A Modern Ukrainian Community
The School of Ukrainian Studies is first and foremost a warm community of families that value bringing the culture and language of Ukraine to their kids. Some families speak fluently at home and are hoping to encourage more reading and writing, while other families speak English at home and this is their only form of Ukrainian instruction.
In all cases our goal is to help your children love this school and love the Ukrainian language and culture. Our teachers meet children wherever they are in their language ability and inspire and motivate their learning in positive ways that keep students coming back year after year.
In the heart of New York City’s “Little Ukraine”
The School of Ukrainian Studies is located in New York City’s “Little Ukraine” neighborhood of the East Village, steps away from famed Ukrainian restaurant Veselka, and Ukrainian grocer East Village Meat Market. Enjoy their smoked meats, blintzes, kapusta and vereniki just like бабуня used to make!
New York City’s first free public library is just across the street (Ottendorfer Branch) and stocks a fantastic selection of children’s books in Ukrainian.
The Ukrainian Museum on 6th street offers a deep look at traditional and modern Ukrainian art.
Other Popular Youth Programs Nearby
Many students of the School of Ukrainian Studies at CYM participate in other fun programs that help them learn new skills, build character and enjoy lasting friendships. These include:
CYM, (Ukrainian American Youth Association)is an organization that works to enable young Ukrainians from different countries to communicate with one another, to help one another in spiritual, intellectual, social, cultural, educational and physical spheres, and to grow up in the spirit of the patriotic mission – “God and Ukraine”. Special events take place throughout the year, including summer camps. Youth meeting takes place at our school on Saturdays from 1:15-3pm.
Interested in soccer and volleyball for your children? Ukrainian Sports Club (YCK) has open registration available online now ((https://www.ukrainiansportsclubny.com/)! Classes take place on Saturday afternoons at St. George Academy gymnasium: Youth soccer (ages 5-12) and volleyball (ages 13-18). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.