American Community Schools of Athens Inc.

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American Community Schools of Athens Inc.

School Profile:
International, IB,US curricula.
730 students, 4-18

129 Aghias Paraskevis Street, 152 34 Halandri, Athens, Greece
Tel: (+30) 10 639 3200
Fax: (+30) 10 639 0051

The American Community Schools of Athens Inc is a private, non-profit organization offering an educational program for English-speaking students from Junior Kindergarten to 12th grade. The governing body is an eight-member Board of Education elected by the parents.

ACS has been accredited since 1965 by MSA. A comprehensive curriculum provides educational opportunities for college and non-college-bound students. The International Baccalaureate diploma and a broad range of Advanced Placement courses are available, as is an extensive foreign language program. ACS is the College Board center for ACS students.

Over 75% of teaching staff hold advanced degrees in their respective fields (MA, PhD and additional graduate credits).

Approximately 100 students graduate from the high school each year, with 100% continuing their education at colleges and universities throughout the world. The student body is comprised of students from 45 different countries with an average length of stay of five years. Classes meet five days a week during four quarters between the beginning of September and mid-June. Students are involved in a wide range of cultural and social activities - a large after-school activities program, tournaments, exchanges, field trips within Greece and out-of-country trips.

ACS facilities are located in Halandri, seven miles north of Athens and incorporate a Pre-K-5th Grade Elementary School; a 6th-8th Grade Middle School, and a 9th-12th Grade High School. The campus is provided with libraries as well as science, art, music, athletic facilities and computer centers.

Students are admitted on the basis of transcripts, letters of recommendation from previous schools and English proficiency. Also students must meet government admissions criteria (please contact the school for details).


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Last modified February 22, 2007