School Facts

  • PCA was established in 1998 by the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios in Elmhurst.
  • The St. Demetrios Pythagoras School Board oversees Pythagoras Children’s Academy, as well as Pythagoras Greek School (Monday/Wednesday evening language and heritage program), and Pythagoras Saturday Greek School (Saturday language and heritage program).
  • PCA offers preschool, preK, full time Kindergarten, and first through fifth grade.
  • School Hours: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm for half-day preschool, 9:00 am – 3:05 pm for preK, 9:00 am – 3:10 pm for Kindergarten, and 8:30am – 3: 15 pm for first – fifth grades.
  • All full-time teachers are Illinois State Certified. 
  • The typical classroom size at PCA is 10-15 students.
  • Preschool and preK classrooms have aides.
  • The total school enrollment is typically around 100 students.
  • The dedicated Pythagoras Parents Organization (PPO) that fundraises to enhance the students’ educational experience at PCA. They also host class parties, cook and serve hot lunch every Monday, and more.
  • To help ensure the safety of our students with allergies, PCA is a nut-restricted school.