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Pierce - The American College of Greece

Pierce - The American College of Greece

6 Gravias Street, Aghia Paraskevi, Athens, 153 42, Greece

+30 210 600 9800 (Ext:1060)



Pierce - The American College of Greece
School type Co-educational Day
Status Private, Non-Profit
President Dr. David G. Horner
Language of Instruction English, Greek
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Dr. Emmanuel Vrontakis
Associations IB

Founded in 1875, Pierce - The American College of Greece is a private, non-sectarian, non-profit institution accredited and regulated by the Greek Ministry of Education. Pierce has been offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), since 2016.

The Pierce Mission

The mission of Pierce is to provide holistic education to form intellectually independent, morally responsible, socially engaged global citizens. "Non ministrari sed ministrare" ("Not to be served but to serve") defines our institutional character and our aspiration for our students.

Why Pierce-IB is unique

1. Small class sizes (5-15 students), which augment group work and learning, as well as facilitate interactive teaching and academic collaboration.

2. Pierce-IB DP students are supported with additional class sessions, enabling families to eliminate private tutoring and alleviate from additional expenses.

3. Supervised Study Sessions: since all Pierce-IB DP students follow the daily schedule of the mainstream program, with less number of courses (than those mandated by the Greek curriculum). Hence, each student will have - approximately - two 2-period sessions (per week) with no class. For these time slots our students have three options:

  • To stay in class and prepare/read, for the next day or collaborate with their teachers/tutors.
  • To use our Computer Lab and search for data, papers and information from the web, from digital libraries or from ManageBac (the online platform for teachers and students' communication).
  • To go to Pierce library and search relevant bibliography or references, required for their Internal Assessments and/or Extended Essay.

4. Pierce-IB DP is supported by highly qualified and trained teachers, with extensive experience in the Diploma Programme and University education. The majority of teachers (55%) hold a PhD degree and all of them (100%) hold either an MSc or an MA degree. The IBO verification team was most impressed by the academic qualifications, the passion and the commitment of the school staff.

5. We take advantage of all divisions of The American College of Greece (Pierce, Deree, Alba), exchanging best teaching practices, undergraduate education experience and high-end facilities, such as:

  • The ACG Art Gallery, which is a distinctive educational venue for students and faculty based on the academic program of Visual Arts. Each year we organize the annual VA exhibition, where our students' works are displayed.
  • The ACG Simulated Trading Room is built to offer our students a real-world trading experience. This state-of-the-art trading room is expected to recreate a professional financial environment and is being supported by the latest trends in technology, including state-of-the-art hardware and software.
  • The Fabrication Lab is a new technologies workshop which is equipped with 3D printers, a laser cutter, a 3D scanner, a vinyl cutter, a CNC machine, robotics kits and an electronics workbench for experimenting with creative electronics, such as sensors, microcontrollers, conductive ink, e-textiles, etc.

6. Pierce-IB DP is fully integrated with campus life and the regular high school program. Our students can take part in all activities the School has to offer, choosing from more than 50 Clubs, Pan-Hellenic or European contests and International Programs such as: Model United Nations, Harvard Model Congress Europe, University of Delaware Summer Program, Phillips Exeter Summer School.