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Jewish Garden School "Menachem"

Address: Novolitovskaya st., 7, St. Petersburg, 194100

Description Jewish Garden School "Menachem"

  • Year of foundation: 1995
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Age of students: 6-18 years old
  • Type of institution: private school
  • Language of instruction: Russian
  • Form of study: full-time
  • Type of studying: mixed.

The Jewish Garden School "Menachem" was founded in 1995 with the support of the Or Avner Foundation specifically for the needs of the Jewish community of the city and is provided with quality educational programs from grades 1-11. The school uses the standards of the educational system of the country with the inclusion of a number of special additional classes: in-depth study of English and Hebrew, the development of knowledge of the history and culture of the Jewish people, professional classes in theatrical and creative circles. The school considers as its mission the education of responsible, purposeful, comprehensively developed members of society who are able to set goals and achieve their fulfillment, and to successfully adapt to the rapidly changing conditions of the modern world.

The school has an individualized support system, a small number of students in the classroom allows everyone to pay maximum attention, providing help and support on all complex issues. The program can be adjusted to meet the needs and characteristics of students. Teachers have a high level of education and a wealth of experience; a real family atmosphere is built in the classrooms, which helps students to reveal their talents to the full. Thanks to the high-quality educational program, graduates receive a unique education, speak two foreign languages, demonstrate high performance on examinations and enter the best institutions of higher education.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Jewish Garden School "Menachem"

Program name


  • Age of students: from 3 years.

The Jewish Garden School "Menachem" conducts a full-cycle study program: from kindergarten to graduate classes. The educational standards of the kindergarten meet the requirements and standards set by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation with the involvement of extended special methodologies and a large number of classes on subjects of history and culture of the Jewish people. Students are divided into preparatory, junior and senior groups, for each age the set of rules and methods of work changes. Students have classes in small groups, learn to read, write, draw, engage in theater and music circles. There is a cozy atmosphere in the classrooms, where students feel at home and receive full support on all issues. Much attention is paid to the development of communication skills, the ability to work individually and in groups, to interact with teachers and peers.

Primary School

  • Classes: 1-4
  • Age of students: 6-11 years old
  • Full-time form of education.

The Jewish Garden School "Menachem" offers quality primary school programs, built according to the recommendations and standards prescribed by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation and a special expanded program, including spiritual and moral development, the study of the history and culture of the Jewish people and Hebrew. The school has a cozy homely atmosphere of care and understanding, classes are conducted not only by teachers in subjects, but also by psychologists, speech therapists and other specialists. The elementary school period is very important for the future development of a person and personality, therefore not only the development of knowledge in the subjects of the general education program, but also the development of universal human qualities, learning the rules and standards of behavior is of great importance in school.

Students are actively involved in their studies, become active partners in the process, the program can be adjusted in accordance with the specific needs of students. The knowledge in autonomy and responsibility are developing, students learn to speak in public, to express their own points of view and defend it. The teachers are constantly in contact with the parents of the students, ensuring that mutual understanding reigns between students and teachers, which is facilitated by a comfortable family atmosphere. All students learn English and Hebrew, attend various circles and sections, begin to determine for themselves those branches of science and knowledge that they are most interested in. There are extended-day groups, after the end of the lessons the students stay at school, do their homework, attend circles and sections, relax and walk under the supervision of teachers and specialists.

Middle classes

  • Classes: 5-9
  • Age of students: 11-15 years old
  • Full-time form of education.

The Jewish Garden School "Menachem" offers high-quality secondary school programs, compiled in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, expanded and supplemented with a special development program on the history and culture of the Jewish people and in-depth study of Hebrew and English. Subjects of the school program are as follows:

  • Maths
  • Russian language
  • Literature
  • Computer science
  • Life safety fundamentals
  • Technology (labour)
  • Fine
  • Art
  • Social Studies
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Art
  • Additional courses
  • History
  • Nature study
  • Biology
  • Physical Education
  • Subjects on the history, culture and religion of the Jewish people.

