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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.

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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


Evangelia Dounis- Director of Kimisis Greek School and Lead Teacher
Evangelia was raised in New York to parents of Greek descent. She attended a Greek- American Elementary School growing up till moving to Long Island, NY.  Most of her summers were spent with her grandparents in Sfakia, Crete where she was immersed in the language and culture.  Evangelia attended CUNY Queens College and has a minor in Modern Greek, a BS in Linguistics, Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language and second Masters in School Administration.  She is proud of her 20 year teaching career and ready to spread her love of the Greek language and culture with your children. 

Eugenia Manekas

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.


Despina Markos

Despina Markos has been teaching Greek school for 8 years.  She was 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.


Christiana Hadjiavraam- Teacher

Christiana was born in Cyprus and moved to New York in 2017. She currently resides in Matawan with her husband and their two kids.She holds a BS in Geology and Geoenvironment awarded by National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration awarded by University of Nicosia. She is also a licensed Realtor with experience in residential properties market in NJ. Lastly, she speaks Greek, English and Spanish and she loves traveling and shopping.



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