Byron College Athens was established in 1986 by a group of idealistic parents and teachers who 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 whilst maintaining the highest standards of self-discipline, behaviour and community participation.
The pupil body is now just over 400 and is divided fairly 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 programme of study that is essentially based on the UK National Curriculum. Given the nature of our pupil body we have a strong 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 site 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.