The Kalinka Russian School, leading Russian school of complementary primary education in Luxembourg, was opened in February 2010 at the initiative of the Russian Club of Luxembourg* - a non-profit association established under the auspices of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Luxembourg and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. On January 18, 2012, the Kalinka Russian School was registered as a non-profit association: Ecole russe «Kalinka», Association sans but lucratif.
As of today, 200 pupils study at Kalinka, taught by 17 teachers. Starting from 2015, in addition to educational clubs for kids, Russian language classes have been offered for adults, and starting from 2016, classes in fine arts for adults have also been held.
The following organizations have helped the Russian Club create Kalinka and still support it:
Luxembourg Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade;
Luxembourg Ministry of Education;
Luxembourg Ministry of Family.
This list would be incomplete if we didn’t mention the director and coordinator of the project, the school director and a true mastermind - Radishevskaia Anna.
Unlike companies offering private lessons and group Russian language courses, we have set the goal to organize a structured primary education which implies the teaching of general subjects, including music, singing, drama, etc.
We focus on awakening children’s interest in the Russian language, introducing the kids to the history and culture of Russia. At the same time, the children learn about the history, culture, folklore, geography and the way of life in Luxembourg in comparison with Russia, which helps them to better understand the Luxembourgish society and facilitates the integration process, especially for the newly arrived children.
Throughout a school day which usually includes 3 hours of general subjects and 1-3 hours of optional educational clubs of choice, and of course, during the breaks, children communicate in Russian with teachers and peers. It provides a complete immersion into the language and creates a positive emotional background which is essential for the successful completion of the program.
If you want to learn more about how to enroll your child at our School, from what age children are accepted, which textbooks are used, etc., take a look at the FAQ page or contact us using the coordinates here.
Attention! The Kalinka Russian School is a Saturday school of complementary primary education. Kalinka is only open on Saturdays.
* You can find more information about the Russian Club of Luxembourg on their website.
The co-founder of the Kalinka Russian School is a non-profit organization Russian Club of Luxembourg.
Russian Club of Luxemburg A.s.b.l.
The address of the club is:
32, rue Goethe - 5, rue C.M. Spoo
The main sponsor of the Kalinka Russian School is East-West United Bank S.A.
Patronage is an essential part of the successful implementation of all educational and cultural programs. It is the most noble and rewarding way to invest.
Both Trustees and Sponsors of our School have a unique opportunity to support a project, implemented with the help of the Russian Embassy in Luxembourg, Rossotrudnichestvo agency and with the participation of the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Family of Luxembourg.
The opening of Kalinka in February 2010 was made possible due to the selfless work and enthusiasm of the organizers and the teachers who had made it their goal to introduce the kids growing outside the Russian-speaking environment to the Russian language, literature, history, art and the cultural heritage of Russia in general.
Our team of excellent pedagogues use a special method for teaching the children living outside Russia and other Russian-speaking countries.
East-West United Bank S.A.
10 bd Joseph II,
General Tel: +352 253 153
General Fax: +352 450 412
Board of trustees
The Kalinka Russian School was established in February 2010 with the financial support of the Luxembourg Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade and with the administrative support of the Luxembourg Ministry of Education.
We thank the Luxembourg Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade and especially the former Minister, Mr. Jeannot Krecké.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES:
Embassy of Luxembourg in Moscow
Mr. Edward R. Malayan
Former Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Luxembourg (2005-2009).
Ms. Sasha Baillie
Diplomatic Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister at the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Defence. Former Consul of Luxembourg in Moscow.
Mr. Georges Lentz
CEO at BOFFERDING.
Mr. Guy de Myuser
President of the Neumünster Abbey Cultural Exchange Center, Marshal of the Honorary Court of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Ambassador of Luxembourg in Moscow (1981-1986).
President of S.A. of Chaux de Contern.
World Through the Eyes of Children Annual Poetry Recitation Contest dedicated to the Victory Day celebration
Presentation of the Kalinka Russian School at the Novye Veshki International Gymnasium in Moscow on 03.04.2018.