St. George Greek Preschool

Children ages 2-5 years old learn Greek through games, art, and engaging activities.

Children, ages 2 to 5 years old, learn Greek through games, art and engaging activities, thru full and half day classes. Our program is committed to meeting the children's individual needs to ensure that they further develop their ability to comprehend and speak Greek through instruction delivered with a passion and a genuine love for the Greek language and culture.

Operating as usual

A dream come true!! James Antokas

Back to School Night was a Success!! Thank you to our Father Dimitrios, our Parish Council, our Preschool Teachers, our Preschool Director Marilena, and our Preschool Families for all the hard work, support, and blessings to make this move and opening a dream come true. We are so excited for the school year to start and wish all the teachers and children a wonderful school year!!

Happy Labor Day weekend preschool fam!!

We are so excited for school to start next week!! Below is our requested list of supplies for the school year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can bring in the supplies by September 25. The school will provide one reusable/washable cotton face mask, one disposable face mask and one face shield per child, but you may use your own if you wish. Please remember to label/write your child’s name on his/her mask and shield!

Lastly, please remember to upload the school/health forms and pay the deposit if you have not already done so. Here is the CCB link to upload the forms:

Thank you for your support and can’t wait to see you all at Back to School night on Tuesday!!

16 Elmer’s purple glue sticks (2 packs of 😎
4 Elmer's Glue-All Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue
3 packs of fat tip Crayola washable markers
8 containers Play-Doh, any color
1 pre-School Training Scissors blunt-tip (For 3, 4 and 5 yr old class, not for 2 yr olds)
1 pack fat crayons
1 pack regular crayons
2 packs of colored construction paper
2 boxes of tissue paper (for runny noses!)
4 containers of baby wipes
3 containers of disinfecting wipes
1 container of hand sanitizing liquid or spray (please label with child’s name)
Paper plates and flatware (any increment)
1 Art Smock with sleeves (if your child is a returning student, please disregard; we have it from last year)
1 1 ½ inches binder – please label with your child’s name or you may decorate it as you like
1 picture of your child
1 picture of the family members

Dear Preschool Fam,

We hope you had a great summer and welcome back to St. George Greek Preschool!

We are delighted that you are part of our preschool family! We look forward to getting to know each child as we grow together this year.

As we look forward to the 2020-2021 school year we have a few reminders:

* Please make sure that you have paid the deposit for the 2020-21 school year. The next tuition payment is ‪due October 1, 2020‬. This year we will collect tuition on a monthly basis and ask that payment be remitted on the first of each month. Invoices will be emailed to you in advance.
* Student forms MUST be completed ‪before September 5, 2020‬. Please complete the required forms ( and upload them to CCB via this link:
* The first day of school is ‪Wednesday, September 9th for the MWF‬ classes and ‪Thursday, September 10, for the Tue/Thurs ‬classes. Please note that parents are not allowed in the building. School doors open ‪at 8:30 am‬ for early drop off and classes begin ‪at 9:30 am‬. You will receive a separate email with drop off/ pick up procedures.
* Our younger students (2-year olds) and new students can visit the school ‪Tuesday morning‬, September 8th, for a “Meet and Greet.” We will open our classrooms to our younger students and their parents. You can visit us anytime between ‪9:30 -11 am‬ to meet the teachers and get familiar with the surroundings. Please note that masks for adults are mandatory.
* ‪On Tuesday night, September 8, at 7:00 pm we will hold our Back to School Night for new and returning families. Weather permitting, it will be held at the front courtyard (outside the gym). If it rains, it will be held in the gym. Masks are mandatory. Social distancing guidelines will be maintained. I strongly encourage all of our parents to attend. It will be a great opportunity for you to tour the school, learn about basic school procedures, talk to your child's teacher, and ask questions.‬

Please know that I am always here to listen to any concerns or suggestions you may have. You can email me at [email protected].

I thank you for trusting us with your children and I look forward to a fun filled, productive school year!

Marilena Michalas
Preschool Director

Happy Fourth of July Preschool Fam & Friends! ❤️🇺🇸💙

Kalimera Preschool Family,

Kalo Mina! We hope and pray you are having a wonderful summer and staying safe and healthy. Please view our virtual open house video and help by sharing our successful program with other families that may be interested. We are so lucky and blessed to have an amazing priest, faculty, and community! 🙏❤️✏️🇬🇷 @jamesantokas @st.georgebethesda

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Join us live for today for Graduation Sunday, with Sunday Orthros at 8:30am and Divine Liturgy at 9:30am:

Congratulations to all of our St. George Graduates!

The Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George, Bethesda, Maryland

Happy Father's Day to our Presiding Priest Fr. Dimitrios, and to all Fathers in our St. George Family!

