Anglo-American School of Moscow

5  / 5
(1Reviews)
Ranking:
Country:# 1Top 3
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Region:# 47
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Overall:# 221
Located:
Moscow, Russia
Region:
Europe
Website:
www.aas.ru
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Curriculum:
Grade Levels:
Type:
Enrollment:
PYP
DP
Non- profit
International
day
1200

Review Summary:

School:

Question 1:

The facilities of the school adequately provide for a positive learning/working experience.

10 / 10
Question 2:

School provides adequate access to teaching materials without any extra expense by the teacher (books, lab supplies, art supplies, materials, copying, etc.

10 / 10
Question 3:

School is well funded to provide students and faculty with adequate materials to support their course offering.

10 / 10
Question 4:

Parent community is actively involved in supporting the school's mission and their child's education endeavors.

10 / 10
Question 5:

Classroom student to teacher ratios are kept low.

10 / 10

Students:

Question 6:

Students are generally of high aptitude.

10 / 10
Question 7:

Student interactions with faculty are primarily characterized by respectability.

10 / 10
Question 8:

Students are of diverse ethnicity.

10 / 10

Administration:

Question 9:

Administration positively supports faculty in a professional manner.

10 / 10
Question 10:

Administration actively encourages a dialogue concerning school related issues.

10 / 10
Question 11:

Administration is actively engaged in developing/supporting/maintaining a clear school vision.

10 / 10
Question 12:

Administration makes sure that the financial stability and integrity of the school is well maintained.

10 / 10
Question 13:

Administration/Ownership uses school funds to support the well being of the school.

10 / 10

Salary:

Question 14:

Salary scale is competitive.

10 / 10
Question 15:

Salary provides the opportunity to save appropriately.

10 / 10
Question 16:

Salary provides the opportunity to travel during vacation.

10 / 10
Question 17:

Salary scale provides for vertical and horizontal movement based on years of experience and/or units/degree's earned.

10 / 10

Benefits:

Question 18:

School provides a quality health insurance plan that covers all major medical (health, vision, dental.

10 / 10
Question 19:

School provides retirement benefits that are competitive.

10 / 10
Question 20:

School provides a health insurance plan that covers international travel/coverage.

10 / 10
Question 21:

School provides for faculty child tuition benefits.

10 / 10
Question 22:

School provides strong support for maternity benefits.

10 / 10
Question 23:

School provides an adequate amount for end of contract airfare cost.

10 / 10
Question 24:

School provides an adequate shipping allowance.

10 / 10

Housing:

Question 25:

School provides quality available housing or a housing stipend that affords quality housing.

10 / 10
Question 26:

The proximity of housing in relation to school location is within an acceptable distance of travel.

10 / 10
Question 27:

Options of moving housing during the course of contract is acceptable.

10 / 10

Colleagues:

Question 28:

Colleagues foster a welcoming environment to new faculty.

10 / 10
Question 29:

School hires a diversity of family structures (Singles, couples, families.

10 / 10
Question 30:

Colleagues foster a professional environment that supports growth.

10 / 10
Question 31:

Colleagues foster a personal support structure in place of family.

10 / 10

Place:

Question 32:

City the school resides in provides opportunities for things to do without having to travel

10 / 10
Question 33:

City the school resides in provides easy opportunities to travel to other places.

10 / 10
Question 34:

Local culture is apparent in the city/country in which the school resides.

10 / 10
Question 35:

Local culture of in which the school resides is open to integrating expats into local customs and traditions.

10 / 10
Question 36:

City/Country in which the school resides does not exact personal restrictions on lifestyle choices.

10 / 10
Question 37:

City/Country in which school resides provides for potential tax benefits.

10 / 10
Question 38:

Quality of local health care is excellent.

10 / 10
Question 39:

Cost of living in the city/country where school resides is reasonable.

10 / 10
Question 40:

City the school resides in has excellent infrastructure for mass transportation (e.g. - is a car required.

10 / 10
Question 41:

City/Country in which the school resides provides for adequate personal safety.

10 / 10

Professional Development:

Question 42:

School makes available a variety of professional development opportunities.

10 / 10
Question 43:

School makes available funds to support continued development.

10 / 10
Question 44:

Time is specifically set aside in the calendar for faculty and staff formation.

10 / 10
Question 45:

Faculty and Staff are encouraged to professionally grow by the school.

10 / 10
Question 46:

Faculty and Staff are encouraged to experiment, implement, and bring up new ideas for classroom innovation.

10 / 10

Settling In:

Question 47:

School meets you on arrival and escorts you to accommodations.

10 / 10
Question 48:

School provides an adequate orientation to the school and local culture upon arrival.

10 / 10
Question 49:

School provides an allowance to support the transition.

10 / 10

After Arrival:

Question 50:

Facilities of the school were well represented during the hiring process.

10 / 10
Question 51:

Contract is honored based on what was agreed upon during the hiring process.

10 / 10
Question 52:

School actively maintains a dialogue and support structure to make sure basic needs are being met.

10 / 10

Review Narratives:

1 reviews

10

Reviewed:

08/10/2013

The city is expensive, the culture is weary of foreigners, the language is among the more difficult to learn, and Russians are known for racism and intolerance of homosexuals. Add to that seven months of winter, and one may wonder "why work there?". The answer to that question is: It's AAS! • Great pay/savings potential despite the expense of the city (which is historic and exciting in its own right). • Wonderful PD opportunities at school and a healthy stipend for anything you want to go to yourself. • Huge PD grants if you want to pursue an M.A. or Ph.D. and a healthy boost on the salary scale when you achieve your degree. • Outstanding health insurance • Excellent retirement with big matching funds and an account in your name that goes to work for you from the start (not an interest-free loan to the school and a payout to you at the end of the year/contract). Financial experts interested in your success administer this account, with fees paid by the school as long as you work here. • Stellar facilities including a complete aquatics program, multiple gyms and PE spaces, tennis courts, football pitches, multiple theaters, art studios, excellent libraries, and computer facilities that continue to expand. • Fully paid and maintained housing in three excellent locations with the option to move to one of the other two if you so desire. • Incredible cafeteria selection every day at lunch (sushi bar, salad bar, international buffet, vegetarian options, dessert bar, pasta bar, on site barista) and it serves breakfast too. • Outstanding, helpful caring familial staff that helps with all matters professional. • Excellent HR staff that organizes outside of school events that range from chocolate factory tours to skydiving. There are only a handful of schools that compare favorably to AAS Moscow. Your time is valued, and parents and administration alike appreciate your work. That said, you will never work harder as a teacher. The pace is fast, the expectations are high and there is no end to the meetings, but all of them have a clear purpose, and all work is done according to a strategic plan that is public and transparent. It isn't all roses and chocolate though, politics have reared their ugly head in the last couple years under the new director as American parents, lead by an ambassador determined to have his children attend a particular Ivy League school have been forcing policy changes. Still, this is a top tier school for students and teachers alike.

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