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American Community Schools of Athens
The American Community Schools of Athens, Inc., is an independent, coeducational day school system which offers an educational program from preschool through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The system was established in 1945. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending from September 7 to January 28 and from January 31 to June 23.

Organization: The schools are governed by an 8-member Board of Education, elected by the Parents' Association. Membership in the Association is conferred on the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the School. The Schools have been designated as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and are incorporated in the State of Delaware. The Schools have also been designated as tax-exempt in Greece and are licensed by the Greek government.

Curriculum: The curriculum is that of comprehensive U.S. general academic, college-preparatory public and private schools. Honors courses, the International Baccalaureate program (Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program, and Diploma program), and extended after-school student activities programs are also offered. Instruction is in English. Greek, French, German, Spanish, and Arabic are taught. Optimal Match services are available for children with mild learning disabilities. Approximately 100 percent of the graduates go on to colleges and universities in the United States and other countries. Grades K-12 are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Faculty: In the 2004-2005 school year, there are 63 full-time and 19 part-time faculty.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year, enrollment was 621 (PS-grade 12).

Facilities: The school facilities are in Halandri, 7 miles north of Athens. There are 3 schools: elementary school (PS-grade 5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12). Facilities include libraries, science and art complexes, computer centers, a cafeteria, playgrounds, a gymnasium, tennis courts, and a turf soccer field. We have currently completed the building of a new theater, Olympic size swimming pool, gymnasium and cafeteria.

Finances: In the 2004-2005 school year, about 99 percent of the School's income derives from regular day school tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows JK: $5,600; Kdg.: $7,680; grade 1: $9,600; grade 2: $9,600; grade 3: $9,600; grade 4: $9,840; grade 5: $9,960; grade 6: $10,440; grades 7-8: $10,440; grade 9-12: $11,580. There is a registration fee of $1,020 payable on first enrollment of the school. The transportation fee is approximately $990-$1,290. Other fees include textbooks at $90-$264, capital assessment fee at $180; technology fee at $72; IB (full diploma) at $1,680; IB Certificate fee (up to four Certificate classes) $240; and English-as-a Second-Language/Optimal Match fees at $1,590. These fees are payable in Euro or U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)


Mr. Stefanos Gialamas, Superintendent
American Community Schools of Athens, Inc.
129 Aghias Paraskevis Street
152 34 Halandri
Athens, Greece
Tel. 3210-6393-200
Fax 3210-6390-051

Adapted from material published by the U.S. Department of State.
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