Campion School, Athens
UK, IB, curricula.
560 students, 2-18.
PO Box 67484, Pallini, 153 02, Greece
Tel: (+30) 210 607 1700
Fax: (+30) 210 607 1750
Founded in 1970, Campion School is an independent, not-for-profit
organization governed by a Board of Trustees, providing a British-style
education complete with a full range of extra-curricular activities
to students from 3 to 18 years from some forty countries. The school
is a member of the UK Governing Bodies Association, and the Headmaster
is a member of HMC.
The Campion School is located in its own new, purpose-built premises
in the suburb of Pallini, 16 km east of the city centre, where a
full range of academic, sporting and artistic facilities has been
constructed. The school organizes a bus service covering the most
popular suburbs in the Athens area. Each bus has an adult supervisor
in addition to the driver.
The academic programme att he Campion School is based on the English
National Curriculum, adapted to make full use of the location and
culture of Greece. Courses lead to IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate
Diploma. Class sizes are generally small, and children's progress
is carefully monitored by a system of class teachers, advisors and
year tutors. Although the majority of students aim at university
education in the United Kingdom, preparation and guidance is also
given to students wishing to apply to universities in the USA, and
to various American colleges in Greece.
The performing arts are well represented both inside and outside
the curriculum, and dramatic performances take place in each school
at least once a term. Choral and instrumental groups meet on a regular
basis, and individual tuition is provided in a variety of musical
instruments. There is a wide range of competitive sports on offer,
and students are encouraged to take part. Soccer, volleyball and
basketball teams regularly play against opponents from Greece and
abroad. Other sports include tennis, athletics, cross-country running,
trampolining and modern dance.
Admission to the Campion School is dependent on interview, reports
from previous schools, and an entrance test in English.