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Are you planning to come to Kazakhstan with your family? Then you need to take care of finding a suitable educational institution for your children. In this case, you can use our list


Haileybury Kindergarten
Haileybury Astana’s Kindergarten gives the best start to your child’s education.
Here at Haileybury Astana, we use the internationally recognized International Early Years Curriculum. This curriculum is designed to support the whole child’s development.
Our highly qualified and experienced teachers deliver the curriculum in English and we have a high ratio of staff to students. Our local teaching staff speaks English, Kazakh, and Russian so all children have full access to learning.
Our facilities are purposefully designed and resourced to cater to young children and provide a stimulating and inspiring environment in which children feel safe and comfortable.
Each topic is carefully chosen and planned to capture children’s imaginations and encourage their active participation in every aspect of academic study.
We chose to use the IEYC because it gives all children a solid foundation on which to build lifelong learning.

Contact details:
Tel: +7 (7172) 55 98 55 (ext. 122)

Kindergarten Branch "Astana International School"
Kindergarten Branch "Astana International School" AEO "Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools" opened on 2 September 2014 and teaches children from the age of 3 to 6-7 years old, implementing the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate.
The program is designed for students from 3 to 12 years old and is based on inquiry and practical-oriented learning.
We constantly monitor all the achievements in the field of early childhood education and provide an environment where children can personally grow and enjoy every day of their childhood.

Contact details:
Tel: +7 7172 91 61 77

Junior International Preschool
At Junior International Preschool (JIPS), we understand that choosing the right kindergarten for your child is one of the most important decisions in your life. Thus, we strive to create a supportive and developing environment for your child, so that he/she will feel at home - comfortable and at ease. We value the individualities and needs of your child and, therefore, use an individual approach to maximize the potential of each child. That’s why we have chosen the International Preschool Curriculum for our kindergarten, striving always to provide a high-quality, well-rounded, and personalized preschool education, combined with best practices in early childhood education! Children are our future, and together we will do everything within our power to fill children’s every day with happiness, energy, and aspiration for new achievements to benefit themselves as well as their community.

Contact details:
Tel: +7 701 999 6887

Zebra Montessori PreSchool
We are happy to provide Montessori education for the international community of Astana. We accept children from 1 to 6 years old. The setting is a comprehensive learning environment where children's natural passion for learning is guided by qualified English speaking Montessori teachers. As you may already know Montessori education promotes independence, creativity, self-discipline, respect, responsibility, maturity, care for the environment and other people, and trustworthiness.
Our curriculum includes:
- Practical Life Exercises
- Sensorial Activities
- Math
- Language
- Music
- Art

Working hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 3 pm.
Ages of children: 1-6 years old
Setting capacity: 20 children
Language of instruction: English language with opportunities to learn Russian

Contact details:
Tel: +7 701 729 0123

Marshmallow Academy
Our name derives from the famous and groundbreaking "Marshmallow Test" research which included preschoolers, sweets, and one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, Walter Mischel.
It took place at Stanford University in the 1960-s and continued for almost 50 years!
Nowadays, it's becoming more challenging to juggle work and life. However, choosing the right childcare is a guarantee a happy atmosphere in your family.
We realize that early education is one of the most important aspects of a child's development. Let us help you and take the weight off your shoulders.
At Marshmallow Academy we aim to prepare your children academically, as well as nurture their individuality, We also aim to bestow upon them an insatiable love for education. Our philosophies of good manners and kindness will accompany their education. Our kind, awe-inspiring teachers will make every day of your little ones a remarkable and fun-filled experience.

Contact details:
Mobile number: +7 775 1201515
Address: Baitursynuly 9, Highvill Astana, Block F2


International College of Continuous Education

ICCE was founded at the dawn of sovereignty; our college has been successfully implementing its authorized concept of teaching and upbringing. The school has harmoniously aligned national and international educational standards. It is the result of laborious efforts and personal merit of the college founder and permanent leader Dr. Lyudmila Shelukhina and highly professional staff. Today ICCE is committed to national and international traditions which are highly appreciated by the community.

Stages of School:

•Pre-school education; 

•Basic school; 

•Secondary education; 

•Continuation of training in Oxford, UK (baccalaureate, master).

Haileybury Astana

Haileybury is a leading British independent co-educational school offering contemporary boarding and day places for 11-18 years old. Established in 1862, Haileybury combines tradition with modernity, harnessing the very best of over 150 years of teaching experience, finely tuned for today’s world. Haileybury creates confident individuals, with leadership, collaborative and social skills developed by our co-curricular program and nurturing environment. With a guiding moral compass in place, our pupils are prepared for the first choice of university, and life beyond, as global citizens. Haileybury Astana was opened by the first president Nazarbayev in 2011 and is an IB World School preparing young people to become leaders of the future and to achieve their dream of attending a world top university. From an early age, pupils take part in a wide range of activities to challenge and extend their knowledge and skills in an increasingly global world. Above all, however, Haileybury Astana is a school that cares for every one of our pupils as we guide and support them into an exciting future.

Stages of School:

•Reception class; 

•Junior school; 

•Secondary school.

Miras International School

Miras International School provides students with a quality polylingual education that is based on the integration of International Baccalaureate and Kazakhstani Standards and practices and is delivered in a choice of four languages of instruction: Kazakh, English, French, and Russian depending on the Grade level. The French section is based on the French and Kazakhstani requirements. English is a language for in-school communication. Miras is committed to educating students to be lifelong learners enabling them to appreciate and respect a diversity of cultures and actively contribute to the positive changes in the world.


