The first Lithuanian school in San Diego was founded in 2001, by Dalyte Lovett, when it was noticed that the local Lithuanian families are either commuting to Los Angeles or are not learning the Lithuanian language and its culture. She and co-director Simona Kaušas gathered some 20 students and their families to start the school, which was initially hosted at a home-preschool run by one of the moms. As the school started to take shape, Dalyte, the granddaughter of the beloved Lithuanian poet Bernardas Brazdžionis, suggested that the school be named after the poet, who himself attended the grand opening. Simona and Dalyte were co-directors for many years, followed by Gailė Rasas. The school ceased to operate in 2010. The current school, still carrying the previous name, was established in 2013, this time with Simona Kaušas playing the leading role. Today, the master teacher is Jolanta Brady ably assisted by Vytautė Urbonavičiūtė, who is completing her internship for the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences. Jolanta and Simona are co-directors with Rūta Stecher serving as Treasurer. Classes are available for both children and adults. Join us as we have fun learning about our beautiful language, forming friendships and carrying the traditions forward.
Classes are held from September to May at
Joslyn Senior Center [see map]
The 2017 schedule of classes held from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm is as follows:
Sundays, January 8, 15, 28
Tuition Cost for the first semester: one student = $60, second student from the same family = $55.
Cost of books = $10. (We are excited to collaborate with the Education Ministry of Lithuania - we have brand new text books!)
Please call Jolanta at 951-850-0080 or send us an e-mail if you are interested in classes or more information.
Class photos from Spring, 2015: