Welcome to Koraes School, a private, parochial Prekindergarten through Eighth grade school community where our mission is to pursue excellence in academic knowledge and skills through a whole-child approach to education that fully prepares students for college, career, citizenship and the challenges of the 21st Century.
Greek Independence Day Program
“Ta Nea” at Koraes This week
March 25, 2015
Dear Friends and Families of Koraes,
Greek Independence was celebrated by both of our schools this week. Both the day school program and the afternoon school program celebrated March 25th by singing, dancing and performing skits. Our parents and grandparents were indeed proud of their children who are now well into the third and fourth generation of Greek families in our church/school community.
March is Middle Level Education Month. “At no other time in the life cycle are the chances of finding one’s self and losing one’s self so closely aligned” – Erik Erikson. Those of us who work with 10-14 year olds understand this quote and work hard to provide our “tweens” with engaging learning experiences that build on their personal interests and help them develop connections between the content, their present lives, and their future possibilities. The time of adolescence is the most rapid and significant change in a child’s life since the growth spurt they take from birth through 3 years of age. During the middle years, young people form their own answers to the fundamental questions of life. Koraes provides the moral foundations of Christianity and builds a seamless connection of support between the home and school to support our middle schoolers through this challenging yet rewarding period of growth.
Diakonissa Mary Zaharis, PhD