Church School

Church School

Church School DirectorNancy Close
Preschool 1Ashley Andrews
PreKindergarten & KindergartenBertina Kurker
Grade 1, 2 & 3Joan Teebagy
Grade 4, 5 & 6Carol Hazerjian
Grades 7 & 8Brian Hazerjian
Grades 9 -12Robert Kurker & Derek Tawa

Letter from the church school director

September, 2020

Hello Church School Families!


Welcome to St. John of Damascus Church School! Our teachers are truly committed to the children of St. John’s, and never seem to lose the drive or interest to inspire and motivate. This is certainly a year like no other, but be assured that these devoted teachers continue to work diligently to keep our students focused on their faith.

Currently, classes will be held once a month on the following dates: September 27, October 25, November 22, and December 20. Classes will consist of a combination of virtual, live in-person, video-taped lessons, and more. We will continue to reevaluate our programs as more information about public safety and our Archdiocese’s guidelines become available.

To make our planning manageable, we have divided the Church School into groups: Preschool - Kindergarten, Grades 1 - 6, Grades 7 - 8, Grades 9 - 12. Within these groups, we will have age-appropriate lessons and activities.

*Please note that we have expanded our oldest class to include all high school students through grade 12.

Please check this website frequently for news of Church School classes and activities.

Our Church School programming cannot be carried out without your support. We rely on you to reinforce and enhance what your child is learning. If you need any help with expressing your faith to your children, please contact Fr. John or me, and we will be more than happy to assist you.

In Christ,

❤️ Your Church School Staff - Ashley, Joan, Bertina, Carol, Brian, Bob, Derek and Nancy

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Click the button below to complete the CHURCH SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM for the upcoming church school year.

Your child will be placed in his/her public school grade.

Attendance Reminder

In order for children to benefit from our Church School program, regular attendance at the Divine Liturgy and in class is essential. The continuity provided by weekly attendance makes it possible for students to understand, appreciate and embrace our Orthodox faith.

All students who have attained at least 50% attendance during the school year will be awarded a certificate of completion and will be eligible for other awards at graduation.

If you have questions regarding your child's attendance record, please contact us.