Join us tomorrow for Father's Day, with Sunday Orthros at 8:30am and Divine Liturgy at 9:30am!

Join us by live streaming at

The Preschool Family and Board would like to congratulate Father @jamesantokas on his 30th anniversary of his priesthood! Thank you so much for all you do for St. George and our community!! Πάντα Άξιος!

Dear Preschool Family,

Congratulations again to our 2020 preschool graduates! The preschool board had a blast placing these signs on the lawns of the preschool graduates and dropping off graduation goody bags.

As the school year officially comes to a close today, we send you heartfelt thanks for all your support throughout the year and especially during this difficult time.

We will miss seeing you over the summer and pray that everyone remains safe and healthy.

We also look forward to reconnecting over the summer to share our exciting plans for the new school year in the Preschool Building! ❤️🇬🇷🙏

Air hugs and kisses,

St. George Greek Preschool Board @ The Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George, Bethesda, Maryland

Congratulations to our 2020 preschool graduates!! The preschool held a Zoom graduation this morning with all the teachers and Father @jamesantokas. We will miss seeing you all in school so much and wish you the best of luck as you enter kindergarten!!! ❤️

Hi Preschool Fam! In addition to the Food Drive we posted about this weekend, feel free to join the @stg_philoptochos_bethesdamd in a Mask-a-thon starting May 12th!! 💙@st.georgebethesda

Hi Preschool Fam! Please help support the Food Drive this Sunday organized by @stg_philoptochos_bethesdamd! The goal is to feed 5,000 children per week!! @st.georgebethesda

Happy May Day! Καλή Πρωτομαγιά! 🌷

Χρόνια Πολλά and Happy Name Day to all who celebrate today!!

Let us celebrate Bright and Holy Thursday, and the Feast Day of St. George, Patron Saint of our Holy Church. @st.georgebethesda

Live stream begins at 9:00am for the Feast of St. George:

Hi Preschool Fam! In case you missed Father @jamesantokas last night on Channel 4 News, click this link: We are so blessed to be a part of the St. George community and to have Father D as our priest. We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and Xristos Anesti!! @st.georgebethesda

Χριστός Ανέστη Preschool Family! Christ is Risen! Easter Wishes from the St. George Preschool Family to yours! Our community is testimony of God’s love and many blessings. Happy Easter to all! Καλό Πάσχα! ❤️ @jamesantokas The Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George, Bethesda, Maryland

Dear Preschool Family,

We wish you and your families a wonderful and blessed Holy Week and Easter. Please join us as we live stream Holy Week divine services from home by clicking here:

Please also view this beautiful video on Easter with your little ones made by our amazing Preschool Director:

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to the day we can all be together again! ❤️🙏🏻🇬🇷 #menoumespiti #μένουμεσπίτι #stayhome #holyweek #GreekEaster The Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George, Bethesda, Maryland


The Preschool Board

Dear Preschool Family,

We hope you are all staying safe and healthy. We wanted to share the “Masks for Heroes” fundraiser being organized by some of our preschool families.

As we all know, our heroic doctors, nurses, and medical staff are working around the clock, risking their lives and putting the lives of their family members at risk, in order to save others during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Many friends and members of our community work on the frontlines of this epic fight at Suburban and Shady Grove Hospitals, and have brought to our attention that these local hospitals are not immune to the national funding-related shortage of personal protective equipment.

Therefore we are reaching out to our preschool community for help. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will go straight to the purchase of masks.

As the majority of us sit at home, safely social distancing, let's show our heroes that we are behind them, and are so appreciative of their courageous efforts to keep us safe!

Click below to view the fundraising link and thank you for your support!

Hi Preschool Fam!

We would love for you to share your child reciting his or her line/poem since we unfortunately could not hold our annual Greek Independence Day program.

Please post your video on Facebook and Instagram and tag us!

#greekpreschoolpimata #stgeorgegreekpreschoolbethesda #greece #greekindependenceday #ελλαδα

Dear Preschool Family,

Today, March 25, 2020, we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation and Greek Independence Day. For us Greeks, living outside Greece, today takes on a special meaning. The double celebration honors the Mother of God, the Theotokos, and the faith that sustained the Greek people through the hard years of Ottoman oppression and then through the brutal years of war in the fight for freedom.

Today marks the 199th anniversary of Greek Independence Day. Today, we remember our ancestors’ long struggle, an effort that eventually leads to Greece’s independence.

Χρόνια Πολλά! Ζήτω η Ελλάδα! #greekindependenceday #ottomanempire #greekrevolution #greece #ελλαδα #🇬🇷

Hi Preschool Family!

Please view this list of parishioner owned food businesses who have supported our church with generous donations over the years.

