Almost every parish that has children has at least a modestly-sized parish school. As a rule, classes are held on Saturdays. In the Russian Diaspora there is only one higher educational institution--Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, and one certified daily high school, the St. John in San Francisco Orthodox Academy.
Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville
Holy Trinity Seminary is the highest theological school of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and is the only Russian theological school outside of Russia. The seminary is a five-year program--graduates of the Seminary receive a Bachelor's Degree in Theology. The Seminary is located at Holy Trinity Monastery in a scenic area a four-hour drive from New York City. The Seminary was established in 1948; at first it was a theological school for the novices of the monastery, but later it became a seminary for the future pastors of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Students from all over the world, including Russia, study at the Seminary. The Seminary has had among its distinguished educators: Metropolitan Philaret of blessed memory, Archbishops Vitaly (Maximenko) and Averkii (Taushev), Protopresbyter Mikhail Pomazansky, Archimandrite Konstantin (Zaitsev), I.M. Andreevsky, N.D. Talberg and I.M. Konzevich. The Dean of the seminary is Archimandrite Luke.
The Seminary has a rich theological library, it publishes a seminary bulletin and there is a journal of the alumnus of Holy Trinity Seminary, Russkiy Pastyr.
Seminarians along with the monks perform obediences: in the church, on the kliros, in the printing office, in the bookbinding studio, in the fields, in the library...The Seminarian choir travels to different parishes and takes part in services. The Seminary also has summer choir-directing courses.
HOLY TRINITY SEMINARY
P.O. Box 36
Jordanville, NY 13361-0036, U.S.A.
i(315) 858-0945; e-mail: email@example.com
The Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
ST. JOHN OF SAN FRANCISCO ORTHODOX ACADEMY in San Francisco, CA
St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Academy at the Cathedral of the Most-Holy Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow" in San Francisco was established in 1994, in the year of the canonization of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Miracle-worker. The Academny includes all classes of elementary and secondary grades, and are held daily, Monday through Friday. Since the Academy replaces the American government school, courses are held primarily in English. Participants of the Academy are members of the church.
ST. JOHN OF SAN FRANCISCO ORTHODOX ACADEMY
6210 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94121, U.S.A.
(415) 751-4623; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: http://www.stjohnsacademysf.org
Russian High Schools and Parish Schools:
SAINTS CYRIL & METHODIUS HIGH SCHOOL at the Cathedral of the Most-Holy Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow" in San Francisco has existed for over 50 years. Its founder was Archimandrite Afanasii. The High School includes three preparatory classes, seven elementary classes and one supplementary class. Classes are held three times a week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays after public school and on Saturday mornings) for younger students and twice a week for older students.
The High School program is modeled after that of pre-revolutionary schools, but is adapted to contemporary needs--many textbooks are written by the High School's educators.
SAINTS CYRIL & METHODIUS HIGH SCHOOL
6200 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
HOLY VIRGIN PROTECTION SCHOOL in Nyack, NY is one of the more famous schools of the Russian Diaspora. It was founded in 1951 by Sofia Sergeevna Koulomzina. For many years the director of the School was Protopriest Seraphim Slobodskoy, author of "The Law of God." Classes are held on Saturdays and participants come from the New York area and even from other states. The program of study is for 14 years. The teaching staff of the Nyack School has published a whole series of textbooks, used by many of the parish schools of the Russian Diaspora. For over 10 years, the matushka of Fr. Seraphim has been its Director, and has also published the popular children's journal Trezvon.
HOLY VIRGIN PROTECTION SCHOOL
38 Mill Street
Nyack, NY 10960, USA
(845) 353-1155; e-mail: email@example.com
PARISH SCHOOL OF HOLY TRINITY CATHEDRAL in Toronto, Canada, is one of the largest parish schools of the Russian Diaspora, thanks mainly to the multitude of new Russian immigrants in the city. Classes are held on Saturdays, which use many textbooks written by past teachers of the school.
HOLY TRINITY PARISH SCHOOL
23 Henry Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1W9, CANADA
(416) 979-2990; e-mail: VMalchenko@bigfoot.com
SAINTS PETER & PAUL CATHEDRAL PARISH SCHOOL, Stratfield, Australia.
SAINTS PETER & PAUL CATHEDRAL PARISH SCHOOL
3-5 Vernon Stereet
Sydney (Strathfield), N.S.W. 2135, AUSTRALIA
i61 (2) 9746-1737
ST. ALEXANDER NEVSKY PARISH SCHOOL, Lakewood, NJ
ST. ALEXANDER NEVSKY PARISH SCHOOL
200 Alexander Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 07731, U.S.A.
(732) 370-1881; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
DIOCESAN SCHOOL OF ST. SERGIUS in Buenos Aires-Villa Ballester, Argentina, was founded in 1968 at St. Sergius Church. The school has its own 2-story building with classrooms, a hall and sports field. The strength of the school is in its deeply religious make-up: in the forming of young orthodox people in the emigration for 3-4 generations. In 1988, the Argentinian authorities honored the School by naming the street where the church and school are found after St. Vladimir.
IGLESIA SAN SERGIO
San Vladimi 2045 (Ex Falucho 854)
1653 Villa Ballester, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
54 (11) 4-768-5476; ›-OOZU‡:
SCHOOL OF ST. VLADIMIR, at the Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Brussels, Belgium.
ECOLE DE ST. VLADIMIR
42, rue de Drapiers
1050 Bruxelles, BELGIUM
iAI: 32 (5) 14 23 39; e-mail: email@example.com
School for Girls
Orthodox School in Bethany
This school and boarding school for girls was opened in 1937 and was in part inspired by the example of Grand Duchess St. Elizabeth Feodorovna the New-martyr. Nuns from Gethsemane Convent work there. Over 300 girls study there, mostly poorer Arab girls from nearby Muslim neighborhoods, ages 7 to 15. The boarding school keeps 15 students. In 2002-2003 there will not only be Orthodox Arabs living at the boarding school, but a few Russian Orthodox girls, the children of immigrants from Russia. The School has a church of St. Lazarus of the Four days and a cave of St. Nicholas the Miracle-worker.
P.O. Box 20607
Jerusalem 91205, ISRAEL
Tel: 972 (2) 279-97-97; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org