Russian Education in Virginia

This page contains information about Russian education for children (and, occasionally, adults) in Virginia. While most instruction occurs in the Russian language, some programs may offer instruction in English. Descriptions of these schools were written by the groups themselves. Please contact the school or institution directly for the most up-to-date information, as programs may change.

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Kindergarten and Early Education Programs

The Metaphor Academic Center for Russian Language and Culture

This center, with two campuses in Falls Church, aims to preserve linguistic and cultural traditions for Virginia’s Russian-speaking population, as well as introduce Americans to Russia’s rich historical heritage. The center offers classes daily (except Sunday), for students in pre-kindergarten through early elementary school, and holds camps in the winter, spring, and summer. Typical classes include Russian language, speech, art, theater, music, mathematics, and chess.

To contact the school directly, send a message to schoolmetaphor@gmail.com.

Rainbow Early Learning Center

This center in Alexandria offers child care and early education services for infants and children of all ages. Daily programs include instruction in Russian language and literature, art, music, mathematics, science, physical education, English language, and dance. Weekend programs for children ages 5-12 include instruction in Russian language and literature, the arts, and outdoor activities.

The Russian Kids House

This women-owned, private, bilingual school serves students from pre-kindergarten through second grade. Both campuses in Reston and Fairfax  offer daycare and programs for preschoolers; the campus in Reston also offers an age school for students in pre-kindergarten through second grade. After-school and summer programs for students through age 13 are also available.

Elementary and Secondary Education Programs

The Russian School in Ashburn

This school in Loudon County focuses on teaching language and literature, but also teaches mathematics and logic. Classes are offered for students from ages 5 to 15+ at varying levels of difficulty.

The Virginia Russian Academy

This academy in Falls Church offers classes in Russian language, literature, music, speech, math, theater, and art to students from age 3 to adult. Class schedules vary, with some offered on weekends. The academy also offers a summer camp for children ages 3-16.

For the English version of the site, click here.

Miscellaneous Education Programs

The Academy of Russian Ballet

This academy in Manassas is one of northern Virginia’s most prestigious ballet schools, and offers classes year-round. Most classes are held on weekday evenings, though some are offered on weekends and weekday afternoons. All levels of ballet are offered, as well as tap, jazz, lyrical dance, and conditioning. Summer programs for children ages 3-11+ may include Russian language instruction.

Perspectiva School

This school in Herndon offers Russian language instruction at all levels for students ages 2-17, especially high school students studying for the Advanced Placement Russian language examination. Aside from Russian language, courses are offered in art, dance and movement, gymnastics, theater, critical thinking, and English language. Preschool and early education classes for children ages 2-5 focus on language, mathematics, writing, art, logic, and music. After-school programs are also available.

Russian4Kids

This school in Reston began as an after-school program for Russian-speaking elementary school students, and has since expanded to include a weekend Russian language school for ages 4-16, a weekday preschool program for children ages 3 & 4 and 4 & 5, and group and individual language lessons for teenagers and adults.

The Russian Educational Center of Virginia

The Russian Educational Center of Virginia  welcomes anyone who is familiar with or wants to discover Russian culture. Our center serves different age groups with the primary goal of introducing and maintaining interest in Russian language and cultural heritage. Our goals are to educate and provide essential support for learning Russian language and build new friendships within Russian community.

The Center offers the “Teremok” School of Early Childhood Development for children ages 2-14. Saturday classes and summer camps are offered for all ages, and day school is offered for ages 2-5.

A separate educational class schedule for children and adults may be found here.

The Russian Music Academy of America

This academy in Centreville, which combines Russian and American teaching traditions, offers piano lessons and instruction for children and adults at all levels in musical theory and history, jazz, and popular music. Also offered are ensemble training, master classes, and voice lessons, and the academy sponsors choirs for both children and adults.

The Russian School of Mathematics in Reston

This after-school program serves students in the northern area of Virgina, focusing on Arlington, Fairfax and Loudon counties and the city of Falls Church. Most classes are held on weekday afternoons or evenings, but several are held on weekends. Classes range in ages from pre-kindergarten to high school. Online courses (and locations nationwide) are also available.

Synetic Theater

This theater in Crystal City (Arlington) offers studio classes in fitness, acting, pantomime, dance, and technique, tailored for children, teenagers, and adults. Classes change throughout the seasons, so be sure to check their studio page for the most current information. Day camps for children in grades K-5 are occasionally offered, and summer camps for children ages 6-14 are regularly offered.