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In which regions of the Russian Federation are the strongest applicants?

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In which regions of the Russian Federation are the strongest applicants?

Each year, the RAEX ranking agency (RAEKS-Analytics) makes a ranking of the TOP-100 Russian schools in terms of graduate competitiveness. What does competitiveness mean? Graduates of these schools enter the leading universities of the country. When creating the ranking, several parameters were taken into account: the form of study that students enrolled in, the budgetary or paid basis of study, the level of the university, the form of admission (according to USE scores, according to the results of academic achievements - a certificate with a medal, prize places at olympiads of different levels.

The TOP-20 schools in terms of graduate competitiveness are represented by only 7 regions: Moscow + oblast, St. Petersburg, Mordovia, Vologda, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Rostov region. The best results are shown by special schools focused on working with gifted students, there are even boarding schools among them. The structures created around large scientific centers, universities, and institutes (Lyceum at TPU, Tomsk, MEPhI Pre-university, Moscow) remain traditionally successful, but elite schools working independently following the example of leading foreign educational institutions are also gaining popularity (School No. 2007 FMS, Moscow).

The success of the regions is based on the quality work of schools, but how do the best educational institutions in the country achieve their results? What allows them to graduate from strong applicants, why would giving a child be a profitable investment, providing not only a high level of knowledge, but also a multifaceted development, a favorable social environment?

How education in the best schools in Russia affects the competitiveness of graduates?

All the top educational institutions from the RAEX list share several distinctive features:

  • Head aimed at achieving high academic results of graduates
  • Strong teaching staff
  • Modern scientific resources, innovative equipment
  • Attention to the formation of social, creative, leadership skills of students
  • Selective approach to the admission of students.

Ready to choose the best school in the country ? Go!

SUNTS Moscow State University, Moscow

The 1st place was taken by the Specialized Educational and Scientific Center at Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov. SUNC MSU implements secondary general education programs with an in-depth study of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science. The educational institution organizes the work of departments of specialized disciplines, general subjects.

The educational system here is close to university: lectures and seminars are supplemented by a system of special courses, electives, circles, and interest clubs. Today it is a leading educational institution of the country, a leader among Russian schools in the number of participants in scientific conferences, winners of olympiads in mathematics, computer science, physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, and laureates of various competitions.

Graduates of SUNC MSU choose the best universities in Russia, more than 60% become students of Moscow State University M.V. Lomonosov.

Who does the SSC of Moscow State University accept? Graduates of the 9th and 10th grades - citizens of the Russian Federation, as well as those who have the right to secondary education at the expense of the state budget.

In the 10th grade, recruitment is conducted for:

  • Physics and Mathematics Department
  • Chemical department
  • Biological Department.

In the 11th grade, recruitment is conducted for:

  • Physics and Mathematics Department.

The educational institution offers a boarding format and holds the annual Kolmogorov summer school. KLSH is an intensive two-week study with accommodation for nonresidents. Qualifying exams for the summer course are the first round of entrance examinations, they are held in Moscow and 40+ other cities of Russia. Exams of the 2nd round are held during the Kolmogorov summer school.

Lyceum "Second School", Moscow

The Second School opened in 1956 on the outskirts of Moscow: the last houses ended at the Kaluga outpost, and then there were vacant lots and vegetable gardens. The next house from the Kaluga outpost (for teachers at Moscow State University) stood on Lomonosov Avenue. The 2nd school was built first in the district, and a residential building was erected nearby. Classes began when the school was still under construction, so high school students in rubber boots dragged first graders through the mud, otherwise the students could not get to school. The school was no different from other Moscow schools, but there were several enthusiastic teachers who formed the backbone of the future 2nd school. This skeleton was “overgrown” by other teachers, and a strong team was gradually developing.

Graduates: Alexei Removich Khokhlov, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Head of the Department of Polymer and Crystal Physics of the Physics Department of Moscow State University, Member of the Board of Directors of Alfa Bank Petr Aven, Commissioner for Children's Rights in Moscow, Poet and Publicist Evgeny Bunimovich and many others others.

The lyceum practices elements of the university educational system: lectures, seminars, classes in subgroups, practical work, tests, exams, reading special courses. In profile classes, in addition to the main teacher, assistants work, which allows more efficient and targeted work with students. Teachers: 7 candidates of sciences, 2 doctors of sciences, 28 teachers - graduates of the Second School (15 of them teach mathematics, 11 - physics (among them - 2 doctors of science), one each - biology and the Moscow Art College).

