St. Sava Academy is known for its unique dual-language where students are taught literacy and content in two languages. The Academy offers two dual-language track programs: Serbian/English and Russian/English. Students experience instruction in both languages with more exposure to either Serbian or Russian in the early childhood (preschool & kindergarten) and primary years (1st & 2nd grade).
Students are exposed to the Orthodox Faith beginning in preschool through recitation of daily prayers and attendance of Divine Liturgies on larger feast days. Students partake in the Sacraments of Holy Confession and Communion at Divine Liturgies. The clergy of Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral are actively involved in the spiritual life of the Academy through weekly religion classes, mentoring and fellowship activities with the students.
The Music Curriculum at St. Sava Academy is based on the United States National Standards for Music Education and the Elementary Music Curriculum issued by the Department of Education for the Republic of Serbia. Basic concepts of music are taught in a sequential manner. Each concept is reviewed, applied and expanded upon in subsequent years after it is first introduced. Through the St. Sava Academy music program, we strive to contribute to the musical growth of all our students by nurturing their musical interests and abilities, broadening their musical horizons and enriching their knowledge about music.
Physical Education at St. Sava Academy emphasizes enjoyable participation through physical activity. Students will develop the knowledge, attitudes, motor skills, behavioral skills and confidence needed to adopt and maintain physically active lifestyles. One of the main goals is to encourage students to develop positive attitudes about themselves and about physical activity so that they choose to develop life-long habits of physical activity. Another goal is to assist children to develop the movement competence which enables them to successfully participate in physical activity.
St. Sava Academy offers a variety of extra-curricular activities:
- Chess Club
- “Let’s Build It” Engineering Club
- “Let’s Code It” Computer Programming
- Soccer Clinics
For more information on extra-curricular activities at St. Sava Academy, please contact the school office at 773-714-0299 or email@example.com.