About school



Vocational school „Zaharija Stefanovic Orfelin“ is a private school verified by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. Curricula are prescribed for the areas of health and social work; trade, hospitality and tourism; economics, law and administration; mechanical engineering and metalworking, geodesy and civil engineering, as well as personal services. The school works according to the programs prescribed by the Ministry of Education. The diplomas of our school are recognized and in rank with the diplomas obtained in state schools.

The school was originally founded as a private high school for health and beauty care, „Professional“ and as such began working on June 9, 2005, by the decision no. 022-05-107 / 2005-03 of the Ministry of Education. By the decision of the Commercial Court in Belgrade of March 6, 2013, the school changes its name and today it is called the Secondary Vocational School „Zaharija Stefanović Orfelin“. The new name was given after the Serbian enlightener, historian and poet, Zaharija Stefanovic Orfelin (1726-1785). As it is today!

The goal of our school is to support and respect the diversity and individuality of each student. Mistakes are allowed because they lead to unique solutions. With all the challenges we face, we do not reform education, we transform it. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to encourage the discovery of individual talents of each child, to introduce learners into an environment in which they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their interests, skills and values. By an individualized approach, working in small groups, we encourage and direct the growth and development of our students.

The school is located in the city center as part of the business system „ĐURO SALAJ“ AD which has a 70 years long tradition in education.

The four-year educational profiles:

  • Physiotherapy Technician
  • Nurse technician
  • Nursery teacher
  • Cosmetic technician
  • Legal technician
  • Security technician
  • Economic technician
  • Tourism technician

In the verification process:

  • Culinary technician and
  • Hospitality technician

The three-year educational profiles:

  • Cook
  • Waiter
  • Health carer
  • Hairdresser for men and women
  • Pedicurist manicurist
  • Welder
  • Machines locksmith
  • Construction machinery operator


School vision

Our vision is to become one of the most successful schools that prepares for work or further education for all those who, for whatever reason, are not satisfied with the educational system of existing schools, as well as those who have not managed to enroll in public school due to the existing enrollment requirements.

ORFELIN School will meet the needs of each student through the human education system. We believe that every person is unique and deserves the opportunity to show his/her abilities. Our school cherishes and supports the development of critical and creative thinking, not neglecting the culture of mutual respect and appreciation.Young people are the biggest potential and chance of our country to increase prosperity and welfare.

They say that personality is mostly formed in early childhood, which means that it is necessary for the youngest to work with real and fully trained professionals. Besides the school management, excellent teachers and professional associates will take care of the realization of these high-level goals, because without a dedicated teacher, no achievement would be possible.

ORFELIN will educate all students to become responsible citizens of the society. We cooperate with parents to recognize success and we solve problems together. The partnership between our school, pupils and parents has become a recognizable foundation for the quality of ORFELIN school.

If you are looking for a responsible approach in the educational process, if you are looking for an approach full of respect and an equal dialogue, if you are looking for a way to fully use your potential, come and join us on an amazing journey through high school.