Well I have no children of my ownÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š
but I was sent to Greek School for 9 years, 2 hours twice a week after school.
There are many benefits to Greek School that weren't quite apparent to me when I was going, but now I see the fruit and don't regret having gone for so many years.
First If you are going to a Greek parish where the majority of Greek even though it isn't exactly the same the kids will be able to pick up little bits and pieces that they wouldn't otherwise.
Second even todays modern Greek can give enough etymological roots that your kids will start picking up on.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Believe it or not my English vocabulary and spelling has improved because of my knowledge of Greek.
Third, Here in New York we take regents examinations which go on your transcript and give you credit for taking a course.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š The Greek Regents is adminstered to the Greek School students in their last year.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Because of this I now have two language courses on my record to show to colleges, my Greek (A 97 in the course because of the Regents)ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š and my 8 terms of Spanish (A 98 on the Spanish regents).ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Not only does it count as a an extra course but it sets you apart because not to many students take Greek, but many take Spanish, French, or Japanese .
Fourth,ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š I met some great teachers and friends in Greek School which was an added bonus.
Fifth the Greek History, Culture, mythologyÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š that they cover in Greek School helps so much later on in life.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š My knowledge of Greek Mythology made my first term of High School English a breeze, and it continues to help in my Latin class.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š
As an added bonus it gives me an edge against my friends when we play trivia games.
Sixth. Anything you know nowadays puts you at an advantage no matter what it is, so I highly reccomend sending your kids to Greek School.