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    Byron College

    Founding year: 1986
    Website: Visit Website
    Number of students: 0
    Genders Accepted: Mixed (Co-education)
    Leadership: Ms. Penny Koutsantonis (Director)
    Number of staff: 0

    Byron College was established in 1986 by a group of idealistic parents and teachers. They believed that there was a need for a school in Athens that would provide a British Education that was egalitarian and inclusive and would pursue academic excellence while maintaining the highest standards of self-discipline, behavior, and community participation. The pupil body is now just over 400 and is divided relatively equally between Primary and Secondary pupils. These pupils come from over 50 different national backgrounds, but about half of our children are permanent residents of Greece.

    The language of instruction is English, and pupils follow a program of study that is necessarily based on the UK National Curriculum. Given the nature of our pupil body, we have a secure EAL section, attention is paid to the needs of our Greek parents, a range of modern languages is offered, and the History and Geography syllabuses are designed to reflect the international character of our pupils and the obligation to produce citizens with an awareness of global challenges that our society faces.

    Byron College is one School on one side, and all children share the same day and the same school holidays. The School accepts children from the age of 3, and many stay with us until they leave to study at university, aged 18.

    During their time with us, pupils from Nursery to Year 9 will follow a broad-based curriculum based on the UK Key Stage modal and in Year 10 will begin a 2-year cycle of study leading to the sitting of IGCSE exams in Year 11. Our Sixth Formers (Years 12 and 13) are prepared for university and college entrance through the dedicated teaching of AS and A-Level GCE subjects.

    Part of the School's unique character is that children across a range of ages can mix safely together to be involved in the joint activity. Our senior pupils can develop a sense of responsibility toward the young alongside their obligation to be community leaders and positive, healthy role models.

    Formal qualifications are obtained at the School via the following examination bodies. International General Certificate of Secondary Education (Years 10 and 11). AS and A-Level General Certificate of Education Exams (Years 12 and 13). These qualifications are awarded by the University of Cambridge International Examinations Board. Byron pupils can also enter for the exams conducted by the Greek Ministry, Ellinomathia.

    Byron College is the leading School in Athens founded on the British tradition of academic excellence while embracing a global perspective. As we grow, we continue to welcome pupils from a diverse and enriching range of cultures and backgrounds. We are consistent in our efforts to discover the talents inherent in every child, inspire creativity, and encourage individuality.

    Our highly qualified staff is dedicated to building confidence in our pupils by celebrating their many accomplishments and maximizing their potential. Byron pupils - past and present - are a living testimony to our successes individuals who benefit their community, society, and the world of tomorrow. We are a vibrant element of the community. Our pupils act as ambassadors who uphold and promote our altruistic philosophy and environmental commitment while striving to build bridges among cultures. In the spirit of Lord Byron, Byron College is bold, egalitarian, boundary challenging, and adventurous.

    Byron College is a British international school in the northern suburbs of Athens comprising pupils from diverse cultural backgrounds. Our pupils have inspired learners who develop into responsible, confident, motivated young adults. We aim:

    • To maintain high expectations from our staff and pupils
    • To instill a robust set of moral values
    • To engage the future through evolving technologies and innovations in education
    • To sustain the positive sense of a caring community while the School develops.
    • To enhance the range of academic opportunities as facilities and departments continue to develop
    • To continue being a powerful, positive voice in the local community and in a broader national and international context, sentiments founded on our appreciation of the country we live in
    • To foster an environmental conscience
    • To generate an atmosphere of mutual respect.

    We promise to continuously reflect upon our School, adapting and changing for an even better future.






    Address: Byron College, 7 Filolaou Street, Gerakas15344 Athens, Greece, 15344, Greece

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