Hellenic Academy
proudly continues a long history of teaching the Greek language and culture

Our Program for Children

Our educational program begins with familiarizing children with basic vocabulary groups related to their immediate environment. Through playful and interactive processes, children start to develop basic communication skills and understanding of simple linguistic structures. Methodically and gradually the program expands its focus to include the acquisition of more complex reading, writing, and communication skills.

At all levels, elements of mythology, history and folklore are incorporated. Children learn about the Greek Gods, Ancient Greek and Byzantine history, Customs of the Greek society, national struggles like the Oxi Day and the War of Independence. They participate in cultural events, such as the cutting of the Vasilopita, Greek Independence and Oxi Day Celebrations, and Palm Tying.

Children’s classes are held every Saturday, from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.

  • Pre-K (must be at least 3 years old)
  • Kindergarten
  • Beginner Levels
    • 1A/1B – must be at least 5 years old
    • 1B/2A
    • 2A/2B
  • Intermediate Levels
    • 2B/3A
    • 3A/3B
    • 3B/4A
  • Advanced – Certificate of Attainment in Greek (Levels A-C): This course prepares the students for the yearly examinations leading to the Certificates of Attainment in Greek – issued by the Greek Ministry of National Education and Religion.

More information on the Certification can be found at: www.greeklanguage.gr/certification/ and/or www.greek-language.gr/greekLang/certification/index.html