Examinations, curricula and tests

Read about the curricula, exams and tests commonly encountered at international schools, including the UK and US systems, International Baccalaureate and International Primary Curriculum.

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International schools in Greece

Are you looking for an international school in Greece? You can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK or US national curriculum or the International Primary Curriculum.

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 International Baccalaureate Organisation, as well as bilingual schools that offer the Greek curriculum alongside the French or German one, and a multi-lingual European School. 

The vast majority are coeducational day schools, many educate children from nursery through to high school, some are run by Christian religious foundations and a few have long histories. The bilingual Deutsche Schule Athen was founded in 1896 and the English-medium Doukas School opened in 1917.  

Greece has 19 IB World Schools, of which 13 teach in English, five in English and Greek, and one in English and German. A total of 15 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.  

The School of European Education in Heraklion, Crete, provides free, public, multi-lingual education leading to the European Baccalaureate for students from European Union member states including Greece. It is accredited by the EU’s European Schools network.  

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 2017, net enrolment was 73 per cent for kindergartens, 98 per cent in primary schools and 93 per cent at secondary schools. Greece had the highest proportion of young people attending university or college in the world, with gross enrolment of 137 per cent. 





American Community Schools of Athens

129 Aghias Paraskevis Str.,
Halandri,
152 34 Athens,
Greece

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

American Farm School

Marinou Antipa 54, PO Box 23,
Thessaloniki,
551 02,
Greece

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Anatolia High School

PO Box 21021,
60 John Kennedy Avenue,
555 35 Pylea,
Greece

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Byron College

7 Filolaou Street,
15344 Gerakas,
Greece

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Campion School Athens

PO Box 674 84,
Pallini,
153 02,
Greece

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Costeas-Geitonas School

Pallini - Attikis,
Athens,
15351,
Greece

Co-educational, Day.

Deutsche Schule Athen

Dimokritou 6 & Germanikis Scholis Athinon,
GR 151 23 Maroussi,
Greece

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Deutsche Schule Thessaloniki - DST

PO Box 51,
Thessaloniki-Thermi km 9,
GR-55102 Thessaloniki-Fin,
Greece

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

European Interactive School (DES)

Barakos Hill,
Ribas,
19400,
Greece

Co-educational, Day.

Geitonas School

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme,
PO Box 74128, Sternizes,
Koropi, Attiki,
166 02,
Greece

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

HAEF, Athens College

15 Stephanou Delta Street,
Attiki,
Athens,
154 52,
Greece

Co-educational, Day.

HAEF, Psychico College

Psychico College,
PO Box 65005, Psychiko,
Athens,
15410,
Greece

Co-educational, Day.

I.M. Panagiotopoulos School

Milisi 3,
Pallini,
Athens,
153 51,
Greece

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Institut Français de Thessalonique

Leoforos Stratou 2A,
Thessaloniki,
Greece

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

International School of Athens

PO Box 51051,
Kifissia,
Athens,
14510,
Greece

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School of Larissa

Tyrnavos 40100,
Larissa,
40100,
Greece

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

International School of Piraeus

66-70 Praxitelous street,
Piraeus,
18532,
Greece

Co-educational, Day.

Ionios School

PO Box 13622,
Filothei,
15202,
Greece

Co-educational, Day.

Lampiri Schools

Metamorphosis 155 and Ilissou,
Moschato,
Athens,
Greece

Co-educational, Day.

Lycée Franco-Hellénique Eugène Delacroix

B.P. 60050,
Rues Chlois & Trikalon,
153 54 Aghia Paraskevi-Athènes,
Greece

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Mary N. Raptou School SA

Karditsis 21,
Larissa,
41335,
Greece

Co-educational, Day.

Moraitis School

A Papanastasiou & Ag Dimitriou,
Paleo Psychico,
Athens,
15452,
Greece

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Pinewood - American International School of Thessaloniki, Greece

14th km Thessalonikis - N. Moudanion,
P.O. Box 60606,
Thermi - Thessaloniki,
GR-57001,
Greece

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Platon School

Eleytheriou Venizelou Street,
Glyka Nera,
Attika,
15354,
Greece

Co-educational, Day.

St Catherine's British School

Leoforos Venizelou 77,
Lykovrissi,
Athens,
141 23,
Greece

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Lawrence College

PO Box 7422,
16602 Varkiza Attiki,
Athens,
Greece

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Ziridis Bilingual School

Christoupoli,
Athens,
19004,
Greece

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.