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. 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.  The 2018 school year staff includes teachers Lina Narcum, Una Greblikaitė, and Inga Greblikienė.

Classes are held from September to May at

Park Avenue Community Center [see map]
210 E Park Ave
Escondido, CA 92025

The 2018 Spring schedule of classes, all on Sundays, held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm is as follows: 

  • younger children, with teacher Lina, from 10 - 11 am,
  • children non-fluent in Lithuanian, with teachers Una and Inga, from 10 - 11 am,
  • children fluent in Lithuanian, with teacher Lina, from 11 - 12 am,
  • adults, with teachers Una and Inga, from 11 - 12 am.

The Sunday dates for the classes are:

  • March 18
  • March 25
  • April 15
  • April 22
  • April 29
  • May 20
  • May 27 

Lithuanian Foundation 
One of several school sponsors

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 if you are interested in classes or more information.

Class photos from Spring, 2015:

School children and parents with Independence Day performers
Teacher Vytautė from Lithuania
With teacher Lina
With teachers Una and Inga
With teacher Jolanta
Art activities
Playing Lithuanian games
Teachers with adult and children language students