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    A Message From Our Superintendent

     

    Dear Parents and Community Members,

    Our school system’s slogan, “Ever to Excel,” communicates our commitment to providing students with a world-class education, which will serve as a foundation for their future success. Our students are motivated to learn in a safe, and supportive environment created by our accomplished teachers and devoted staff. 

    An effective school is not stationary, or unchanging, reflecting the efforts of a few. It is a dynamic institution that is embedded in tradition which is constantly seeking progress and innovation. It is a place that build a mutual capacity for leadership and knowledge that draws on the talents of all, while remaining open to the needs of the community that supports them.

    I have found this to be very true at Saint Demetrios and it is what makes our Saint Demetrios a place where children want to come and learn. One of the hallmarks of our school is the passion that is evident every day. That passion drives creativity, and that allows our students to have exceptional academic experience.

    The process of choosing a school for your child is a challenging and difficult one. As you begin this process of selectivity, I hope you will consider St. Demetrios Preperatory School.

    On a visit to our elementary, middle or high school, you will surely notice many special things - the heartfelt and friendly atmosphere, our extraordinary students, our committed staff, our supportive parents and the meaningful, hands-on learning taking place. We are very proud of our accomplishments and look forward to many more! 

    After graduation, our talented students have been accepted to the finest Universities. Our alumni include some of the best doctors, attorneys, public servants, and academics, as well as leading businesspeople around the country. 

    Our success is made possible by supportive parents with high expectations for their children; a community willing to support our school; highly qualified teachers who continue to improve their skills; a support staff who care about children; administrators who hire and support the development of quality teachers; and a School Board that has set high performance standards for the school system and supports the efforts of the staff and administrators

    As the superintendent of the district, it is my commitment to ensure that our students are educated in a dynamic learning environment that enables them to achieve at their highest levels and grow academically each year. 

    For those of you who would like to learn more about our school, I encourage you to use this website as a multi-faceted invitation to view the many wonderful aspects of what our school has to offer. You will find us at the leading edge of programs, resources and technology designed to accommodate the diversity of learners that enter our door.

    Please call us at (718) 728-1754, to meet the individuals who make St Demetrios such a special place. See for yourself why Saint Demetrios is different and why we are "Leaders in Learning". 

    Come join our family! To learn more about our school click here>>>

    Kind Regards,

    Dr. Anastasios Koularmanis

     

    “Making a Positive Difference”

    One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a figure in the distance.  As he got closer, he realized the figure was that of a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.  Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”
    The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean.  The sun is up and the tide is going out.  If I don’t throw them back, they’ll all die.”
    “Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?  You can’t possibly make a difference!”
    After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it into the surf.  Then, smiling at the man, he said
    “I made a difference for that one.”