• February 17th – no school
    • February 24, 2:00pm – 2 years of Russia’s full scale war against Ukraine – Rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
    • March 9 – Taras Shevchenko Program at school, 12:00 (noon)
    • March 2 and 9th – Ukrainian Federal Credit Union Samopomich will visit school with their information and offerings.
    • Hall Monitor and Pizza / Donut duties sign-up sheet.

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.


16. School day + Ukrainian Festival at St. Andrew’s Cathedral
23. School day
30. School day
7. School day
14. School day
21. School day
28. School day
4. School day
11. School day
18. School day
25. No Classes - Thanksgiving Holiday
2. School day
9. School day
16. Mykolai Program / Bazaar
23. No Classes -- Christmas Holiday
30. No Classes -- New Year's Holiday
6. School day + Koliada Chaos / Колядa Хаос
20. School will be closed due to inclement weather
27. School day + Parents Meeting
3. School day
10. School day
17. No Classes – Presidents' Day Holiday
24. School day
2. School day
16. School day
23. School day
30. No Classes – Easter Holiday
6. School day
13. School day
20. School day
27. School day
4. No Classes – Easter Holiday
11. School day
18. Last Day of School - Graduation Ceremony
25. 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.