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 ongoing pandemic, classes will begin online via the Zoom platform. Youth Classes will occur Saturdays, beginning September 25, 2021 and ending May 14, 2022. Adult Classes will occur Wednesdays, beginning September 22, 2021 and ending May 11, 2022. Greek School will switch to in-person classes when it is safe to do so for all.
Schedule details are provided below and may be adjusted based on student enrollment needs.
|YOUTH||CLASSES||ZOOM CLASS TIMES|
|Level 1/First Grade||Saturdays||10:00-10:40 am|
|Level 2/ Second Grade||Saturdays||10:50-11:30 am|
|Level 3/Third Grade||Saturdays||11:40 am-12:20 pm|
|Level 4 and above||See Adult Class Schedule|
|ADULT||CLASSES||ZOOM CLASS TIMES|
|Beginner/Session I||Wednesdays||6:00-6:40 pm|
|Intermediate/Session II||Wednesdays||6:40-7:20 pm|
|Advanced/Session III||Wednesdays||7:20-8:00 pm|
2021-2022 Greek School Calendar
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Adult Classes Begin
Saturday, September 25, 2021 Youth Classes Begin
Sunday, October 31, 2021 OXI! Day Program
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Thanksgiving Break- No Class
Saturday, November 27, 2021 Thanksgiving Break- No Class
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Christmas Break- No Class
Saturday, December 25, 2021 Christmas Break- No Class
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 New Year’s Break- No Class
Saturday, January 1, 2022 New Year’s Break- No Class
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 Adult Classes Resume
Saturday, January 8, 2022 Youth Classes Resume
Sunday, January 30, 2022 Greek Letters Day Program
Sunday, March 27, 2022 Greek Independence Program
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Holy Wednesday- No Class
Saturday, April 23, 2022 Holy Saturday- No Class
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Adult Classes End
Saturday, May 14, 2022 Youth Classes End
Sunday, May 15, 2022 Graduate Sunday
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. The celebration held on October 25, 2020 is available to view through the church’s YouTube channel.
Greek Letters Day – January 30, 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. The celebration held on January 31, 2021 is available to view through the church’s YouTube channel.
Greek Independence Day – March 25, celebrating the Greek revolt on March 25, 1821 from the Ottoman Empire leading to independence. The celebration held on March 28, 2021 is available to view through the church’s YouTube channel.
Greek School students annually participate in the Greek Language Booth and the Greek Language Presentations at the Greek-American Festival, which is expected to resume in 2022.
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. The parade is expected to resume in 2022.
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! Due to the pandemic, Ellinomatheia testing was postponed to October 2021.
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). The celebration held on May 16, 2021 is available to view through the church’s YouTube channel.
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/ and select “Greek School.” 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!