Kimisis Tis Theotokou
Kimisis Tis Theotokou Holmdel, NJ Afternoon Greek School
If we return to a normal in-person classes, Greek School will be held once a week on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM.
If we remain ONLINE, we will conduct classes via ZOOM. Classes will be held 2 times a week at 45 minutes each time from 5:15pm-6pm. A shorter duration is more productive regarding students’ attention span.
- Kids Conversation Class by Mrs. Amalia Vapheas
- If in-person or online: 1 hour on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm
- Adults Conversation Class by Mrs. Amalia Vapheas
- If in-person or online: 1 hour on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm
Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church
(732) 319 6532 (Amalia) or 732-739-1515 (office)
Registration Information: Please complete entire form. If you are registering more than one child, kindly include the information for each child. If you have any questions, please contact Greek School Director Amalia Vapheas, at firstname.lastname@example.org and email her a copy of your form.
Greek School Kimisis Tis Theotokou
Welcome to Greek School of Kimisis Tis Theotokou Holmdel!
Our approach to teaching is through activity-based learning and interactive lessons. Our native-speaking teachers bring many years of experience and passion to teaching our Greek language, history and culture. Our goal is for each student to reach their highest potential in the pursuit of Greek education. In order for our students to have maximum exposure to the Greek language, our teachers emphasize speaking only Greek in the classroom.
Καλώς ήρθατε στο Ελληνικό Σχολείο της Κοίμησης της Θεοτόκου στο Holmdel!
Η προσέγγισή μας στην εκμάθηση και τη διδασκαλία της Ελληνικής γλώσσας περνάει μέσα από το παιχνίδι και η διδασκαλία της γλώσσας επικεντρώνεται στην επικοινωνία. Οι δασκάλες μας γεννημένες και μεγαλωμένες στην Ελλάδα έχουν πολλά χρόνια εμπειρίας και διαθέτουν μια αγάπη και ένα πάθος στη διδασκαλία της ελληνικής γλώσσας, της ιστορίας και του πολιτισμού μας. Στόχος μας είναι κάθε μαθητής να πετύχει το καλύτερο αποτέλεσμα στην εκμάθησης της Ελληνικής. Οι δασκάλες μας δίνουν έμφαση στη συνομιλία μέσα στην τάξη ώστε οι μαθητές να μάθουν κανόνες επικοινωνίας.
Meet Our Teachers
Amalia Vapheas – Lead Teacher and Director of Kimisis Greek School
Amalia was born in Larisa, Greece. She received her BA in Economics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece. She completed 2 Master’s degrees, one MA in Financial Economics at the Aristotle University and a second MA in Environmental Economics at Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, France and completed 2 years of PhD. She then met her husband and moved to America, raised 2 beautiful girls (fluent Greek speakers) by the shore in New Jersey and have been working for AT&T for 20 years.
She taught Ancient and Modern Greek in Greece for more than 8 years and taught Greek and French at the Language School at Red Bank for 5 years. She was a Greek school teacher in Saint George Asbury Park and Kimisis tis Theotokou and run the adult conversation class for AXEPA. She tutors in French and she is a member of the Hellenic Link and the French Association of Monmouth County. Her language teaching experience with her technology studies led her to become the director of the Kimisis Tis Theotokou and she is very passionate about spreading Greek culture to our community!
Roula Tsoukaris –Assistant Director of Kimisis Greek School
Roula has been teaching at Kimisis Greek School for the past 10 years. Prior, she was assisting at Greek School in Brooklyn, NY and Falls Church, VA. Mrs. Tsoukaris implemented the first program for Kimisis students to take the Examination in Modern Greek given by the Archdiocese. She was born in Astoria, NY and was raised in Chios, Greece.
Eugenia has been teaching at Kimisis Greek School for more than 15 years. She holds a MA in Tourism and has extensive teaching experience with Greek Language, culture and history. She is very passionate to share her knowledge and teach our kids.
Mrs. Maria Maroulis grew up in Athens where she finished High School. She studied Accounting at Saint George College of Athens. Here in the U.S. completed a CPI training and earned the PRAXIS certificate.
She has tutored many kids in Greek language and has taught in Greek School in Lincoln NE. She is married to Seraphim Maroulis and she has 3 kids that they are fluent in Greek.
Mrs. Maroulis is teaching K and 1st grades here in Kimisis since 2017, and she is a current employee of East Brunswick High School.
Despina Markos has been teaching Greek school for 8 years. Last summer (2018) she got certified after attending the Archdiocese Greek School Seminar in Cyprus. She loves working with children and her teaching philosophy is to make learning fun with lots of hands on activities.
Click below (Greek School SP2018) for photos and events of 2017-2018 as they appear in our Kimisis Journal
Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek School
2017 – 2018
***Scroll down for photos from 2017***
Kimisis Tis Theotokou Holmdel, NJ Afternoon Greek School
GREEK SCHOOL DIRECTOR: AMALIA VAPHEAS
Greek School classes are held once a week every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
They run from 5:15pm to 6:45pm for 1 hour and 30 minutes
Email your questions to: Amalia
You may pay Greek School Registration Fees and Greek School Tuition online with a credit card or direct debit to your checking or savings account.
Go to ONLINE GIVING, set up an account, and select the Fund. There are two Greek School Funds. Select Tuition “Gs Payment/Tuition”.
Mission of Greek School of Kimisis Tis Theotokou, Holmdel, NJ
Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Afternoon School of Holmdel recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each child. Our primary mission is to foster a love for learning of the Greek language, and to preserve and promote Greek culture through different teaching techniques
In class we teach the students through conversation, activities, videos, crafts, and games that explain Greece’s history and heritage. We teach the students about Greek civilization and the Hellenic-Christian ideas of our holy heritage as well as the values for the generations of today and tomorrow. We want all our students to be excited to learn, and we try to make the lessons enjoyable.
We emphasize oral and conversational practice, reading, writing and other school activities such as songs, poems, plays, and fieldtrips. Parents and teachers who share the same vision to preserve the language, faith, and culture, provide the enthusiasm and support we need to help run our school and events. We have 70 students from about 400 families, and our classes start from Pre-School to Eighth Grade. Our advanced students take the NYS Regents exam of Archdiocese, to certify their knowledge of the Greek as a foreign language, and we are proud to have a 100% success rate. We also offer small group adult classes for anyone who would like to learn Greek; it’s never too late!
Our native speaking teachers bring many years of experience and passion to teaching language and culture. The teachers are able to show the students how Greek is spoken in Greece, with correct usage of grammar, and can even teach them expressions and slang. We hope the students take pride in their heritage, and will continue to the tradition, visit Greece, and teach Greek to their children.
Top to bottom: Three Hierarchs Honorees 2017; Greek School Graduation 2017;Grade 8 Regents 2017; Second Grade Class 2017
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Education / Ελληνική Αρχιεπισκοπή Αμερικής Πρόγραμμα Ελληνικών Σπουδών
-Mythology – Μυθολογία
-Ancient Olympia – ΑρχαίαΟλυμπία
-Acropolis Museum – ΜουσείοτηςΑκρόπολης
Greek Independence Day Parade