School of Young Politicians - 1306
Michurinskiy avenue 15, Buildings 2-4, 119192 Moscow, Russian Federation
+7 495 932 99 58
|Head of School||Dr. Elena Sporysheva|
|Language of Instruction||English, Russian|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Mrs. Sholpan Mussina|
|MYP Coordinator||Ms. Asylkay Davydova|
|PYP Coordinator||Mr. Azat Mazkenov|
The School of Young Politicians (SYP), UNESCO Associated School, School 1306 is a Russian state school located in the Western administrative district of Moscow. It is currently one of the first state schools in Eastern Europe to realise the IB continuum programme alongside the national curriculum. The students have a rare opportunity to receive two Diplomas, both the IB and Russian state.
Great emphasis is placed on selecting teaching staff with all our teachers expected to have university qualifications as well as either IB experience and/or IB training certification. The School also provides the opportunity for further ongoing professional development. The staff includes teachers from Russia as well as from other countries with several members of staff having considerable international experience. This has produced great results for us in the Diploma Programme as our average examination score consistently outperforms the world average score.
The student body, aged between 3-17, is comprised of children from 44 nationalities. This fact provides for a very international environment that ensures cultural diversity and an ethos of tolerance as well as an open-mindedness beneficial to the educational process.
The school sees its mission as raising holistic life-long learners who care about the world around them. Therefore we offer a wide range of subjects, including a wide choice of second acquision languages (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish), and rigourous assessment as well as a huge variety of extra-curriculum activities such as music, choir, ballroom dancing, sport dancing, drama classes in English and Russian, robototechnics as well as many others. The school also offers many unique activities such as monthly meetings with distinguished people who have achieved public recognition in various fields of life - writers, musicians, philosophers, sportsman, entrepreneurs etc. In addition, the school runs a Club of Young Politicians, where active politicians are invited to speak, discuss and debate burning issues from the world of politics, economics and international relationships.
We do not only pay attention to theoretical knowledge but also put emphasis on transferring this knowledge into real-life situations and making its application practical. To realise this, the school is well equipped with libraries, science laboratories, a botanic garden, both indoor and outdoor sport stadiums and other sporting facilities, dance halls, choreography classrooms as well as a drama studio and fully-equipped theatre and cinema halls. Each classroom is equipped with interactive white boards and projectors.
Specifically in the arts field the school hosts an annual international arts festival that encourages and promotes theatre, dance and choral singing. A prestigious panel of judges and professionally offered workshops and masterclasses offer students both a competitive and supportive experience that culminates in public performances in a leading Moscow theatre.
The school plays a vital role in the life of the community. Children initiate and realise various projects addressing the needs of disadvantaged children, war veterans, victims of domestic abuse and others in need. As volunteers they support the work of several charity organisations, initiate fund-raising activities and other socially important campaigns.
During its nineteen years of existence the school has been nominated for numerous awards and prizes. A recent special independent survey published in Tatler magazine called our school "unique". It offers a happy, productive environment for children to learn.