Stages of School:

•Pre-School to Grade 5; 

•Grades 6–10; 

•Grade 11; 

• DP Grades 11–12.

Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Astana

Accelerated socio-economic development of Kazakhstan in the early 21st century has caused an urgent need for professionals with a high level of technical, managerial, and leadership competencies, so in the 2008 year at the initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Leader of the Nation Nursultan Nazarbayev, a project of creating the Intellectual schools had been launched. Intellectual Schools are called to become an experimental platform for the development, monitoring, research, analysis, approbation, introduction, and implementation of modern models of educational programs by level: elementary school (including pre-school education and training), primary school, and high school. 

Stages of School:

•1-6 grades; 

 •7-12 grades.

The NURORDA International School

The opening of the school - lyceum «NURORDA» in 2007 in the city of Astana was marked by the fact that the honored right of the opening bell was given to the President of the country Nursultan Nazarbayev. The school operates under the direction of the «BILIM Innovation» International Public Foundation. Today the reform in the educational field of our country aims – to foster comprehensively developed harmonious personality with creative thinking. School - Lyceum «NURORDA» makes effort for raising educated, conscious, well-bred citizens, ready to apply their knowledge fortunate the benefit of our country in the future.Aim: To foster an intellect-developed, competitive, educated, patriotic generation, with true moral and ethical principles, by creating favorable conditions for the professional development of teachers.

Stages of School:

•1-6 grades; 

 •7-11 grades.

Spectrum International School

Our mission is to bring up knowledgeable and well-mannered young people who can contribute peace to the world through mutual understanding and respect. This is achieved in a friendly family atmosphere that nurtures a community feeling where the emotional, physical, creative, and intellectual needs of all children will be met within an international environment. Spectrum International School will deliver the highest standard of education in Kazakhstan for local and foreign citizens.

Stages of School:

•Cambridge Primary Cambridge Secondary 1 (Lower Secondary) ;

•Cambridge Secondary 2 (IGCSE) Cambridge Advanced.

QSI International School of Astana

The QSI International School of Astana (QSIA) is an independent, coeducational day school that offers an educational program from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The school was founded in 2005. The school year is comprised of 5 quintiles extending from late August until mid-June. QSIA is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (USA).

Organization: The school is governed by the Board of Directors of Quality Schools International, the membership of which is formed as outlined in the bylaws of Quality Schools International. An advisory board, composed of 7 members who reside in Astana, assists the school in its operation. QSIA operates with the approval of the Kazakhstan government. The school is licensed by the Kazakh Ministry of Education.

Curriculum: The school offers a mastery-learning program with a curriculum similar to that of U.S. public and private schools. Instruction leading to individual mastery takes advantage of small class sizes and the diverse educational backgrounds of the students. Instruction is in English. They provide an average of 10 Advanced Placement (AP) courses annually with an averages success score of 4. As the College Board, SAT testing site in Astana, the majority of students in their secondary program take the SAT once annually with an average score above the 75% percentile for the last two academic years.

Faculty: In the 2018-2019 school year, QSI Astana has 60 full-time faculty and paraprofessionals serving our students. They have a 10:1 student to teacher ratio with the average class under 15 students by design.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, enrollment was 308. Our student population represents 37 nationalities. 

Higher education

Nazarbayev University

Nazarbayev University is a modern and rapidly developing university located in the heart of Eurasia – Nur-Sultan city, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Nazarbayev University (NU) was founded by the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The University aims to develop into a research university of international renown combining education, research, and innovation. Nazarbayev University educates the next generation of leaders of the Republic of Kazakhstan in science, public administration, and various professions, thus contributing to the future development of the country.
Core features of Nazarbayev University include academic freedom and institutional autonomy, both legally enshrined as Nazarbayev University oper under a special Law; predominantly internationally recruited faculty, English as the language of instruction and research; entirely merit-based admission and progression system; and integrated teaching and research starting at the undergraduate level.

Please, find more information on the website

Bureau for Continuing Professional Development (BCPD Ltd.)

Bureau for Continuing Professional Development (BCPD Ltd.) provides international professional certification preparatory courses and implements the best international practices to develop human capital and create a pool of local professionals with international recognition for the AIFC ecosystem and beyond.
The AIFC BCPD’s mission is to become the leading professional development body in the fields of accounting, finance, legal, human resources, information and communication technology (ICT), and corporate governance, in Kazakhstan and the region. 
The mission is to develop human capital in the AIFC ecosystem and beyond by creating a platform for continuing professional development, formation and support of professional communities, accessible expertise, and open dialogue of market professionals.
The AIFC BCPD is driven by the ardent desire to promote the highest standards of professional excellence, integrity, and accountability, and to advance human talent development through training and mentorship.
In addition, the AIFC BCPD is responsible for the investment and financial literacy programs related to the AIFC’s core pillars including Islamic finance, fintech, capital markets, green finance, as well as asset and wealth management.

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Geneva Business School

In 1995, the establishment of the Institut de Formation de Gestionnaire de Patrimoine (IFGP), marked the origin of the Geneva Business School (GBS). Today, IFGP continues to provide instruction to local Swiss private bankers. GBS has developed into a leader in Swiss quality education with the purpose to educate future business leaders. With an international approach and passion for business excellence, our goal at GBS is to help students reach their full potential and build real business connections, as they become future leaders.

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Higher education
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