Russian Program Overview
Five years of Russian study are offered at the Middle School and High
School. Novice I and II Russian are taught at the Middle School, and
the rest of the classes at the high school, though this may change
depending on demand.
The Novice I and II program is designed to especially cater to
the needs of the Middle School. Emphasis is placed on overall proficiency:
speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The materials being used
are very current; that is, they take into consideration the great
cultural and political changes that have been sweeping Russia in
recent years. Besides language study, students of Russian also become
immersed in learning about the culture, history, geography, literature,
and music of Russia.
Students in the ARHS Russian program have been doing exceptionally
well in competitions with other High School Russian programs. Each
year we compete in an oral contest for New England schools, and
in a nation-wide essay contest. The results show us to have one
of the strongest programs in the United States, with students winning
regional, national, and even international medals every year.
Because of their intense involvement with the language, the majority
of our Russian graduates have continued their Russian at the college
and university level, whether they majored in it or not. Their having
taking Russian often has helped them in their admission to colleges
of their choice. These students, as well as their college instructors,
often comment on the high quality of the Russian instruction at
ARHS, and how helpful that training has been for them.
Contact Sara Marruffo at firstname.lastname@example.org.