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Comprehensive Orthodox private school of the Shostakovich family

Address: Volzhsky per., 15, St. Petersburg, 199034

Description Comprehensive Orthodox private school of the Shostakovich family

  • Year of foundation: 1998
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Age: from 6 to 18 years
  • Type of institution: private school
  • Language of instruction: Russian
  • Type of education: joint
  • Form of study: full-time.

The comprehensive Orthodox private school of the Shostakovich family is a private educational institution opened in 1998 by the family of Maxim Dmitrievich Shostakovich (son of the great composer Dmitry Shostakovich) and providing quality education in school programs from grades 1-11. The main mission of the school is to educate responsible, educated, spiritually, morally, and physically developed members of society, seeking to transform and change the world on the ideas of goodness and justice. Over the years, the school has established itself in the best way, has many awards and commendations, victories in various competitions.

The school has all the conditions for the maximum disclosure and development of talents and talents of all students. The program harmoniously combines quality humanitarian education, creative and musical development, aesthetic education, in-depth study of the English language and the values ​​of Orthodox Christianity. The school and its students owe a lot of success to the highly qualified and professional teachers who are its special pride - specialists with an excellent education who can understand and support the student at the right time, help in any situation, solve any problem. Students at school receive not just knowledge, but caring attitude, family atmosphere and friendly communication.

The comprehensive Orthodox private school of the Shostakovich family is a great place to raise and develop a stuednt . Due to the quality of the education received, many graduates achieve success in educational and professional detail, they enter the best educational institutions, including music and creative departments.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Comprehensive Orthodox private school of the Shostakovich family

Program name

Preschool education

  • 6-7 years.

The comprehensive Orthodox private school of the Shostakovich family conducts special training courses for applicants for the first grade. The developed set of classes contributes to emotional, mental, spiritual development, teaching communication, rules of behavior in society, broadening horizons and erudition. Students attend classes in English and mathematics, music and art, theater and other sciences. Stuednrs who have successfully completed training, subject to all other conditions, enter the first grade of school.

Primary School

  • Classes: 1-4
  • Age: 6-11 years old
  • Classes start: September
  • Full-time form of education.
  • Primary school curricula are compiled in accordance with the requirements of the federal state educational standard of primary general education using the most advanced pedagogical methodologies. Children are at school full day from 8 am to 6 pm, classes include a maximum of 14 people. The learning process is designed so that children are not overloaded with classes, have the opportunity to rest and recuperate. During this period, an important task of teachers is to educate children, instill in them a craving for knowledge and learning, to provide all the conditions for the possibility of developing talents and talents. Classes in compulsory subject sciences are complemented by extended lessons of music, visual arts, and English. After the end of the lessons, the children rest, do their homework, attend circles and sections.

    Middle classes

  • Classes: 5-9
  • Age: 11-15 years old
  • Classes start: September
  • Full-time form of education.
  • In grade 5, a new and very responsible stage of education begins, connected with the maturing of a person and the formation of an independent independent person. Here, teachers are working to help everyone find their own path of development, to determine their own interests. The school uses a special system in which each student consistently engages in in-depth study of various subjects and activities in different areas in order to find those classes that are more interesting to him. Main subjects:

  • Literature
  • Russian language
  • Informatics and ICT
  • art
  • Geometry
  • Geography
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • English
  • Algebra
  • Intercultural communication
  • Drawing
  • Chemistry
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Technology
  • Russian language
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Music
  • Maths
  • Social Studies
  • life safety fundamentals
  • Story
  • Second foreign language.
  • From the 5th grade begins the study of a second foreign language, introducing specialized disciplines “Country studies” and “Intercultural communication”. Starting from Grade 7, management and time management skills are being actively developed, students try themselves in different areas, learn SCRUM systems and Mind-mapping. Oral skills are developed, children are engaged in programming, music, theater and intensive study of languages. At the end of grade 9, all students take state exams and receive a certificate of basic general education.

    Old school

    • Classes: 10-11
    • Age: 16-18 years old
    • Classes start: September
    • Full-time form of education.

