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Developing Hearts and Minds Since 1970

The parish of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral votes to support the development of a school under the leadership of Father Nicholas Triantafilou. Presvytera Diane Triantafilou develops the curriculum as a first step.

Annunciation Orthodox School, located in the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral's educational building, opens its doors to 14 early childhood children.

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

Katherine Veletsos is named Head of School.

AOS is developed into a complete elementary school with classes from preschool through grade 5.

AOS incorporates computers for the first time for the upper elementary students.

AOS receives accreditation by the Texas Education Agency.

AOS hosts its first Olympic Games.

AOS celebrates 25 years.

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

AOS gains accreditation into the prestigious Independent Schools Association of the Southwest.

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

AOS applicant pool triples.

AOS launches the "Breaking New Ground . . . Building on Excellence" Capital Campaign. Parents, friends and Houston area foundations contribute over $5 million.

AOS starts a sixth grade.

Kindergarten through grade 4 students move into the new Katherine E. Veletsos Lower School building.

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 and raise over $1 million making this long-awaited dream a reality.

Founding Head Katherine Veletsos retires. Mark Kelly is named Head of School.

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.

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

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.

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

AOS purchases land to complete the AOS campus footprint of two city blocks.

AOS celebrates 40 years of educational excellence and has grown from 14 students to 640.

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

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.

The new Jones Center opened in the 6,400 square foot Modular Building, replacing the Pappas House on Kipling which was demolished and turned into a playspace.

Sharon Corbett is named Head of Lower School. 

The Carry the Torch Capital Campaign begins.

The interior of the Caloudas Activity Center is refurbished.

Clint DuBose steps down as Head of Middle School, concluding a 19-year tenure with 10 years as Head of Middle School.

The new Early Childhood and Lower School building opens for the 2017-2018 school year.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the naming of the Glassell Main Building for the Mark Kelly Middle School.

Mark Kelly retires after serving 22 years as Headmaster. Dr. Samuel V. Fragomeni is named the school's third Head of School.

Heather Haas is named Head of Middle School.