Pythagoras Greek School (PGS/PSGS)
Greek School, a must for every Greek Orthodox parish, is the vehicle that creates the Greek identity in the minds and the souls of our children and is important for the existence of the Greek Orthodox Church. The purpose of the Pythagoras Greek Schools is to promote Greek language, the Hellenic culture and our Greek Orthodox Heritage. Our goal is to create a feeling of love for the Greek civilization and most importantly, to generate a sense of pride for our religion and heritage.
Students are taught reading, writing and speaking Greek as well as religion, mythology, history and traditional Greek Dances. Each grade level has its own teacher to ensure that all students realize exceptional progress throughout the school year. Our teachers have many years of teaching experience in Greek parochial schools and are highly qualified to teach Greek as a second language.
Pythagoras Greek Schools offers the following programs
PGS - Monday & Wednesday classes (4:30 - 6:30pm)
PSGS - Saturday classes (9:00am - 12:30pm)
Ellinomatheia Preparatory Course for the Ellinomatheia Greek state exam on Wednesdays 4:30-6:30pm.
Please read below for updates for the 2023-2024 school year.
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Dear Parents of Pythagoras Greek School,
We hope you are all doing well. With the guidance of the new School Board, the Parish Council at St. Demetrios and the results of the parent surveys, we have come to the following arrangements for the Greek School for fall 2023-24.
Assuming no other state mandates arise these are the programs as of now:
1. Pythagoras Greek School (PGS): In-person Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30pm - 6:30pm for classes Pre-K, K, and 1st - 6th grades. Students will enroll in a google classroom should there be a need for remote learning. The PGS program also includes the Ellinomatheia Course for 7th, 8th & 9th grade students from 4:30-6:30 pm ONLY on Wednesdays. This course will prepare students for the A2 Ellinomatheia exam. Greek Dance lessons will begin in late September.
2. Pythagoras Saturday Greek School (PSGS): In-person on Saturdays from 9:00am - 12:30 pm for classes Pre-K, K, and 1st - 6th grades. Students will all enroll in a google classroom should there be a need for remote learning. There will be no lunch on Saturdays. A brief snack (10min) will be given in the classrooms. Greek Dance lessons will begin in late September.
STEPS FOR ENROLLMENT
Fulfill the 2023 St. Demetrios Stewardship commitment for 2023. Minimum of $550 is required.
If 2023 Stewardship has not been fulfilled, please go to our St. Demetrios Stewardship Page
(automatic checking account withdrawals) ends July 15th of each year.
Visit the church office or mail to 893 Church Road Elmhurst, IL 60126. Cash, check, or credit card is accepted for Stewardship.
Step 2: Student Enrollment
For returning students:
Please refer to email sent to you from TADS. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
m if you have not received this email.
Step 3: Once admission or reenrollment is completed, a Tuition Agreement will be emailed to you from TADS to submit the remaining tuition balance. https://www.tads.com
The options are:
1. Create the installment agreement in TADS by September 1st (to avoid a late fee)
2.Pay remaining tuition in-full in TADS before September 1st and receive $50 off tuition (per family). (A small fee will be incurred in TADS if making a one-time payment with checking account, a 3% surcharge will be incurred if using credit card).
Please be advised that a student will not be considered fully enrolled in the program unless all steps are completed. An email will be sent to you with further instructions regarding specific arrival and dismissal procedures prior to the start of classes along with the Back-to-School Plan & Guidelines.
We urge you to enroll sooner than later so we can prepare for the fall with adequate staffing and classroom preparations.
If you are having problems accessing any of these sites, please let us know and we will assist you promptly. email@example.com
FIRST DAY OF CLASSES FOR PGS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th at 4:30PM
FIRST DAY OF CLASSES FOR PSGS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th at 9:00AM
PGS Monday/Wednesday 4:30-6:30pm
$900 per student Grades Pre-K to 6th grade
PSGS Saturday 9:00am -12:30pm
$900 per student Grades Pre-K to 6th grade
Ellinomatheia Wednesdays:4:30 - 6:30pm (Grades 7, 8, 9)
$750 per student
Supply/Textbook Fee: $55 per student
Activity Fee: $25 per family
Graduation Fee for 6th grade graduates: $30
At the time of registration TADS will prompt you to submit a $150 non-refundable registration deposit along with the $55 supply/textbook fee and $25 Activity fee per family. If you are enrolling a 6th grader, a $30 cap and gown fee will also be applied.
There is a $25 discount for each additional child enrolled in the family.
SCHOOL CALENDARS 2023-2024
The PTO's main mission is to support the Pythagoras Greek School by helping to maintain communication and cooperation among parents, teachers and administrators. The PTO also raises funds for supplemental educational materials and learning tools. They also organize cultural and recreational programs and activities that encourage and promote Hellenism. The PTO has general meetings on a monthly basis and encourages and welcomes all parents to attend and participate in our organization and support our programs and events. The PTO has general meetings on a monthly basis and encourages and welcomes all parents to attend and participate in our organization and support our programs and events.
PTO BOARD (2023-2024)
President (M/W & Saturday) Theophannie Theodore
Vice-President (M/W - PGS) Kelly Tsioupros
Vice-President (Sat. - PSGS) Anna Maria Aneziris
Treasurer (PGS & PSGS) Elaine Alex