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Best schools in St PetersburgA snapshot overview of schools in St Petersburg, Russia that are considered (although not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expat parents.

If there is no ribbon, pending or otherwise, it means we are aware of the school but have elected not to review it at this time. This could be for a number of reasons, but we continually update information and add or remove reviews as deemed appropriate.

Schools selected for full GSGI review are noted with   next to their names. "Pending" means that we are planning to review that school.

By full GSGI review, we mean the school write-ups that are completely selected, researched, visited and written by our own editors. Our final write-ups take the good with the bad, warts and all, but we look for a preponderance of good before we drill down for in-depth details descend on the school for an exhaustive visit.

The schools below have been brought to our attention, but until we have more reports from parents, we are unable to consider reviewing them.

British School St Petersburg

Adapted National Curriculum for England. ages 2-9; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit

International nursery and primary school, chartered by The Schools Trust (TST), who foster British-style education overseas. The curriculum is delivered by English speaking and UK trained teachers on a colourful, brand-new campus opened in August 2019.

Brookes St Petersburg

PYP/MYP candidate; ages 3-15; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned

Swiftly following the opening of the Moscow school, this member of the Brookes Education Group with schools in seven countries across three continents, opened its doors in August 2019. An IB candidate school operating in premises occupied by the recently closed Anglo-American School in the centre of St Petersburg. The school is offering weekly boarding from September 2020.

Cambridge International School St Petersburg

Another relative newcomer to the international school scene in St Petersburg, having opened in 2015. Operating as a nursery, primary and senior school, following the Cambridge international curriculum. Open to both expatriate and Russian children (currently in the majority) and offering the option of studying a Russian curriculum, from the age of seven, at the same time as the English version.


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