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A snapshot: schools in St Petersburg considered (but not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expats.

Schools with a full GSGI review are noted with  next to their names.

 (pending) means that the school is on our list to review.

By full GSGI review, we mean school write-ups that are completely selected, researched, visited and written by our own editors. Our final reviews 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 and descend on the school for an exhaustive visit. We are aware of the other schools on this page and we continually add or remove schools, as deemed appropriate.

International schools

British School of St Petersburg (The)

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

Swiftly on the heels of the opening of the Moscow school, the doors of this member of the Brookes Education Group (operating schools in seven countries across three continents) opened in August 2019. An International Baccalaureate candidate school operating in premises in the centre of St Petersburg, previously occupied by the now defunct Anglo-American School.

Cambridge International School St Petersburg (CIS St Petersburg)

Cambridge 1, 2/ IGCSE/ A Level/ Attestat; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned

Another relative newcomer to the international school scene in St Petersburg, having opened in 2015. Operating as a nursery, primary and senior school, teaching the Cambridge international curriculum, followed by IGCSEs and A Levels or the Russian Attestat. Open to both expatriate and Russian children (currently in the majority) and offering the option of studying a dual Russian/English curriculum, from the age of seven.

International Academy of St Petersburg (IASP)

Adapted American curriculum/ High School Diploma; ages 4-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 95 students

A strongly Christian school with several previous incarnations and changes of location but under its present name since 2007. The school caters for students (mainly US, South Korean and Japanese) aiming at American universities and offers an American equivalent High School Diploma. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

For more information on the schools above, please go to each school’s individual entry on The Good Schools Guide International search.


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