ACS Athens has been an IB World School offering the IBDP since 1976. ACS Athens is the 66th school in the world to provide the IBDP and the first to introduce the program in Greece.
Are you looking for an International Baccalaureate World School in Greece? Here you can find a list of Greek schools that have a profile in the IB World Schools Yearbook.
The schools featured below offer at least one of the IB's four programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). You can use the search filter below to look for schools that offer one programme in particular.
Widely regarded as the cradle of Western civilisation, Greece has strong educational traditions and a well-established international school sector that is centred on Athens, with schools also found in Thessaloniki, Larissa and Heraklion.
There are diverse institutions offering the curriculums of the UK, the US, France, Germany and the IB, as well as bilingual schools that offer the Greek curriculum alongside the French or German one, and a multi-lingual European School.
Greece has 21 IB World Schools, of which 15 teach in English and six in English and Greek. A total of 14 are authorised to teach the IB Diploma and three, Platon School, Costeas-Geitonas School and the International School of Athens, follow all three IB programmes.
Education is compulsory for 10 years from age four to 14 and state schools are free. Two years of kindergarten is followed by six years of primary school and three years of gymnasium. A three-year Lyceum programme culminates in the Apolyterio school-leaving certificate and the Pan-Hellenic Examinations for entrance to Greek universities.
In 2019, net enrolment was 82 per cent for kindergartens, 98.5 per cent in primary schools and 97 per cent at secondary schools. Greece had the highest proportion of young people attending university or college in the world, with gross enrolment of 148.5 per cent.
IB World Schools are part of a thriving international school sector in Greece. For information on all international schools, you can visit: www.internationalschoolsearch.com