Welcome to the Hellenic School of Saint Demetrios, Merrick, NY. We are a Greek afternoon school which is dedicated to the teaching of the Greek Language, Greek Culture, Greek Customs and Traditions and the Greek Orthodox Religion. We are one of the organisations of the Greek Orthodox Church of St Demetrios in Merrick, New York.
“SPEAKING two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But in recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to converse with a wider range of people. Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter.
It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language.” - NY Times March 2012