Guidelines for Online Registration

NOTE for RETURNING students

If you are a returning family, please review the steps below, in case you need to take care of any of the services/documents needed, including health records, financial obligations, transportation needs, etc. If you have taken care of all the steps, you do not need to do anything further.

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New Students Registration

To accommodate parents who cannot complete the registration steps online, we will arrange  face-to-face campus registration -as needed. Registration process will take place in the Main Administration Building Conference Room (2nd floor), ONLY BY APPOINTMENT. 

Please call Ms. Eleni Angelidou at 210 6070-226 for the Middle School/Academy and Ms. Chryssoula Xiggi at 210 6070-229 for the Elementary School. Please do not come in without an appointment!

Please follow the below outlined steps carefully, as they provide all the necessary information you may need in order to navigate the registration steps in a efficient and timely manner without having to come to the school.


Step 1:

Application & Scheduling

Step 2:

School ID Card

Step 3:

Health Office

Step 4:

PE Uniforms & Notebooks

Step 5:

Financial

Step 6:

Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO)

Step 7:

Transportation

Step 8:

Cafeteria & Meals

Step 1: Application & Scheduling

NOTE for NEW students

NEW students, who HAVE NOT submitted an application for Admission, must first proceed to the Admissions Page to apply. Students who have applied already, please see below.

Elementary School

Admitted Students who have received an Admission Letter

Proceed to Steps 2-8 to fill out and submit all required paperwork online.

Students with Admission Pending

If you have not submitted all of the paperwork needed, please contact the Admissions Office, at tottasf@acs.gr or 2106070251 to finalize the process.

Middle School / Academy

Admitted Students who have received an Admission Letter

Proceed to Steps 2-8 to fill out and submit all paperwork online.

Students with Admission Pending

If you have not submitted all of the paperwork needed, please contact the Admissions Office, at tottasf@acs.gr 210 6070251 to finalize the process.

Step 2: ACS Athens ID Card

Step 2: ACS Athens ID Card

All parents, guardians and students (entering Grades 6-12) need to have an ACS Athens ID. New and returning parents who do not have an ID, need to send us a digital picture following the below outlined specifications:   

  • Digital passport-style photos are suitable (not scanned)
  • Please name the photo files: Lastname-Firstname as it appears on the passport
  • In case you take your own photos:

    - face should have a white background

    - the photo should show chest height and up

    - send the files in the best quality possible (do not compress) - Minimum width 1000px

Please send your photos to our A/V office, attn: Jim Koulyras at koulyrasj@acs.gr so your ID can be created.

We will be in touch with all of our new parent/student community members when IDs are produced, with information as to where you can pick them up from.

Step 3: Health Office

Step 3: Health Office

The Health Office of ACS Athens consists of two Registered Nurses. These two health care professionals are dedicated to the well being of our students.

Having a School Health Office gives the parents peace of mind knowing that if a medical situation should arise, the students will be seen promptly and the appropriate action taken. The knowledge that caring health providers are available at ACS Athens is also a comfort to the students.

We, at ACS Athens, are committed to providing optimal care.

Please make note of the following:

  • For new students: a School Health record along with an emergency form are required as well as a School Health Examination form signed by a physician or pediatrician. These forms are provided to the parents by the Health Office or can be found online here.
  • For returning students: a School Health Examination Form is required as it is valid for one year.
  • If your child needs prescribed medication while at school, a doctor’s note is required. A Permission Form for Prescribed and Over the Counter Medication can be picked up at school or be found on the website. This form must be completed by a parent/guardian or by a health care provider. Medication cannot be given unless the proper forms are on file.
  • All prescription medication must be in a dated, labeled pharmacy container. This includes Inhalers and EpiPens. All medication must be brought to the school by a parent or guardian. There can be no exception. The school nurse is available from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to receive the medication. Please call if other arrangements need to be made.
  • Reasons to stay home: Fever over 38 °C (100.4 °F), flu-like symptoms, vomiting and diarrhea. A doctor's note may be required to return to school and for the absence to be excused per school attendance policy.
  • If your child has been diagnosed with a communicable disease such as chickenpox, staph, untreated head lice, ringworm, pink eye, etc. he/she must be properly treated by a health care provider and upon returning to school a doctor's note is required.
  • Please inform the nurse: if your child will be out for an extended time due to illness, has frequent absences due to a documented chronic medical condition, has any surgical procedures or hospitalizations that may require accommodations to ensure your child's health needs and academic success.
  • All the Health Office forms and instructions are available online here. Kindly fill out these forms accordingly and return them to the Nurse at the email indicated below.

