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First Grade

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Play, learn and grow together!

Welcome to the Metaphor First Grade!

  • Ages 6 to 7
  • Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Dual-Education Program
  • Best methods ofRussian classical elementary education
  • Local system requirements and standards
  • Daily healthy meals included
  • Experienced and highly qualified instructors
  • Graduation Documents provided

Hours of Operation

Three schedule options are offered to our First Graders:

  • 8 am – 3:30 pm
  • 8 am – 4:30 pm – one creative class is included
  • 8 am – 6:00 pm – after school program schedule


We assure a rich and challenging program based on the best methods of Russian classical elementary education with the consideration of local system requirements and standards. The taught subjects will include

  • Russian Grammar, Reading and Writing
  • English Grammar, Reading and Writing
  • Math, Logic and Science – taught in Russian and English
  • Our beloved Music, Gymnastics and Nature Discovery Classes are also incorporated into our busy schedule
  • Kids’ yoga and breathing techniques will be helping our students to transition from one part of their saturated day into the next.

English Language Program vs. Dual-Education

Metaphor is proudly announcing the beginning of the dual-education program. What does it mean for you and your child?

  • English language is taught daily
  • Several subjects, including Math and Science, are taught in both
  • Russian and English languages with two teachers staying in close touch regarding the syllabus and topics covered.

Recesses and Meals

The traditional preschool morning outdoor activities are being eliminated on the Elementary school level.

  • The first graders’ playground time is scheduled for after lunch before they start their set of afternoon classes.
  • Nature Discovery Outdoor class held once a week will substitute for some of the recess time.
  • All thirty-five minute classes are followed by a bell ring J and a ten minutes break.
  • Four meals a day are provided to each student interested in our Food Plan.

Graduation Documents, Transcripts and Certificates

Upon completion of our First Grade Duo-Education Program a student will receive several documents

  • First Grade Transcript
  • a First Grade Certificate of Completion
  • a Recommendation for entering Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) if qualified


The Monday Academic Program is held by experienced, qualified and caring staff specializing in child development and education.

License and Insurance

Metaphor Academic Center is a licensed and insured educational establishment that works in compliance with all the applicable rules and regulations.

View or download the 2020-2021 School Year Calendar.