Where your little angels take flight
Archangels Academy Preschool
Saint Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church
Our bi-lingual Archangels Academy faculty is comprised of faithful and committed teaching professionals who bring their love of education to the classroom daily. Our small class size ensures that all students get the attention they need to thrive.
Sofea Malamis, Director
A long time member of the Archangels Academy family, Mrs. Sofea has been involved with our program for over 15 years, both as a parent and as a teacher. She has a passion for early learning, especially enriching young minds through play and mindful experiences. Mrs. Sofea has completed extensive training in the The Creative Curriculum/Teaching Strategies, in the Jolly Phonics Literacy Program and Montessori Instruction.
Our dear Kyria Katerina has been teaching Greek language and culture at our Academy for 16 years. Kyria Katerina implements modern pedagogical methods and practices in her lessons while being supportive and encouraging to our students. She attends yearly teacher workshops hosted by the Department of Greek Education of the Metropolis of Chicago and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
Shaping student experiences, Ms. Angela develops and cultivates a love of learning in our students. She currently works as a Behavior Therapist where she assesses and addresses behavioral needs of widely varying individuals as she builds skills and achievements of children. Ms. Angela oversees the social-emotional component of our program and helps our students develop healthy behaviors that will benefit them for years to come.
Fr. Tilemahos Alikakos
Serving the community of St. Spyridon for over 15 years, Fr. Tilemahos' priority is the faith formation of our students and their families. He visits the classroom regularly and engages our students with hands on, age appropriate lessons on the Orthodox Faith.
A successful future is predicated on building a strong foundation. We do this by providing a safe, stimulating and developmentally appropriate learning environment, in conjunction with a quality educational curriculum that assists the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth of all children. The institution of the family lies at the center of the success of every Orthodox community. It is in the family dynamic that dedicated Christians grow and thrive. It is in the family context where Christian values and the Orthodox way of life are instilled and adopted by tomorrow’s generation.
Young children learn best by doing. Archangels Academy's curriculum engages our students with high quality, developmentally appropriate lessons through play and exploration in a safe, caring environment. Our highly qualified faculty team, teach and differentiate instruction so that our little learners are engages, motivated and kindergarten ready.