Anglo-American School of Moscow
55°45′22″N 37°37′05″E / 55.756°N 37.618°E
|Anglo-American School of Moscow (AAS Moscow)|
Англо-американская школа - Москва
1 Beregovaya Street, 125367 Moscow, Russia
|Other name||AAS Moscow|
|Type||Non-profit, International day school|
|Closed||May 12, 2023|
|Enrollment||250 students (2022-23)|
AAS Moscow, formally known as Anglo-American School of Moscow (Russian: Англо-американская школа в Москве "Anglo-amerikanskaya Shkola v Moskvye") in Moscow, Russia, was an independent, non-profit, co-educational, international day school catering for students between the ages of 4 and 18 (Pre-kindergarten to Grade 12). It is located a few miles northwest of downtown Moscow in the Pokrovskoye-Streshnevo District. AAS Moscow delivers an international standards-based curriculum aligned to current recommendations of US professional associations. Grade 11 and 12 students can opt into the DP IB International Baccalaureate program and the Primary Years Program (PYP) is the focus for younger children.
AAS Moscow was founded in 1949 to serve the educational needs of diplomatic children who could not attend Soviet schools at the time.
During the 2018–19 school year, AAS had 1200 students from 60 nationalities; the majority U.S. Americans as a diplomatic school. As of 2021, AAS Moscow is no longer a diplomatic school. AAS is currently a not-for-profit, fully accredited organization through New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) through 2026 and it has the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) authorization for the PYP and DP learning.
AAS Moscow currently has approximately 250 students from 15 nationalities. 37% of the student demographic are Russian, 14% are South Korean, 13.5% are from the United States, 6% are Indian, and the rest range from Israel, Turkey, Kazakhstan, China, and Colombia.
The school is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Council of International Schools, and the International Baccalaureate Organization. It is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the European Council of International Schools, and the Central and Eastern European Schools Association.
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In 2023 a court in Moscow stopped operations of AAS Moscow for a 90 day period.
The school operates under the aegis of a director and a board of trustees. The director is Rhonda Norris, who arrived in 2018. It is organized into three divisions, elementary school (pre-K to grade 5), the middle school (grades 6–8) and high school (grades 9–12). Each division has a principal. The high school was closed in 2022 and will reopen in 2024.
The high school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, and a college-preparatory program leading to a high school diploma. The elementary school offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. The school performs well, some graduates being accepted by Ivy League schools, and has been maintaining an IB score that is above the world average.
The school currently welcomes admissions inquiries.
Student body and life
As of the 2022-2023 school year, AAS Moscow currently has approximately 250 students from 15 nationalities. 37% of the student demographic are Russian, 14% are South Korean, 13.5% are from the United States, 6% are Indian, and the rest range from Israel, Turkey, Kazakhstan, China, and Colombia.
The class sizes typically range from 16-18 students per class.
AAS is permitted to grant enrollment to Russian nationals, even those without foreign passport following an admissions process.
The school is a not-for-profit organization financed by school fees. Support from the chartering embassies is of a non-financial nature. Fees differ by age group, ranging from $18,400–$31,600 USD.
In the year 2000, AAS Moscow moved into a purpose-built campus nestled between the Pokrovskoye-Streshnevo Forest Park and the Moscow River canal, and adjacent to the Pokrovsky Hills community.
Saint Petersburg campus
The school also had a campus in Saint Petersburg which closed in September 2018.
Russian embassy schools in the United States and the United Kingdom:
- Russian Embassy School in London
- Russian Mission School in New York
- Russian Embassy School in Washington, D.C.
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