Mission Statement of Saint Herman of Alaska Christian School
To kindle and nurture a zeal for God and love for neighbor.
To cultivate the seed of self-knowledge and discernment.
To educate children toward an inspired understanding of the world, laying a solid foundation for their future vocation.
To create an Orthodox curriculum, Orthodox educational methodology in the classical tradition.
To serve and benefit parents, pastors, home-schooling families and other educators as well as providing a compendium of useful resources.
History of the School
In the early 1980's an inspired group of parents pursued a common vision; they wanted to provide their children with an education that would nurture their mind, soul and body in a godly manner.
After years of planning, dreaming, and praying, St. Herman of Alaska Christian School emerged out of a collaboration of home and Sunday school programs, as the first Orthodox Elementary School in the Boston area.
The school was named after St. Herman of Alaska, who was an 18th century Orthodox monk at the Valaam Monastery in Russia. Monk Herman was sent as a missionary to the wilds of Alaska to preach the Gospel to the native Aleuts. His tireless efforts produced much for the kingdom, as he founded schools for the native children, rich in a solidly Christian education and handicrafts of all sorts.
Today St. Herman's retains its unique vision within a secular culture, graduating students who go on to top high schools and colleges. We are currently making steps toward further curriculum development, capacity building, and eventually finding a new home. Another important project is our on-going promotion of an Orthodox philosophy of education to the community at large. All of the students, faculty and volunteer staff look to the guidance, example and intercession of our patron, St. Herman, in our work at the school and wherever we are.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
St. Herman School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.