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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We have 5 new exciting classes:

Art Class:  Inspired by Nature – Вдохновляющая Природа

Wednesdays and Sundays

Fairy Tale Musical Theater – 3 classes for different ages
(different fairy tales for different ages)
Wednesdays and Sundays

Senses:  Our Feelings – Наши чувства
Wednesdays and Sundays

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


We are now offering adult classes; a challenging and fun opportunity for adults to learn the Russian language.

conversation_greyFall 2017 semester!
Sundays from 10:00 pm – 10:45pm

Sundays from 10:50 am – 11:30am

Sundays from 11:35 am – 12:15pm

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

You are invited

October Picnic-Potluck!

Saturday, October 21


We hope you can join us!

 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.