About our School

The parish school at The Holy Epiphany Church in Boston is dedicated in the name of the last tsarevich of Russia – Holy Royal Martyr Tsarevich Alexey.

The school’s mission is to assist parents in instilling a Russian orthodox consciousness in our children, foster an active, living faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Church, and to encourage a firm moral upbringing. The school strives to serve as a bridge between the church and home.

The Parish School accepts children ages 5-17. All children must be either baptized in the Orthodox Faith, or be considering baptism in the Orthodox Faith. Children which are not yet baptized must first receive a blessing (permission) from the Parish Rector, Father Victor Boldewskul (FrVictor@comcast.net) before they are accepted into the school.

Knowledge of the Russian Language is NOT a prerequisite. Although we encourage our students to learn and use Russian in school, lessons are taught bilingually in classes that have children that don't understand Russian. Our hope is that by participating in the program that your child will eventually develop a basic ability to understand and speak the Russian language.

The program is taught on both Saturdays and Sundays. The purpose of this is to allow the students to attend and participate in the Divine Services which are held on both Saturday evenings, and Sunday mornings. Since our program is "spiritually based," not attending the Divine Services would deny our children the blessing of the Holy Spirit, and thereby, defeat the purpose of the program. Student attendance of the Divine Service after/prior to lessons is, therefore, an absolute requirement (see note below). Excused absences for honorable reasons may be granted by either the Parish Rector, or the Director of the Parish School.

NOTE: For those that attend the Saturday program, until the end of Vespers (approximately 6:45 p.m.)
For those that attend the Sunday program, to arrive for the Liturgy no later than the reading of the Gospel (approximately 10:00 a.m.)