Probably every parent wonders where to give his baby in good hands, so that attention was paid and knowledge was invested in a small head and taught to labor, and brought up in respect for elders, and, and, and, and.
So we face such a choice. It is necessary to decide where to send the baby, shared his torment with a friend from St. Petersburg, and in response received a letter with a full description of the school. I immediately thought. And I want to hand over the child there too! And the second was a sad thought: What a pity that we do not live in St. Petersburg!
In general, do not think for advertising, just share the mom, how to choose an educational institution for your child. BUT? Is there a universal remedy?
We have a child studying at the school of folk arts of the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. The Orthodox school was founded by the Empress in 1911, and in 1991 was revived. In the historic building near the Savior on Spilled Blood is now an institute of folk arts, certified, like all the best universities. The school itself is in a small modern building next to our house. There are only 94 pupils at school, Katya has the most populous class – 9 people. In addition to all school subjects, they are taught: folk traditions, the Orthodox calendar, folk crafts. This is in second grade. Starting next year, Old Slavonic and the basics of calligraphy will be taught.
They study according to the Julian calendar, i.e. which adheres to the Orthodox Church. Occupations begin on September 14, vacations with general coincide extremely rarely, but they take longer. On the feast days only the service goes, there are no classes. Each day begins with a prayer in the temple, as well as the beginning and end of the meal. By the way, they have great cooks in school. No semi-finished products are bought.
The school has near St. Petersburg in the village of Voznesensky its old mansion with a fairly large area. For every vacation there are groups of guys carry. We went for two weeks last summer. All delighted. This year I heard that they want to invite her again. There is a complete separation from civilization – neither radio nor television. Only nature is gorgeous, housework without age discounts and books. Well, of course, excursions in the neighborhood, drawing, inventing poetry, etc. They teach drawing Sinelnikov – People’s Artist. In general, the staff of teachers is not just selected, but, if I may say so, sent by God.
Education, however paid 15,000 per month, but it is worth it. All excursions (once a week required) and the school and the diocese pay for the trip. From this year, the school is under the patronage of not only the diocese, but also the Patriarch.
The most interesting thing is that with a fairly serious Orthodox orientation, over the past 5 years, only one graduate entered the seminary. The rest in various universities and legal, and military, and humanitarian. And they did absolutely everything, and with excellent results.
So, as I say to mothers, there are not nuns doing there, but teaching in addition to all moral and spiritual values.
In general, we are pleased that Katyukha is studying there.