UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ALL CLASSES WILL
BE TAUGHT ON ZOOM.
The mission of our school is to provide a community for
children and parents to come together and share their
Latvian heritage. Some of our students speak fluent
Latvian while others are learning the language. Our school
differentiates curriculum to meet the needs of all
language learners. History and Latvian culture classes
take a project based approach. We also have folk dancing
and folk song singing classes.
The school, usually held on Saturday, joins the
congregation for services and special events several times
a year. Christmas and Easter celebrations are two
highlights. In December, a Christmas pageant is followed
by the traditional “Eglite” with a visit from Santa Claus
(Ziemassvetku vecitis). Children share poems, dances and
musical instrument performances for Santa. In the spring,
it is time for traditional egg coloring using onion skins.
As part of our Easter celebration, we have been lucky to
host Al and Baiba as they lead the egg races on the now
famous egg raceway.
There are also other popular events. The students present
a program for the Draudzigais aicinajums celebrated in
February and dress up in costumes for Martini in November.
They also perform folk dances at the Latvian Society of
Free Letts Independence Day celebration in November and at
our school year culmination program in May.
To graduate, the eighth graders prepare a project of their
choice in lieu of an exam. Many eighth grade graduates
participate in a two week guided tour of Latvia sponsored
by the American Latvian Association. They join students
from other east coast Latvian schools. This trip has been
a profound and emotional experience for many of these
New students and visitors are always welcome!
Our day begins 10:00 AM and lasts until1:00 PM. Please
check our calendar for dates. See: Calendar
& Events School is held on Saturdays
and some Sundays, to accommodate busy family schedules and
to participate in the congregation’s special events and
services. If you cannot make a regular commitment to
Latvian School, but still want to connect with the Latvian
community, we welcome you to our special events. if you
have any questions or if you would like to join us! Email: