The Metaphor Academic Center for Russian Language and Culture was founded in Virginia, VA in 2005. The word ‘metaphor’ for one source is interpreted as ‘allegory’, for others as ‘the transfer of meaning in words’. For the past 16 years our Center has been bringing together a multicultural Russian-speaking community through education here in the United States.
The teaching team sees its main task in providing dual-lingual education to children of different age groups and international background, supporting bilingual upbringing and development. Students and teachers at Metaphor speak in 18 languages.We are convinced that the creative attitude to the educational process and the emotional interpretation of the material under study provide the most natural and organic conditions for the mastering of knowledge both in children of different age categories and in adults.
Our mission and values
We strive to motivate our students to explore and grow both academically and socially, to develop fundamental skills and essential knowledge for living and working in a multicultural and globalized world.
We provide a challenging, individually-tailored educational experience for our diverse Russian- and English- speaking community where children are inspired to think, collaborate, create, and lead.
The basic program of our center includes such disciplines as logic, grammar basics, reading and developing speech for younger groups; Russian language, literature, rhetoric, history – for seniors.
From Monday to Saturday in the morning and evening times our Center offers: