Afternoon Greek School

Greek School has always been a vital part of the Community. Traditionally, Greek Americans have looked to their religion, Greek Orthodoxy, and to their language as the principle ways to preserve their Greek ethnicity. In the families where the parents were born in Greece, the Greek language was the language spoken at home. For the children of such families, Greek School taught them grammar, reading, history and religious subjects. It also served as a choir "school" in the 1930's. For those families where English was the language spoken in the home, Greek School became even more important. It was a primary source of teaching the Greek language to their children, a highly valued goal. First established in 1932, Greek School was conducted every day after public school, from 4:30 to 6:30, Monday through Friday. In the 1930's and 1940's the attendance at Greek School ranged between eleven and twenty. Gradually, it increased to where some 60 students were enrolled for the 1990-1991 school year. Currently, the program has expanded to include grade levels K-7th, and an adult class as well. Parents must pay a modest tuition for their children's attendance at Greek School.
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