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Day School

Hello St. Nectarios Community!
Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year is now open for everybody! If you or somebody you know is looking to enroll your children in a wonderful, educational program for the upcoming school year, read on!

New this year, we are very excited to offer Homework Help/Extended Hours for students up to 5th grade between the hours of 2pm and 5pm!

Click the links below for Class Descriptions and a link to our Inquiry Form for the 23-24 School Year.

If you have any questions or would like to set up a tour at the Day School, please contact our Director, Mr. Benjamin Brown, at

Program Mission
The St. Nectarios Day School mission is to provide an early childhood education program for the children in our community and the surrounding community where excellent academic standards are integrated within a faith-based program.

We will promote:

        • A safe and nurturing Christian environment
        • A faith-based early childhood program in which the llinois Early Learning Standards are interwoven, with the spiritual, moral, cognitive, and social aspects of child development
        • Loving and experienced teachers who value your child and believe every child is a gift from God
        • Classrooms filled with wonderful and engaging learning centers and activities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem solving
        • Enrichment programs that peak a child’s curiosity and allow them to explore the wonders of science, math, literature, fine arts, social studies, and language
        • An environment where children can develop confidence and independence

Program Philosophy
Our school philosophy emphasizes that children grow and learn best in an environment that provides “hands-on” discovery and experimentation through age-appropriate materials. We believe that children gain the greatest amount of constructive knowledge through direct exploring, problem solving, decision making, and discovery. At our school children will engage in symbolic play which allows a young child to express his or her thoughts and ideas, practice and rehearse new roles, and test out newly acquired knowledge and skills.

Greek School

Learning another language is educational. Learning the Greek language is like discovering the roots of education.

Registration will continue to be open throughout the school year.

For further information, contact:

The St. Nectarios Greek School Ministry is committed to providing a pleasant, nurturing and engaging learning environment where students can discover their talents and cultivate new skills as they study the Greek language and culture of our ancestors.

Our overall purpose is to teach our students the skills needed to communicate using the Greek language while also understanding its relevance and influence in many other aspects of everyday life, including our Greek Orthodox faith. This further instills in the hearts, minds and souls of our children the Greek identity that has been proudly carried forward for generations.

St. Nectarios Greek School PTO

The St. Nectarios Parent Teacher Organization strives to promote our Greek Orthodox faith, heritage, language, culture and to help foster a greater sense of community for all families.

Our primary means for achieving these goals are through numerous social and cultural events organized throughout the school year. Our fundraising activities enable us to provide the children of our school with educational materials and learning tools for Greek School.

We encourage all families to participate in and to support our ministry through volunteering and/or donations. Monthly meetings are announced in advance and remain open to all PTO members.

We look forward to seeing you there! Time invested in our Church and Greek School is time invested in our children!

Sunday School

Classes will start on Sunday, September 10th immediately following Holy Communion until 11:30am.

There is no charge for Sunday School however you must register each child.

Program Mission

Sunday School offers an opportunity for the youth of our church (Pre-K to 12th grade) to learn about the Orthodox faith including readings from the Old & New Testaments, significance of religious holidays and feast days, and understanding the lives of the saints. 

 We would like to welcome everyone to a new year of Religious Education.  Teaching children the beauty of the Orthodox Faith is very fulfilling. Our Teachers have  over 200 years of combined experience in bringing the word of God to our youth.  Parents are the first teachers of the Faith as living examples of planting the seeds of God’s word, and our teachers expand the experience.  This year we are embarking with a renewed emphasis on incorporating the Orthodox Faith into every aspect of our lives.  To begin, Father Chris’s sermon will coordinate with the lessons which are being taught in the classroom.  Information will be shared with parents so that they have the opportunity to discuss and reinforce what the students have learned in class.  It will open up avenues of conversation for the family.  Regular attendance is necessary to enhance continuity from the pulpit to the pupil. 

As in the past, attendance pins will be awarded for attending 2/3 of the Sunday classes.  Outreach projects will be arranged so that students see their Faith in action.

We also look forward to the 6th-High School participants of the St. John Chyrsostom Oratorical Festival in the Spring of 2022.  This gives the students an opportunity to showcase their knowledge of their Orthodox Christian faith in essay, icons, poems and other outlets. They also have the opportunity to win scholarships from the Metropolis and Archdiocese.

If you are interested in assisting with Sunday School, please contact Catherine Daglas ( or Peter Vichos ( . We look forward to a fruitful year of growing in the vineyard of the Lord.

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