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Dimitrios & Georgia Kaloidis Pa

Private | PK-4, 6-8 | 215 students


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Posted July 8, 2014

I am a parent of a child in the middle school of DGK. My child has been a student of the school since first grade. My child is performing wonderfully in all academic areas. The curriculum is updated and in line with NYC public schools. I feel that I have made the right choice in enrolling my child in DGK. The enviroment is very welcoming. I am fully satisfied with the quality of the education, teachers and principal. The principal works with parents and staff and is always available to speak to regarding any concern or question a parent may have regarding any matter. If you are considering choosing DGK as a school for your child, I highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 22, 2013

Stay away from this school!!! If you're not part of the "IN" crowd you are treated like garbage & your kid is ignored and condemned starting from the principal all the way down to the custodian. Favoritism is rampant and how much money you have or lack there of, dictates how well your child will do. This school is run by a small "Elite" group of parents that control the administration & staff. Most everyone employed there is a relative or friend of this elite group so their kids get preferential treatment, and are honor students regardless if they deserve it or not. None of the graduating students make it to any specialized high schools they all go to private high schools where no doubt their parents will make some kind of donation to "buy" their child's grades! Class sizes shrink as they go up (7th grade has 1 student) because parents get fed up with the bull & pull their kids out before they can reach middle school. Save your money & give your child a good education.....anywhere else other than DGK!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 27, 2013

It is upsetting to read negative reviews about this school, which is contradictory to what actually is. Since the recent change in administration this year, DGK has made an absolute-turn around. Last year, the growth and livelihood of the school was plighted by poor administration. As a component of the learning environment of the school, I can personally affirm that the new principal's presence has done nothing but welcome beneficial changes. Change is not easy, however, it has been the most advantageous theme here at DGK this year. The principal and school board have been working in tandem to assure that DGK can continue to develop the framework of this school. In addition, the school faculty and staff have also worked extremely hard in favor of fostering a better and STRONGER learning environment. Parents also continue to extend the olive branch and help promote the academic and social growth for their children. Check out our school website if you are interested in more highlights, - We are blessed!
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Posted January 12, 2013

This is an excellent school with a very safe, caring, nurturing, and professional environment. I have two children that have been in this school for the past 4 years. I have been very impressed by the continous improvements in services, facilicities, parent involvement, administration and staff. The school has recently brought on a new principal as well as many new staff. The school seems to be on a fantastic track. I could not be happier with the direction of the school, the education my children are receiving and the environment at the school. I highly recomend it to anyone that is looking for a fantastic school for their children that they can stay with until they are ready for high school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 29, 2011

We had a bad experience at DGK as well. I can't get over all the lies we were fed about this school. Which is probably why as you go up the grades the classes thin out very noticeably. I can't imagine how some parents are risking their children's education and emotional development by keeping them at this school. The way a number of parents praised it I often wondered if our children were actually attending the same school or they didn't have a clue or they had other issues. A handful of parents and teachers dictate the childrens education. The teachers are not of good quality and acted unprofessional. Principles come and go clearly because they are not given any authority. The environment is closed and pretentious and very clannish. Many of the parents take the school personal. Not serious but personal. I caught one of my children's teachers in so many lies and denials about her harsh and improper language and behavior towards my child and myself that I literally had to shake the creepy feeling she gave me. Money wasted on superficial things. You complain but all it gets you is snubbed. Good judgment is lacking from the top down. Very unfortunate for our community.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 8, 2011

Not satisfied with this school on many levels, big sales pitch then big rebuff when it didn't live up to what was promised. It is poorly run and mismanaged. The teachers either overloaded the students with to much work or gave hardly any. Some of the teachers and staff have an over the top authoritarian style, yelled inappropriately and said humiliating things to the children. If you have a complaint about a teacher or the curriculum you are given lip service but in the end your expected to either put up with it or leave quietly.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 29, 2011

Teachers are bad and the people who run things are even worse. Overall feeling is exclusive and snobby with out any genuine substance, which at times was actually comedic.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 29, 2011

