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8 East 79 Street, New York, NY 10075-0106
Tel.: (212) 570-3552 • Fax: (212) 774-0248
Email: [email protected]
Web: education.goarch.org

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Mission

The Direct Archdiocesan District Office of Education provides curriculum guides, materials, and in-service training to the administrators and teachers serving in the day and afternoon schools of the District.

The Office has been an avid advocate for the New York City parochial Greek Orthodox (or faith-based) day schools, representing the schools – and the Archdiocese - to the education authorities on the federal, state and city levels. As a result, the Office has been instrumental in securing federally funded services and materials for the day schools, thereby benefiting thousands of students.

The director of the Office is a member of the New York City Standing Committee of Religious & Independent Schools Officials, comprised of representatives of the City's major religious institutions, as well as a member of the New York State Commissioner’s Advisory Council for Nonpublic Schools.

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The NYC Greek Orthodox Parochial Day Schools and the Afternoon / Saturday Greek Language Schools

During the 2016-2017 school year, there are 49 schools operating within the District – seven day schools and 42 afternoon/Saturday Greek schools. These schools employ 292 Greek teachers and have an enrollment of 5,043 students.

In addition, four of the parochial day schools maintain Pre-K for All programs with an enrollment of 180 students. These schools are as follows: St. Demetrios Day School, Astoria;   A. Fantis and DGK, Brooklyn, and Greek-American Institute. (The Pre-K for All programs are funded by the New York State and operate as separate public school entities within our school establishments.)

The District is also the host of three pre-school centers with 126 students in attendance. Pre-school centers are maintained by the following parishes: St. Nicholas, Flushing; Koimisis, Brooklyn; and Archangel Michael, Port Washington.

The Greek Orthodox parochial day schools adhere to the NY State mandates regarding curricula and student assessment. They all maintain pre-school and kindergarten classes as well as elementary and junior high school grades. Only the St. Demetrios Cathedral in Astoria maintains a full high school.

Day and afternoon schools offer a Greek program of studies that incorporates the teaching of the Greek Orthodox faith, the Modern Greek language and history as well as the universal Hellenic ideals, customs, and traditions.

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Directory of Afternoon/Saturday Schools and Adult Classes:


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