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International School of Athens

School Profile:
Founded 1979
225 students, aged 3 - 18
International curriculum, pyp,myp,diploma,college preparatory
35 staff
fees: 5300-8400/yr

Address
Xenias and Artemidos Streets P.O. Box 51051 GR-145 10 Kifissia Athens, Greece
Tel: 30 210 6233-888
Fax: 30 210 6233-160
info@isa.edu.gr


INTRODUCTION
International School of Athens was founded in 1979 as TASIS Hellenic International School to serve the needs of the international community of Athens. The name was changed to International School of Athens in May 2005 to better reflect the nature of the school. The school is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and in 2001 was re-accredited for another 10-year period. The student body contains students from over 35 nationalities, indicating the international nature of the school.

CURRICULUM
International School of Athens is an IB World School, and is one of the few schools authorized by the IBO to offer all three programs: PYP, MYP and Diploma Program. In addition, the school has a college preparatory program in grades 11 and 12, which offers high standards for those interested in an alternative to the Diploma Program. Qualified students who attend at least two years of the MYP may earn a certificate at the end of the 10th grade. As an authorized school, ISA carefully adheres to the standards and criteria set by the IBO. Students learn English, mathematics, social studies, science, languages (Greek, French and Spanish), the arts, technology and physical education.

STAFF
The teaching staff at ISA is dedicated and talented. All teachers are experienced and certified in their home countries. The Greek Ministry of Education validates appointment of all teachers on a yearly basis. Teachers represent many nationalities, e.g., American, British, Canadian, Australian and Greek.

FACILITIES
The school is located in Kifissia, one of the most attractive northern suburbs of Athens. The attractive school building has been adapted for educational purposes from a neo-classical , four-story former hotel. In addition to classrooms, the premises include a double computer lab, science labs, two libraries, art studios, and a theatre for dramatic and musical performances. The Counseling and Careers Center houses a variety of counselling functions, including a vigorous University Placement office. For sports and physical education, the school has basketball/volleyball courts and a playground for the younger children. Students also have the use of a nearby closed gymnasium and soccer field.

SCHOOL YEAR AND SCHOOL DAY
The school year is from September through June. The school day runs from 8:45 to 3:30 for the Primary School, and from 8:30 to 3:50 for the Middle and High Schools. Students have two short and one long break during the school day. Clubs are incorporated into the curriculum, and students have the opportunity to pursue their interests in a variety of clubs.

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
International School of Athens is an academic community comprised of students, faculty, and parents united in a philosophy which is dedicated to fostering in all of its students a love of learning, self-discipline and self-knowledge. The community upholds the belief that what a school chooses to teach is reflected in its regard for its human relationships, to its appreciation of cultural diversity and the manner to which it interacts with all of its members. The community is proud of its 'sense of family' and the friendships and camaraderie that it inspires. The curriculum is broad-based and flexible. A low faculty student ratio caters to the individual needs of each student and contributes to a learning environment that stimulates personal, intellectual, artistic, social, and physical development. The close interaction of all members of the ISA community effectively encourages the students to achieve high personal standards of academic success, maximises each student's potential and contributes to the total educational experience.

 

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