Welcome to the Simbirsk Gymnasium "DAR" named after Alexander Nevsky. The gymnasium was founded on September 1, 2008.
Our gymnasium enrolls 145 students. In each class there are 12-14 children.
The studying process is provided by 22 teachers on three education levels:
- primary (1-4 grades);
- basic general (5-9 grades);
- secondary (10-11 grades).
Our gymnasium mission is to develop well rounded, confident and responsible individuals who aspire to achieve their full potential. We provide high quality education and childcare in a safe, respectful and inclusive environment that builds a foundation for life-long learning.
We create friendly and highly productive atmosphere that let students pass the Russian Unified State Exam (EGE) and get high marks in order to enter leading universities in our country and abroad.
The gymnasium aims at Orthodox culture, but at the same time our dedicated teaching staff inculcate values of other cultures and religions making effective links to the deep understanding of the global community.
To adapt students' and their parents' requirements, we create an inclusive curriculum, addressing a range of teaching styles and a wide array of flexible school programs.
In order to graduate from school, the ninth-form and eleventh-form students take mandatory Russian Unified State Exams and Basic State Exams in June according to the plan of the Russian Ministry of Education.
The school year begins on September, 1 and finishes on May, 31.
The curriculum is split into 4 terms which are separated by one or two-week holidays: one week in November (autumn holidays), two weeks in January (winter holidays, 1 basic week, 1 additional week), and one week in March (spring holidays). The length of holidays depends on the epidemiological situation in the region and may vary from 30 up to 40 days.
The school week lasts 5 days (Monday-Friday). The weekend (Saturday-Sunday) is free from studies.
The lessons start at 8:30 and finish at 12:00-14:30 (it depends on children's age).
From 14:30 to 17:00 all students are involved in extracurricular studies. During this period of time children may also work on school projects, participate in school plays, sport and outdoor activities.
If the weather conditions are favourable, students have an opportunity to walk in the schoolyard during the break between curricular and extracurricular classes.
First year students are provided with a day sleep (1,5 hours).
All the students get hot, well-balanced meals 3 times a day.