Moscow - School Report Question and Answers

Do expatriate students socialize with local students at the school? Are both groups successfully integrated into the school culture?

Yes, I think they seem to, perhaps more so than other schools I have worked in. The expat population is very transient though, and it's fairly unusual to have anyone stay longer than 3 or 4 years. The local population is somewhat small as the school has a tiered priority system for admission, with US, UK and Canadian Embassy kids at the top of the list. At some grade levels there isn't much space left for local Russians, though there are always one or two at least in every class. - Jan 2021

Yes.Kids usually associate with the kids of their living complex.Embassy compound kids associate with embassy compound kids.Rosinka kids associate with Rosinka kids.Pokrovsky kids (that was us) associate with Prokrovsky kids. - Dec 2012

Yes. A lot of the kids at school live at the compound right next to the school, or one that is a little farther out of town, and both of those compounds are for mixed nationalities, so kids mix with locals both at school and after school. For the US Embassy, some kids live at the embassy, and they probably mix less. - Nov 2012

Maybe. Depends where the kids live. There is a housing complex next to the school with kids from all over. They definitely socialize with other expat kids in tht complex. If the kids live at the US Embassy compound, not so much. - Aug 2010

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