A Fantis School

Join New York's #1 PreK-8 Private School, where top-tier academics and strong values in a nurturing environment help students thrive.
A. Fantis School caps classes at 20 students to make sure each child receives the attention needed to succeed.
Graduates enter their high schools of choice fluent in Greek and educated in the Socratic Method with strong faith as foundation.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 204 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,000
  • Acceptance rate: 55%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 25 / Mar. 25 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Upcoming Events and News

  • Climbing the Ranks: How Fantis became a Top 1% School in NYC. - 11/01/2023
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Top Rankings

A Fantis School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1963

Student Body

Total Students
204 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
36%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
A Fantis School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
76%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
5 courses
Advanced Courses
Algebra, History, Living Environment, Modern Greek
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
K-8 wears school uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Nov. 25 / Mar. 25 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Visit our website for complete information on tuition and after-school options. afantis.org
Acceptance Rate
55%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Advanced Art, Chess Team, Math Team, Newspaper Club, Robotics Club, Robotics Team, Science Olympiad

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drama, Drum Line, Guitar, Piano, Violin, Voice Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Yoga

School Notes

  • Dear Friends and Visitors,
  • I extend a warm welcome to you from the heart of A. Fantis School, a hidden gem nestled in the vibrant community of Brooklyn Heights. As the proud Principal and Parent '31, it is my pleasure to share the unique essence of our school-a place wheretop-tier academics, a strong family environment, unwavering values, and a deep connection to Greek language and culture converge to create an unparalleled educational experience.
  • At A. Fantis, we celebrate a rich legacy of academic excellence that spans over six decades. Our students benefit from a well-rounded educational program that seamlessly integrates rigorous study with dynamic and engaging school life. What sets Fantis apart is our commitment to fostering a strong sense of faith and character education, creating a familiar environment where the foundation of love and support gives students the courage to take risks, overcome challenges and rise to the high standards their dedicated teachers set for them.
  • As you navigate our website, you'll discover the vibrant tapestry of programs that define A. Fantis School.Our faculty, a team of exceptional educators, embraces a student-centered, inquiry-based approach that tailors learning experiences to the unique needs of each child. We believe in active learning through exploration, experimentation, and collaboration, creating an environment where students thrive intellectually and socially.
  • Our students and faculty embody a unique blend of determination, focus, and motivation, complemented by a caring, lighthearted, and joyful attitude. They understand the importance of enjoying small moments while remaining serious about learning and pushing their potential. It is this passion, motivation, and strong grounding in faith that propels our students to matriculate from premier high schools and universities.
  • At A. Fantis, we take pride in offering a distinctive program of established excellence. Our graduates, after a decade of intensive study of theGreek languageand classical Hellenic culture, emerge with the ability to fluently communicate in another language and a deep understanding of the universal ideals of Hellenism. Grounded in the principles of Classical Greek Paideia, our cultural exchange programs, daily language practice, and in-depth study of ancient Greek history, philosophy, and mythology impart extraordinary gifts that serve our graduates well in secondary school, careers, and life.
  • As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of A. Fantis School, I am honored to lead this dynamic and innovative institution. Our enduring spirit of community, commitment, and progress is a testament to the dedication of everyone involved-beginning with theHistoric Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedralto the school board, faculty, and staff. I extend my heartfelt appreciation to our incredible teachers and staff who leave an indelible mark on the lives of our students, guiding them toward their fullest potential. In the face of recent challenges, A. Fantis School has emerged even stronger, and we eagerly anticipate many more years of growth, achievement, and cherished memories.
  • I invite you to explore our website, learn more about our community, and consider joining us for atourof our facilities.
  • Your journey with A. Fantis begins here, and we look forward to welcoming you into our close-knit family.
  • Yours in celebration,
  • Theodore Tasoulas
  • Principal & Parent '31
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Peter Vlitas - Mr. Vlitas serves as Senior Vice President of Airline Relations for Travel Leaders Group. As a member of Travel Leaders Group’s leadership team, Mr. Vlitas focuses his area of expertise to provide benefits to all business divisions within Travel Leaders Group, managing the relationships with airlines to maximize the marketing and sales of their products to the organization’s more than 52,000 travel advisors. Mr. Vlitas is based in New York City.
    • Stellene Volandes - Editor-in-Chief Stellene Volandes is a jewelry expert, and the author of Jeweler: Masters and Mavericks of Modern Design (Rizzoli).
    • Michael Seremetis - Michael Seremetis was Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the US Secret Service for nearly 30 years before transitioning to executive roles in the private sector.
    • Katherine Economos - Dr. Katherine Economos is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, gynecologic oncology, and hospice and palliative medicine. She served as Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital for 27 years while holding the academic title of Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does A Fantis School cost?
A Fantis School's tuition is approximately $14,000 for private students and $500 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of A Fantis School?
The acceptance rate of A Fantis School is 55%, which is lower than the national average of 79%. A Fantis School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in New York with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from A Fantis School?
A Fantis School famous alumni include: Peter Vlitas, Stellene Volandes, Michael Seremetis and Katherine Economos.
What sports does A Fantis School offer?
A Fantis School offers 10 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Dance, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, Martial Arts, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball.
What is A Fantis School's ranking?
A Fantis School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Lowest average acceptance rates.
When is the application deadline for A Fantis School?
The application deadline for A Fantis School is Nov. 25 / Mar. 25 / rolling (applications are due on Nov. 25 / Mar. 25 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Calendar

View the A Fantis School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Winter Recess: School Closed
February 19, 2024 (Monday)
Professional Development: School Closed
March 06, 2024 (Wednesday)
Day After Parade - School Closed
April 15, 2024 (Monday)
Easter Recess: School Closed
April 29, 2024 (Monday)
Memorial Day: School Closed
May 27, 2024 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 204 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,000
  • Acceptance rate: 55%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 25 / Mar. 25 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Brooklyn, NY is $23,902 for elementary schools and $25,138 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Brooklyn, NY is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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