Health Office contact information:

Required forms

Step 4: PE Uniforms and Notebooks Purchase

Step 4: PE Uniforms and Notebooks Purchase

PE Uniforms

In an effort to ensure that students in P.E. classes are appropriately attired, the following administrative policy has been adopted.

All students must purchase a standard ACS Athens P.E. uniform consisting of a summer and a winter set:

Elementary School

Summer Uniform Set (use the below options to select your set):

  • T-shirt unisex (10 Euros)
  • Lycra shorts unisex (10 Euros)
  • Short leggings for Girls (13 Euros)
  • Capri leggings for girls (15 Euros)

Winter Uniform Set (use the below options to select your set):

  • Hooded Sweatshirt (18 Euros)
  • Zipper Hooded Sweatshirt (20 Euros)
  • Sweatpants unisex (15 Euros)
  • Ankle Leggings for girls (15 Euros)

<4>Middle School - Academy

Summer Uniform (use the below options to select your set):

  • T-shirt unisex (10 Euros)
  • Lycra shorts unisex (10 Euros)
  • Capri leggings for girls (15 Euros)

Winter Uniform (use the below options to select your set):

  • Hooded Sweatshirt (20 Euros)
  • Zipper Hooded Sweatshirt (22 Euros)
  • Sweatpants unisex (16 Euros)
  • Ankle Leggings for girls (16 Euros)

The use of PE attire is needed to maintain a proper level of hygiene and also gives a feeling of being prepared and responsible. By wearing the school uniform a sense of pride and unity is promoted and the image of our school both on campus and in the community is enhanced.

All the PE Clothing can be purchased at the respective Physical Education offices.

NOTE: If students have their uniforms from last year, they do not need to re-purchase them. Individual garments will be sold.

Notebooks

Notebooks can be purchased in a package of 3 (large, medium, and small) for 6 Euro, or they may be purchased individually.

  • Small size: 17.5x24, 90 pages, three sections 1.50 Euro
  • Medium size: 20.5x26.5, 100 pages, one section 2.50 Euro
  • Large size: 21x29.5, 160 pages, two sections 3.50 Euro
The notebooks will be sold at the Cashier's Office.

Step 5: Financial Responsibility

Step 5: Financial Responsibility

Returning Students

  • According to the School's policy, as approved by the Board of Trustees, the students must not have outstanding tuition from the previous school year in order to be eligible to register for the new school year.
  • The signed Parent Financial Responsibility Statement must be returned to the Cashier’s office, (2nd Floor, Admin Building) before the school year starts on September 3, 2020. The form can also be emailed to: exarchoui@acs.gr.
  • Tuition and fees of the first semester of the 2020-21 academic year must be paid by August 31, 2020. Payment methods and information is available here.

New students

  • Please complete the registration process steps 1-4 before contacting the Cashier’s Office
  • The signed Parent Financial Responsibility Statement must be returned to the Cashier's office, (2nd Floor, Admin Building) before the school year starts on September 3, 2020. The form can also be emailed to: exarchoui@acs.gr.
  • Tuition and fees of the first semester of the 2020-21 academic year must be paid by August 31, 2020. See Payment methods and related information.

Please contact the Cashier’s office, exarchoui@acs.gr, or (210) 6070208 if you have any questions regarding tuition & fees.

Required forms

Step 6: Parent/Teacher Organization

Step 6: Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO)

Be an active member of the PTO and work to connect our community through meetings and events! The ACS Athens Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a very active part of our community. Throughout the year they organize many events, such as Parents/Principals morning coffees, schoolwide events such as the Welcome Back BBQ, Winter Holiday Bazaar and the International Spring Fair. Volunteer and become an active member of the PTO! The ACS Athens community of learners need your support and involvement! Contact us at pto@acs.gr.

Step 7: Transportation

Step 7: Transportation

(updated July 2020)

Bus services are contracted by ACS Athens parents and cover the entire Athens metro area. Students are transported by professional drivers and are supervised on the bus by a monitor and any other ACS Athens staff member who also rides the bus. Bus Monitors regularly communicate and collaborate with the school principals if there is ever a discipline issue.

Pricing & Routes

For the school year 2020 - 2021, the bus prices will be:

  • € 1,320 for Zone A (Halandri, Ag. Paraskevi, N. Psychico)
  • € 1,755 for Zone B (Psychico, Filothei, Papagou, Holargos, Vrilissia, Athens-Hilton)
  • € 1,980 for Zone C (All other areas)

Prices include VAT (ΦΠΑ). In case of increase in VAT, the rates will be adjusted accordingly and will apply to parents of children who have not settled payment.

