Preschool & Kindergarten

Preschool & Kindergarten at the International Gymnasium of Skolkovo: 

  • Preschool goes from 3 to 6 years old. The preschool is divided into Early, Middle, and Older groups with no more than 12 children per group.   
  • The school is located on the campus of the Skolkovo Innovation Center, which is located in the suburbs of Moscow. This allows the kids to get physical exercise and enjoy the fresh air!
  • The kids engage in inquiry-based activities, which serves as their primary source of learning. 
  • Through the inquiry-based methodology, we attempt to instill a sense of curiosity and global-mindedness. 
  • The language of instruction is Russian
  • English is taught as a foreign language by native speakers

Daily Schedule 

Working hours from 8:30 till 18:30. 

Methods of Teaching 

The curriculum taught in the Preschool is the first phase of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP). 

Despite the young age of our students, the primary method of teaching is inquiry-based learning. Over the course of the year, the students will attempt: 

  • Formulate problematic questions for themselves 
  • Choose sources of information relating to the theme of inquiry 
  • Analyze the information and draw their own conclusions 

Over the course of the year, the students conduct five transdisciplinary themes of inquiry: 

  • “Who We Are”
  • “Where We Are In Place and Time” 
  • “How We Organize Ourselves” 
  • “How the World Works” 
  • “How We Express Ourselves” 
  • “The Earth — Our Common Home” 

A significant amount of time is devoted to the children’s physical development: 

  • Daily walks 
  • Physical Education lessons and various activities outside 


Individual Development Plan 

Based on the observations of the speech therapist and class psychologist, an individual academic plan is written for each student, which aims to unify the efforts of every teacher in order to maximize our students' academic potential. 


Learning Environment 

Our learning environment is designed to stimulate and encourage: 

  • To strive for knowledge and reach their full potential
  • To learn to think independently while developing the skills to work with others
  • To develop their ability to orally and visually communicate; stimulate their cognitive ability; and hone their motor skills