History

Fr. Volaitis, William Spyropoulos, Archbishop Iakovos, and Parish President Stephen Scopas

Our Parish had the vision to create a Greek-American Day School for the children of our St. Nicholas Church. The community decided that a day school would provide our children with an educational environment that would serve their academic needs, teach them their faith, and foster a love of their Hellenic heritage. Our vision for such a school was made possible by our benefactor Mr. William Spyropoulos. The St. Nicholas family is eternally grateful to Mr. William Spyropoulos who shared our vision. His generosity enabled us to open The William Spyropoulos Greek-American Day School of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Flushing, New York.

Bishop Silas blessed The William Spyropoulos Greek-American Day School of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church on September 12, 1977. On that day, our School opened its doors, and we welcomed 50 students in grades Nursery, Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades. Our first Principal was Mrs. Catherine Zangas, who served our School until her retirement in 1989. Each year a new grade was added culminating with the 8th grade.

As our student body grew, so did our facility. We had two expansion projects. In 1990, we added three new classrooms, and in 2006, we added 9 new classrooms, a new gymnasium, and auditorium. Presently, we have an enrollment of 444 students in grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Our School is under the leadership of Mrs. Mary Tzallas, Principal, and Mrs. Georgia Kakivelis, Assistant Principal. Our focus remains firm—it is one in which our students learn to value and strive for academic excellence, good character, and knowledge and love of our faith and ethnic background in an outstanding environment where our children can learn and grow happily and successfully.