Our School


Berkeley Russian School — Klyaksa (Ink Spot) — is a non-profit Russian immersion school offering challenging academic classes for students ages 3 to 16. Our classes are small and our experienced teachers deliver material tailored to meet the individual needs of each student. The school offers multiple levels of Russian Language, Literature and Math — along with a wide array of extracurricular programs, including Art, Art History, Chess, Geography, Physics, Biology/Zoology, Astronomy, and others. Students excel academically while mastering the Russian language.

On Sundays we offer a unique program for children aged 3 and older. Classes are fun and developmentally appropriate and form the foundation of language learning and academic success in future years.

Over the years we have developed into an active and mutually inspiring community of teachers, parents and students. Come join us!

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Fall 2021 Semester!

A complete calendar is posted under ‘Calendar’
For more information contact Larisa at (510) 730-0277
or lora.shapiro@gmail.com

New and exciting classes:

Russian Conversation & Literature – Русский разговорный язык и литература

Читаем, играем, рассказываем – Reading, Playing, Reciting

Magical World of Literature –  Волшебный мир литературы

Come Play With Us!  (Interactive Musical Program for 3/4 year olds) – Играй с нами! (Интерактивная музыкальная программа для 3/4 летних) 

УЗНАВАЙКА! – To Find Out

Говорящая природа – Talking Nature

Geometry in Pictures – Геометрия в картинках
Read more here:  
На русском

For complete description of classes please contact Larisa at (510) 730 – 0277 or lora.shapiro@gmail.com.


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Sundays from 9:00 am – 9:45 am (tentative)

Saturdays from 9:00 – 9:45 am and 10:00 – 10:45 am (tentative)


For more information contact Larisa at (510) 730-0277 or lora.shapiro@gmail.com

 Fall 2021
First Day of Classes
Sunday, August 29

For more information contact Larisa at (510) 730-0277
or lora.shapiro@gmail.com


Berkeley Russian School does not discriminate on basis of race, color, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. We warmly welcome everyone who would like to become part of our community.