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Tsipras Jr.’s first school day at a private school

11 September 2015 / 15:09:51  GRReporter
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The school year in schools throughout Greece started today, with holy water consecration ceremonies performed at them and Alexis Tsipras’ elder son Phivos-Pavlos, aged 5, started to attend the pre-school classes and had his "baptism of fire".

Accompanied by his mother Peristera Baziana, Alexis Tsipras’ son arrived in the morning in one of the classiest schools in Athens, the historic private kindergarten with pre-school classes at Hill School in ​​Plaka.

Alexis Tsipras and Peristera Baziana’s younger son Orfeas-Ernesto, born in 2012, is attending the private kindergarten Anga (Embrace), also in the old Athenian neighbourhood under the Acropolis, Plaka.

Hill School - one of the best in Greece

Hill School is considered one of the best in the country for children of pre-school and primary school age. It is private and pre-school fees amount to 7,000 euro a year.

Hill School is the oldest school in Greece, which continues to operate without interruption until the present day.

As stated on the school website, "Hill Memorial School was founded by American missionary John Hill and his wife Fanny Francis Milligan in 1831, three years before Athens became the capital of the Greek state. ‘The educational institutions of Mr. Hill’ included a ‘school for girls’, ‘school for poor children’ and ‘school for young girls’. The first kindergarten in the country has supplemented the activities of the school since 1835 and a boarding house started operating a few years later.

In the first years of its operation Hill School was located in a Turkish tower near Aerides (Tower of the Winds). In the year that Athens became the capital of Greece, it moved to a new building on the corner of N. Nikodimou Str. and Toukididou Str., which was designed as a very modern school at that time. One hundred years later, this building was demolished and a new school was built in its place, which today houses the Hill School.

The school management is handed down to future generations and the fifth and sixth generation members of the same family manage it today."

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