Mission Statement

The mission of the International Gymnasium of Skolkovo is to create an innovative educational environment that focuses on the development of students’ natural talents and increases their critical thinking ability. We strive to shape knowledgeable young people who are able and willing to become innovators who will change the world for the better.

Founder: The non-profit organization, Foundation for Development of the Center and Commercialization of New Technologies (The Skolkovo Foundation).

Legal Entity: Private Educational Institution

Opening Date: The school opened its doors in 2015 but moved to the Skolkovo Campus at the beginning of the 2016 — 2017 academic year. It is located at 7 Nobel Street.


Conceptual Development and Future Goals

The International Gymnasium of the Skolkovo Innovation Center (IG Skolkovo) is a private Russian school that is open to students ranging from Preschool through High School. The school is divided into four sections: Preschool/Kindergarten (ages 3 to 6); Primary School (grades 1 through 4); Middle School (grades 5 through 9); High School (grades 10 and 11). The school welcomes both Russian and foreign students, which reflects the mentality of the Skolkovo Institution. We will continually strive to bring out the full potential of every student:

  • implement a dual immersion program where the languages of instruction will be in Russian and English;
  • continue to work toward International Baccalaureate authorization through the implementation of IB curriculum, methodology, and technology;
  • develop the intellectual, emotional, personal, and social skills necessary to live in the modern world;
  • to continue to expand our foreign faculty and their involvement in the school;
  • an array of subjects such as Robotics, IT, Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Music, Art, and various extracurricular activities will be offered
  • mandatory study of a second foreign language; Chinese, Spanish and German are currently offered;
  • temporary housing this academic year. Next academic year we will move into our state of the art facility located in the heart of the Skolkovo campus;
  • continue to develop IG Skolkovo as the cornerstone of the Skolkovo Ecosystem