Lexington School

From Ohio History Central

Located in Cleveland, Ohio, the Lexington School was founded in the mid 1920s to preserve the Greek language and customs among Greek immigrants.

In the mid 1920s, Greeks in Cleveland, Ohio established the Lexington School, which was located on Cleveland's east side. The school eventually occupied several buildings, all of which were located along East 55th Street. The Lexington School's purpose was to educate Greek youth in the language and customs of their homeland. The school usually held classes Monday through Friday for three hours, after Cleveland's public schools had dismissed for the day. This institution continued to serve the community through the 1930s. The Lexington School illustrates one of several attempts by Greek immigrants to preserve their native beliefs.

See Also


  1. Van Tassel, David D., and John J. Grabowski, eds. The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.