Character Education

Social-emotional learning and good citizenship are an integral part of our curriculum and daily life. Classrooms are learning environments where students collaborate and support one another through daily activities and projects. In middle school, leadership skills become more formalized with Student Council and Arista. Progress in these areas is detailed through weekly communication and reports.

Students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade receive weekly religious instruction from the Presiding Priest of the Cathedral of Sts. Constantine and Helen. The religious education curriculum provides a general overview of Christianity. This includes the stories from the Old Testament and New Testament. The curriculum also has sections dedicated to saints, sacraments, traditions and church history. Written from an Orthodox perspective, the books offered by the Department of Religious Education are respectful of all cultures and religions. They encompass shared Christian principles.

Prayer forms a daily part of our students’ lives. The Lord’s Prayer is said in both Greek and English at the beginning of the school day, and a prayer is said before lunch. All students attend Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral once a month. Religious practices and teachings are reinforced throughout the week by faculty and students to form a supportive and nurturing community of learners.