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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Now Enrolling!
Spring 2024 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:

(all classes are taught in Russian)

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

Chess (all ages) – Шахматы 

The World Around Us – Окружающий мир. Природоведение.

Musical Fairy Tale – Музыкалные сказки

The Mysteries of Books –  Тайны книг

Visiting a Fairy Tale – В гостях у сказки (age 5/6) 

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


LIVE online
Join us!


Advanced (2 classes)
Saturdays, 9:00 – 9:45 am 
Saturdays, 9:45 – 10:30 am


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

Spring 2024
First Day of Classes In-Person

Sunday, January 14 

Adult classes:

Beginner – TBD (online)

Advanced – Saturday, January 20 (online)

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.