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queen olga__filekpt_etairiaEDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ATHENS

Queen Olga was the High Patron of the Educational Institute of Athens. The young Queen's main concern was to stress the importance of education and to highlight the significance of the advancement of women. Sometimes she herself attended classes in Arsakeio school which she held in high regard and from where teachers who would later spread the Greek and Christian ideals to the new generation graduated. With her personal funds many needy students studied at the Arsakeio School and at other private schools in Greece.

During her first regency the phenomenon of Christian students attending and living in Catholic monasteries became pertinent due to the inability of their parents to meet the cost of their education. According to the newspapers, Catholic nuns were trying to convert young students. When the Queen became aware of the facts she asked that Christian students be immediately withdrawn from the Catholic monasteries and paid the full cost of their schooling.