Program Overview

Holy Cross Homeschool Academy is a cooperative educational program designed for Orthodox Christian homeschooling families in the Bay Area. Our goal is to be a supportive community that works together toward the shared goal of providing our children with instruction in core educational subjects in a positive, loving and joyful environment. In addition to academic instruction, our program offers enrichment classes in Orthodox Christian spirituality, liturgical arts as well as educational field-trips and spiritual retreats. For families who are new to homeschooling or just beginning to explore it, we strive to be a welcoming space and source of support and encouragement.

As a cooperative educational service, our core academic subject classes such as history and science are taught by parents who have either many years of homeschooling experience, a background in teaching and education and/or advanced degrees in their respective fields. We are continually striving to expand our program with new academic classes and unique enrichment opportunities.

The spiritual formation, experience and expression of our Orthodox Christian faith is of the highest importance to us. Our goal is to help families raise a generation of intentional Christians who know and love their faith, know and love themselves, know and love others and know and love Christ. Armed with the love of learning and spiritual discipline, they can thus strive to attain their Christian calling to be a light in the world and contribute to the Church, their family and our country, in a positive and God-pleasing way.

Thank you for your interest in our program.

In Christ,

Presbytera Tina Oshaana, Director
Fr. Ninos Oshaana, Spiritual Advisor

Our Location

Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
1224 Alabama Street, Vallejo CA

Meeting Dates:

Weekly on Fridays


10:00am – 2:30 pm

2023-2024 Academic Year

September 8, 2023 through April 26, 2024.

Requirements and Expectations

Arrival time: Our day will begin with prayer at 9:30am sharp. We ask everyone to arrive on time to be in the church for the prayer service.

Liability Release:
 All parents must sign a release of liability and photo/video policy form.

Program Cost:  The program cost is $500 per family/per year (up to four children). There will be 25 sessions in the year; which comes out to $20 per session. The program cost includes:

  • Facility use
  • Program tuition
  • Materials (Teacher edition books and classroom needs, i.e. whiteboard, markers, paper, etc.)
  • Yearbook

Additional costs: $20 per student for uniforms as well as any costs for field-trips.

Youth Protection Training – 
All adults (teachers, parents, volunteers, etc.) are required to have a background check and be trained and certified in Youth Protection policies per the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and State of California Assembly Bill 506


If you would like to inquire about joining our program, please fill out our contact form. The deadline to register is July 15. Late registrations will be consider on a case-by-case basis.