The William Spyropoulos Greek-American School of St. Nicholas
43-15 196th Street Flushing, NY 11358
Principal: Athena Kromidas
Assistant Principal: Mary Tzallas
It is with pleasure and pride that I welcome you to the St. Nicholas William Spyropoulos School.
This institution with its strong foundation serves as a seedling of the Hellenic Orthodox Paedeia, holds steadily the torch of knowledge and guides the new generation of Greek-Americans preparing them to confront the challenges of their society.
While academic excellence, character development and strong faith are stressed and religiously practiced, an extraordinarily nurturing and caring approach to education guides our youth and helps them reach their goals. In this institution our youngsters’ minds and souls are nourished in the prairies of Christian love.
Here the apophthegms “Know Thyself”, “Pursue Excellence” and “Love One Another” have become a way of life.
Knowing that the world thirsts for human values, we vigilantly prepare citizens with ideas, knowledge, Hellenic ethos and nobility.
Once, Plutarch said that education is the only divine and immortal. This education, this paedeia is what we are determined to transmit to our youth.
Under the guidance of our spiritual fathers, with a strong leadership by the School Board and administration, with certified teachers, many of whom have post graduate degrees and the support of the P.T.A., our school offers a great education to our youngsters.
To provide its students with a solid education based on Hellenic-Christian ideals and principles and the capacity to make a valuable contribution to society.
Grades: Kindergarten through 8th Grade
Enrollment: 467 Students
Faculty: 47 Teachers and Staff
School Hours: 8:30 AM – 2:55 PM
Attendance and Punctuality: Each child is expected to be present and on time each day. Only absences due to illness are excused with a note.
Lunch Program: Hot lunch is optional but provided five days a week and it is paid for on a semester basis.
Uniform Policy: All students must wear the appropriate school uniform daily and a gym uniform on gym days.
Homework: Home work is an extension of the instructional program and is assigned daily.
Textbooks: Texts are loaned free of charge but are expected to be cared for properly.
Discipline: All students sign a social contract in which they make a commitment to comply with the school’s rules and regulations.
Transportation: The Board of Education provides buses free of charge to students who live within their routes.
Admission Policy: Students new to the school will be screened and parents interviewed. Financial obligations to church membership, building maintenance fee, registration and tuition must be met.
Highlights of the School
Core Curriculum of all subjects required by New York State taught in a climate of high expectations for success.
Intensive Greek Language and Heritage Program.
Religious instruction by the clergy.
Developmentally appropriate early childhood programs.
Safe, orderly and nurturing environment.
Certified teachers, many with advanced degrees.
Small classes with leveling in Reading, Math, Science and Greek (Grades 3-5 in Reading, Math and Greek. Grades 6-8 in Math, Science and Greek).
Advanced regents courses for qualified students.
Spanish for Grades 6-8.
Graduates accepted into excellent competitive High Schools.
Student publications, school-wide fairs, trips, assemblies and contents.
Computer and Science labs.
Broad after-school and zero period activities.
Extensive parental involvement and support.