HCCS School Closures - Coronavirus

Dear HCCS Families,

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, HCCS-PS & HCCS-SI are currently closed until the end of the school year, Friday, June 26th.  

Our thoughts, concerns, and hearts are with our HCCS community during this challenging time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the main office at 718.499.0957.

Stay safe! 

#hccsstrong #brooklyn #statenisland


HCCS-PS recognized as National Blue Ribbon School.

The Hellenic Classical Charter School Park Slope is being recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School

HCCS is one of 19 schools from New York State and and one of the 362 schools nationwide. The recognition is based on our school's overall academic performance.  The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.

HCCS-PS Deemed Recognition School

Congratulations to our school for earning the distinction of being a RECOGNITION SCHOOL!

This award was earned for the Hellenic Classical Charter School’s high achievement, growth and graduation rate! We are happy to be one of the best schools in New York State leading toward the accomplishment of educational excellence in student performance.


Parent Environment Surveys

Dear HCCS Families,

The NYC DOE has extended the deadline for the submission of the Parent Environment Surveys  to June 26th.

If you have already completed your parent survey, we thank you so much!  If you have not done so, we are kindly asking you to please do so by

clicking on this link and completing your survey: nycschoolsurvey.org
If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Family & Community Engagement, Dena Capetanakis at dcapetanakis@hccs-nys.org
Stay safe!  #hccsstrong

HCCS Students Remote Learning - #hccsstrong

HCCS - Park Slope - School Hours

HCCS-PS School Hours

  • Pre-kindergarten students hours: 8:20am – 2:50pm
  • Kindergarten school hours are: 8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Grades 1-8 school hours are: 8:00am – 3:45pm

HCCS - Staten Island - School Hours

 HCCS-SI School Hours

  • Kindergarten students hours: 8:00am – 3:30pm
  • First Grade school hours are: 8:00am – 3:40pm

HCCS-PS PTA Meeting Dates & Snack Sale Dates


  • Wednesday, May 6th  - 5:30pm via ZOOM
  • Wednesday, June 10th - 5:30pm


HCCS-SI PTA Meeting Dates


  • May 6th - 12:00pm via ZOOM 
  • June 3rd - 5:30pm


HCCS PS & SI School Board Meetings - Thursday, April 30th

Hellenic Classical Charter School - Park Slope (HCCS-PS) & Hellenic Classical Charter School - Staten Island  (HCCS-SI)


NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS - Thursday, April 30th at 9:00am

Open Meeting for HCCS-PS & HCCS-SI 


Location 1:  HCCS-PS - 646 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Location 2:  HCCS-SI - 1641 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314
Location 3 via Skype:  Davidoff, Hutcher & Citron, LLP - 605 3rd Avenue, New York , NY 10158
Location 4 via Skype:  633 White Pine Road, Franklin Lanes, NJ 07417
Location 5 via Skype:  Dafnonas Estates Ltd. - 308 84th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209
Location 6 via Skype:  417 Grand Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Location 7 via Skype:  Queens College, Jefferson Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11364


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, April 28th , 2020 at 5:00pm respectively for each meeting.  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.

February 2020 - HCCS Ancient Greek Theatre and History Day Fair teams travel to Greece on research expedition!

NYC Chancellor Richard A. Carranza visits HCCS!

The HCCS Class of 2019 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.

HCCS is on Facebook!

HCCS is on Istagram!

Follow HCCS on Istagram!  



The official Instagram account of Hellenic Classical Charter Schools - Park Slope, Brooklyn (HCCS-PS) & 🆕 Staten Island (HCCS-SI).


Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1415030405395382/




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.