St. Catherine's British School Athens
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3.4 from 19 reviews
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Most commonly the term ‘achievement’ in a school is associated with attainment in the form of assessment and examination results and most certainly you will see that the learning of St. Catherine's British School, Athens' students, that is nurtured by stimulating and contemporary teaching of a curriculum that sets high expectations, has led to academic achievements and subsequent university and college placements that places us amongst the most successful British international schools.

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Curriculum

English,IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Max Class Size

Unknown

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19 Reviews of St. Catherine's British School

Average Ratings

Overall 3.38
Facilities 3.00
Academics 2.88
Teachers 3.06
Sports 2.94
Music & Arts 2.81
Science & Tech 3.06

Reviewer Nationalities

Greek (8) Australian (1) American (2) British (4) Japanese (1)

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Franklin Rooosevelt, 24/06/2022 @ 08:30:51
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Once a prestigious and high-performing School, St Catherine’s is now trading on it’s past reputation. The Senior Leaders are ineffective and lack vision or strategy, staff retention is poor and staff are demoralised. Facilities in the new Upper School are excellent but expansion since Covid means that they are now already at capacity. The Lower School occupies a tired, run-down and cramped site which is desperate for regeneration. The school is dominated by a privileged Greek elite whose children are effectively above the school rules, who speak Greek to the exclusion of non-native-speakers throughout the day despite the school’s learning language being English, and of whom the school are terrified because of their social and financial muscle. This is a school to avoid until the current SLT are retired.

Clara, 08/02/2022 @ 14:30:11
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School does not initiate community atmosphere and proper socialization. Up to 24 + kids per class (most of the students are from Greek families who don't understand British culture and/ or can't speak English which affects the classes needs). Teachers and principals are not trained to effectively manage and discipline students, as a result there is often yelling. There is a lot of bullying among peer groups and school does not use school therapist to resolve conflict or deal with emotional issues. Athletics--school hires local Greeks who do not know how to encourage good sportsmanship. Academics-well organized and thought out. But encourages competition among students.

Despina miratou , 25/01/2022 @ 19:40:46
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I’m not sure about the past but current IB system at the school is horrendous. Teaching is barely a 2 star and could be a lot better. Currently am self teaching myself most of the syllabus

Kali, 04/12/2021 @ 20:05:58
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この世の中で一番酷い学校。虐めが多く、先生方も何もやらない。勉強を覆いけど、何も習ってない。行政 の中でも虐めが酷い。絶対ここの学校に行かない方がいい。

Clara, 04/12/2021 @ 19:35:52
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Run by bullies and supported by people who live corrupt life styles. Children are not cared for. They teach children how to be competitive amongst each other. Bullying is an issue.. Teachers scream, yell and leave their own classrooms to pick up a private phone call, leaving the children stressed and anxious. I have so many unresolved and disgusting stories about the characters who work at this school. These people do not know how to be diplomatic, run a school, let alone take care and educate children. It's a poor excuse for a school. And to those families who are Greek and can't speak English or have no British background, why are you putting your kid through this hell? Go across the street to the Greek public school where they actually have a playground and a nice faculty. ps- this school doesn't have a playground for kids because there was an "accident" in the playground few years back.

Philippos Nassioutzik, 09/11/2021 @ 07:51:59
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Fantastic School, Incredible Facilities, Great teachers. All in all, a wonderful place to receive your education!

Liam Leiper, 30/09/2021 @ 15:17:50
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As a former pupil of St Catherine’s British school I would actually rate it very highly, I have read a lot of the comments and find some of them ridiculous. One has said that there is constant violence in the school and that girls have contracted STIs from being in the bathrooms! This is simply not true. My experience was completely different and found the school a very positive place to be. I started on year 2 and went all the way through to the upper school. The teachers were always very patient and positive, the lessons informative and the all round feel of the place was very relaxed and nice. I would recommend this place to anyone. Don’t listen to the bad reviews they are simply people with nothing better to do than hate on a perfectly good school.

StelArt, 22/07/2021 @ 09:10:31
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Teachers are of low quality and support is needed. Hygiene standards are below par for this level of school and the very high fees. In the nursery the cost was exorbitant with all this study from home for 4 year olds.

Georgios, 25/06/2021 @ 12:44:12
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Sadly, I have to say that the negative reviews are absolutely true. This school survives only because of its old good reputation, but unfortunately its current level of services is unacceptably low for the fees it requires. We lost 30k euros in 2 years, and it was very difficult to have our son accepted by a good private school, because of its low academic performance, especially in math and english. I advise you to stay away.

Kostas, 18/03/2021 @ 08:21:16
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My daughter is going there. Teachers are doing the best they can even in the pandemics. They are doing whatever possible to help the children. The new school is state of the art building like which there is no similar in Greece. School is the most expensive school in Greece and from what i start to realise after few months there the elite of the elite has their children there. Seems like the future of Greece lies in this schools hands.

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Julie Cronin, 9 months ago


All three of my children loved it!

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julie vl., a year ago


Εξαιρετικό αγγλόφωνο σχολείο αλλά πάρα πάρα πολύ ακριβό

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Sakis Anastasopoulos, 9 months ago


Καλό αλλά ακριβό.. δυο αστέρια επιεικως..

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