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 2021 – May 2022) 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 2021-2022 will begin on Tuesday September 14, 2021 with in-person classes, unless restrictions dictate otherwise. Open House and Ice Cream Social will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7th.

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 2021/2022 YOUTH GREEK SCHOOL


Click HERE to register online for the 2021/2022 Greek School program (preferred).  You may also download and print the registration form HERE and send it to the Church office (1207 Riverwoods Rd, Lincolnshire 60069).  The program is still accepting enrollments!

Click HERE to access the 2021 calendar

  • Open House & Ice-Cream Social (in-person):  Tuesday, September 7, 2021 @ 5:30 p.m.  
  • First Day of in-person Classes:  September 14, 2021
  • Click HERE to print Payment Agreement Form; or make payments online HERE by choosing Greek School from the drop down menu.  

    PROGRAM FOR ADULTS/ADOLESCENTS


                         

THURSDAY EVENING GREEK CLASSES FOR ADULTS/ADOLESCENTS

Two Semesters, 15-weeks each semester.  1st Semester:  September-January.  2nd Semester:  February-May

Two Levels:
Beginners/Advanced Beginners:  6:15 - 7:30 p.m.

Intermediate/Advanced:  7:45 - 9 pm 

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 2021-22 Adults/Adolescents Greek School Program will be hybrid. All classes will be taught in-person and projected simultaneously 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 2021/22 ADULTS/ADOLESCENTS GREEK SCHOOL


Click HERE to register online for the Adult/Young Adult 2021/2022 program (preferred)  If you are unable to register online, you may download and print the 2021/22 Greek School registration form HERE and send it to the Church office (1207 Riverwoods Rd, Lincolnshire 60069).  The deadline to register is Thursday, July 15, 2021. 

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

  • Open House for all Adult/Adolescent classes: September 16, 2021, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  
  • First Day of Hybrid Classes in Semester 1:  Thursday, September 23, 2021
  • 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

 

LATEST GREEK SCHOOL NEWS

 

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.  Click HERE to view highlights of this past year!


GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY BICENTENNIAL PROGRAM

This year marks 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!

 

    200th Anniversary of the Greek Revolution Website   The National Coordinating Committee of the 200th Anniversary of the Greek Revolution invites everyone to visit the "Events" page of its website for a complete listing of events happening locally, nationally, and abroad! The schedule features virtual and in-person events from Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, official partners, academic institutions, churches, cities, and more! Across the Archdiocese and throughout the Omogenia we can celebrate, educate, and remember 1821 throughout the year.


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!