How do I sign up and pay?
What subjects are taught and in which classes?
The subjects studied are Bulgarian language, literature and history. The classes offered by the school range from kindergarten (3-4 yo) to high school grades (15+). More information about the school's programs can be found here.
What diplomas are issued to students?
The certificates issued by the school are certified by the Ambassador of Bulgaria to the USA and are recognized in Bulgaria. Children who graduate from our school can continue their education in Bulgaria. More information about the school licensing can be found here.
Where and when are the classes held?
The school has two branches, in Boston and in Cape Cod. School classes in Boston are held on Saturdays from 3pm to 6pm for all classes, with the exception of the alternative Bulgarian class and kindergarten first group (3-4 yo), which have classes Saturday mornings from 11am to 2pm. School classes in Cape Cod are held on Saturdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Boston Branch Address: 411 Waverley Oaks Rd # 214, Waltham, MA 02452
Cape Code Branch Address: 3 Job's Fishing Rd, Mashpee, MA 02649
At what age can I enroll my child?
The youngest group is kindergarten first group (3-4 yo). Information about all classes can be found here.
How is it determined in which class is the child enrolled?
The determination of the class in which children are enrolled is made on the basis of age (according to the table in the Programs section) and the level of proficiency in Bulgarian. The age of the children is determined on the basis of the completed years of the child in the calendar year in which the respective school year begins. For example, children born in calendar year 2012 will be 7 years of age in 2019 and will accordingly be enrolled in first grade in the 2019/2020 school year.
In cases where the child has reached the required age for a class, but the level of command of the Bulgarian language is insufficient for that class, it will be recommended that the child enroll in a lower class. The level of proficiency in Bulgarian is determined by the teachers.
Are there any extracurricular activities oferred by the school?
Yes, there are. For the 2019/2020 academic year, the Boston Branch hosts several children's groups (choir, folk dance and fine arts) and traditional workshops (Christmas, March and Easter). There will also be regular guest speakers who will give talks on topics related to Bulgarian culture and history. Extracurricular activities are included in the student fee and will be held before classes, from 2pm to 2.45pm in the school building.
For the most active parents and grandparents, a creative social gathering is organized from 3pm to 5:30 pm as well as several sales throughout the year.
What is the tuition fee?
You can see the fees for the two branches of the school here.
What kind of celebrations are organized?
There are several celebrations throughout the year: Christmas, March 3rd and the celebration of Bulgarian and Slavonic writing on May 24th. For more information and exact dates, please check the school calendar.
When does the school year begin and end? When are the vacations? Where can I find the calendar for the year?