HCCS School Board Meeting





Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Open Meeting, 9:30 a.m. – Park Slope

Open Meeting, 10:00 a.m. – Staten Island


Location 1:


646 5th Avenue

Brooklyn, N.Y. 11215


Location 2 (via Skype)

Davidoff, Hutcher & Citron, LLP, 605 3rd Avenue, New York N. Y. 10158


Location 3 (via Skype)

633 White Pine Road, Franklin Lanes, N.J. 07417


Location 4 (via Skype)

Queens College, Jefferson Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, N.Y. 11364


Location 5 (via Skype)

417 Grand Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022


Please note, individuals who wish to have speaking time or to place an item on the agenda, must submit their request, in writing, no later than forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting, or Monday, February 25, 2019 at 5:00pm.  Requests should be submitted to the school office.


Materials that will be reviewed by the school board and subject to vote and/or adoption are available before the meeting in the school office.

HCCS featured on NY1 and Brooklyn 12 News!

HCCS highlighted on New York 1 and News12 Brooklyn for its partnership with Legoland Discovery Center and for hosting the Lego replica of the Brooklyn Bridge.





News 12 Brooklyn:


Hellenic Classical Charter School - Staten Island (HCCS-SI)

As many of you know, we have been approved a second charter school which will be located in Staten Island.  While we are advancing toward securing a location for our new school, we would like to launch our new school's general email address and begin recruiting students and new employees.  



If you are interested in applying to the Hellenic Classical Charter School-Staten Island (HCCS-SI), please email us at: HCCS-SI@hccs-nys.org and please enter the word ENROLLMENT in the subject area of your email.  In your email, you may ask us questions or just simply say that you are interested in applying to HCCS-SI.  Once we have secured HCCS-SI's location, we will make the student application available to the public.  You will be informed when this happens.



If you are interested in applying for a position, please email us at HCCS-SI@hccs-nys.org and please enter the word EMPLOYMENT in the subject area of your email.  In your email please attach your resume and the position you are interested in applying for.  ALL applicants will be notified by the school's administration and will go through an interview process.



All HCCS-SI employees must be NYS fingerprinted.

All teachers must be NYS certified.



  • Operations Manager: Must be a certified public accountant 
  • Business Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant 
    • Custodians
    • Security Guards
    • School Aides
    • Guidance Counselor
  • Greek Teachers (grades K & 1)
    • Classroom Teachers (kindergarten and first grade)
    • Teacher Assistants (kindergarten and first grade)
  • Academic Intervention Teacher (Reading AIS)
  • TESOL Teacher (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) 
  • Special Education Teacher (certified grades K-6) 
  • Physical Education Teacher 

HCCS - Replication Update - 12/11/18

Dear HCCS families,


On behalf of the HCCS Board of Trustees and HCCS administration, I am thrilled to announce that yesterday, the Regents from The New York State Education Department approved the Hellenic Classical Charter School’s application to replicate in Staten Island.  

I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our entire Hellenic team for their dedication and positive energy, which were critical in enabling us to achieve this wonderful accomplishment. 


We are looking forward to our new beginning, in our new community, serving the children and families of Staten Island. 




Charles Capetanakis  

HCCS Board Chair

HCCS Open House Dates - Please join us!

Open House - Grades Kindergarten - 8th Grade - Thursday, March 14th at 5:30pm


 Grades K-8 application:  Grades K - 8 application

Pre-K application:  Pre-K Application

HCCS Ancient Greek Theatre and History Day Fair teams travel to Greece on research expedition!

Holiday Extravaganza 2018

New York State Regent Christine Cea visits HCCS!

NYC Chancellor Richard A. Carranza visits HCCS!

Visit HCCS on Facebook

Principal's Message

Dear HCCS Families,

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I welcome you and your children back for the 2018-2019  school year.  If you are new to our school, I would like to welcome you to the greatest school in the world!

I am proud to announce that for the fourth year in a row The New York State Education Department has identified our school as a “Reward School”.  A Reward School is a school that has made the most progress and/or a school that has the highest achievement in the state without significant gaps in student achievement between subgroups. Congratulations to our entire amazing HCCS family for achieving this recognition! 

Our goal is to bring our students to the level of college and career ready.  I encourage all our families to log on to the web site engageny.org. On this web site you will find a parent and family section that not only informs you of the new initiatives but also includes educational activities you can do with your children that are related to the Common Core Standards.  You will also find guides to the standards, as well as videos and information on how to interpret the standards and the recent state test results and score reports. 

