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Street Address 6717 85th Ave North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
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Phone Number 763-496-5550
Grades Served K-8
Enrollment # 119
District # 4208
Congressional District 3rd
Legislative District 43B
Authorizer Innovative Quality Schools

Programmatic Focus

Russian language and culture, academically rigorous, highly-structured learning environment


Nasha Shkola aspires to be a multi-cultural charter school committed to exceptional education in all areas of academic inquiry with an emphasis on Russian Language and Culture, providing structured and responsive learning environment based upon educational best practices for all students and their families.

To be an academically rigorous school preparing students for continued success as motivated learners and global citizens.


Nasha Shkola (Наша Школа) is Russian for Our School. The school is a product of four years of dedicated work by the Slavic Community Center. One of the goals of the school is to address the needs of the Twin Cities Russian-speaking community and support bilingual children entering the public school system. To ensure academic excellence students are immersed in English as both language of instruction and language of curriculum content. Russian Language and Culture classes enrich the academic program and facilitate the acquisition of literacy in Russian and affirm students’ culture. Russian-speaking staff teach Russian Language, Music, Math and provide bilingual support services. Our program allows us to serve students who speak Russian at home and integrate them with English speaking children who desire to learn Russian. We are the only school in Minnesota to teach Russian language and culture to elementary-aged students.

98% of our students speak Russian at home or have a least one Russian speaking parent. Our students mainly come from Russian or Slavic American families that trace their heritage to Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Moldova, Estonia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Tadzhikistan, Azerbaijan, the United States, and more.

The school opened its doors in September of 2012 in Minnetonka, MN with over 80 students in grades K-5. In December of 2017, the Nasha Shkola was honored to be identified as “High Quality Charter School” one of 40 of Minnesota’s finest charter schools. This award was based on a Comprehensive Performance Framework that incorporates multiple measures of schools academic, operational and financial performance.

Awards & Recognition

MDE Fiscal Management Award 2016


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Yelena Hardcopf, Director


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