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History

1970

Annunciation Orthodox School, located in the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral's educational building, opens its doors to a handful of early childhood children.

AOS adds a grade level each year, carefully creating challenging curricula while preserving the atmosphere of love and family.

1988

AOS takes its first step toward growth beyond the church facilities by opening the homelike Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Early Childhood Development Center.

1989

AOS is accepted by acclamation into the prestigious Independent Schools Association of the Southwest and is accredited with commendations in 21 areas.

AOS applicant pool triples.

AOS becomes independently incorporated keeping an active affiliation with the church.

1992

AOS launches the "Breaking New Ground . . . Building on Excellence" capital campaign. Parents, friends and Houston area foundations respond with over $5 million.

AOS starts a middle school. A grade level is added per year, and the middle school, grades five through eight, are complete.

1993

AOS kindergarten through fourth grade students occupy the new Katherine E. Veletsos Lower School building.

1996

The Steve G. Caloudas Activity Center is completed to accommodate athletic activities and school performances. Parents and friends once again exceed the $800,000 goal to raise over $1 million making this long-awaited dream a reality.

2002

After a successful capital campaign AOS opens its new 64,000 square foot main building, renovates the lower school, and adds a new athletic field.

2005

Launch a Teacher Excellence Program to attract and retain the best faculty.

2007

A running track is added through the support of the Parent-Teacher Club and Dads Club. AOS also begins additional strategic land acquisitions for future development.

2009

Strategic plan completed by the AOS community providing a guide for the school into the future.

2010

Final lot is purchased to complete the AOS campus footprint of two city blocks.

AOS celebrates 40 years of educational excellence.

2011

The AOS “Play it Forward” Campaign was launched in March of 2011.  The capital campaign goal of $4.3 million provided $4.2 million to secure access to permanent playing fields for AOS and $100,000 for master planning of the main AOS campus.  AOS exceeded the campaign goal in December 2011.

2012

AOS joins GWUASA (Greater West University Area Sports Association), in partnership with Houston Express Soccer Club, West University Little League, and West University Softball Association.  Through this partnership, AOS will now have home athletic fields at McGovern Park in the Braes Heights area.


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