HCCS-SI - Open House: Wednesday, August 21st 4:00pm - 5:30pm @ HCCS-SI 1641 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island NY 10314


HCCS - Park Slope - Orientations and First Day of School information

Orientations:  Wednesday, September 4th:

  • Kindergarten - 9:30am
  • Pre-Kindergarten - 12:00pm
  • 6th Grade - 2:00pm

 First Day of School - Thursday, September 5th:

  • Pre-kindergarten students hours: 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Kindergarten school hours are: 8:30am – 11:30am
  • Grades 1-8 school hours are: 8:00am – 3:45pm

 Second Day of School - Friday, September 6th:

  • Pre-kindergarten students hours: 8:30am – 11:30am
  • Kindergarten school hours are: 8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Grades 1-8 school hours are: 8:00am – 3:45pm

HCCS - Staten Island - Orientations and First Day of School information

Orientations:  Wednesday, September 4th:

  • Kindergarten - 9:30am
  • First Grade - 12:00pm 

First Day of School - Thursday, September 5th:

  • Kindergarten students hours: 8:30am – 11:30am
  • First Grade school hours are: 8:00am – 3:45pm

 Second Day of School - Friday, September 6th:

  • Kindergarten students hours: 8:00am – 3:30pm
  • First Grade school hours are: 8:00am – 3:45pm

HCCS School Board Meeting - Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Hellenic Classical Charter School - Park Slope (HCCS-PS)

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




Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Open Meeting for HCCS-PS - 9:30am

Open Meeting for HCCS-SI- 10:00am


Location 1:


646 5th Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11215


Location 2 via Skype:

Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, LLP

605 3rd Avenue

New York , NY 10158


Location 3 via Skype:

633 White Pine Road

Franklin Lanes, NJ 07417


Location 4 via Skype:

Dafnonas Estates Ltd.

308 84th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11209


Location 5 via Skype:

417 Grand Avenue

New York, NY 10022


Location 6 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 Friday, September 20, 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 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.


NYC Chancellor Richard A. Carranza visits HCCS!

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!

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.

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Principal's Message

Dear HCCS Families,

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I welcome you and your children back for the 2019-2020  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 2019-2020

  • Wednesday, September 18th       8:30am
  • Wednesday, October 16th             5:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 13th         8:30am
  • Wednesday, December 18th        5:30pm
  • Wednesday, January 15th            8:30am
  • Wednesday, February 12th           5:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 18th                8:30am
  • Wednesday, April 8th                      5:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 13th                    8:30am
  • Wednesday, June 10th                  5:30pm


PTA Snack Sale Dates 2019-2020

2019                                                             2020

September 18 & 25                              January 15 & 29

October 16 & 30                                        February 12 & 26

November 13 & 27                                     March 4 & 18

December 4 & 18                                   April 8 & 29

                                                                      May 13 & 27

                                                                      June 10 & 24


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.