    Senior classes are distinguished by a very intense and intense character, a lot of time is devoted to independent research and work. The curriculum continues to study a number of compulsory disciplines, but at the same time there is a process of choosing priority sciences - they are usually studied in in-depth format, and students take exams for them. The process of choosing and determining the most optimal ways of studying is carried out in close cooperation with teachers, who fully help students and monitor their performance and success.

    The study of English and a second foreign language continues: the graduate leaves the institution, fluently communicating in two languages. Many pupils achieve impressive heights in music making and creative activity, become winners of various competitions. At the end of grade 11, the All-Russian Exam (USE) is held, which includes compulsory and elective subjects. The comprehensive Orthodox private school of the Shostakovich family, thanks to the quality education system and high professionalism of the staff, gives students an excellent classical education: graduates enter the best educational institutions in Russia and other countries, continue to develop in creative and musical plans.

    Accommodation, housing and food

    The institution has no residences and does not imply accommodation. During study, children are provided with good nutrition several times a day: the school cooperates with the best supplier companies, all dishes are prepared from fresh and high-quality products, fresh vegetables and fruits are always present in the diet. Available various types of diets and nutrition, fasting issues are discussed individually with each child and parents.

    Events Comprehensive Orthodox private school of the Shostakovich family

    Schooling involves the active development of spiritual and moral, creative, sporting qualities. Stuednts are brought up in the Orthodox cultural tradition, attend worship services, observe prayer rules, read and study religious literature, learn church singing, go on excursions to religious places in the city. The school collaborates with the clergy and has a spiritual mentor.

    Students are at school from 8 am to 6 pm: lessons are held before lunch, and afternoon is devoted to rest, walks, homework, mugs and sections. Compulsory music education is complemented by various courses and classes in the theory and practice of music, playing instruments, vocals and other areas. There are professional studios of fine and theatrical art; in the second half of the day, children attend circles on the history of the city, rhetoric, and artistic culture.

    Sport and physical activity accompanies students throughout the day - warm-ups are held at breaks, after lunch students  attend classes in various sports:

    • Football
    • Volleyball
    • Basketball
    • Tennis
    • Taekwondo
    • Run
    • Chess.


    • Holidays and theme parties
    • Theater and creative performances of school groups
    • Extensive program of visiting theaters, philharmonic halls, museums, art galleries
    • City tours, guided excursions
    • Excursions to other cities of Russia and Europe
    • Pilgrimages to Russia and other countries
    • Socially significant activities.


    • 20 years of success
    • Programs compiled in accordance with the requirements of the state standard
    • Excellent feedback from professionals, parents and students
    • Spiritual and moral education
    • Sports and creative development
    • In-depth study of foreign languages
    • Highly qualified teachers
    • Extensive music department
    • Classes with a maximum of 14 people
    • High final exam results
    • Excellent level of equipment.

    Equipment Comprehensive Orthodox private school of the Shostakovich family

    The school building (with a total area of ​​2200 square meters) has everything you need for comfortable study, extracurricular activities, creativity, sports and recreation:

    • Classroom
    • Primary classrooms
    • Cabinet and laboratory of music
    • Extensive library
    • Computer audiences
    • Laboratory (scientific) rooms
    • Sports Hall
    • Assembly Hall
    • Classrooms for teachers
    • Office
    • Director's office
    • Medical room
    • Canteen
    • Common spaces and halls
    • Home temple on site.

    All rooms have air-conditioning and cleaning systems, hazard warning systems. The building is guarded, installed video surveillance systems.

    Term dates, timetable and extra fees

    Beginning of studies: September. The academic year is divided into 4 quarters (two half-years):

    • First: from September 1 to October 26 (holidays from October 27 to November 3)
    • Second: from November 5 to December 28 (holidays from December 29 to January 12)
    • Third: from January 14 to March 22 (holidays March 23 to March 31)
    • Fourth: from April 1 to May 24-31.

    Extra charges:

    • Registration fee
    • Mandatory fees (tutorials)
    • Deposit confirming a place on the course
    • Exam Board
    • Tuition deposit
    • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
    • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
    • Air tickets in both directions
    • Round trip
    • Mandatory Medical Insurance
    • Personal pocket expenses.

    Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

    • Statement
    • Testing to identify the level of knowledge
    • Personal business student and report card from a previous place of study (when transferring from another school)
    • Interview.

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