“A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition.” Marcus Aurelius (Roman Emperor, circa 2nd Century AD)
It is as true today as it was nearly 2000 years ago. Here at CIS Russia, we want our students to aspire to greatness. Greatness can take many forms and we need to take the many necessary little steps to get there: to dress correctly, to always try our best, to be friendly in play and comforting when times are hard. We aspire to be better people, true internationalists who consider others before themselves.
The CIS Russia student strives to be a better version of themselves – every day. We want our children and staff, during ‘Aspiration’ month, to focus on how they can improve; to set themselves realistic goals for the year and make achievable plans to help reach them. After all, the power a person derives comes not from the position he or she occupies but from a clear sense of direction and the aspiration to get there.
Mr. Michael, Headteacher
From 26 to 30 August, we are pleased to invite students from 5 to 12 years to spend the last days of summer vacation in the exclusive football camp.
Casey Barnes is a qualified teacher who was born in America and grew up in Ireland. He studied English Literature and Education and is currently working toward a second Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.
John Wilson is from Scotland and has taught in Austria, South Korea, and most recently he taught History and Global Perspectives for two years at CIS in Moscow, Skolkovo campus
Frank Morris is a qualified teacher from the UK with teaching and leadership experience in Italy, Serbia, Russia, and the UK.
Jenny Stones is a qualified teacher from Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. Having spent over ten years working in a primary school, she has experience of teaching the British Curriculum creatively, holistically and skills-based to primary students.
Emma Banks is an experienced teacher from the UK.
Christina Jozefiak is a qualified teacher with her Master’s in Education and Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) from Cambridge University.
Our students did several school trips to Bread Museum, visited Story House and Tropic forest