Our History

In 1996, a group of faithful Orthodox Christians in the Boston area met informally about the possibility of starting an Orthodox school. The dedicated committee, with great effort and the ever-present aid of the Holy Spirit, proceeded to lease a site, hire qualified Orthodox teachers, recruit students, and secure the required state and local licensing in order to open its doors.

In September 1997, Theophany School, a Pan-Orthodox Christian school, officially opened with two classes, one for three-year olds and one for four-year olds. Seventeen children were enrolled for the 1997-1998 school year.

A kindergarten class was added, and it remains the school’s dream to grow into a full elementary school. Theophany has spent more than two decades building confidence in the minds of parents and the larger community. The School has gained a reputation as a thoughtful and reputable educational institution. Theophany continues to expand the depth and breadth of its program which has served to develop a solid foundation on which to build its future.

Parents have consistently enrolled their children in the School, knowing that their children will receive a high-quality education in the love and warmth of an Orthodox Christian environment. Parents of alumni return to tell us what an excellent preschool education their children received, and how well-prepared their children have been for kindergarten.

The founders believed in a School that reaches out to all Greater-Boston Orthodox Christian communities. As a Pan-Orthodox School, we educate students from Greek, Bulgarian, Chinese, Lebanese, Egyptian, Irish, Russian, Indian, Syrian and Latin American backgrounds; watching these children play, pray, and learn together is a beautiful reminder that we are all one in the Body of Christ. We ask for your prayers as we continue the important work of educating our youth.