- Application Process at a Glance
- Guide to Admissions
- Testing & Interviews
- Recommended Math Sites
- Returning Students
- Applying for Special Learning Support
- Admission Online & Downloads
- Hellenic Ministry Permission
Welcome to the Enrollment Management Office
Updated March 2013
Dear parents and prospective students:
Thank you for your interest in joining the international family of ACS Athens representing more than 60 countries. ACS Athens accepts applications throughout the academic year, from students who strive for academic excellence, based on the "best-fit" philosophy: capitalizing on each student's unique talents and abilities.
Our Enrollment Management philosophy acknowledges the different cultural and educational backgrounds of our students; that's why we do our utmost to convey the message of international education to our prospective families by welcoming your visits to our school and offering insight to our unique and innovative educational system and its many choices through meetings with our counselors and academic leaders, when it is appropriate or necessary. Our admissions policy and processes, as described below, is reviewed and refined regularly, aiming to accept students based on their academic merit and a first-come-first-served basis.
John Papadakis, Director
The Application Process at a glance
Read all instructions below carefully - For any questions, please contact the Admissions Office
Submit an Application Form for each applicant student. A €60 non-refundable application fee must be paid upon submission
Arrange for Admissions Testing (Grades 5-12) or interview (Grades JK-4) - through the Admissions Office
If student passes the testing, submit remaining documentation required by the Application
Complete Application file is reviewed by the Admissions Committee. All responses (positive or negative) are communicated with the families through email
Placement testing is arranged (Grades 6-12) if deemed necessary by the Counseling Office. Its results will determine course scheduling and placement
Guide to Admissions
ACS Athens welcomes applications for admissions throughout the year. Please ensure that all of the following Admissions Procedures have been observed before you submit your child's application to the Admissions Office.
- Submission of ACS Athens Application for Admission - Online or Printed Form
- All report cards/transcripts - submitted in a sealed envelope (for high school, from grade 9 to current grade) - if not in English, transcripts must be officially translated
- Two Teacher Recommendation Forms submitted by the previous school faculty (for grades 6-12)
- Completed Special Education Services Form submitted by the previous school faculty (for ALL grades).
- Medical forms (may be submitted within one month of acceptance)
- Copies of passport and/or other official documents verifying citizenship and birthdates.
- Confidential Records (if any)
Admissions Testing - Interviews
- All applicants entering 5th-12th grades must take English and Math tests to qualify for admission. Tests are given in ACS Athens at regular dates or after special appointments or through a proctor at the student's current school (via special arrangement with our Admissions Office). Please note that a student has to submit an Application Form in order to take the Admission Test.
- Placement Testing in Math and English - if it is deemed necessary by the Counseling office for appropriate placement and course scheduling (Grades 6-12) after the student has successfully passed the Admissions Tests.
- All Applicants must be interviewed by faculty of the respective school (Elementary, Middle School, or Academy) as part of their admission process and prior to their registration. All arrangements are made through the Admissions Office.
- Students that fail the English Admission Test may have the opportunity to be re-evaluated through the successful completion of the GATEWAY TO ACS ATHENS Program - offered as a extracurricular program by the Institute for Innovation & Creativity. For more information, please visit the program link.
- NOTE to all Applicants: Please be informed that students coming from a non-American school can apply no later than 10th Grade. This includes candidates interested for the IB Diploma Program.
Recommended Math sites - All grades
The 3rd-5th grade teaching team lists sites for the upper grades of the Elementary School, and
Dr. Tsokos, (Division Chair, Science/Mathematics/Technology), lists sites primarily for Middle School and the Academy.
Note to Returning Students
Any student officially withdrawn from ACS Athens who wishes to return to the school, needs to re-apply for admission, submitting all application related documentation.
Applying for Special Learning Support
Students that are interested in applying for Special Learning Support (Optimal Learning Program), must submit a recent psychoeducational report (not older than 2 years) from a special education expert - translated in English and complete the following form:
These applications are reviewed by a special Admissions Committee in May and are considered on special priority, due to the limited space available in the Optimal Learning Program.
In case a student in his regular application knowingly fails to disclose special learning needs, the application will be rejected.
Admission Online & Downloads
For a hard copy of the forms we require for admission at ACS Athens, please download the following documents:
- New Student Admission Application
- Teacher/Faculty Recommendation Form (Grades 6-12)
- Special Education Services Form (ALL Grades)
- Seat Deposit Form
- IB Diploma Application (Grade 11) -- An IB Diploma Applicant must also submit a New Student Admission Application (above)
Obtain Permission from Greek Ministry of Education to Register & Attend ACS Athens - For students with Greek Last Names
According to Greek Education Law 3794/2009 - Article 34:
- Records, transcripts and/or certificates of completion of most recent school year (officially translated in Greek)
- Notarized photocopy of student’s passport and/or official birth certificate
- Documentation showing that student fulfills Greek Ministry of Education requirements for attending an international school (one of the cases below must apply):