Are you looking for an international school in Russia? Search for the best international schools in Russia; you can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK national curriculum, a US-style model or the International Primary Curriculum.
A great power with a prominent emerging economy, Russia has a highly-educated population and attracts a growing number of university students from abroad. A diverse international school sector centred on Moscow caters to demand from expatriates and local elites.
There are many English-medium schools offering the curriculums of Britain, the US and the International Baccalaureate Office as well as French, German, Saudi and Indian schools. Coeducational day schools predominate.
Russia has 50 IB World Schools, of which 23 schools are authorised to offer the IB Diploma.
Some 550 private schools have been set up in Russia since the 1990s, including schools such as the Moscow Economic School that teach in English and Russian and offer an international curriculum.
Other private bilingual schools offer the Russian curriculum alongside an international stream. Accrediting bodies include the Council of International Schools and Council of British International Schools.
Parents should note that 33 of the 50 IB World Schools are state schools, many of which teach IB programmes in English but mainly publish school information in Russian. Mostly in Moscow, they include elementary, middle and senior schools.
Education is compulsory for 11 years from age six or seven. The state school system comprises a four-year elementary stage, five years’ of middle school and two years’ of senior school leading to the Maturity Certificate. The Russian Federation has hundreds of universities.
If you are looking specifically for International Baccalaureate World Schools in Russia, you can find selected schools on our sister website: www.ibyb.org.