Russia Expat Forum - International School of Moscow and Atlantic International School

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5/31/2012 10:47    
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Hello we are moving this summer to Moscow and we have a 10 year old heading for grade 5. Since we are not sure if we have a seat available at the AAS, can you share your experience at those two schools

- International School of Moscow - http://www.internationalschool.ru/

-Atlantic International School -School 1 Metro. Dubrovka http://www.atlanticschool.ru

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6/8/2012 10:25    
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Hi, Atlantic School is an ESL school. There are no First language students there. It is Turkish run and so has a Muslim cohort. Dubrovka campus is a former health unit now currently bursting at the seams. It is not a normal school as such, but a school that is run by Turkish businessmen who have little idea how to create an educational institution. For serious education I would suggest another school that is more established and less involved in seedy business dealings.

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6/8/2012 10:41    
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I'm afraid Atlantic is very low level. They can't even keep their teachers who, apparently, are leaving in droves. Says something about the school, but many parents don't realise what is going on. It's a Turkish run school set up to draw in expat dollars. They are very insincere and have set up a western facade to hide behind, but it is Turkish run. Choose a better school!

whitesun
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11/28/2012 01:44    
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Hello .I am a parent of a child studying at AIS. I talked to the head teacher there and asked who that babazoo is . ( This guy is always first to react when there is an issue in forums about AIS) They said he is one of the teachers whose contract was not prolonged just because he was not up to the standards. Then I felt obliged to send this post because I am a very happy parent . My child is in school number 2 and I have not witnessed any of the things he has written . Muslim community Funny at all . I cannot say anything about ISM. I have heard good comments about it too. But I wanted to express that I am a very happy with the quality of the education at AIS.

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12/7/2012 03:18    
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By the Looks of Whitsun, I would say this is a post by a troll in administration.

I stand by what I say. I know the school very well. I have good inside information about the school and how it works. I also know that the school is currently going from bad to worse with the Turkish administrator Mr Ufook in Dubrovka having no idea how to relate to people or run a school except by threats and bullying. He prefers to hire local Russian, Turkish and Kazan teachers because they are cheaper. Some cannot even speak English properly.

I also know that certain students in the secondary school and their bullying parents are trying to control the school, resulting in little to no discipline for their children.

All foreign teachers are up to standard buthey have and are working under tough and unfair conditions.

What is not up to standard is this Turkish run fake international school. It's an esl school.The Turks have no idea how to run a school, nor are they interested. It is simply about money.

.Now, if you want to send your child/children to an unstable Turkish run esl school that pretends to be British, with unhappy teachers and little to no discipline, then that is your choice. But there are better schools about.

More for information, go to
International Schools Review.

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5/20/2013 05:36    
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I was not trying to prove anything and be sure I am a parent not a troll. However reading what you write kind of convinced me what the administrators tell is true.
I agree you have good inside information. I even saw your comments with the same nickname in different websites complaining about salary. This is very strange.A parent would not know this. Come on you have not even wrote you are not a teacher you are a parent yet. Write down what happened what did they do to make you so much angry ? I am a parent and I wrote what I saw. Sorry If this made you angry . I only shared my experience and there is yours.

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5/29/2013 00:44    
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As a parent, your expereince will be different, You do not know what really goes on inside the school, or where your money goes. Previous comments on salary were for teachers, not parents.

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