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Welcome to A2OCA!

We can all agree that an education is an important part of a child’s life and that a child’s education begins at home. Parents are children’s first teachers, and at Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy (A2OCA) we strive to work with parents to provide to their children the best education possible—one that is Christ-centered and within the time-tested classical education tradition.

Our mission at A2OCA is to provide an education that complements students’ home life and one that supports them to become Christ-loving leaders in their communities. It is an important, God-given mission that we take seriously. A classical Christian education is one that honors the body, mind, heart, and soul of each child by honoring God in the curriculum, who is the Creator of all, and by encouraging students to know and see God in all things and all people around them.

A2OCA students seek wisdom and virtue in Christ. They learn to appreciate what is true, good, and beautiful and to seek to cultivate it in their lives. And we do this by having students memorize important information in the lower elementary grades to construct the building blocks of learning. In the mid to upper elementary grades we foster their skills of question-asking, analysis, and logical reasoning to help them discern between what is true, good, and beautiful and what is not. In the secondary grades, we develop their eloquence in verbal and written communication, so that they can effectively and persuasively convey to others what is true, good, and beautiful.

I invite you to explore The Good Soil Study on various life outcomes of graduates of classical Christian schools (such as our own). These findings reveal that this type of education works for our children. Won’t you join us?

May you always seek out and experience the love and light of Christ in your hearts, minds, and souls!

With love in Christ,

Irene Melabiotis
Interim Head of School

4 Jun.

On Pentecost, our students' Graduation Day follows Divine Liturgy!  Join us to congratulate our graduating students!

Afterwards, stay for the delicious barbecue fundraiser—All proceeds to benefit our Academy!


Ann Arbor

Orthodox Classical Academy

9900 Jackson Rd.
Dexter, MI

​Tel: +1-734-215-5739​  



December 26, 2022

Please find a blog post written by Fr. Gregory Joyce, our school’s Rector, which puts into prayerful perspective the importance of supporting the construction of our school building as a first step to opening our Academy's . . .

16 Apr.

We wish you and your families a blessed Pascha as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

9 Jan.

Today is the start of our winter term!  Join us!

25 Dec.

Whether you celebrate on the Julian or Gregorian calendar, we wish you and your family a Merry Christmas celebrating the Birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  We, also, wish you a Happy 2023 filled with love, courage,  patience, and humbleness! 

14 Sep.

Today marks the start of the Ecclesiastical year, as well as the start of our inaugural school year! We wish you and your loved ones a blessed and spiritually-edifying coming year in Christ!

December 22, 2022

Fall Term classes come to an end today, and our Kindergarten students have cultivated good manners

in their interactions with peers (saying "please," "thank you," and "I am sorry") but, also, in their knowledge of . . .

September 19, 2022

Our inaugural Preschool and Kindergarten classes begin this week!  Throughout this school year, students (parents welcome!) will be meeting every Wednesdays and Fridays at St. Vladimir Orthodox Church in Dexter, MI.  Students . . . 

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