Tour our Facilities
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In 2000, the Anglo-American School of Moscow (AAS) moved into its new 30,000-square-meter, state-of-the-art building in Northwest Moscow. This purpose-built facility is the culmination of a decade of dedication and effort by its three founding embassies - the US, UK and Canada - and hundreds of volunteers from our parent and corporate communities whose strong belief in AAS raised the seed money to develop the new campus. Nestled between the Moscow Canal and the Pokrovskoye-Glebevo Park off Volokolamskoye Schosse, 20 minutes from the city center, the school stands on 6.5 hectares of land adjacent to the Pokrovsky Hills housing community.
A regulation-sized indoor swimming pool and a 630-seat auditorium (the Bolshoi Theatre) opened in August 2007 to complete the original site plan for the AAS campus.
Three Art Studios for the Middle and High Schools, including one dedicated to ceramics, and two art studios for the Elementary School enable every student to experiment with a broad range of media and open doors to self-expression. The Music Studios, including soundproof practice rooms, allow for the growth and nurturing of student musical talent. Through the school's musical program, instrumentalists are given the opportunity to participate in an ensemble setting, and students who wish to try out a musical instrument may take advantage of the school's instrument loan program.
There are 128 classrooms located on 5 floors at AAS. All classrooms have at least one computer, a SMARTboard, a TV, and a DVD player. All computers are connected to high-speed internet; wireless internet is also available throughout the school.
The facility boasts two beautiful dining rooms overlooking the forest. The dining rooms allow students and the entire school community a place to relax and talk over breakfast, lunch and throughout the day. The Elementary School dining room, with a stage at one end, provides one more venue for students to showcase their work.
The AAS Health Center, staffed by two registered nurses, stands ready to attend to minor scrapes and bruises or emergencies. It is a warm and welcoming place for students to lie down until they are able to return to class, or parents can arrive to take them home. Click here to learn more about the Health Office.
Eight science labs, including one for the Elementary School, three for the Middle School and four for the High School, utilize today’s technology and advanced scientific tools to allow students not only to learn science, but also to become "scientists."
Four computer labs, in addition to extensive computer resources in the library, connect students to the internet, giving them the skills and confidence to think globally while working and studying locally.
Thanks to renovation work over the summer of 2014, the Elementary and Middle/High School libraries are now one combined space. Situated above the classrooms overlooking the Moscow Canal and the Pokrovskoye-Glebovo Park, the Gwenn and Eivind Djupedal Library is one of the loveliest spaces in the school. With over 70,000 items in its collection, it is the largest and most extensive English-resource library in the city of Moscow. The library is a true media center and includes, among other things, a viewing room for multi-media presentations; a seminar room for small study groups; an extensive collection of picture books and comfortable, welcoming furniture for younger readers; and two full-time professional librarians to guide students in their reading and research. Click here to learn more about the library.
Large enough for multiple teaching spaces and sized for competition, the North Gymnasium enables Middle and High School students to learn skills, improve their physical conditioning and compete against other schools. With its mechanical curtain, the 929-square-meter space can be divided into two separate sections, allowing for simultaneous activities. It sports a full-size basketball court, which can be divided into two smaller courts. Bleachers seating up to 300 can accommodate plenty of fans for the school’s basketball and volleyball teams. Managed by a staff of three full-time professional physical education teachers, the facility is augmented by boys’ and girls’ locker rooms for students and visiting teams, an aerobics room and a weight room.
Outside Sports Facilities
The AAS campus also includes a wide array of outdoor sports facilities, including three tennis courts and three soccer fields. Two ice skating rinks are also available to the students during the winter months.
An indoor, regulation-sized swimming pool was recently opened in August 2007. This L-shaped, 6 lane pool is 25 meters in length with a depth range of 1.2 -3.3 meters. The facility is equipped with a Colorado Timing System for competitive swim use. Maximum capacity in the pool is 100 swimmers. A separate 0.7 meter deep teaching pool is adjacent to the main pool. Click here to learn more about the pool.
With its movable stage and flexible seating, the Malyy (Small) Theatre allows for experimental works in progress to be shown to an audience of up to 200. The space also is used for class meetings and performances by all the school's students.
The AAS Bolshoi Theatre was opened in August 2007. The Bolshoi (Big) Theatre complex includes a beautiful 630-seat proscenium stage with a state-of-the-art control booth for lights, sound and projection. The facilities also include a studio classroom and a technical theatre classroom and workshop. The backstage area also has a large Green Room and dressing and make up rooms, storage and offices. All of this space and equipment allows for a variety of student experience and learning opportunities. Click here to learn more about the Bolshoi Theatre.