encouraging the free and respectful exchange of opinions and ideas. We are approachable, honest and always act with integrity.
- Responsible. We act mindfully, responsibly and intently towards everything in our environment. We take personal responsibility and accountability for our actions.
- Globally-minded and diverse. We celebrate the individual differences and beliefs of all people. We actively engage in the world and the communities in which we live.
- Innovative. We believe learning goes beyond the classroom. We strive to continuously improve and trust there is always a better way of doing things.
Destination and Campus Location
During any season, at any hour of the day, mainland Europe’s eastern most and largest capital, Moscow thrills with its artistry, history and majesty. Moscow exudes prosperity and vigour through the diverse architecture, from the vibrantly painted churches decorated with golden domes to carved-marble metro stations. Cosmopolitan in flavour, Russia's capital hosts an active and diverse expat community. Moscow always has something to offer from spacious green parks, world class opera and ballet, facilities for every kind of imaginable sport, and endless great food options. And better yet, it offers the perfect jumping off point for countless tourist destinations across Europe and East.
CIS Education Group occupies three impressive campuses in Moscow area: Moscow Campus, Skolkovo Campus and Gorki Campus.
CIS International School Moscow Campus is located to the north of Moscow, amongst residential areas where a number of visiting foreign families live, surrounded by beautiful gardens and parks. There are a number of business centres near the campus. Campus opened its doors in 2010 and have students from Year 1 to Year 10. In 2021 we will have our first cohort of students sitting their IGCSEs. We are a relatively small school with high expectations and standards. We teach both the Cambridge and the Russian curriculum, and have an exciting extra-curricular activities programme.
CIS International School Skolkovo Campus is in the western part of Moscow in the vicinity of the Skolkovo Innovation Centre, surrounded by a national park and numerous sports fields. The school was opened in 2011 and has students from Nursery to Sixth Form. Our graduates are excellent achievers of the best universities around the world.
CIS International School Gorki Campus is an outstanding recent addition to the CIS Education Group situated to the west of Central Moscow in beautiful countryside but with easy access to central Moscow. All classes are limited to a maximum of 18 students, with the younger years receiving additional classroom support through Learning Assistants and Nannies. Throughout the school, the Cambridge curriculum is taught for approximately 75% of the time with the remainder given to the Russian curriculum. Our expatriate students study Russian as an additional language but also have time to explore their own interests through a personalised learning programme. Our education is based on a values based system. This is based on five key values: People Centered, Openness, Responsibility, Innovation, and Globally minded. This runs through everything that we do and our students exhibit these qualities.
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Career Development and Benefits
A career with CIS Education Group offers all the expected opportunities of a growing organisation; an excellent salary and benefits package (including housing, medical cover and dental care); annual flights; relocation allowance and bursaries for accompanying children.
CIS Education Group acts as a Cambridge Professional Development Centre and provides learning and continuing professional development opportunities.
CIS Education Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and we select staff that understand and share this commitment. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and obtaining a Police Certificate or Good Conduct Certificate from the country the applicant last resided or was employed in, which may include Disclosure & Barring checks.
The school is really fun, people respect each other and they are nice. The teachers are kind, they know how to make things fun, and I learn a lot.- CIS International School Student
I like the school values because it's actually very important and we do fun things with the values like make posters about being open-minded and do activities to practice our teamwork!- CIS International School Student
The best thing about the school is the quality of the teachers. They are professional, kind and it is obvious that they really care about every student. I have great trust for them and I am very glad that my children can be in such a positive and friendly environment.- CIS International School Parent
I like this school because my child likes it! The teachers always help the students explore the world and learn new things. I can also see that every student’s opinion is treated with respect and everyone feels confident when sharing feelings and ideas.- CIS International School Parent
Great team! A positive school climate has been created in a short amount of time. Teaching and Learning are central to what we do. Parent engagement is developing. Open and transparent. Good communication systems for parents.- CIS International School Teacher