Education in Moscow: Preschool and school in Moscow
If you're looking to enrol your child into education in Moscow, here's a short guide to Expaticaion information on preschool and school in Moscow.
Preschools in Moscow
The childcare system
For families with babies and young children, one of the first considerations upon arriving in Moscow is finding quality childcare and pre-schools. Before applying for schools, parents need to find out what government childcare subsidies and daycare funding they are eligible for. Read Living in Moscow with children to start your research, and also take a look at our Nurseries & Pre-Schools in Moscow and our Childcare listings to locate the nearest institutions.
Feeling lost upon arriving? Why not turn to women's clubs and children’s clubs for expats? You can also check out for the nearest family support and play groups in our A-Z listings. These groups give you a chance to network with other expat parents, discover more facilities and have fun.
Schools in Moscow
Choosing an international school
International schools are often the first option considered by expat parents. Designed to ease the educational transition of a move from one country to another, international schools are a good choice for expat children who are staying temporarily in the host country. Qualifications such as the International Baccalaureate are becoming increasingly popular with people who relocate frequently.
Parents who are sure they will repatriate while their children are of school age need to select an expat school system which allows easy integration of their children into their home-country education system upon return.
Click through our A-Z listings for a more comprehensive list of international schools in Moscow.
Choosing a local school
However for families planning to settle into a country long-term, international schools might not be the best fit. The national school system could be the most effective path.
There are pro and cons of the Moscow education system, and parents will have to consider factors such as the age of their children and language(s) spoken in the host country before making a selection. Read what some expats have to say about their children going native.
Overall, when the right schooling decisions are made, expats feel that their children benefit from their education abroad; expanding your children’s horizons culturally will aid in developing the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills children need to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalising world.
Professional advice from expat school organisations can help expats arrive at the best solution for their children, or even themselves, should they be seeking to continue higher education. Why not ask Expatica’s education expert Margot Roose via our Ask the Expert section?
Expats who’d like to share their viewpoints or ask advice from ‘veteran’ expats in Moscow can also visit Expatica forums and get involved in discussions on education issues.
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