Greek School at Holy Trinity begins in the middle of September and will end at the end of May. Classes for different grade levels are from Monday to Friday with each class attending one day a week. An afternoon Greek School program is not unique to Grand Rapids, but this one has had students participating for 70 years.
Our teachers, Tasha Espinosa and Presbytera Liza Marcus, maintain a vitality and interest in the youth of the church. Each student is responsible for both a reading book and a workbook. Because reading, writing, and grammar are the basics, it is important that parents realize that merely attending classes is not enough. Parents must work with the students outside of class with their homework. In addition, students work on conversation, which includes family life, church life, and other related topics. Historic Greek and religious holidays are emphasized. The biggest project of the year is the Greek Independence Day program and all students participate in this. In addition, there are also Christmas and end of the year programs, where the students learn songs and poems.
The overall program is five years in length and follows the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese guidelines. Students who are dedicated learn enough Greek to pass the language credit test for college.
Please contact the Church for more information on any of the Greek classes at (616) 454-6563.