Family ties and a sense of community are resonant with the Kintiroglous. Their Greek heritage on both sides of the relationship binds them to relatives here in the United States as well as many more in Greece. “Ultimately, a lot of our friendships and relationships outside our own family were developed through Peck. We really value that. We have been fortunate to get much more from Peck than we originally planned,” they expressed. “It is so important to us that our children see that we value family, community and education, and we hope they do the same for their own children. That’s our primary goal. We are happy to align ourselves with Peck’s values and culture including its unique emphasis on a character-based education with an understanding that individual development and community responsibility are intertwined concepts.”
Their support of the Peck Promise Campaign is also emblematic of the Kintiroglou family’s belief that there is much to be gained personally from “giving back.” Last year, Chloe and Ellie raised money in their community to support the tuition of a student at Horizon. This year, Ellie coordinated with several other Peck seventh-graders to spend a day-off from school volunteering at Horizon, sharing Thanksgiving-themed crafts and activities with the students and making new friends.
“To me, Horizon is a special place where students love to come every day. I love working to create a special environment where students feel happy and supported, and where there is no limit to what they can achieve. I’m blessed to be a part of that at Horizon, as well as a Peck parent supporting The Peck Promise campaign,” added Kintiroglou. “What is particularly exciting about the Peck Promise campaign is being part of the historical imprint that builds on Peck’s rich traditions and drives the school’s continued growth.”
The new Peck Commons is a fitting example of the reason why the Kintiroglous chose to support the campaign. It exemplifies Peck’s ongoing commitment to strong family and community values. With an InDeCoRe Lab dedicated to character education, two music classrooms, an outdoor performance terrace, a spacious dining hall for family style meals, and a multi-purpose space for performances and public speaking, the Commons will be a hub for interpersonal connections on campus.