Magnet School for Math and Medicine
Experimental School of Russian
10 Rusakovskaya Street
FOR LIST OF
Ms. Porntak Lyubova
Ms. Zoya Buvalstyeva
DIRECTOR ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
Ms. Nadia Platonova
Tel.: (007-95) 268-3586
Lower school, 250 students (aged 6-10)
Upper school, 426 students (aged 11-17)
-Theater (35 years old)
-Sports: basketball, table tennis
Visited an English class, home economics, and the school museum which displays photos taken of the school throughout its 76 years.
EBB with N. Platonova
School 315 Entrance
in 1923, on the site of a nineteenth century wooden school house that must
have stood at the edge of a vast wood, School 315 is just another tall
cement building in the vast urban sprawl of Moscow. The school has
no distinguishing school features, lacks a sign or plaque identifying it
as a school, and does not exude the kind of energy one might expect from
a school. However, upon passing through the dismal outer doors and
winding one’s way through a labyrinth of damp and musty corridors, one
soon enters the excited atmosphere abuzz with the energy of students doing
School 315 gave me a very warm welcome. A senior boy greeted me in precise English and led me through the school to the top floor where I met Nadia Platonova, my hostess. With my bike on my shoulder, we proceeded to the school auditorium where I met with about 80 high school students and 6 teachers. Even though School 315 stresses a curriculum specializing in math and medicine, I found the students to be extremely capable and well-prepared to discuss a broad range of topics in English.
Following the NMR Presentation I was taken to lunch, a fantastic meal prepared by a team of seven 12-14 year old girls in their home economics class. (I feel I am now an authority on borsch – the girls of School 315 made one of the best borsch soups I have had – the recipe follows.)
The mission of School 315 is “to prepare students for advanced studies in institutes and universities.” With 58 of 64 graduates from last year’s senior class now enrolled in institutes and universities, it appears that the faculty and staff at School 315 are on the right track.
a tea spoon of vinegar or lemon juice).
Make sure you serve with wonderful dark Russian bread!