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Cathedral Students Receive High Honors in Greek Language Exam

October 25, 2016

The Cathedral School announced that sixteen of their lower and middle school students recently received honors certificates for Ellinomatheia, the Greek Language exam.

Students who participated in this exam were tested on their Greek reading, writing, and speaking proficiency.

They achieved exceptional results, a tribute to the collaborative efforts of the school’s Greek language department and its dedicated and hard-working students.

Certificates were awarded through the Center of the Greek Language in Thessaloniki, which organizes worldwide certification exams in Greek Language Proficiency, in collaboration with the Greek Ministry of Education, Culture and Religious Affairs.

The certificate provides any user of Greek “with an expert and objective opinion regarding the level of their knowledge and language skills, and serves as proof of the successful candidate’s level of attainment in Greek in the work market.”

This accomplishment represents a significant undertaking by the teachers, the school, and the students and is a testament to the interdisciplinary approach in which Greek is taught as a foreign language at Cathedral.

“Our foreign language apprenticeship is seamlessly woven throughout the curriculum. Students are consistently learning how to speak Greek through traditional language classes and also through literature, theater, art, and mythology.

“For instance, they have read The Odyssey in English and in Greek. Our students should be very proud of this language proficiency certificate, and the hard work they undertook to prepare for the exam,” said Head of School Kristine Cecere.

As a school with over 65 years of experience in educating young students Nursery-8th grade, the Cathedral School offers a rigorous academic education in a small and supportive learning environment.

At its foundation, The Cathedral School upholds its Orthodox and Christian values and Hellenic heritage.

With a low student-teacher ratio, an international student body and placement of graduates in the city’s best high schools, The Cathedral School continues its legacy of preparing children for the complexities and challenges of the world beyond school. More information about The Cathedral School is available at cathedralschoolny.org

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