Since 2018, students are enrolled in grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

Admission Process:

  • Applying online.
  • Until the end of April, tests are conducted only for students from grades 5-6. The first entrance test for them is the Olympiad “Expert in mathematics”.
  • The entrance test process in grades 9, 10, 11: the first wave - from May 20 to June 20, the second wave - August 2020, the format - offsets. After successfully passing the first stage of testing, the applicant gets access to the next stage.

Physics and Mathematics Lyceum № 31, Chelyabinsk

The lyceum grew out of the Physics and Mathematics School No. 31, opened in 1965 almost simultaneously with the well-known specialized schools of Moscow, Novosibirsk, and Leningrad. Of the 55 graduates of 2018, 52 (!) Became students of prestigious universities in Moscow (FizTekh, MSTU named after Bauman, Higher School of Economics), St. Petersburg (Institute of Precision Mechanics, Optics). About 15% of graduates of the 31st lyceum, students of prestigious technical universities are girls. Education starts here from the 5th grade.

Stages of enrollment:

  • 5th, 8th grades - based on the results of classes at the Sunday Physics and Mathematics School (VFMSh). The lyceum enrolls students who headed the ranking, which is formed from the results of intermediate sections, tests, interviews.
  • If you think that your child is able to master the complex lyceum program in mathematics, physics, computer science, and there is no way to attend Sunday school, you can try to do the results of a series of interviews with the director and head departments of the lyceum.

University Gymnasium of Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Moscow

University Gymnasium of Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov - a structural unit of Moscow State University, a boarding school, opened on September 1, 2016. Education is carried out in 5 profiles: mathematical, engineering, science, humanitarian, socio-economic.

The features of the University Gymnasium are an individual approach to each student, the modularity of education, the availability of project and research activities. The educational process involves a gradual transition from the classroom system to non-linear forms of organization of classes. The research activities of students are conducted on the basis of scientific laboratories of the faculties of Moscow State University under the leadership of leading scientists. The teaching staff of the University Gymnasium consists of professors, teachers, researchers at Moscow University with extensive experience working with students.

Admission Process:

  • Participants of the competitive selection must register and create a personal account, for those entering the 10th grade - indicate the profile, subject of choice.
  • Examinations are conducted by profile: for those entering each profile of grade 10 and grade 8 separate days are allocated. On the eve of the exam, each participant in the admission will need to undergo technical testing of the communication channel and equipment (checking sound, video, downloading files).
  • The exam for grade 10 consists of 3 parts, for grade 8 - two.

Repeated entrance examinations are not provided.

Republican Lyceum for Gifted Children, Saransk, Mordovia

Former teacher of the Sarov Physical-Technical Institute Dmitry Podlesny, one of the founding fathers of the Lyceum, accepted the invitation of the ex-head of the Mordovian Republic Nikolai Merkushkin to head the Lyceum for gifted children. Podlesny previously collaborated with Mordovian schools: two of its students - Denis Kuzin and Dmitry Gornostaev - became winners of international competitions, despite the fact that both of them came from distant villages. This approach - attracting talented students from the outback - is still relevant for the institution. To make elite education accessible, to provide talented students with equal starting conditions, regardless of where they live and the financial resources of their parents - these goals were set before the center’s leadership. The director of the lyceum, Evgeny Vdovin, believes that entering a capable student from a remote village whose family barely makes ends meet is quite possible: all that is required from the parents is to bring the child.

Education is conducted on 3 educational profiles:

  • Physical
  • Mathematical
  • Chemical-biological.

How to enter the lyceum? The recruitment of future 7th graders for the next academic year is held annually. Applicants pass entrance tests:

  • Testing (March-May)
  • Interview (May).

Every year in June, enrollment in grade 10 is carried out. All lyceum students who graduated from grade 9 participate in the competitive selection on equal terms with new entrants to the lyceum. At the same time, a separate competitive selection is carried out for each area of preparation.

Presidential Physics and Mathematics Lyceum No. 239, St. Petersburg

The lyceum has been leading the history since 1918: it was originally located in house No. 1 on the Black Sea Lane. In 1994, the Lyceum was awarded a grant from the Soros Foundation, and the US Mathematical Society recognized the school as one of the TOP-10 in the CIS. Since the 1960s, school students have consistently achieved good results at various levels of olympiads (from urban to international), more than 60 graduates became winners of International Olympiads, more than 250 - All-Union and All-Russian. The lyceum gives deep knowledge in all subjects, but the main areas here are mathematics, physics. Among graduates: academician Yu.V. Matiyasevich, Fields G.Ya. laureates Perelman, S.K. Smirnov, Professor A.A. Suslin, N.A. Shirokov, artists B. Grebenshchikov, A. Freindlikh, A. Tolubeev, O. Volkova, athletes N. Kuchinskaya, A. Khalifman and others. There are many successful entrepreneurs, officials, public and religious figures among the graduates of the lyceum.