We are planning a year filled with engaging standards-based work in our beautiful new school building. Many new initiatives will be announced in later weeks such as our recent notification that we are once again accepted into The Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers, The NYC Ballet Nutcracker Program, the middle school STEM initiative entitled, Urban Advantage, and many more.  Our school calendar, including upcoming events and celebrations will posted on our school web site and emailed to you.   

 Please do not hesitate to call us should you ever have any questions.  Together we will provide an extraordinary learning environment and education for our children.


 Christina Tettonis



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PTA Meetings 2018-2019

  • Tuesday, February 12th       5:30pm
  • Tuesday, March 12th            8:30am
  • Tuesday, April 9th                 5:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 14th                8:30am
  • Tuesday, June 11th              5:30pm


PTA Snack Sale Dates 2018-2019


February 13 & 27

March 13 & 27

April 10 & 17

May 8 & 22

June 5 & 19

The HCCS Class of 2018 and their High Schools


CONGRATULATIONS to our 8th Graders!

  15% of our 8th graders were offered admission to a Specialized High School

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

New York City High Schools:

  • Bard High School
  • Brooklyn College Academy
  • Brooklyn Collegiate Preparatory HS
  • Brooklyn High School of the Arts
  • City Polytechnic HS of Engineering, Architecture and Technology
  • Digital Arts & Cinema Technology HS
  • Edward R. Murrow High School
  • Expeditionary Learning School
  • FDR STEAM-Multimedia Design
  • Fort Hamilton Dramatic Arts Academy
  • Fort Hamilton High School
  • Fort Hamilton Honors
  • High School of Arts & Technology
  • High School of Fashion Industries
  • HS of Telecommunication, Arts & Tech
  • High School for Medical Professions
  • John Jay School for Law
  • Lyons Community School
  • Midwood Liberal Arts and Science Institute
  • Midwood Humanities Institute
  • Midwood Medical Science Institute
  • Millennium Brooklyn High School
  • New Utrecht H.S. Medical Program
  • N.Y.C. Museum School
  • Park Slope Collegiate
  • Secondary School for Journalism
  • Urban Assembly New York Harbor School
  • Williamsburg HS of Architecture and Design
  • Williamsburg HS of Arts & Technology
  • Young Women’s Leadership School/Queens

Catholic High Schools

  • Bishop Kearney H.S.                                         
  • Bishop Loughlin Memorial H.S.                 
  • Christ the King H.S.                                           
  • Cristo Rey H.S.                                                 
  • Fontbonne Hall Academy   
  • LaSalle Academy  
  • Nazareth Regional H.S
  • Notre Dame H.S.
  • St. Edmunds Prep
  • St. Johns Prep     
  • St. Joseph H.S.
  • St. Saviour H.S.          
  •  Xaverian  H.S.
  • Xavier H.S.


* As of date, our students have also received over $413,600 in scholarships for Catholic High Schools.


*Round Two Results Date TBA

HCCS deemed Reward School for fourth consecutive year!

HCCS deemed Reward School for fourth consecutive year!

Reward Schools are either schools that have high achievement or schools that have made the most progress in the state and do not have significant gaps in student achievement between subgroups.student progress as deemed by the NYS Education Department. 

HCCS named High Achieving and High Progress Schools as Reward Schools in New York State

The Hellenic Classical Charter School was named as 1 of the 155 high performing schools in New York State. We are proud of the accomplishments of our students, and teachers. Hellenic is truly an exemplar school. 


To read more about this wonderful news, please follow the link below to the New York State Education Department's web site:


HCCS featured in the book "The Best Elementary Schools in New York City".

HCCS is featured in the book New York City's Best Public Elementary Schools: A Parent's Guide 4th Edition.


"HCCS is a winning, spirited school where kids are motivated to participate wholeheartedly.  Children study the world through the rich lens of Greek language and culture..."  



HCCS congratulates Faye Michalakos - recipient of the NYC DOE Big Apple Award Teacher.

Faye Michalakos, a  veteran teacher at HCCS, was awarded the NYC DOE Big Apple Award Teacher by NYC Chancellor Carmen Farina.  

The Big Apple Awards is a citywide recognition program that celebrates the educators of New York City who inspire students, model great teaching, and enrich their school communities. By honoring the success of these teachers, the NYC Department of Education recognizes the countless teachers who go above and beyond to serve our students and families.  

Congratulations to Faye and our entire staff of amazing teachers.