It is our turn to do our part to help them during this shutdown that could have devastating consequences to the food and hospitality industry. We can help by ordering curb-side pick up, delivery, grocery shopping and purchasing gift cards to use at a later date if available. Let us stand by them and show them our community spirit!

Also, please join us for Divine Liturgy via live video stream. Visit Links will be active 15 minutes prior to the start of service. Such a blessing to be able to view and listen from home.

Stay safe and healthy! 💙🇬🇷❤️🇬🇷

Happy Birthday from the Preschool Family Father Dimitri James Antokas!! We love you and hope to see you soon!!

Emergency Information - Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD

Dear St. George Greek Preschool Parents,

Due to the ongoing and increased challenges presented by COVID-19 and in accordance with Montgomery County Public School closings and health guidance from the CDC, the preschool will be closed from Monday, 3/16 to Friday 3/27. The Greek Independence Day program and Class Pictures are also postponed.

The teachers and I have met and have prepared a plan in which materials will be sent home to engage students during these two weeks. These will include worksheets and interactive activities that you can work on with your children. Please expect a detailed email from your child’s teacher by Sunday, March 15.

Thank you for your support and patience as we move through this challenging time. This situation is unprecedented. We are closely monitoring the development of the coronavirus and will be in communication with any updates.

We want to reassure you that keeping our families protected and secure is our top priority. I encourage your prayers for the good health of all in our community.

For more information please visit Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Maryland Department of Health (MDoH), and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Warm regards,

Preschool Director : During emergencies, this page may be updated frequently.Please hit the "refresh" or "reload" button on your web browser to access recent content.


Hi Preschool Fam! Have you viewed our new website yet? Check it out and don’t forget to register for the 2020-2021 school year!! Greek preschool of St. George

The Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George, Bethesda, Maryland

St. George Greek Preschool
The St. George Greek Preschool operates Mon-Fri (8:30 am-5:30 pm) and offers half or full day classes for 2, 3 or 5 days a week. Children 2 to 5 years of age are immersed in the Greek language while learning about our culture and faith.

Registration for the 2020-21 school year is now open!
· Registration for current preschool families opens Friday, February 14
· Registration for new families opens Friday, February 21
· Please note that children must be 2 yrs old by September 1, 2020 to enroll in the preschool.
· The school year has been extended by three weeks. Please refer to the calendar posted on our website (
· This year, we are also offering an optional English class aimed to prepare students for Kindergarten.

Open House:
The St. George Greek Preschool is holding Open House dates for parents interested in registering for the 2020-21 school year. It is a great opportunity to visit the school, learn about our curriculum, talk to the teachers and see us in action!

Dates: February 27 and February 28 (9:45-10:45 am)

For more information, please contact the director, Marilena Michalas at [email protected]

Please use the following link to register for the 2020-2021 school year:

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Everyone had a blast at at Lunch with Santa this past Sunday and hopefully got some great pictures with Santa. We also had a wonderful time at today’s Christmas program. Thank you to our amazing Director and Teachers on a successful program. And thank you to our preschool families for your continued support of the preschool!! ❤️

Last night was decorating night for Lunch with Santa. Thanks to all who came to help out!! We are getting super excited now that all the decorating is complete and can’t wait for Sunday. Please purchase tickets today if you have not done so already as we are almost sold out (21 adult tickets left!!). This event is a wonderful opportunity to take family Christmas photos and have some fun while enjoying delicious food donated by Manny & Olga's Pizza and Gyroland, and yummy cupcakes donated by Georgetown Cupcake!!

Tickets are available for purchase online at

Lunch with Santa is just around the corner!! It is a beautiful tradition at St. George hosted by the St. George Greek Preschool. It is also a perfect opportunity to take Christmas photos as a family. The event will be on Sunday, December 8th, following Divine Liturgy. Join us for lunch with a special visit from Santa.

Tickets are available for purchase online at

Space is limited so please reserve today! The Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George, Bethesda, Maryland

Hi Preschool Fam!!

The St. George’s Greek Preschool is moving and growing! In Fall of 2020 the Greek Preschool will take over the Educational Building (currently The Harbor School).

Our mission is to instill a love of the Greek language, religion and culture in conjunction with the education of our children.

Please show your support by purchasing Pies and Pitas for the Holiday Season. Your support through fundraisers, drives and donations helps us to grow!

Click below to order today as the DEADLINE IS TOMORROW, October 31st. Have a safe and happy Halloween and GO NATS!!!!

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Children, ages 2 to 5 years old, learn Greek through games, art and engaging activities, through full and half day classes. Our program is committed to meeting the children's individual needs to ensure that they further develop their ability to comprehend and speak Greek through instruction delivered with a passion and a genuine love for the Greek language and culture.

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7701 Bradley Blvd
Bethesda, MD

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:30
Thursday 08:30 - 17:30
Friday 08:30 - 17:30
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