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ACS Athens At A Glance

Founded
In 1945 as the "British Army School", in 1949 was renamed to "Anglo-American School", and since 1954 it is known as the American Community Schools of Athens (ACS Athens)
Location
Northern Athens suburb of Halandri (5 km from the center of Athens) on the foothills of Hymettus mountain
Governed by
A 18-member Board of Trustees
CEO
President of the Schools
Executive Administrative Council
  • Academic Affairs, Institute for Innovation and Creativity
  • Athletics, Theater Operations, After School Programs
  • Enrollment Management, Communications & Technology
  • Office of the President, Public Affairs, Alumni Affairs, Outreach
  • Operations - Finance
  • Student Affairs
Student Enrollment
  • Elementary School 354
  • Middle School 232
  • Academy 309
Student Demographics
  • 56 Nationalities, non-boarding students
  • 23% American, 44% Greek, 33% other
Class Size
  • Elementary School average size:
    • JK - K: 13
    • 1st - 5th: 19.6
  • Middle School average size: 16.9
  • Academy average size: 16.4
School-wide Student-to-Teacher Ratio
9 to 1
Teaching Faculty
  • Full time: 76;  Part time: 11
  • Bachelors: 22;  Masters: 58;  Ph.D.: 7
Academic Degrees Offered
  • American Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Advanced Placement International Diploma
  • ACS Athens Honors Diploma
Interscholastic Sports
  • Conference Memberships: ISST (International Schools Sports Tournaments)
  • SCIS (Sports Council of International Schools)
Sports Teams
  • Varsity Teams:  Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball
  • Jr. Varsity Teams:  Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball
  • High School Teams:  Cross Country, Track, Tennis, Swimming
  • Middle School Teams:  Cross country, Track, Tennis, Swimming
  • Recreational Sports:  Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Swimming
Student Affairs
  • Academic/Personal Counseling & Advising Services
  • Career & Academic Orientation sessions
  • Counseling & College Placement Counseling
  • Student Buddy program
Student Activity Clubs
  • Executive Student Council
  • NHS
  • Honor Code
  • Model United Nations
  • UNESCO
  • Forensics
  • High School Publications
  • Community Service
  • Academic Clubs
  • Media Club
  • Math/Language/Geography Bowls
  • Science Fair, etc.
Innovative Programs
Offered by the Institute for Innovation & Creativity
After School
Learning Enhancement Programs
Optimal Learning Program
For mild learning differences support
Educational & Diagnostic Testing Center
Conducting in-school multidisciplinary educational assessments
University Acceptance
95% - 100% of students are accepted in U.S., British and other Universities and Colleges
Accreditation
  • Only international school to be accredited by MSA with the Sustaining Excellence protocol
  • Accredited until 2022