ASCENSION OF OUR LORD GREEK SCHOOL

Our Greek School offers two programs from September through May:

Youth Greek School
Adult/Adolescent Greek School 

 

YOUTH PROGRAM

 

TUESDAY EVENING CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AGES 4-15

Welcome to the new academic year (September 2022 – May 2023) of Ascension's Greek School program. The classes meet on Tuesday evenings from 5 – 7:00 pm for children ages 4 to 15.  Youth Greek School for 2022-2023 will begin on Tuesday September 13, 2022. Open House and Ice Cream Social will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6th.

Our students are placed in language acquisition levels according to their language proficiency and age, in order to learn more effectively. Our focus is on conversation. Our teaching staff is highly educated and enthusiastic. In a warm and friendly environment our students learn the Greek language and Greek Orthodox tradition.  Our program also offers practice in Greek dancing. The series of books we use are accompanied by audio visual material that helps our students practice and learn in a more enjoyable way at school and home.  Upper-level students will receive practice for the Ellinomatheia exams. 


REGISTRATION FOR 2022/2023 YOUTH GREEK SCHOOL

 Please register ASAP to secure enrollment so we can adequately prepare for classes prior to the first day.

Click HERE to access the 2022/23 calendar

  • Open House & Ice-Cream Social (in-person):  Tuesday, September 6, 2022 @ 5:30 p.m.  
  • First Day of in-person Classes:  September 13, 2022

Click HERE to print Payment Agreement Form; or make payments online HERE by choosing Greek School from the drop down menu. 


GREEK SCHOOL NEWS

 
Congratulations to our four Ascension Greek School graduates who participated successfully in the Ellinomatheia exams last May and received their certificates on November 18, 2022, at the Ellinomatheia Award Ceremony that took place at the Examination Center (Hellenic Academy).  They made their families and all our Greek School teachers very proud of them.  We hope more GS students will follow their example in the future and will be able to obtain this official certificate of Greek language that is worldwide recognized.

 


PROGRAM FOR ADULTS/ADOLESCENTS

                     

THURSDAY EVENING GREEK CLASSES FOR ADULTS/ADOLESCENTS

Two Semesters, 15-weeks each semester.  

1st Semester (9/15/22 - 1/19/23)
2nd Semester (2/2/23 - 5/25/23)
 
Three Levels:
  • Beginners/Novice:  5 - 6:15 p.m. (New this Year!)
  • Beginners/Advanced Beginners:  6:15 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Intermediate/Advanced:  7:45 - 9 p.m. 

This is a program for those who want to learn or improve their Greek. The focus is on conversational modern Greek and involves the students in conversation in a variety of social situations in a friendly atmosphere.  

The 2022-23 Adults/Adolescents Greek School Program will be hybrid. All classes will be taught simultaneously in-person and via Zoom for remote learners. All students will make progress in Greek in a positive and enjoyable environment and a high level of interaction will be sustained for both in-person and remote participants.  More information about the program can be found on the registration page HERE.

REGISTRATION FOR 2022/23 ADULTS/ADOLESCENTS GREEK SCHOOL

Please register ASAP to secure enrollment so we can adequately prepare for classes prior to the first day

Click Here for First Semester Calendar | Click Here for Second Semester Calendar

  • Open House for all Adult/Adolescent classes: September 8, 2022, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  
  • First Day of Hybrid Classes in Semester 1:  Thursday, September 15, 2022
  • Click HERE to print Payment Agreement Form; or make payments online HERE by choosing Greek School from the drop down menu.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?  

Please contact Maria Theodoropulu at mariatheod@hotmail.com; or, the Church office at 847.482.1200


 

FORMER GREEK SCHOOL PROGRAMS & CELEBRATIONS

Click HERE for pictures of 2022 End of Year & Graduation 

Click HERE for 2022 Greek Independence Day Program

Click HERE for 2021 Greek School Christmas Program Celebration


CELEBRATING OUR 2020/2021 GREEK SCHOOL PROGRAM:  Our in-person Greek School End-of-Year and Graduation program for our youth took place on May 18, 2021 at 6 p.m.  Click HERE to view photos and HERE to view a program overview!

Our Adult Greek School program also celebrated the culmination of a fruitful year in 2021.  Click HERE to view highlights of this past year!


GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY BICENTENNIAL PROGRAM

2021 marked the bicentennial anniversary of the onset of the Greek revolution of 1821 and the war of Independence. Two hundred years have passed from that day of Annunciation when the faithful and brave heroes of 1821 chose to start the revolution against their oppressors. They swore with their swords raised “Ελευθερια η Θανατος” (Freedom or Death) and started the fight against the Ottomans. Many of them sacrificed their lives for their faith and for the freedom of their motherland (“για του Χριστου την πιστη την αγια και της πατριδος την ελευθερια”). Because of their brave fight and sacrifices, an independent Greek nation was established 9 years later. Let us honor all the immortal Greek heroes of 1821, be inspired by their deeds and values, and try to be worthy descendants of those brave ancestors.

With pride for their Greek origin, the students of Ascension Youth Greek School  performed poems and songs to commemorate this historic day and bicentennial anniversary. Please click THIS link to view a video of their performance!


GREEK SCHOOL VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM!

Click HERE to Watch our Greek School's Christmas 2020 video featuring our Greek School students performing Christmas Carols and offering good tidings!  View photos HERE of our Greek School's Virtual Christmas and Epiphany celebrations. 

 


CELEBRATING OUR 2019/2020 GREEK SCHOOL PROGRAM

Click HERE to view the 2019/20 Virtual End-of-Year Program!  Click HERE to view highlights of the 2019/20 Adult Greek School Program!