Entry Level / Pre-K

The Youngest Greek School Class Outside of Greece?


Students must meet the minimum age requirement to be in this class. 

Traditionally, Greek School begins at seven-years old. It was felt that children with no experience in a classroom would have difficulty functioning in a second-language learning environment. Having lived and taught and Greece and Japan, I learned there is no such thing as 'too young,' especially when it comes to languages.

So, we undertook to create a class for children with little or no classroom experience. There is no textbook in the 30-minute classes, and a parent must be in the classroom with their child. It brings together children who already (should) see one another regularly in Sunday School and/or the Trinity Learning Center, at an age when they are at their most receptive and responsive.

The class has been very successful. Kids come out of it and go into a reading class already armed with experience and vocabulary.

Parents and grandparents are strongly encouraged to substitute new vocabulary for already-learned English. So, instead of saying "Good morning," try "Kalimera", making the Greek they learn relevant.

Please check the main Greek School page for more information.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

7004 Ridge Ave.
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Fr. George Liacopulos:
609-653-8092 x4
609-226-0528 (mobile)

Parish Administrator:
Lisa Mitoulis
609-653-8092 x5