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CurriculumsIB and Greek
Languages of instructionEnglish and Greek
Age RangeAges 12 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Greek
Native English and Greek teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Greek)
Class sizes Average 21 students / class
Maximum 27 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: €8,360
to: €12,600
Address: Gravias 6, GR-153 42 Aghia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece
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Number of students

1500

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Greek, American,

Most common nationality

Greek

Ratio of local students to international students

9:1 ( The majority of students have Greek Nationality but there are many with dual Nationality).

Max. number of students per class

27

Average number of students per class

25- 27 students in Greek Gymnasium classes .
15 - 20 students in English Classes.
12 - 18 students in third language classes.
17 students in Lykeio Classes and
2- 15 students in IBDP classes

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No

Native English and Greek speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and Greek

We offer extra teaching hours in English and Greek for all students

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, German, Spanish, Italian as a third language choice. All students are taught English as a second language . Greek and English is the language of instruction

Use of technology in the classroom

All our classrooms are Smart Classrooms.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

All our students are taught on line through video conferencing during the COVID quarantine. All on line lessons follow the normal school timetable 08.30 - 15.30.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Generally 2- 3 hours a day but this varies in accordance to which year they are attending.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Entrance exams

Brief description of entry evaluation required

All students are required to pass the entrance exams and additional interviews are required for students who apply for the IBDP program.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

June

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes upon availability

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

97%

External examinations or assessments available

IBDP Program or the Greek Apolytirion ( with or without Pan Hellenic Exams)

Results in these examinations

97% success rate in the IBDP Diploma and the Greek Apolytirion

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

As we follow the national Greek curriculum students are taught Religious Studies, however they have the option not to participate.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

By offering them the option not to participate in the general Religious studies. Jewish students are also offered an afternoon class in Jewish studies.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

School Psychologist and additional academic support in accordance to the requirements stated by the Greek Authorities.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

By offering a wide variety of extra academic academies where they are able to pursuit their interests and extend their knowledge.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

08.30

School finish time

15.30

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer more than 70 programs, such as Forensics, orchestra, choir, Greek drama club, arts, achievement club, robotics, diamond challenge club, makers space makers, growth mindset.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Not specifically but our catering offers many choices.

Sports activities included

Swimming, Basketball, Volleyball, Hardball, Track and Field and Football.

Sports facilities at the school

- two indoor gyms (volleyball, basketball)
- a heated Olympic-size open air swimming pool
- 400-meter track
- football pitch with synthetic turf
-outdoor volleyball, basketball, tennis, handball courts and football pitch, dance studio, well-equipped gym, ping-pong room

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Pierce - The American College of Greece offers high quality, personalized secondary (Gymnasium – Lyceum; International Baccalaureate Diploma Program) education. Pierce is one of three divisions of The American College of Greece, the oldest and largest American-based, comprehensive educational institution in Europe. The mission of Pierce is to provide a holistic education to form intellectually independent, morally responsible, socially engaged global citizens. “Non ministrari sed ministrare” (“Not to be served but to serve”) defines our institutional character and our aspiration for our students.

Teaching approach of the school

Caring and personalized teaching approach that helps all students reach their full potential academically and in accordance to their personal development. All students are encouraged to become global caring citizens.

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