Elementary Teachers (grades 1 - 5)

International Academy of Saint Petersburg

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  • School Size: 121
  • Type of Student: Missionary Kid, Expatriate
  • Certification Needed: Yes
  • Years of Experience Required: None
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Boarding: No
  • Monthly Salary: None
  • Monthly Support Estimate for One Person: USD $2,000.00

    The majority of TeachBeyond members serve in roles that involve raising support for their ministry so that the educational services offered are affordable for all learners they seek to serve. We are also pleased to offer training, tools, and coaching to our members as they build a financial support team partnering with them in transformational education.

About International Academy of Saint Petersburg

(IA) has been helping build bridges for Third-Culture Kids for over 20 years. The school exists to provide a quality international education in English based on a foundation of Biblical truth and a commitment to develop students spiritually, academically and culturally. We seek to give our students the tools necessary to succeed in life and become effective world leaders.

In any given year, our school has students from 10-15 different countries and is currently serving 130 kids from the U.S. (35%), Korea (35%), Japan, Sweden, Poland, Bulgaria, Germany, Taiwan, Russia, Canada, and India. We are looking for teachers and faculty members who have a heart for missions and want to use their talents to reach the world.

Our host city of St. Petersburg is full of historical and cultural treasures which provide both teachers and students with amazing opportunities for field trips and exploration. Russian language classes are provided by the school free of charge for first year teachers so they are able to thrive cross-culturally and fully appreciate all the city and country have to offer.


  • Population: 142,423,773 (July 2015 est.)
  • Religions: Russian Orthodox 15-20%, Muslim 10-15%, other Christian 2% (2006 est.)
  • Government: Federation
  • Below Poverty Line: 11% (2013 est.)
  • Country Summary (from the World Factbook)
    Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new ROMANOV Dynasty continued this policy of expansion across Siberia to the Pacific. Under PETER I (ruled 1682-1725), hegemony was extended to the Baltic Sea and the country was renamed the Russian Empire. During the 19th century, more territorial acquisitions were made in Europe and Asia. Defeat in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05 contributed to the Revolution of 1905, which resulted in the formation of a parliament and other reforms. Repeated devastating defeats of the Russian army in World War I led to widespread rioting in the major cities of the Russian Empire and to the overthrow in 1917 of the imperial household. The communists under Vladimir LENIN seized power soon after and formed the USSR. The brutal rule of Iosif STALIN (1928-53) strengthened communist rule and Russian dominance of the Soviet Union at a cost of tens of millions of lives. The Soviet economy and society stagnated in the following decades until General Secretary Mikhail GORBACHEV (1985-91) introduced glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) in an attempt to modernize communism, but his initiatives inadvertently released forces that by December 1991 splintered the USSR into Russia and 14 other independent republics. Following economic and political turmoil during President Boris YELTSIN's term (1991-99), Russia shifted toward a centralized semi-authoritarian state in which the leadership seeks to legitimize its rule through managed elections, populist appeals by President PUTIN, foreign policy focused on enhancing the country's geopolitical influence - particularly in the former Soviet Union - and continued economic growth. Russia has severely disabled a Chechen rebel movement, although violence still occurs throughout the North Caucasus.
    (Source: the World Factbook)

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We wholeheartedly desire to serve our Father’s world, to love Jesus Christ, and to see individuals and communities transformed by His Spirit through education.

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