Berkeley Russian School

Berkeley, CA

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October 2007

If you are a parent who is looking for an enriching Russian language learning environment for your child, I enthusiastically recommend the Berkeley Russian School. Here is why: First of all the Director, Yelena Glikman, and the teachers make the learning experience fun. (Children from ages 3 to 14 are accepted.) My two children (ages 3 and 4) love the school and teachers. They bring home incredible artwork, poems, and fun activities. They attend once a week, three classes, and they talk about the school every day! Ours is a home where Russian is heard daily from my husband, and the teachers at Berkeley Russian School are patient and supportive of dual language households. You can see their website at / J. G.

Nov 2003

My children used to be fluent in Russian (my language) but lost most of it b/c we can only speak English at home (their dad doesn't speak Russian).

I would like to enroll them in some kind of language classes that would restore their language. However, I am not looking for a full-blown program taking the entire Sunday, but rather just a normal language class - just like they teach kids Spanish, French etc.

My children are 7 & 4, we are in Oakland hills, but could come to Berkeley or other nearby areas if we find a good program.

Could anyone direct me? Maria

You may already know about this one, but in any case there is program called Berkeley Russian School. They have afterschool (on Mondays and Wednesdays I think) and a three hour program on Saturdays. The director and teachers are wonderful. The Saturday programs (used to be on Sundays in previous years) has a language class, a music class, an art class and a math class- although it might be different at different ages. My son has attended since he was 3 (is 6 now) and loves it. The director is Yelena Glikman 510 526-8892. There website wasn't working this morning as I write this, but the link is I don't speak Russian, but my husband does and my son is fluent. Feel free to contact me if you wish. Helen
July 2000

For three years, my daughter has been going to the Berkeley Russian school. There, every Sunday she has lessons-an hour of each:music, math,and Russian language and curriculum. Additionally, every year a play is staged, in which all the children sing, dance, and act. Last year, the school opened a summer camp in which everyone had fun and learned music, art, art history, got to be in the play and make their own leather bound book.This year the school is opening the camp again. It is going to be from July 31 to August 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For further information, call Yelena Glikman at (510) 526-8892

March 2000

I would like to draw attention to a wonderful school here in Berkeley: Berkeley Russian School. info:
510 526-8892 Yelena Glikman
925 689-5417 Irina Dugina
Sunday Berkeley School 1798 Scenic Ave.,
Berkeley Pre-School & Kindergarten Program:

1. Russian Language ABC 2. Art -painting, drawing, crafts 3. Music & dancing 4. Musical Theater

Middle school and Junior High program:

1. Russian grammar, reading, writing, literature 2. Math- algebra, geometry 3. history of russian and world music 4. Musical theater

Russian language for english speaking adults Thursday
Berkeley art program: Art history acrylic and oil painting clay ceramic projects charcoal drawing unique bookmaking project
Music program: private instruction Classical piano -age 5 to adult Strings violin viola cello double bass harp guitar voice Tuition 45 min private lesson $30
Saturday Walnut Creek School 1850 Tice Valley Blvd. Walnut Creek

1. Russian grammar, reading, writing, literature 2. Math- algebra, geometry 3. history of russian and world music 4. acrylic and watercolor painting, pastel, etc. 5. drama Folk, Ballroom, Modern dance. Tanya