The Adamantios Koraes Elementary School was founded in 1910 under the auspices of SS. Constantine and Helen Church as a Greek-American parochial school.
At Koraes, our primary goal is to promote intellectual development, reinforce cultural awareness and social responsibility, and foremost, to inculcate the moral and ethical values of the Orthodox faith.
Our students are prepared to think critically through a challenging curriculum, communicate effectively through a bilingual language arts program, and act independently in preparation for life in a complex society with an accelerated rate of change.
The Adamantios Koraes Elementary School offers a complete elementary school program for grades preschool through Eighth.
The school is fully recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, and the Ministry of Education of Greece.
Faculty members hold at least a baccalaureate degree, some have graduate degrees, and all are fully certified by the State of Illinois.
Our dedicated, highly competent teachers assure each student individual attention in a friendly, nurturing environment, yet challenge them with a demanding program of the fundamental scholastic disciplines.
Faculty members of the Greek department hold appropriate credentials from the Ministry of Education of Greece and are committed to helping our children develop an understanding of their heritage and cultural identity.
Our priests complement the intellectual development of our children with the development of positive moral and ethical values through guidance in their spiritual growth and instruction in the Orthodox faith.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 179 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Koraes Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1912

Student Body

Total Students
179 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Koraes Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
5%

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Baking Club, Band, Book Club, Bowling Club, Coding Club, Discussion Club, Drama, Forensics, Golf Club, Homework Club, Keyboarding, Math Club, Math Games, National Junior Honor Society, Physical Fitness, Pokemon Club, Reading Buddies, Scholastic Bowl, Sign Language Club, Speech Team, Student Council, Typing, Video Gamers, Volleyball

Arts and Music Programs:
String Ensemble, youth choir

School Notes

  • The Adamantios Koraes Elementary School was founded in 1910 under the auspices of SS. Constantine and Helen Church as a Greek-American parochial school.
  • At Koraes, our primary goal is to promote intellectual development, reinforce cultural awareness and social responsibility, and foremost, to inculcate the moral and ethical values of the Orthodox faith.
  • Our students are prepared to think critically through a challenging curriculum, communicate effectively through a bilingual language arts program, and act independently in preparation for life in a complex society with an accelerated rate of change.
  • The Adamantios Koraes Elementary School offers a complete elementary school program for grades preschool through Eighth.
  • The school is fully recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, and the Ministry of Education of Greece.
  • Faculty members hold at least a baccalaureate degree, some have graduate degrees, and all are fully certified by the State of Illinois.
  • Our dedicated, highly competent teachers assure each student individual attention in a friendly, nurturing environment, yet challenge them with a demanding program of the fundamental scholastic disciplines.
  • Faculty members of the Greek department hold appropriate credentials from the Ministry of Education of Greece and are committed to helping our children develop an understanding of their heritage and cultural identity.
  • Our priests complement the intellectual development of our children with the development of positive moral and ethical values through guidance in their spiritual growth and instruction in the Greek Orthodox faith.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 179 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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