SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Local News

December 13, 2012

St. Vasilios School marks 100 years

(Continued)

Starting earlier makes the process easier for the children, she said.

The school’s five teachers are all experienced and have degrees. The school has a state certification. In fact, the education is such that students can continue their study of Greek in a course at Peabody High School. Further, those who succeed can claim credit for a foreign language when they apply to college.

More importantly, St. Vasilios provides the students with a sense of identity, Dragonas said. And given the very real contributions of the Greeks, she believes that almost any American could benefit from the lessons taught here.

“After all,” she said, “this country is a product of Western civilization.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News

AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Comments Tracker