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Since 1945, our community has empowered individuals to be architects of their own learning, and challenged all students to realize their unique potential: academically, intellectually, socially and ethically — to thrive as responsible global citizens.
Learn about our mission and vision, why we are an employer of choice and how you can make an impact.
Thrive at ACS Athens
ACS Athens employees enjoy enviable benefits, cultural enrichment, work/life balance and wellness support.
Enjoy our Benefits
Unmatched Professional Development - a truly exceptional chance to gain valuable International work experience with a leading employer, in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment. ACS Athens professional development is furthered by participation in seminars, workshops and collaborative actions with other leading educational institutions.
Personal Growth - Athens is a breathtaking European metropolis that offers its residents an unlimited variety of social and cultural activities. It has the largest airport and seaport in Greece – making a weekend getaway to Europe or a Greek island an easy excursion. Greece is legendary for its hospitality, culture and history and is a land of unparalleled beauty – all of which can be explored throughout the year. Americans of Greek descent have a chance of a lifetime to connect with their ancestral, cultural and educational roots!
Excellent Tax-free Compensation Package - U.S. citizens earn a highly competitive tax-free salary. Salaries earned in Greece are income tax exempt from USA Federal income tax (see IRS publication 54, Foreign Earned Income and Housing: Exclusion – Deduction).
Social Security - FICA - The School provides U.S. Social Security benefits to U.S. citizen employees according to the regulations of the U.S. Government and bilateral agreements with the Greek Government.
Medical plan - ACS Athens employees and qualified immediate dependents are offered a local Greek private health insurance plan with 100 percent of the premiums paid by the School. This health insurance plan covers major medical, hospitalization, loss of income (due to injury or illness), and accidental death and disability, according to insurance policy terms. Pre-existing conditions, psychiatric therapy, pregnancy/childbirth, mental and neurological aberrations are not covered.
Retirement plan - ACS Athens employees are offered a defined-contribution retirement plan. The final benefit received by the employee depends on the plan's investment performance.
Comprehensive Support Services - the professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff at ACS Athens will ensure that all new members of our faculty have a smooth transition and continued support in teaching and living abroad. Assistance will be provided in arranging for everything from airport pickup to helping find suitable accommodations close to campus – our goal is to support our faculty and make working at ACS Athens a truly enjoyable experience.
I feel THANKFUL for being part of such a supporting and positive community!
Demi Caparos, Kindergarten Teacher
There are high expectations and levels of achievement, but there are an abundant amount of resources and people willing to help.
Dr. Natalie Mitchell, Academy Science Teacher
Coming to ACS Athens was an exciting, but also stressful opportunity. I didn't know what to expect or whether I would be able to cope with the demands of the role. After my training was completed, my colleagues and mentor were so supportive that I forgot what I was stressed about... The transition was so smooth it felt as if I have been working at this school for years! Most importantly, the emotional and mental support from my colleagues made me feel that I am really working in a safe environment.
Panagiotis Litsos, M.Sc., Academy P.E. Faculty
As a new member of the American School Community, the Mentoring Colleagues Program proved to be really helpful and beneficial for me. It gave me the opportunity to gain practical, applicable advice and created a bond (between me and my mentor) that eased my professional networking and personal growth. I also got the one-to-one attention that helped me better understand the mentality and the policies of the school and retain all the practical information. Last but not least, this mentoring creates the feeling of security which is so vital for a new member of a community.