Welcome to the HCCS Online Community.

Please look around our new web site to view the calendar of events and other important school information. 
We will be continually posting new information on an on-going basis, so please check back often!.  If you do not see what you are looking for, please email us your question to joy.petrakos@hccs-nys.org


School Board Meeting - August 24, 2016
Kindergarten orientation
Wednesday, September 7th  at 9:30 am

Pre-Kindergarten orientation
Wednesday, September 7th at 12:00 pm

6th grade & new student orientation
Wednesday, September 7th at 2:00 pm

First day of school for all students
Thursday, September 8th

Congratulations to our HDF team - city and state competitors!  Our students, Athena Bardis, Christina Fasarakis, Niko Gerakaris, Sarah Joseph, Anjalise Rodriguez, under the direction of Mr. Petro, Mr. Linehan, Ms. Eva, Ms. Bonakis and Mrs. Kakleas, performed Lord Elgin and the Six Sisters, for the 2016 History Day theme Exploration, Encounter, Exchange.  

Dear HCCS Families,

On Friday, May 20th, New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia identified 220 high achieving schools from across New York State for the 2016-2017 school year.  
We are thrilled that our school was recognized as a high performing REWARD School!  Congratulations HCCS! There were only 11 charter schools on the New York State list and HCCS was one of them. 
Reward Schools are schools that have the highest academic achievement in the State and do not have significant gaps in student achievement between subgroups. Reward schools represent the very best in public education and is awarded in recognition of the hard work and dedication of our students, staff, and community.
A certificate of recognition will be mailed to our school in the next few weeks. I will share it with everyone when we receive it. 

I am extremely proud of our school and all your hard work that made this possible. 

With much gratitude, 
Christina Tettonis,

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HCCS at a Glance for 2015

HCCS is celebrating its 11th anniversary and its second charter full term renewal!

HCCS has been designated a Reward School by The New York State Education Department

*A Reward School is a school that has made the most progress/has the highest performance with no significant gaps in student achievement.

HCCS ranks among the top charter schools in New York City for exceeding targets in

Student achievement – Rigorous Instruction- Collaborative Teachers- Supportive Environment- Trust- Effective Leadership

HCCS is the winner of the 2015 New York City & New York State History Day Fair - Performance Category

97% of parents feel that teachers work closely with families to meet student needs.*

99% of parents are satisfied with the education their child receives at our school.*

98% of parents agree that their child is safe in our school.*

97% of students feel safe and comfortable with the teachers at our school.*

* NYC DOE school survey 2015

49% met State standards on the NYS English Language Arts assessment*

*exceeding the district, city and state

67% met State standards on the NYS Mathematics assessment*

*exceeding the district, city, and state

98% of 4th graders met the NYS Science Assessment/ 70% of 8th graders met the NYS Science Assessment

100% of 8th graders in the Integrated Algebra Regents course passed

73% of 8th graders in the Earth Science course passed

100% of 8th graders in the Greek Regents course passed

96% Average daily attendance

Our eighth graders are accepted to top NYC high schools including specialized, screened, public and Catholic schools


Seven year partnership with Teachers College Columbia University Reading & Writing Program

Eleven year partnership with The Greek Government

 Urban Advantage, a middle school science program  

Sports and Arts in School Foundation, after school middle school programs

Research Initiative with The Brooklyn Public Library

Project Green Reach at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Studio in a School Art Residency

Mighty Milers Physical Education Program; NY Road Runners Developmental Track & Field; The Young Runners Program

Carnegie Kids; NYC Ballet Nutcracker Project; Musical Explorers; Author visits; The Peace Project

HCCS is one of the first charter schools approved to start a Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program.

First Grade “Cityscapes” art mural selected for exhibit at US Embassy in Japan

Hellenic Classical Charter School is a Schools That Can National network member

HCCS hosts study groups to NYC educators on Paideia Seminars  2014

Featured on The Today Show for our student government election process 2012

Hellenic Classical Charter School 5th Grade kicks off The NBC Education Nation Summit 2012

Featured in The Daily News for making the largest reading gains in fourth grade 2012

All Eighth graders are provided with free SHSAT test preparation

Proud member of The Junior National Honor Society

Proud to participate in Student Community Service projects

100% HCCS teachers participate in peer reviews

All students receive Greek Folk dancing lessons

Student art work displayed at Christies & Studio in a School Art Exhibits

Students in elementary grades receive chess lessons (funded by our PTA)

Students in middle school receive Latin instruction


Congratulations for the completion of our new gymnasium, stage and performing arts studio 2015

Our 8th Grade Graduates and their High Schools

Specialized High Schools

  • Stuyvesant High School
  • Staten Island Technical High School
  • Brooklyn Technical High School
  • Laguardia High School

NYC High Schools

  • Archbishop Molloy High School
  • Academy for Health Careers
  • Benjamin Banneker Academy – Medical Program
  • Bishop Ford High School
  • Bishop Kearney High School
  • Bishop Loughlin High School
  • Brooklyn College Academy
  • Brooklyn School for Global Studies
  • Brooklyn Preparatory  High School
  • Brooklyn High School for the Arts
  • Catherine McAuley High School
  • City Polytechnic High School for Engineering, Architecture & Technology
  • Dr. Susan McKinney School of the Arts
  • Fontbonne Academy High School
  • Fort Hamilton High School Honors Program
  • Fort Hamilton High School 
  • High School of Sports Management
  • High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology
  • Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences
  • Midwood High School - Humanities
  • Midwood High School - Medical Science Institute
  • Notre Dame High School
  • Pace High School
  • Professional Perfoming Arts High School
  • Reperatory Company High School for Theatre Arts
  • Saint Saviour High School
  • Science Skills Center High School for Science, Technology and the Createive Arts
  • St. Edmunds Preparatory High School
  • Victory Collegiate High School
  • Xaverian High School – Honors Program
  • Xaverian High School
  • Xavier High School – Ignatius Scholar Program
  • Xavier High School

Congratulations to our students and their families!



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Monday, September 5
School Closed for Labor Day
Wednesday, September 7
Orientation Day
Kindergarten Orientation 9:30 am 
Pre-Kindergarten Orientation 12:00 NOON
6th Grade Orientation 2:00 pm
Thursday, September 8
First Day of School - ALL students
Early dismissal for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Monday, September 12
School Closed for Eid al-Adha
Wednesday, September 21
Curriculum Night for Middle School
Grades 6, 7 & 8
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm