The Anglo-American School of Moscow, founded in 1949, is an independent, coeducational day school in northwest Moscow that offers an international educational program from Pre-Kindergarten (4-year-olds) through Grade 12. The school year is comprised of 4 quarters. The first day of the 2014-2015 school year is August 19 and the last day of the school year will be June 17. During the year students have a one-week fall break (October 27-31), a three-week holiday break (December 19 to January 9), a one-week February break (February 23-27), and a one-week spring break (April 13-17). Please visit our School Calendar for more details. Organization: The Anglo-American School is chartered by the American, British, and Canadian Embassies in Moscow through the aegis of a School Board. The Director of the school and the principals of the Elementary School (Pre-K to Grade 5), the Middle School (Grades 6-8), and High School (Grades 9-12) manage the day-to-day operation of the Anglo-American School. Curriculum: Students follow an international curriculum, which ensures an excellent foundation in English/Language Arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Studies of a foreign language (Russian, French, or Spanish), art, music, information and communications technology (ICT), and physical education are also included in the academic program. The high school provides a college-preparatory program leading to a high school diploma that can be supplemented with International Baccalaureate certificates or a full IB Diploma. Students completing the full IB Diploma Programme typically receive priority placement at universities and are offered first-year credit for their higher-level courses. The elementary school is authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Programme. Students with mild disabilities or special needs are supported by our Pupil Support Services faculty, including learning resource teachers, a school psychologist, and a speech-language pathologist. Accreditation: The school is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Council of International Schools and the International Baccalaureate Organization. Please visit our Accreditation page to learn more. Faculty: The Anglo-American School faculty consists of 150 qualified and experienced educators and 13 administrators, principally from the US, UK, and Canada. Enrollment: The international student body of approximately 1250 students represents over 60 countries. Class sizes typically range from 16-18 students. Facilities: A purpose-built campus, located between a forest and a canal, was opened in August 2000. Instruction is extended through wireless access to the Internet throughout the school. Facilities include 4 computer laboratories, 8 science laboratories, 5 art rooms, 6 music rooms, 2 black box theatres, an extensive school-wide library, 2 large gymnasia, 3 playing fields and 3 tennis courts, 2 dining rooms, an aerobics/dance studio, 2 exercise rooms and a large recess space where an ice rink is set up in the winter. Stage II of the new school construction (a multi-purpose auditorium/theatre for 630 people and an indoor swimming pool) was completed in 2007. Please visit our Facilities page to learn more.