A SCHOOL YOUR CHILD WILL LOVE!
High-standard UK education in the centre of Moscow with MAGIC CASTLE International School. We appreciate individual growth of every child in our care. Since it was established in 2009, MAGIC CASTLE has been providing a quality international education in an accepting, exciting, and loving atmosphere in the heart of Moscow.
The school was established by a group of educators with a passion for creating developmental opportunities and is governed as such. MAGIC CASTLE is a growing educational holding expanding into new areas of education and expanding its schools. Researching best school and teaching practices around the world, adopting advanced approaches to personal development for staff and students and reviewing standards to meet the needs for the future.
At MAGIC CASTLE, we believe that a child’s early years is the time when the fundamentals of their personality, self-image and attitude are formed. We are determined to create opportunities for each child. In the atmosphere of love & care we nurture every child’s abilities, develop their knowledge, thinking, leadership and ethics.
Our children are brave, confident, creative, independent, strong with open and inquiring minds because MAGIC CASTLE creates
- An individual developmental path specifically designed for each child
- Hands-on experience to shape his or her worldview
- A set of values for the future
- Numerous opportunities to explore themselves and the world around them
At MAGIC CASTLE, we are honored to work with the leaders of the future. We strive to nurture each child’s mind and heart. We make sure that each child will make an impact in the world. Our children will live fulfilled lives in any of their aspirations and pursuits. They will be confident in building relationships, will treat people with respect, inspire others and take responsibility for all they do.
International assessment system.
English public school.
The Russian curriculum in taught in full. Assessments are conducted every trimester as well as at the end of the year according to Russian educational quality standards.
As part of the curriculum students work individually and in small groups, use information technologies on a daily basis to access information for their projects.
To enrich the programme field trips, culture holidays and career days are conducted every month.
Mathematics curriculum includes a module on critical thinking and logic and teaching literature is done through drama.
A wide range of hands-on classes includes experimental science, design and modelling, music composition and improvisation, cooking.
We follow the National Curriculum for England and integrate research elements from the International Baccalaureate programme.
We aim to provide an intellectually challenging and rewarding learning experience for each child. Our principal objective is for each pupil to develop a deep interest in, and love for learning. Students will be taught to apply this learning to the everyday world around them.
Our ultimate goal is for pupils to become self-motivated, independent learners with a wide range of generic study skills that will prove useful to them throughout their lives.
We seek to make a real difference to children’s lives by providing them with the skills they will require to be successful, both now, as children, and in the future.
Enrolment procedure involves testing in Mathematics, English and Russian followed by a family interview.
The documents required are
- MAGIC CASTLE admission confirmation;
- Birth certificate with notarised translation;
- A child’s passport with a visa and a notarised translation;
- A parent’s passport with a visa and a notarised translation;
- Russian standard medical form 026;
- Medical insurance policy;
- Russian registration;
- Signed contract.
Outdoor space is easily accessible and used by children between classes as well as for a longer walk around lunchtime. Sports and choreography classes are also conducted outside in good weather.
There are 5 meals a day. A balanced seasonal menu is rich in energy and vitamins, fruit, vegetables and protein.
The academic unit for both curricula is over by 14.00. The afternoon programme comprises skills and talents classes – art, music, IT, sport, choreography, design and cooking. A range of extra classes are available in the afternoon including 4 foreign languages. The school day finishes at 18.00.
Children are not assigned homework. All individual work and group projects are done at the school and checked by the teacher. Each child will need to bring their own laptop for school work.
There are 10-15 children in each class.
The academic year is from September 1 to May 31. The year is divided into trimesters.
SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021
|Trimester 1||1.09.2020 – 30.11.2020|
|Trimester 2||1.12.2020 – 28.02.2021|
|Trimester 3||1.03.2021 – 31.05.2021|
School breaks are every 6th week with a longer 9-week study period in March-April.
5 weeks + 1 week break*
|05.10.2020 – 11.10.2020||1 week|
|16.11.2020 – 22.11.2020||1 week|
|26.12.2020 – 10.01.2021||2 weeks|
|15.02.2021 – 21.02.2021||1 week|
|03.05.2021 – 09.05.2021||1 week|
SKILLS & TALENTS PROGRAMME