St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church

133 S Roselle Rd, Palatine, IL 60067 USA


Come learn Greek with us!

Ελάτε να μάθουμε Ελληνικά μαζί!

 Click here for a 2017/2018 Registration Packet

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. Please join us on September 8th for

Family Fun Night and an opportunity to learn more about the school year.

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.

We offer two options to choose from for children ages 4-14.

2-Day Greek Program- Meets Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. This program is structured to offer a well-rounded Greek education.  It places a strong emphasis on conversational skills, while offering additional instruction in grammar, reading, writing, history, mythology and culture. Children will be introduced to new lessons on Friday and provided with an enrichment course on Tuesday. This year ALL STUDENTS will participate in Greek Dance on Tuesdays and Music Class on Fridays as we introduce our new rotation schedule. *Greek Dance and Music rotations will take place during the regular Greek School hours of 4:30-6:30pm.*

1-Day Greek Program- Meets Friday from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Students will have the opportunity to attend Greek School only one day a week. They will only be offered a music rotation. One-day students will receive the same lesson on Friday, but will not have the follow up enrichment program on Tuesday. 

Example Schedule:

4:15pm Arrival in Atrium

4:30pm Opening Prayer/Announcements

4:40 Greek Instruction

5:10pm Recess/Snack

5:50pm Greek Dance or Music Lesson

6:30pm Dismissal

For more information,  please contact us at

2017/2018 Greek School Board

Rev. Fr. Peter Balkas

Diakonissa Mary Zaharas, Principal

Dr. Jeanne Novas-Busano

Emily Archos

Dr. John Sarantopoulos