Greek School begins October 2012. For the first day, all students will meet at the Allerton United Methodist church, 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm. Thereafter, the Upper School students (first grade through twelfth grade) will meet same time, Mondays at Patrick MaGahern Middle School (pending annual building-use approval), located across Route 31 from the Allerton United Methodist Church. Pre-school and kindergarten students will meet from 5:15 pm until 6:30 pm, Mondays, too, at the Allerton church.
The Greek Pre-school and Kindergarten is open to children starting at age three. The class is taught by volunteers from the community
The Upper School curriculum focuses on speaking, listening, and comprehension skills rather than on grammar or formal writing. Please keep in mind that children are not expected to master the goals of the program within a year or two but over the course of several years and with parental involvement.
The program, entering its eighth year, is directed by Bia Stavrakas, and feedback from parents, have been very positive about the administrators development for the customized curriculum.
The Greek School utilizes the Papaloizos textbooks and materials as a foundation, and the program is designed to develop the language skills of those children who may not speak Greek regularly in the home, while emphasizing the beauty of the culture and traditions.
Pre-school instructors work on a volunteer basis, and the program does not institute a tuition but instead ask for a $100 donation to cover expenses.
Upper School tuition is $400 for the first child of St Anna Stewards and $650 for the first child of non-Stewards. Second child for St Anna Stewards is $350 and $150 respectfully, and second and third child for non-steward families is $650 respectfully. Tuition covers the entire academic year, but a $25 book fee is required per Upper School student.
For more information, please contact St Anna Education Coordinator Helen Pappas at firstname.lastname@example.org