plato academy - an independent school inspired by hellenic ideals
Service-Learning connects classroom curriculum with identified social  issues and needs. It engages students in projects that address the need and build their social and academic capacities. The purpose is graduate students who possess a strong sense of social responsibility and civic awareness.

Toy Drive for Beethoven School
Toy Drive for Beethoven School
Plato students collected toys and games for the students at Beethoven School who may have not received gifts this Christmas due to economic difficulties.
Coat and Food Drive for the Des Plaines Pantry
Coat and Food Drive for the Des Plaines Pantry
Ms. Dionysia's class organized a coat and food drive for the local pantry. Students collected over 100 coats and plenty of food to help those in need.
SOS Children's Villages Toy Drive
SOS Children's Villages Toy Drive
Plato families generously donated and shipped toys to help children in Greece in economic hardship.
Treats for the Troops
Treats for the Troops
Plato participated in its 4th Annual Treats for the Troops. This year our donated Halloween candy and letters of encouragement were distributed in Care Packages for U.S. Troops, Veterans, New Recruits, Wounded Warriors and Military Children by Operation Gratitude. We collected, sorted, and counted 1,119 pieces of candy.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Plato students collect plastic bottles throughout the year to help the environment as well as raise money for our school.
Plato Students Bring Cheer
Plato Students Bring Cheer
Amelia's Friends is a non-profit organization that brings cheer to children in hospitals. Our students create gift bags with various goodies for the children. In the past, the older students delivered the bags to the Ronald McDonald home.
Art
Art
This beautiful canvas art was auctioned to help raise funds Enosis.
Des Plaines Pantry Food Drive
Des Plaines Pantry Food Drive
Helping our local community is very important to the students and the staff at Plato Academy. Students gathered data of the various items collected and created life-size graphs.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast Cancer Awareness
Plato students raise awareness and funds trough our annual bake sale. They assisted with baking, advertising and selling of all goods.
PLATO 4 KIDS St. Baldrick's Event
PLATO 4 KIDS St. Baldrick's Event
Plato students are proud to organize a St. Baldrick's event each year to support the fight against pediatric cancer. Students will host a hair cutting event, basketball shoot-out and mini dance camp to support this great cause!