Shahtersk Boarding School currently hosts
approximately 150 students. About a third of our kids
reside here permanently as orphans or children left without
parental guardianship. The rest of the children leave
home for the weekends or at night.
school provides full standard curriculum Level I-II (elementary and middle),
including math, physics, chemistry, geography, biology,
history, music, native language and literature, as well as
In addition, our boarding
school also provides medical treatment and rehabilitation for
children with neurological disorders (mostly enuresis).
Treatment options include physical therapy, rehabilitative
P.E., speech therapy, psychological consultations, massage,
and occupational therapy.
the year, joint teachers/students council develops strategies
for intellectual development, order and discipline, peer
assistance, maintaining healthy lifestyle, recreational
activities, athletic activities and sports competitions.
boarding school has a full-functioning student body governing
the "Friendly Republic" with its own coat of arms,
anthem "The Little Country", and currency that can
be earned for good deeds.
The system is
built on mutual respect and friendship. Each class
is a country with its own name. In the fall of each
year, after an election campaign, a student body president is