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St. Sava Orthodox School

Private | PK-8 | 83 students

We are best known for spiritual & cultural development.


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Posted April 7, 2014

Greaest school. Personal attention. Family oriented enviroment! I am proud that my kids go there. I would highly recomnet it!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 3, 2014

I love St.Sava school for my child .class size is small which allows every child chance to participate and learn as much as possible. Teachers and the environment is very safe and positive . My child is in K4 currently and I plan on continuing until 8th grade .
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 2, 2014

Small, safe, and extraodinare. My son finished the school several years ago, and his HS coach said "I wish more of St Sava students would come to our school. Good school, good kids."
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Posted April 2, 2014

Private school that cares about its students and families and their well being. St. Sava is always clean and the teachers try their best day in day out just to see their students strive and grow up to be above average.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 3, 2013

my daughter goes to this school k3 , it amazing how much she has changed in good way. A side school environment is very safe.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 2, 2013

Great school. Exellent program and teachers in very safe environment . Small class sizes allow kids to realy get involved and excel.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 31, 2013

Absolutely love it. Small class sizes and wonderful teachers. They have excellent program. Very safe environment for kids. Five stars all around.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 31, 2013

This is the best private school. All teachers are very responsible. I have one kid in K5 and she learned so much in just few months. What I like about this school is the way how they tech the kids to start their day and be on time. During the day, they have a lot of activity for them and fun never ends. I will recommend this school to everybody and there kids will be safe there. I will definitely put my second child to go there next year.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 31, 2013

I have a son that goes to St. Sava School and he is so proud to be there student . As a parent I just love everything about at : teachers , ways they learn , time they spend with each student , hot lunch ( great cook ) , art , music and once a week the liturgy at church . Amazed at everything they do.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 31, 2013

My grandkids go to this school . It is amazing how much they learned so far way beyond their age. Great school , safe environment, very pleasant teachers even for us granparents. I can't wait until December and their school musical performance. Highly recomended.

Posted October 31, 2013

St. Sava Orthodox School is a wonderful school. I have two children who attend St. Sava, and I am extremely happy about sending them there. The teachers are hardworking, intelligent, talent and caring individuals. The teacher to student ratio is small which means your child can get the best education by getting more individual time with the teachers if needed. Teachers teach the children to be responsible and self sufficient by having them have classroom duties and setting a routine to follow while at school and in the classroom. Students get to learn 2 foreign languages, religion and even robotics for the older students. They learn a lot through the arts. They have school plays, choir, and can learn to play instruments. Many students even won medals at competitions for singing. Everyone knows each other and it is comforting to know that if you are not there your children are cared for and are safe. Our students are caring individuals. They raise money for charity. The older students hug and high five the little ones which brings a smile to my face knowing that the older children are acknowledging the younger ones. It makes the younger ones feel loved.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 23, 2013

I have a 2nd grader and soon to be preschooler in this school. Great school, small classroom ratio, foreign languages starting in the 1st grade, art and music are dissapearign from public schools but not at St Sava, yearly school play developes skills and love for drama, film, theater. Great affordable school with orthodox religious orientation. We are set until highschool and I know when the time comes for HS they will be more then ready to make me proud.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 20, 2013

I have two high energy boys in this school and enjoy the fact that there is flexibility in the classrooms. My boys tell me that if the classroom starts getting antsy there teacher will let them blow off steam with extra recess. Parents whose kids aren't performing get emails if homework is missing or if the teacher notices changes in behavior we get notified prior to it escalating or cause issues with grades. The school is well rounded with religion, music program, 2nd language class, art, gym & strong in math/science. Kids who have academic issues can get tutored 1:1 with volunteer tutors. Only thing is hot lunch is 3x/week but it's home cooked food & organic. The other two days we brown bag. Over all a well rounded curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 23, 2008

St. Sava is a great school with high academic achievement and sound religious curriculum in the Orthodox Christain faith. St. Sava is a diamond in the rough and a bargain. The school has a great teacher to student ratio of 1 to 12.

Posted February 4, 2007

I currently have four children enrolled at St. Sava's and am very happy with their program. The curriculum is very strong, the teacher/student ratio is very low, and their staff members are wonderful. My children are in a great environment where education is a priority as is the teaching of Christian values.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 7, 2006

I have two children enrolled in the School, one in preschool and the other in K5. My 5 year old is already reading! I would say this is an excellent Orthodox Christian education.
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Posted January 22, 2006

I have three children enrolled at St. Sava and am extremely happy with the school. It actually is k4 thru 8th and the student to teacher ratio is very low (about 8 to 1). The Terranova scores for this year were very high, with just about all students well above their national grade averages.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White, not Hispanic 100%
Asian 0%
Black, not Hispanic 0%
Hispanic 0%
Multiracial 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Source: Manually entered by school official

Student subgroups

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Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Serbian
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Serbian
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:15 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Erica Bugalski
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Orthodox
Fax number
  • (414) 545-4087


Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • None
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Serbian
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None


Staff resources available to students
  • None
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Serbian
Extra learning resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
School leaders can update this information here.


Boys sports
  • P.E.
Girls sports
  • P.E.

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Organize cultural events
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Greendale High School
Greenfield High School
Pius XI High School
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3201 S 51st St
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