About Odyssey Charter School
In 2006, Odyssey Charter School opened its doors as Delaware’s first mathematics content focused, 2nd language (Greek) elementary education charter school.
Odyssey has strong academics, insight into the classical learning ideals of Hellenism, a small-school environment, and a fresh approach to learning.
Since opening its doors in 2006, Odyssey Charter School has provided the families of Delaware with a classical approach to public education. A rigorous standards-based curriculum and instruction in the Greek language is delivered in a challenging, yet nurturing, learning environment.
Odyssey Charter School employs Delaware certified teachers to instruct the core subjects of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. In addition, a Greek language class and a second unit of math are taught each day. These added exclusive features of Odyssey Charter School are provided by credentialed instructors from Greece. Students also experience specialized instruction in art, physical education, and music, and are encouraged to maximize their second language and foreign culture experience.
Current enrollment is over 700 students in grades K-6; the diverse student body includes students from five different public school districts. Student/Teacher ratio is 12:1 and the avarage class size is 20 students.
Odyssey Charter School was rated a Superior School by Delaware's Department of Education in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard UniversityOn July 4, 2014, Harvard University's Center for The Hellenic Studies, recognized the participation of Odyssey in the collaboration program between Greek schools and US charter schools:
Expanding collaboration between Greek Schools and Charter Schools on the East Coast of the U.S.
This year the collaboration program between Greek schools and U.S. charter schools continued to make significant progress. Teachers and students at the Odyssey Charter School (OCS) in Wilmington, Delaware cooperated with several Greek schools. The OCS and the Primary School of Nemea developed common projects on a wide range of subjects: regional history and mythology; rivers and their role in myth and legend; mathematics; international commerce and trade between Greece and the U.S. Numerous teleconferences enabled students to share their work and to exchange ideas. The OCS also undertook a program in cooperation with the 2nd Gymnasium of Nafplion. Students at both schools, under the guidance of their art teachers, studied the lives and work of famous Greek and U.S. painters. They were inspired to create paintings of their own. Students from the OCS from the 3rd Primary School of Nafplion also worked together, their collaboration resulting in parallel exhibitions at these schools.
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