Much of our great thinking, athleticism, and artistry can be traced back to the contributions that ancient Greece made to society. Our students in Levels 6 through 8 experience what could be considered “a day in the life” of that civilization in an annual event we call The Greek Village. Students gather for a day of Greek-themed activities integrated with their history, social studies and mythology curriculum. Level 6 students, transformed into various Greek Gods and Goddesses, present plays they have written about their lives. The students in Level 8 engage in a formal debate at the “Forum” and illustrate the connections between our system of government and that of ancient Greece. With the physical aspect deserving its proper emphasis, traditional athletics in the Olympic tradition are played under the direction of the Physical Education staff. The day would not be complete without a traditional Greek banquet—served by the mortals in Level 5. From the designing of beautiful costumes to the writing of drama and construction of debate, the students apply many skills in preparing for this special event. Because it blends so many aspects of the Turning Point School program into one engaging day, the Greek Village becomes a highlight of the school year for many of our students.