Much attention is paid to the spiritual and moral development of students: students comprehend the categories of good and evil, visit the synagogue, talk on spiritual, religious and moral topics. Middle classes are a very important stage in the life of adolescents, here the foundations for the formation of a personality are laid. Teachers and specialists help students in solving all issues, both curriculum and personal, the curriculum can be adjusted in accordance with the needs and requests of students. Much attention is paid to the development of skills of analytical and creative thinking, the ability to work individually and in groups. Pupils in organized groups visit the sights of St. Petersburg and other cities of the country.

In the 8th and 9th grades, preparations are underway for passing the state exams, which are handed over after the 9th grade and as a result of which a state certificate is given.

Senior school

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

In grades 10-11, the process of obtaining a secondary (complete) general education ends, where the study of a complex of disciplines continues and active preparation for entering higher educational institutions is carried out.

Much attention is paid to the development of critical and analytical thinking. Special consultations and classes help students to determine the priority directions of development and future studies, subjects for passing state exams are in-depth studied.

Accommodation, housing and food

The school operates in a day format and does not imply accommodation options. Students are provided with a full three meals a day, according to kashrut.

Events Jewish Garden School "Menachem"

Much attention in the school system of education is given to the sports, creative, and spiritual and moral development of students. The educational program includes a whole set of classes on the history and culture of the Jewish people, all students learn Hebrew and speak it at a free conversational level. The school has its own synagogue. All students are engaged in a professional theater studio, where their acting and musical abilities are developed, which in turn helps to become more sociable. Pupils in primary and secondary classes regularly participate in city and country excursion trips, and high school students have the opportunity to visit other countries with special educational programs. During school holidays there are special school camp programs. Events, holidays and excursions are as follows:

  • September 1
  • Teacher's Day
  • Dedication to first graders
  • Children's Day inventions
  • Days of famous writers
  • Thematic week of science
  • Day of lifting the blockade of Leningrad
  • March 8
  • Days of famous inventors and scientists
  • Victory Day
  • Contests and competitions
  • International Book Day
  • Excursions to museums and memorable places of St. Petersburg
  • Excursion trips to other cities of Russia and foreign countries
  • Educational trips and programs
  • Jewish national and religious holidays
  • Open lessons.


  • Prestigious private school with more than 24 years of history
  • Unique advanced teaching methods
  • In-depth study of English and Hebrew
  • Study of the history and culture of the Jewish people
  • Development of creative and sports opportunities
  • An effective system for preparing for final exams
  • In-depth study of subjects
  • Financial and other assistance from the Jewish community
  • Sightseeing and educational trips
  • Individualized help and support
  • Highly qualified teachers and staff.

Equipment Jewish Garden School "Menachem"

The school is equipped with the best standards of modernity and has everything you need for comfortable study and development:

  • Classrooms
  • The best computer and multimedia equipment
  • Comfortable jobs
  • Extensive library
  • Synagogue
  • Computer audiences
  • Public spaces and recreation area
  • Canteen
  • Administrative premises
  • Medical room
  • Creative and musical audiences
  • Gyms and playgrounds.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Beginning of studies: September. The standard academic year is divided into 4 quarters:

  • First: September-end of October
  • Second: November-end of December
  • Third: January-end of March
  • Fourth: April-end of May.

Extra charges:

  • Registration fee
  • Mandatory fees (tutorials)
  • Deposit confirming a place on the course
  • Exam Board
  • Tuition deposit
  • 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

  • Application form
  • Testing in the subjects of the main school curriculum
  • Personal file and report card (when transferring from another school).

Map, location

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Jewish Garden School "Menachem" reviews

Lera Danilova
I like all the teachers of this school, but most of all I highlight Rokhlin Alexander Moiseevich, a teacher of artistic work. This is a true artist with a delicate taste and an understanding of style - we are very fortunate that people of this level teach at school.
Lera, thank you for your warm feedback!

Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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