History: Holy Cross Greek School has been in the Bay Area since 1966. It offers a well-rounded academic Greek education to students from preschool through 6th grade, an adult class and a Greek language certification preparation program. It is a strong program that complements the curriculum established by the Greek Ministry of Education.
In addition to the above programs, we also offer the Belmont Greek School summer camp that takes place after school ends.
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Philosophy: We believe learning is a lifelong process. Our ancient philosophers said “Γηράσκω αεί Διδασκόμενος” which means “I Always Learn as I Age”. Education is both intellectually and morally intertwined with self- esteem and discipline. Our goal is to focus on each student’s abilities and help him/her grow to their full potential!
Mission Statement: The mission of the Greek school is to provide education and instruction of the Greek language, culture, and heritage; to enhance bi-cultural and bilingual awareness; and to promote the moral and ethical values of the Greek Orthodox families.
Objectives: The objectives of the Greek school are to present all aspects of the Modern Greek language to its students, including vocabulary-building, reading, writing and grammar with emphasis on conversation. Greek poems, prayers, songs and dances are used to teach the students about the Greek culture, heritage, religion and history.
Methodology: Text books, supplementary learning material (videos, DVDs, computers and interactive programs) are used as educational tools. Textbooks are approved and provided by the Greek Ministry of Education and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Department of Greek Education. Supplementary learning materials are ordered directly from Greece for class use or as a source of homework assignments to better challenge the students to achieve the Greek educational system expectations.
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