Welcome Nataliya Havdyda!

June 3, 2024: The Board of Directors of the School of Ukrainian Studies is happy to announce an appointment of a new Principal for school, Nataliya Havdyda, effective immediately.


  • School Calendar for 2024/2025 has been updated
  • 2024-25 registration will be available in July 2024

Discover Our School

Taras Shevchenko School of Ukrainian Studies of Greater Washington is a Ukrainian Saturday school in Bethesda MD, established in 1963.

The main role and mission of our School is to raise conscious and spiritually rich young people of Ukrainian descent to become leading, worthy and proud members of the global Ukrainian community as well as to provide our students with unforgettable educational experiences.

We invite and encourage all children ages 3-16 who understand and speak Ukrainian, and are interested in expanding their knowledge of the Ukrainian language, culture, history and other subjects, to enroll in our school.

Classes, ranging from pre-K to Grade 10, are held in Ukrainian (with additional clarification in English where needed) and enable children to grow, learn, and play in a Ukrainian environment.

Classes are held on Saturdays, from 9 am to 1 pm, from September through May of each year.

We do not currently offer classes for adults.


14. School day + Ukrainian Festival at St. Andrew’s Cathedral
21. School day
28. School day
5. School day
12. School day
19. School day
26. School day
2. School day
9. School day
16. School day
23. School day
30. No Classes - Thanksgiving Holiday
7. School day
14. Mykolai Program / Bazaar
21. No Classes -- Christmas Holiday
28. No Classes -- New Year's Holiday
4. School day + Koliada Chaos / Колядa Хаос
18. School day
25. School day
1. School day
8. School day
15. No Classes – Presidents' Day Holiday
22. School day
1. School day
15. School day
22. School day
29. School Day
5. School day
12. School day
19. No Classes - Easter Holiday (Catholic/Ortodox)
26. School day
3. School day
10. School day
17. Last Day of School - Graduation Ceremony - Location TBD
24. No Classes - Memorial Day Weekend
Svitlychka (PreK)
9 am - 12 pm
Lower Grades
9 am - 1 pm
Upper Grades
9 am -1 pm

Duty Sign Ups

A school like ours depends on its volunteers to function smoothly!

We require EACH of our families to sign up for hall monitoring duty throughout the year

  • As a Hall Monitor, you need to be available during school hours in the designated area. Your main responsibilities will be helping students find their way around the school and assisting teachers in safely escorting younger students to the cafeteria, restrooms, and music & dance classes. Additionally, you will need to report any suspicious activity to the appropriate staff members.