Welcome to
A. Fantis School

Ranked New York's
#1 PreK-8 Private School
Fantis is a small, private, and inclusive Greek Orthodox school in Brooklyn Heights. We educate with the Socratic Method and use strong faith as a foundation. Our graduates matriculate from NYC’s premier high schools.
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Our Approach

Where love for learning begins

Personalized Instruction

Average classes of 15 students allow teachers to know each child as an individual—building strong relationships that catapult academic progress.

Focus on the Whole Child

Classical Greek Paideia emphasizes the cognitive, social, moral and physical development to ensure all children reach their fullest potential.

Inspired Learning

Pre-K play-based instruction leads to Socratic Seminar in middle school. Our curriculum delivered by world-class faculty develops critical, flexible thinkers with a curiosity and wonder that lasts a lifetime.

Our Programs

Lifelong learners, lifelong friends


Vibrant, joyful PK 3 & PK4 classrooms with play-based instruction capture children’s natural curiosity and wonder.
Our PK3 parents choose a UPK4 class—traditional or NYC's only Greek dual-language program.

Elementary School

From Aesop’s Fables to Percy Jackson, our kindergarten through 5th graders thrive in a cheerful and structured environment that prepares them to tackle bigger challenges and enhanced rigor.

Middle School

Classical Greek Paideia, Socratic Seminar and depth of study build the academic rigor and independence required for advanced high school-level coursework.

Our Results

Graduates enter premier high schools fluent in Greek with strong faith as foundation.

High School Coursework

Personalized learning and a rigorous curriculum help 8th graders complete five high school level courses, giving them an advantage to graduate high school with an advanced diploma.

Second Language & Cultural Literacy

Daily study from pre-k allows students to graduate fluent in Greek—a foundational language impacting not only the English language but also architecture, education, philosophy, law, and literature.

Grounded in Faith

Character education, service to others, and a personal connection with God sets a foundation that serves our graduates for a lifetime.

Our Home

From rooftop playground to gymnasium, the school’s facilities and location help students thrive.

Rooftop playground

Sunlight, fresh air, and outdoor play are key components to growing up healthy and staying recharged


Daily recess, physical education classes, after-school sports and clubs are important parts of school life.

Multipurpose space

Whether for morning assembly, meals, special events or performances, students gather daily to share experiences, make memories, or simply be together.


Curated libraries, digital tools and carefully selected materials empower student learning and spark curiosity.


Whether it is a performance, chapel, or special event, it all starts in our spiritual home of Saints Constantine & Helen Cathedral.

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What Our Parents say
Our daughter is so incredibly happy and faces each day with such enthusiasm. She gets up so early to get into school and be the first there. She has grown into a child we are so proud of. What we realize more than the excellence in the academics is the nurturing, loving, safe environment which has guided her since she was three. There is no way to fail when you have so many hands ready to catch you.
Parent '21
What Our Parents say
I love the sense of community. I also think the school has done an excellent job of maintaining a high standard of education while also making sure the core values are always integrated into their daily education. The school has also done an excellent job with diversity given its size. Developing children to be smart and good citizens of the world.
Parent '29
What Our Parents say
Our son’s grades and overall learning have excelled at this school. The personalized attention because of the class size is a plus. Learning about greek culture and language is a unique experience in this city.
Parent '24
What Our Parents say
My daughter has completely blossomed at A. Fantis. The teachers, staff, and parent community are phenomenal, and I love the emphasis on character and values
Parent '32
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