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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New and exciting classes for Spring 2020 semester:

Geometry in Pictures – Геометрия в картинках

Conversational Vinegret – Разговорный винегрет 

Chess – Шахматы

Magical World of Literature –  Волшебный мир литературы

Basics of Geometry in History and Pictures – Основы геометрии в истории и картинках

Conversational Russian:  Поговорим
Весёлые затеи:   Games, Riddles

Fascinating Arithmetic – Увлекательная арифметика
Fun with Beeswax:  ‘Once upon a time’
Read more here:  
На русском

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


Registration for Spring 2020 semester is now OPEN!


Sundays from 10:50 am – 11:30 am

Sundays from 11:35 am – 12:15 pm and 12:20 – 1:00 pm

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

 Spring 2020
First Day of Classes
Sunday, January 12
Monday, January 13

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.