Kindergartens and schoolsSamara secondary schools of general education are presented by a group of international level schools and 9 of them are included into the Russian TOP-500 best educational organizations. Also some schools have international accreditation of Cambridge English Exam Preparation Centre, which is a real proof of conformance to the English language teaching standards. Traditionally Samara school graduates get modern high-quality education and it is confirmed by their high examination results. Today more than 680 schools function on the territory of the Samara region. In 2017 at the “Yuzhny Gorod” district a new modern school for 1500 pupils was opened. The most up-to-date design solutions are implemented in this educational organization. The teaching methods are based on very effective programs. In 2015 Sergey Kocherezhko, the teacher of History and Social Studies from Samara became the winner of “The Russian Teacher of the Year” contest. Every year new kindergartens are built all over the Samara region. Municipal and regional authorities make every effort to return to kindergartens their original buildings that are now used not for that purpose. The “Building-kindergarten” private and state partnership program, under which small kindergartens are opened on the ground floors of new buildings is developing rapidly.