Schools in St. Petersburg, Russia: Basic Information on School Types and Options

Not sure whether you want to put your kid(s) in a Russian School or International school, public or private? Here’s some general information to help you make your decision on which Schools in St. Petersburg best fit your criteria.

Enrollment requirements for most schools in St. Petersburg, Russia:

  • Mantoux test and Tuberculosis shot
  • Possible requirements from Private and Int.l schools:
  • Application and fee
  • English proficiency test
  • Recommendations from teachers
  • Birth certificate
  • Passport photo with color
  • Copies of valid passports, visas and registration
  • School records
  • Immunization records or medical card from a Russian doctor

Possible requirements from Private and Int.l schools:

  • Application and fee
  • English proficiency test
  • Recommendations from teachers
schools in St. Petersburg, Russia

Schools start September 1st and usually end at varying times in June. Many Russian schools have Saturday classes, but the international schools do not.

The school year is divided into trimesters: Fall, Winter and Spring

Classes begin at 8-9 a.m. and end 14-15 p.m.

Public Russian State Schools and Specialty Schools:

  • Follow a Russian curriculum
  • Lessons taught in Russian unless the school is a language specialty school
  • Free of charge if you have residency or your child has Russian/dual citizenship (fees may apply if you and your child are here on visas)
  • Specialty schools may have smaller classes as well as a waiting list to get in
  • Saturday classes most likely are required

Private Russian Schools and Specialty Schools:

  • Follow Russian curriculum
  • Classes are smaller than public schools
  • Lessons taught primarily in Russian or a second language if it is a language specialty school
  • Fees are higher than Russian state schools, but lower than those at International schools
  • Saturday classes are most likely required

Foreign Private Schools:

  • UK or USA based curriculum
  • Schools start from 2-3 y/o and continue to age 18
  • High fees
  • Waiting lists may exist
  • Typically without Saturday classes

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