Αγαπητοί φίλοι και φίλες,
Thank You for your interest in the School and its programs.
Like everyone else in the Greek-American community, I have been witnessing the lack of Greek Language classes for very young children and the need for more after school Greek language and culture programs in the wider metropolitan Boston area. Keeping in mind that children learn the easiest and fastest within the first years of their lives, I wanted to use my educational and teaching expertise in second language acquisition and attempt to offer a quality Greek Education program in a school setting.
In 2005 Greek 4 Kids started as a Saturday school offering Greek Language instruction to children ages 10 months to 6 years in Melrose, Ma. As time went by, the need for more space, teachers and different level classes was becoming more and more obvious. A conveniently located school in Newton, Ma was perceived as a good solution to meet the increasing school enrollment for the 2007-2008 school year.
My goal is for the Greek 4 Kids classroom to be an inviting place, a friendly class setting, where learning takes place and there is the best use of parents’ and kids’ time. I would like to invite parents and children of Greek and non Greek ancestry to join in and learn a modern European language with a long history of influence on other languages, including English.
I would like to thank my family and friends for their encouragement for this undertaking. They have been my great source of inspiration and strength all these years. We all share the same passion for our Greek language, culture and faith and are concerned for its future in this country.
Please feel free to contact me with your questions, suggestions, and valuable feedback. I hope you and your children enjoy the classes. I look forward to meeting you!
Kleanthi Mavrogiannaki, MA
Founder, Director & Teacher
Greek 4 Kids