The educational center accepts students of grades 5, 8, 9, 10 who are pre-registered online.

Fizteh-lyceum. P.L. Kapitsa, Dolgoprudny, Moscow region

The P.T.Kapitsa Physicotechnical Lyceum is a new type of educational institution whose main task is to create an educational environment that maximally reveals the creative potential of each student, and fosters a harmonious personality that can adequately meet the requirements of the time.

The basis of the educational process of the PhysTech Lyceum is the TTT strategy: traditions, talents, technologies. The chosen direction of development continues the traditions of the famous educational system of MIPT, successfully combining a high level of academic education, olympiad preparation, scientific research of lyceum students with versatile creative activities of students and teachers.

Teachers develop the talents of each child, helping them to better know themselves and find their calling in order to achieve high results.


  • Admission is based on entrance examinations, written work on specialized subjects.
  • For the winners of the olympiads, enrollment according to the results of the interview is provided.

The cost of educational services is 10,000 rubles / month.

School number 2007 FMSH, Moscow

School № 2007 of Moscow has been operating since 2003. A group of like-minded people who are not indifferent to the results of their work gathered here. The school is proud of the achievements of its graduates: 100% of graduates pass the exam with high scores and enter the top universities of their choice. After graduation, they do not lose their team spirit; they take part in various scientific events with pleasure. For example, during the Hackathon-2017 programming challenge, graduates of the 2007th school in 12 hours “wrote” a fully-functioning robot-consultant for a teleoperator of a mobile communication system.

FMS No. 2007 teaches young people from grades 5 to 11. The set is held in grades 5-10 in April-May. Recording for introductory interviews for admission is carried out through the personal account of the applicant.

How is the admission process:

  • Students of grades 5-7 pass a written interview in mathematics, successful candidates are invited to an oral interview. Those who did not manage to go through the written part on the first attempt are given another opportunity - you can sign up again for any available day. For those who have not passed the oral part, additional attempts are not provided.
  • Students in grades 8-11 undergo a written interview in algebra, those who pass the test are invited to an oral interview in geometry: they will need the ability to solve any problems from their textbook, be able to prove theorems, various facts from the textbook.

Vologda Multidisciplinary Lyceum, Vologda

The lyceum was founded on August 22, 2003 - the educational process is carried out on the basis of 2 educational buildings. The lyceum simultaneously teaches more than 550 students, 131 teachers work here, including 4 doctors and 16 candidates of sciences. According to the results of certification, 67% of teachers have the highest, 17% first qualification categories. The winners of the competition of the best teachers of educational institutions of the priority national project "Education" were 12 employees of the lyceum.

The lyceum is actively introducing modern educational technologies, including information and communication. He won the competition among institutions implementing innovative educational programs, is an innovative platform of the Department of Education of the Vologda Oblast for the introduction of individual educational routes for students. The teaching staff has achieved significant results: academic performance of lyceum students annually is 100%, the quality of knowledge is consistently high, which is confirmed by the results of the exam. The Vologda multidisciplinary lyceum is recognized as one of the best in preparing olympiads in chemistry, graduates have achieved significant success - they have become students at prestigious universities in the country, won medals at olympiads in chemistry in Paris, in physics in Australia, and won prizes at the All-Russian Olympiad for students.

Individual selection of students for the 5th grade of the lyceum is carried out annually, 6-9th - subject to availability. Acceptance of documents for individual selection begins on May 25.

Moscow School in the Southwest No. 1543, Moscow

The Moscow gymnasium in the South-West was opened on September 1, 1975. The school owes its uniqueness to its creator - Yuri Vladimirovich Zavelsky. School No. 1543 prepares students for creative intellectual work: teachers with a high level of special educational work here, able to provide decent education in a wide variety of areas of knowledge. The school staff has been developing over the years and is characterized by stability, deep understanding, and a high degree of responsibility of each participant. The success of graduates largely confirms the high professionalism of the teaching staff.

The school accepts students in grades 5, 10, and 11; From the 8th grade, education is carried out in 4 profiles: biological, historical and philological, mathematical, physical and chemical.

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