About Us

Our Mission

Through interactive teaching, the most prominent Serbian lecturers synthesize materials from various fields aiming to teach your child the Serbian language and culture while conveying and embedding a lasting love for learning.

Numerous Serbian families living outside Serbia wish for their children to learn the language of their homeland and get acquainted with Serbian culture, history and tradition, to step out into the world and, aware of their origins and endless possibilities, choose the path they will tread successful and happy.

Who We Are

The new circumstances motivated the educational team of the Elementary School “Zvezdobrojci” to develop a unique distance learning program. The realization of this innovative online teaching program has shown an enviable level of quality, so Zvezdobrojci decided to redirect their knowledge and expertise towards even greater endeavors. We came up with the idea to organize virtual classes for all Serbian children living outside Serbia and thus enable them to learn the Serbian language and get acquainted with the treasury of knowledge from Serbian history, culture, tradition and religion. The main goal of this project is to provide the children of our diaspora with the opportunity to learn the Serbian language in a superior, comprehensive and creative way. We want our children outside Serbia to adopt the Serbian language at the level of their mother tongue!

The program is designed thematically and the contents are harmonized depending on the children’s interests, age and level of knowledge of the Serbian language. Classes will be held 3 to 4 times a week via the Zoom platform. At the initial meeting, we assess the current level of knowledge of the child and then it is classified into one of three groups: beginner, intermediate or advanced. In addition to taking into account the level of language proficiency, the child is placed in a group depending on age: 4-6 years; 7-9 years; 10-12 years. The formed groups have 3-5 members in the case of the youngest age and 5-10 in the case of two older ages. In this way, we realize an individual approach, which listens to the needs of each child and encourages crucial and inevitable peer learning.

The educational team of the Sava Online School gathered a group of teachers, philologists, pedagogues, artists, IT and other experts and developed a unique program of interactive teaching, with a goal that all children living outside Serbia learn Serbian at the level of their mother tongue. The program is adapted to the age, level of knowledge and interests of students, with the most prominent lecturers from Serbia and the world working with small groups of students in order to achieve maximum results. Sava Online School uses modern VR & AR software, but also relies on the tradition within the Serbian education – “Zvezdobrojci” Elementary School, possessing extensive experience in distance teaching young children.

Why learn Serbian in the diaspora?

While children are young and growing up, it is important to:

a) Have dreams

b) Be motivated

c) Acquire work habits

d) Become independent

e) Socialize

f) Feel the love!

It is also important that children learn to express what they think and how they feel.

A person can best express her most intimate thoughts and feelings in her mother tongue. And the language of the homeland?

It is a treasury that enables children to gain insight not only into Serbian culture, but also into the world’s heritage. Through history, science, language, literature, music and fine arts, the world can be seen from a different perspective. The way our parents raise us affects how we see and understand that world. Education can be helpful in overcoming certain things but only if we teach children to express themselves, they, as adults, will not have fears and prejudices.

When you know who you are and where you are going, when it is not important where you are on the planet but what you can do for yourself and the world around you, when you learn to express what you think and feel in different languages, then you grow self-confidence wings that can fly to any place in the world. And the entire planet is your home.

Learning the Serbian language is the path to our inner selves and to each other. Thus, we remain on the trail of enlightenment, sainthood and a long tradition of Serbian culture.

Our Team

Milutin Nikolić
Founder
Milutin Nikolić
Founder
Mirjana Nikolić 
Founder and Principal
Mirjana Nikolić
Founder and Principal
Predrag Đurić 
Founder and Executive Director
Predrag Đurić
Founder and Executive Director
Sava Marinković
Advisor
Sava Marinković
Advisor
Aleksandra Miletić 
Education Director
Aleksandra Miletić
Education Director
dr Bojan Lazarević
Advisor for eLearning
dr Bojan Lazarević
Advisor for eLearning
Dragana Ćećez Iljukić
Serbian language teacher and program creator
Dragana Ćećez Iljukić
Serbian language teacher and program creator
Tamara Đukanov
Serbian language teacher and program coordinator
Tamara Đukanov
Serbian language teacher and program coordinator
Nemanja Protić
Religious education teacher
Nemanja Protić
Religious education teacher
Jelena Pantić Ilić

Art history teacher
Jelena Pantić Ilić
Art history teacher
Sava Samardžić
History teacher
Sava Samardžić
History teacher
Gorana Tomić
Head of Marketing and Sales North America
Gorana Tomić
Head of Marketing and Sales North America
Marina Berberović
Japanese language teacher
Marina Berberović
Japanese language teacher
Aleksandre Nikolić
French teacher
Aleksandre Nikolić
French teacher
Tijana Drinčić
Educator
Tijana Drinčić
Educator
Jelena Hinić
Class teacher
Jelena Hinić
Class teacher
Marija Marković
Serbian language teacher
Marija Marković
Serbian language teacher
Marija Mladenović
Serbian language teacher
Marija Mladenović
Serbian language teacher
Sanja Jovanović
Serbian language teacher
Sanja Jovanović
Serbian language teacher
Slađana Lukić Bundalo
Serbian language teacher
Slađana Lukić Bundalo
Serbian language teacher
Sunčica Ćirković
Social Media Coordinator
Sunčica Ćirković
Social Media Coordinator
Stanislava Ankić
Educator
Stanislava Ankić
Educator
Nemanja Stojković
Educator
Nemanja Stojković
Educator
Ivana Jeremić
Class teacher
Ivana Jeremić
Class teacher