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

Located at the Northern Athens suburb of Chalandri (5 km from the center of Athens) on the foothills of Hymettus mountain.

Leadership

President of the Schools, apppointed by 18-member board of Trustees

Executive Administrative Council

  • Office of the President, Public Affairs, Outreach, Special Projects
  • Academics, Student Affairs
  • The Institute of ACS Athens
  • Enrollment Management, Communications & Technolog, Alumni Affairs
  • Athletics, Theater Operations, After School Programs
  • Finance, Operations & Facilities

Teaching Faculty

  • 100 Educators and Professionals
  • 86% with Master's Degrees
  • 14% with Doctoral Degrees
  • 130 published articles in academic journals, books & the press
  • Student-to-teacher ratio 9:1

Student Enrollment

As of December 2018:

  • Elementary School: 390
  • Middle School: 250
  • Academy: 392

Student Demographics

  • 65 Nationalities, non-boarding students
  • 23% American, 44% Greek, 33% other

Accreditation

  • The only international school to be accredited by Middle States Association with the "Sustaining Excellence protocol" until 2022
  • Accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization
  • Authorized by the College Board to offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses

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 Fairs, etc.

Academic Degrees Offered

  • American Diploma (MSA accredited)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBO accredited)
  • ACS Athens Honors Diploma

Student Affairs

  • Student Life
  • Academic/Personal Counseling & Advising Services
  • Career & Academic Orientation sessions
  • Student Counseling & College Placement Guidance
  • Student Buddy program
  • Wellness Center
  • Internships
  • Registrar

Optimal Learning Program

For mild learning differences support

Innovative Programs
The Institute of ACS Athens

  • Learning Enhancement Programs
  • Educational & Diagnostic Testing Center
  • i2Flex
  • The Theater at ACS Athens
  • College & Academic Collaborations
  • Special Projects & Innovative Programs

After School Programs

  • Learning Enhancement Programs
  • Sports Academies

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

Interscholastic Sports

  • Conference Memberships: ISST (International Schools Sports Tournaments)
  • SCIS (Sports Council of International Schools)

University Acceptances

  • 95% - 100% of students are accepted in U.S., British and other Universities and Colleges around the world
  • $1.2 million in college scholarships awarded to Class of 2018