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School named after A.M. Gorchakova

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Description of School named after A.M. Gorchakova

  • Year of foundation: 1999
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Age of students: from 11 to 18 years
  • Type of institution: private school
  • Language of instruction: Russian
  • Type of studying: boys only
  • Form of study: full-time.

School named after A.M. Gorchakova was founded and opened in 1999 and from the very first days of its existence, the legendary Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum proclaimed its prototype. This choice is by no means accidental - the school considers its mission to revive lyceum traditions and develop a network of private educational institutions with a view to positive changes in the public life of the country, organizing and implementing an educational process that meets the requirements of modernity and combining intellectual, emotional, material and other resources for creating a school of "lyceum" type.

The school offers programs from grades 5 to 11, but learning is available only for boys. The educational institution brings up the true leaders of the new time, able to find non-standard ways of solving problems, to change the world and the surrounding reality for the better.

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

The school provides its pupils with the opportunity to live on campus in comfortable single or double rooms (there are 54 places available). Each room has its own bathroom, internet, television, security and safety systems. Students live on campus from Monday to Saturday, on Saturday afternoon, students go home, from where they return on Sunday evening or on Monday morning.

All students are provided with good nutrition five times a day, there is always a lot of fresh vegetables and fruits in the diet.

Activities School named after A.M. Gorchakova

The school education system includes not only the subject classes, but also the sports, creative, spiritual and moral development of students. After school, most students attend clubs and sections, relax, and participate in various projects. Sports and physical activities include:

  • Daily morning exercises
  • Physical education lessons
  • Sports games (optional: football, basketball, volleyball, rugby, jogging and much more)
  • Swimming
  • Alpine skiing (annual special exit program)
  • "Gorchakovsky all-around" (team competitions in athletics, sports and gymnastics).

Types of creativity:

  • Theater art
  • Playing musical instruments
  • Choral singing
  • Dancing
  • Musical literature
  • Art.

Events, trips and excursions:

  • Lyceum Day
  • All-Russian Gorchakov Forum
  • New Year
  • Day of lifting the blockade of Leningrad
  • "School game"
  • Pancake week
  • Festival "Non-dull science"
  • City Intellectual Marathon
  • Victory Day
  • Russia Day
  • Meetings with outstanding figures of science, art, business, politicians
  • Visit music concerts, performances and performances
  • Creative projects
  • Concerts and public performances of student groups
  • Holidays and theme parties
  • Theater and creative performances of students
  • City tours, guided excursions
  • Social and social activities
  • Educational trips to other cities of Russia and other countries of the world (“Russian North”, “Siberia”, “South Caucasus”, “Greece”, “China” and others).


  • 20 years of success
  • A unique educational institution that revives lyceum traditions
  • Advanced educational programs
  • In-depth study of foreign languages
  • The average number of people in a classroom is no more than 16
  • Individualized learning system
  • Special exam preparation system.

Facilities and equipment at School named after A.M. Gorchakova

The school is located on the territory of the villa of the famous architect Alexander Bryullov, built on his own project in the late 1830s. The building has been completely restored, refurbished and equipped to the best modern standards:

  • Classrooms
  • Administration offices
  • Library
  • Computer classrooms
  • Musical audiences
  • Creative classrooms
  • Sports Hall
  • Assembly Hall
  • Classrooms for teachers
  • Canteen
  • Common spaces and halls
  • Residence for living
  • Tower and Observatory (telescopes: Alcor 65-mm telescope-reflector of Newton’s system, Coronado 40-mm solar telescope, Meade’s 205-mm mirror-lens telescope of Schmidt-Ricci-Chretien system)
  • Park and walking area.

Admission dates and extra charges

Beginning of studies: September. The academic year is divided into 4 quarters (two half-years):

  • First: September-end of October (holidays from October 28 to November 5)
  • Second: November-end of December (holidays from December 29 to January 8)
  • Third: January-end of March (holidays from March 24 to 31)
  • Fourth: April-end of May.

In the 10th and 11th grades, the year is divided into 2 half years; there is no autumn and spring break.

Extra charges:

  • Registration fee
  • Mandatory fees (tutorials)
  • Deposit confirming a place on the course
  • Exam Board
  • Tuition deposit
  • Return flight tickets
  • Round trip
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

  • Correctly completed application (by sample)
  • Successfully completed primary education
  • Passage of a special program of preparation for entering school
  • Passing of entrance tests
  • Personal business student and report card from a previous place of study (when transferring from another school).

IMPORTANT! The school recruits students once every two or three years (if there are vacancies, it is possible to enroll in an academic year). To enter the school, the applicant's parents must contact the school representatives as early as possible (usually not less than a year before the expected start of studies). Parents should be interviewed by the founders and school management, take part in events for some time, attend classes.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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