SCHOOL OF UKRAINIAN STUDIES AND RELIGION

Rev. Wasyl Hrynkiw, Pastor
Natalka Michaliszyn, School Principal

On behalf of students, teachers and parents, I would like to welcome you to our Ukrainian Saturday School. The school has been established in Uniondale, NY in early 1950’s and over time released more than thousand graduates. Our school’s overarching goal is to accustom younger generation of Ukrainian Americans to our traditions and provide a safe environment for their intellectual and spiritual development, while being a school that promotes diversity, acceptance and tolerance. With the help of highly qualified and certified teachers, students gain thorough knowledge in Ukrainian language and literature, geography, history, and arts of Ukraine.

The teachers nurture and cultivate a love of learning, open communication, resistance to prejudice, respect for all, creativity and critical thinking, allowing each student to flourish his or her talents. To encourage and maintain Ukrainian customs and traditions, we organize numerous festive celebrations, such as St Nicholas Day, Christmas, Easter, Shevchenko’s, Mother’s and Father’s Days, Independence Day of Ukraine, giving everyone an opportunity to express their talents, whether in music, poetry, theater, dance, and other. In addition, students are offered participation in the Ukrainian Scouting Organization “Plast” and can choose to attend overnight summer camps at “Vovcha Tropa,” “Novyj Sokil,” and “Pysanyj Kamin”, Ukrainian Youth Folk Dance Ensemble “Mriya,” vocal and musical instruments play groups.

We welcome students of age between 6 and 17 and kindergartners between 2 and 5. The tuition is $300 per school year and each additional student from the same family is offered a 50% discount. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions.

For Children (Saturdays, 9:00 am – 10:00 am): The Saturday School Religious Education Program is open to Catholic and Orthodox students. Enrollment in class correlates with the child’s grade in PreK–12 day school. There is no charge for participation in Religion classes; there are fees for certain special events, such as Solemn Holy Communion preparation in Church.

  • Two year program of preparation for Solemn Holy Communion for children in grades 1–2; First Communion is held on the first Sunday of May.
  • First Confession (Penance) is held on the Saturday immediately before First Communion.
  • Intermediate Studies for youth in grades 3–6 where students learn more about the Seven Sacraments, Old and New Testament of the Bible, the Ten Commandments, Our Saints and other aspects of spiritual development. Young men are invited to assist the Priest at the Divine Liturgy by serving as Altar Servers.
  • Classes are offered in English and Ukrainian languages. Children learn their prayers and participate in special Divine Liturgies offered throughout the school year.
  • On Mother’s Day Moleben Service to Mary is held before the Statue of the Blessed Mother on the front lawn of the Church. As is our Church tradition, one young lady is selected to place a crown of flowers on the Statue of Mary.

For Adults (3rd Monday of each month): Bible Study is offered as part of the St Vladimir’s Senior Citizen Club. Mr Bohdan Horyn leads the participants on a journey through the Bible.