  • The above said bus contract/agreement is available below for parents to print / sign / and return to the Transportation Office. Please be sure to sign this contract and mail it directly to Mr. Sarris, Aharnon 70, 145 61 Kifissia or email it to Mr. Marios Nikolis at transportationoffice@acs.gr.
  • The bus contractor’s representative at the school is also available to assist you. Mr. Marios Nikolis will be available from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. beginning August 24, 2020.  Feel free to call him or email him should you have any questions - 210 6070.239 or transportationoffice@acs.gr.  
  • To arrange for student pick-up and drop-off locations, please contact Mr. Marios Nikolis at 210.6070.239.
  • For practical reasons, the bus service is not a “door-to-door” service. In general, the buses will collect and drop off all children at the closest possible point, within two or three street blocks, from the student’s home. The bus stops will naturally be on main corners, roundabouts, STOP signs or near crosswalks considering the total bus route length and duration, and the width of the road.
  • Parents can pay the fees directly to the contractor, (Payable to: Σαρρής Δ&Α ΑΕ - Sarris D&A SA), through bank transfer to one of the following two bank accounts:
    • National Bank of Greece (Ethniki) 

      Bank Account Number: 120-001-565-26

      IBAN: GR-570-110-120-000-001-200-015-6526

      SWIFT Code: ETHNGRAA

    • Alpha Bank

      Bank Account Number: 139-002-320-006-330

      IBAN: GR-020-140-139-013-900-232-000-6330

      SWIFT Code: CRBAGRAA

Please send a copy of your payment receipt to Mr. Sarris either by fax at 216.800.2844 or by email to info@sarristours.gr for his records. If you have any questions, please call Mr. Sarris at 210.801.5833 or 210.801.7396.

Terms & Reduced Fares

In case of a student (grades 1-12) who wishes to use the bus one way, if this is declared at the beginning of the school year, the payment will be a 65% of the total transportation fees, otherwise the total fees should be paid.

Pre-school children who finish at 13:00 and are picked up by their parents are charged at a 50% rate.

In case of termination of the contract due to departure of the student/s from the school or for any other reason, NO REFUND is due.

If the bus fees are not paid in full the bus contractor will be able to pursue payment through legal channels, using the city of Athens legal courts.

Bus Transportation Contract

After-School Hours Buses Service available only to Students in grades 7 - 12

The school provides buses scheduled to depart after regular school hours for students involved in athletic activities, after school programs, club meetings, library use etc. Students leaving campus for whatever reason CANNOT use the Late Bus Service.

These buses are area buses (not a door to door service) and the itineraries are run without the presence of bus monitors. The late buses are available to middle school and high school students; this service is not available to elementary students.

This service is free of charge.

In all cases when Late buses are not available, or the late bus cannot accommodate a student, parents must provide their own transportation.

Complete, sign and sumbit the forms to the Transportation Office or email them at transportationoffice@acs.gr

Required forms

Step 8: Cafeteria (Gefsinus)

Step 8: Cafeteria (Gefsinus)

ACS Athens retains two separate air conditioned cafeteria areas; the main cafeteria by the school Theater lobby and the Elementary cafeteria which only serves Elementary students. Students may also enjoy their lunch at some open air campus areas. See here: menus, prepayment cards and more.

The Menu of the hot meals is published monthly and there is one for Middle School / High School and another for the Elementary cafeterias. The offered food items pricing is also listed in our website. For full hot meals there is a prepayment card which offers a price discount.

The hours of operation are 8:00 to 18:00 at the main cafeteria. The Elementary cafeteria is open only during lunch time. All students, school employees and parents can eat at the cafeteria areas regardless of whether they purchased the food from the school cafeteria or brought the food from home.

About Gefsinus

Gefsinus is the largest catering company operating in closed markets in Greece and one of the largest ones in southeastern Europe. It caters daily to 90.000 people in more than 80 service locations in Athens, Crete and Peloponnese. It covers the catering needs of industrial and service provider companies, medical care and educational institutions, camps, etc. 

See here further information on Gefsinus.

For any suggestions or questions, you can contact either the Cafeteria Manager (Gefsinus employee Dimitris Fotis) at extension (210) 639 3200 x236, or the school's Director of Operations, Steve Kakaris at kakariss@acs.gr.