No school is perfect but I have to say this one was exceptionally bad. Asking anyone for assistance gets you know where, unless it's in their best interest. It became clear that they want it this way and if you make a complaint or even a positive suggestion about change you become unwelcome very fast. Intense social pressure to conform even if you don't think it's in the best interest of your children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 28, 2011

I feel that DGK teachers are not competent. My child didn't learn a thing. Very disappointing considering all the hype over this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 31, 2011

I love the school. It is the best choice i made for my child. It is an excellent school
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 31, 2011

DGK is a great greeek orthodox parochial school. the teachers are caring, qualified, and dedicated individuals. the curriculum is challenging and accountable. the students have the opportunity to grow up in a community that instills the greek language, tradition, and religion of our heritage. as i stated before, DGK is a great school however, it is not for everyone. if your needs as a parent are more than your child's needs, i highly recommend an alternative educational placement.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 30, 2011

Avoid. Poor quality all around. Teachers are inadequate, not worth the money. Curriculum is either overwhelming or not enough depending on the grade. A lot of nonsense with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 26, 2011

I graduated from DGK. I belive in the greek culture and may consider sending my kids there in the furture.

Posted March 21, 2011

I have 2 children at DGK and I am extremely satisfied with the education that they are receiving there. My oldest child has scored high fours on state exams. The teachers are wonderful each child gets the attention they deserve. You definitely don't find that in public school. There you're one of many. The school provides a safe family environment. The children learn a second language. Greek is part of their daily schedule and its easier than going after school. My children enjoy going to school everyday. The curriculum is more demanding than public school and that can be a problem for some children who are a little behind. However ,even those children eventually catch up. I would definitely recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 16, 2011

I have 2 children in DGK and we are extremely happy with the education, the staff & the environment. My husband and I are both very well educated with post graduate & doctorate degrees. The DGK School has been an excellent experience for my children. They treat the children as you would treat your children with love, compassion and they try to teach them respect and how to be good citizens. My daughter was in Kindergarten last year & she was reading by Christmas time, which was exceptional. She is in the first grade and is reading newspapers. I know my kids are in a good environment because when I pick them up in afterschool they love it so much they don t want to leave.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 21, 2011

Great school, wonderful teachers, generous parents assoc. happy to be there. i feel secure leaving my children there. however, don't like when parents hang around too much.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 21, 2011

Excellent Academics and Faculty. I currently have 2 children in the DGK School . DGK school lower grades enrollment continues to SKYROCKET which is a testament to the excellent teachers at the school. My decision to stay in the DGK school for good was after seeing the progress of both my childrens development educationally and socially in Kindergarten, by October both children were fully reading, I was amazed with the magic this teacher was able to work on my children. Furthermore the past 4 years Kindergarten enrollment was 18 children, 16 children, 18 children and 26 children this year. Through third grade the school has maintained those numbers once again proving that our staff and and academics are right on! The proof is in the numbers. While there will always be 1 or 2 parents with a complaint if 98% agree that the school and teachers are great they must be doing something right.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 30, 2010

This is an amazing school to put your kids in. Teachers are great not to mention the principal and staff!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 30, 2010

DGK is an exceptional school with a great staff. Any questions or concerns are addressed quickly and in a professional manner. The children are getting a great education in a safe and nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 12, 2010

The school is more like a home away from home for all the students. The teachers take special pride in all their students. As a parent, I feel relieved my children are in the care of such fine educators. DGK Parochial school is the best environment to learn and feel a part of a family.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 52%
Two or more races 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% N/A
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Black 0% 21%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Hispanic 0% 21%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Greek
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
  • Before school: starts at 7:15 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Francesca Mannino
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Coed
  • Greek Orthodox
Fax number
  • (718) 836-4772


Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Foreign languages taught
  • Greek


Staff resources available to students
  • Security personnel
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Science lab
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
  • None
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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8502 Ridge Blvd
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