Members of the region’s fast-growing population of immigrants from the former Soviet Union. These families live in the Bay Area and want their American-born children grow multi-lingual and be able to speak, read and write in Russian.

Recently relocated families with kids born in Russian-speaking countries. These families are seeking a psychologically and culturally comfortable transaction from Russian to American life-style and want their children learn English in a multilingual educational atmosphere, where parents are able to participate in their child’s learning process.

Professionals who came to the US to work, mostly associated with technology, such as software, engineering and computer programming services. These families are looking for a school with a curriculum that conforms to the state program of the Russian Ministry of Education and also integrates the requirements of California Department of Education.

Professionals who are planning to work in Russian-speaking countries for a substantial period of time. These families want their children to get ready for the European educational style and learn Russian before they continue their schooling abroad.

Second (or third) generation of settlers from former USSR or Russian Federation. These families do have some command of Russian, but not sufficient enough to freely communicate with their children.
The parents are looking for their kids to not only become bilingual, but also bicultural, when Russian linguistic and cultural traditions continue through years.

Mixed families, when one of the parents speak Russian and the common family language is English. As kids routinely hear and use several languages in their daily life, switching between languages is the norm for them. Children from these families speak two languages, many speak three. These families strive to keep their children multilingual, so they choose our school where both English and Russian are learned on an every-day basis.

Russian American School is now San Francisco Pacific Academy