On Saturday, June 10, students and teachers at St. John of Kronstadt Parish School at Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Brooklyn, NY marked the end of another school year. After a thanksgiving moleben, the graduation ceremony took place, during which twenty-eight children aged 4-13 received their report cards, notes of thanks, and commemorative gifts. Ten students reached the end of the year with "exemplary" marks in all subjects, and received honorary certificates.
After the official ceremony, all of the participants were anticipated in the dining room for a luncheon. Here they were able to acquaint themselves with the latest issue of the school’s bulletin, as well as with various academic works – book reports prepared by upperclassmen.
The parish school under the direction of Archpriest Paul and Matushka Maria Ivanov began its work six years ago. Thanks to the considerable efforts of the school leadership and the students’ parents, a cadre of teachers was soon formed. Among the subjects taught at the school are singing, natural history, art, Russian history, Russian language, journalism, Russian literature and, of course, the Law of God.
In September 2017, St. John of Kronstadt Parish School will anticipate once more the enrollment of its beloved students.