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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Online LIVE! 
Fall 2020 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

Считалочки:  Beginner Arithmetic

Magical World of Literature –  Волшебный мир литературы

Interactive Musical Program for 3/4 year olds – Интерактивная музыкальная програма для 3/4 летних:
Musical Alphabet – Музыкальный алфавит
Musical Arithmetic – Музыкальная арифметика

Songs:  we play and understand! – Песенки:  играем, понимаем!

Geometry in Nature – Геометрия в природе

Alphabet Drawings – Рисуем алфавит
Read more here:  
На русском

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


We are LIVE online!  Join us!


Sundays from 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Saturdays from 1:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

 Fall 2020

First Day of Classes
Sunday, August 30

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.