Find out about the international schools and the different curricula available in Greece...
An alternative to public schools in Greece are private and foreign schools. These schools may have a Greek or non-Greek curricula.
Local Embassies also usually have lists of foreign schools.
Enrolling a child in a private foreign school
Typically, the following is required, but requirements vary from school to school:
- Report cards/transcripts - submitted in a sealed envelope (if not in English, transcripts will need to be translated)
- Recommendation letter from the previous school (usually for secondary school only)
- If applicable, completed Special Education assessment from the student's previous school
- The student's medical records
- A copy of the student's passport and/or birth certificate
- Language skills test if the student was previously enrolled at a non-English-language curriculum school
- An interview with the child
In addition, once parents are informed of their child's acceptance, the following documents are required:
For students who are not of Greek nationality:
For students who are of Greek nationality:
- Certificate from the Consulate of the student's native country verifying citizenship
: Students between the ages of 6-15 who are of Greek nationality must obtain a permit from the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs
in order to attend a private school with a foreign curriculum. The only exceptions to this are if:
- the child's mother is a foreign national
- one parent is employed as administrative or diplomatic staff by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- one parent is a journalist working for a publication based abroad
- the student has had four consecutive years of foreign schooling in another country