Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago
SS. Constantine and Helen Cathedral
Merrillville, IN
2016-2017 Greek School - posted on August 18, 2014


Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek School Calendar 2016-2017

School hours:  Pre-K and K 5:30-7:30pm / 1st-6th: 5:30-8pm


2:  Classes 5:30 – 8 pm and PTO meeting church library

9:  Classes 5:30 – 8 pm and Pansxoliki preparations begin

16:  Classes 5:30 – 8 pm and March 25th parts sent home

23:  No SchoolMERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

28:  Ice Skating 5:00 – 7:00 pm and Pizza Party at 7:15 pm for Greek School students and their families, Valparaiso


6:  School resumes HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

13:   Classes 5:30 – 8 pm — Agrafon (6th)

20:  Classes 5:30 – 8 pm — Teachers’ meeting 8pm

27:   Classes 5:30 – 8 pm – Conference sign-up sheets posted and Valentine’s Day Dance Committee Meeting – 5:30pm

29:  Greek Letters Lunch, Niles, IL


3:  Classes 5:30 – 8 pm and Parent-Teacher Conferences / No class

5:  Bake Sale

10:  Classes 5:30 – 7:30 pm  and Valentine’s Day Dance 

17:   Classes 5:30 – 8 pm, PTO Meeting 5:30pm  and Teachers’ meeting 8pm

24:  Classes 5:30 – 8 pm  and March 25th rehearsals grades: Pre-k, 2nd, 5th and 6th


3:    Classes 5:30 – 8 pm  and March 25th rehearsals grades: K, 1st, 3rd & 4th

10:  Classes 5:30 – 8 pm  and March 25th all school rehearsal

17:  Classes 5:30 – 8 pm

24:  Classes 5:30 – 8 pm

31:  Classes 5:30 – 8 pm


2:  Greek Independence Day Program

7:   Classes 5:30 – 8 pm  and PTO meeting church library

14:   No School  — Good Friday

21:   Classes 5:30 – 8 pm and Testing begins lower grades

28:  Classes 5:30 – 8 pm


5:   Finals

12:  6th Grade Graduation, 6:30pm Great Hall

19:  Last Day of School / Parent – Teacher Conferences by appointment only

Report cards and Certificates sent home with students

*Calendar subject to change

GREEK SCHOOL REGISTRATION  The church office is currently accepting applications for Greek School Registration. As of July 1st, the tuition/ materials fee increased to $575 for the first child and $525 per each additional child per family. Please register your child today for the 2016-2017 school year. Due date for full payment is September 9th.

The full cost of the Greek School program is approximately $650/student.  We are blessed to have the generous support of parishioners and outside organizations to subsidize a portion of the cost.

Our program is held on Fridays from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for grades Pre-K and Kindergarten and 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm for grades 1st – 6th.  For information about this year’s Greek School program, contact the church office at 219-769-2481.

The following rates are applicable to stewards of SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral:

Discounted Tuition and Materials Fee – $475 1st child/ $425 for each additional child per family

Registration Period – May 1 – to June 30

Registration Deposit Due by June 30 – $200/student

Late Registration Period – July 1 and later

Late Registration Tuition and Materials Fee  – $575 1st child/ $525 for each additional child per family

Due date for full payment – September 9

First Day of Class – September 9


Minimum Stewardship Pledge Per Family – $400/year

67% of Stewardship Pledge Must Be Paid By September 1

Full Amount of Stewardship Must Be Paid by December 1 (per church by laws)

Unpaid Stewardship and Tuition Balances – Due Immediately.  Registration will not be accepted until unpaid balances are paid in full.  Student(s) will not be allowed to participate in Greek School if stewardship and/or tuition are unpaid by the deadlines.



~ Early Registration Deadline is June 30.

~ A Late Registration Fee will be charged for all student registration forms and $100 student registration deposits not received in the Church Office by June 30.  There will be no exceptions.   Late registrations result in higher costs to purchase education materials and it does not allow us time to plan for the proper number of teaching staff.

~Questions and answers on any of the above items can be addressed to Elias Ploutis, Parish Council President.