Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟ ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ, ΚΑΘΕΔΡΙΚΟΥ ΝΑΟΥ, ΑΓΙΑΣ ΤΡΙΑΔΑΣ, ΤΟΛΗΤΟ,ΟΧΑΪΟ
Welcome! Greek School is the Modern Greek Language education program of the Cathedral and is registered through the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s Department of Greek Education. Greek School offers educational and lifetime enrichment through developing vocabulary and confidence in Greek Language speaking and writing skills. Through a solid foundation with the Greek Language, every student, young and old, will benefit from his or her further education or life pursuits.
Do you have a desire to learn Modern Greek? Are you traveling to Greece and desire to speak the language and read the signage? Do you have Greek-speaking relatives with whom you desire to call, email or correspond? Do you desire to understand the Greek portions of the Divine Liturgy better or to recite the Lord’s Prayer and Creed in Greek? Do you simply have an interest in Greece and Cyprus and wish to learn more? Then Greek School is for you!
Greek School encompasses not only Modern Greek Language instruction and conversation, but also includes instruction in the geography, history, religion, literature, art, mythology, songs, costumes, customs and traditions of Greece and Cyprus.
Greek School is open to the entire community, and you do not need to be a church member to register for Greek School. There is a level of teaching for every youth and adult student.
SCHEDULE & CALENDAR
During the restrictions of the current Covid-19 pandemic, classes will begin online via the Zoom platform. Youth Classes will occur Saturdays, beginning September 19, 2020, and Adult Classes will occur Wednesdays, beginning September 16, 2020. All classes conclude by May 12, 2021. Greek School will switch to in-person classes when allowed.
Schedule details are provided below.
|YOUTH||CLASSES||ZOOM CLASS TIMES|
|Kindergarten||Saturdays, beginning 9/19/20||9:20-10:00 am|
|Level 1/First Grade||Saturdays, beginning 9/19/20||10:00-10:40 am|
|Level 2/ Second Grade||Saturdays, beginning 9/19/20||10:50-11:30 am|
|Level 3/Third Grade||Saturdays, beginning 9/19/20||11:40 am-12:20 pm|
|Level 4 and above||See Adult Class Schedule|
|ADULT||CLASSES||ZOOM CLASS TIMES|
|Beginner/Session I||Wednesdays, beginning 9/16/20||6:00-6:40 pm|
|Intermediate/Session II||Wednesdays, beginning 9/16/20||6:40-7:20 pm|
|Advanced/Session III||Wednesdays, beginning 9/16/20||7:20-8:00 pm|
2020-2021 Greek School Calendar
|Wednesday, September 16, 2020||Wednesday Zoom Classes Begin|
|Saturday, September 19, 2020||Saturday Zoom Classes Begin|
|Sunday, October 25, 2020||OXI! Day Program (TBD)|
|Wednesday, November 25, 2020||No Classes – Thanksgiving|
|Wednesday, December 23, 2020||No Classes – Christmas|
|Wednesday, December 30, 2020||No Classes – New Year|
|Wednesday, January 6, 2021||Wednesday Classes Resume|
|Saturday, January 9, 2021||Saturday Classes Resume|
|Sunday, January 31, 2021||Greek Letters Day Program (TBD)|
|Sunday, March 21, 2021||Greek Independence Program (TBD)|
|Wednesday, April 28, 2021||No Classes – Holy Week|
|Wednesday, May 12, 2021||Last Day of Classes|
|Sunday, May 16, 2021||Graduate Sunday (TBD)|
Three celebrations led by Greek School students are held annually for the community, including speeches, poems, songs, and skits:
OXI! Day – October 28, celebrating Greece’s “No!” message on October 28, 1940 to Mussolini’s occupancy ultimatum.
Greek Letters Day – January 31, celebrating the Three Hierarchs of the Orthodox Church — St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian, and St. John Chrysostom — who developed Greek language education to teach Christ’s message.
Greek Independence Day – March 25, celebrating the Greek revolt on March 25, 1821 from the Ottoman Empire leading to independence.
Greek School students annually participate in the Greek Language Booth and the Greek Language Presentations at the Greek-American Festival, which will resume in 2021.
DETROIT GREEKTOWN PARADE
Our Greek School proudly marches with the Metropolis Greek Schools in the annual Detroit Greektown Parade celebrating Greek Independence Day on March 25.
Our Greek School is proud some students have successfully completed the advancing levels of the ΕΛΛΗΝΟΜΑΘΕΙΑ (ELLINOMATHEIA), the Greek Language Proficiency Exam of the Ministry of Education of Greece in an annual, world-wide exam administered by the Center for Greek Language in Thessaloniki, Greece. Ellinomatheia Certificates are achievements recognized by secondary and post-secondary education institutions throughout the world. Μπράβο!
GRADUATION AND CERTIFICATE PRESENTATIONS
One highlight of every year is the awarding of Certificates (Ενδεικτικά) to all Greek School students at the annual Graduate Sunday celebration. These Certificates reflect a student’s participation in the Greek School curriculum and advancement towards the ultimate goal of graduation. Upon graduation, the student is awarded a Diploma (Απολυτήριο),
Tuition costs are very reasonable. For stewards of the Cathedral, there is no cost. For all others, the cost for a full-year of instruction, from September through May, is only $100 per person. There are also discounts for families. Tuition is collected by the Cathedral church office prior to the start of classes. For your convenience you may pay the tuition due online at https://www.holytrinitytoledo.com/donate/ Under “Choose a Fund,” select “Other” and in “Other Notes” specify Greek School tuition and the student name(s). Thank you!
DIRECTOR – DAWN (AVGI) ANAGNOS
Since 1974, Greek School Director Dawn Anagnos has taught generations of youth and adults the beautiful Modern Greek Language and all of the Greek School subjects. She is an adept teacher who achieves results by working with the students at their level. Students love learning from Κυρία Αυγή! Director Anagnos has been honored to represent our Greek School and the Detroit Metropolis Greek Schools at teacher seminars in Greece and Cyprus. She regularly attends continuing education seminars sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s Department of Greek Education and by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit.
For any questions regarding the classes, feel free to contact Dawn:
Online registration is convenient and easy. Please follow the appropriate link below. We look forward to you joining our Greek School!