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The school bell of the 68th academic year (2020-2021) of the Russian Parish Gymnasium at the Church of All Russian Saints rang on September 15. The school and the church began operating simultaneously in 1952.
The Russian Gymnasium offers 13 years of education: grades, two kindergarten grades, three primary grades and eight high school grades. The school has approximately 40 students and 10 teachers. Most of the classes are taught exclusively in Russian, some of them are taught in Russian and English for students who have a poor command of Russian. At the end of the school year, students must pass exams. All students who have completed 13 years of study acquire knowledge of the Russian language, literature, history and Orthodoxy. With the exception of St. Cyril and Methodius at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Theotokos in San Francisco, the Russian School of the Parish in Burlingame is a Russian school in the San Francisco Bay Area that teaches Russian Orthodoxy.
Since our school is focused on Orthodox children, we encourage them to attend church services as often as possible. Classes begin and end with prayers. At the beginning of each academic year, the spiritual abbot of the school, Mitred Protriere Stefan Pavlenko, serves a prayer service, and we pray for a successful academic year. The school encourages students, parents, and teachers to confess and receive communion together at Christmas and Easter. Many disciples, boys, gradually begin to serve at the altar, girls begin to sing in the choir, and parents begin to participate in school activities as well as in church dinners and receptions. This activity is especially useful for newcomers, as it helps to adapt to the Russian-American Orthodox community.
The Russian school also offers education for adults in Russian and English in the following subjects: Russian language, Literature, History, Orthodox worship and Russian Orthodoxy in general - on request (in the choir).
In addition to the weekly classroom activities, the Russian Gymnasium also hosts a children's Christmas tree at Christmas. Usually the Christmas tree is arranged on the first Sunday after Orthodox Christmas (January 7), after the Divine Liturgy in the church hall.
The "Act" (graduation) usually takes place at the end of May after the Divine Liturgy, marking the end of the school year and honoring outstanding students.
In addition, the students of our Russian Gymnasium help elderly visitors from nursing homes when they attend church services for the Easter week after Easter. Our children also perform at the Russian Center at the beginning of May at the Day of Russian Children and collect donations for Russian children in need. In the summer, many enroll in a two-week camp organized by the Russian Scout Organization for boys and girls "Pathfinders of St. George". Twice a year, parents and children host a reception to honor and thank the Church Choir after the traditional sacred music concerts.
Due to the protracted quarantine, the school offers distance learning. Children between the ages of four and sixteen are accepted. If you want to enroll your children in school or have questions text Svetlana Avdeeva (650) 483-5088.
We welcome your child to our Russian Parish Gymnasium. For more information, call Rector Father Stefan (650) 430-9805.