Is the school going to be open to all Russian Old Believers or will only certain churches be able to attend?
Currently, children from all Russian Old Believer churches in Oregon are able to attend.
Will there be praying in the school? What is the solution for involving all churches?
We are actively working to ensure all churches are represented and respected. We are involving the elders of each church individually, having meetings between our town hall meetings, and discussing the desire of each church. There are many options on the table, we have not yet decided on one solution.
Will the school be year round?
At this time, our school year is October through June.
Do we plan to have more grades next year?
The school is going to get as big as the community wants and allows it to be. The goal is to have more grades added as the school is more established, and more funds are raised.
How will enrollment be prioritized to secure children’s spots?
Current students attending HTPS on-site will get first priority for enrollment. For remaining open slots, we will use a “first come, first serve” method of enrollment.
Will the age cutoff still be September for kindergarteners?
Yes, most likely. We are exploring a preschool option for children under 5.
Will the tuition be per student or per family?
The tuition to attend the Holy Trinity Private School will be per student.
How will the school stay open, year after year, financially?
Donations, tuition, fundraising, and investments are just to name a few. There are many avenues to reach financial sustainability for the school and we are actively exploring all of them.
Will teachers and staff be part of the union?
To be determined. There are many legalities around union involvement (private or government affiliated, etc.) and it’s not something we have explored yet.
What will the curriculum look like?
HTPS will continue to research different curriculums and will choose the one that follows our value system best. We also work with a Russian Theologian who helps us to create new curriculums and content pertaining to the Old Believers.
What will procedures be to ensure the Private School Teachers will follow a conservative and appropriate curriculum?
There will be oversight by the school board and the ROBC.
Will teachers need to have the same credentials as teachers for public schools?
The public school system requires a masters degree and many private schools do not.
Who will be hiring the teachers, staff, volunteers, etc?
The ROBC is currently undergoing the recruitment process. Please contact us if you have a referral or are interested.
Will buses be provided or do parents have to bring their children to and from school?
At this time, buses are unavailable and parents or guardians must bring children.
Is on-site registration available for the 2021-2022 school year?
Yes, it can be found on the enrollment page, or at this link.