The ACS Athens Mission:

ACS Athens is a student-centered international school, embracing American educational philosophy, principles and values. Through excellence in teaching and diverse educational experiences, ACS Athens challenges all students to realize their unique potential: academically, intellectually, socially and ethically -- to thrive as responsible global citizens.

Our VISION: Empowering Individuals to Become Architects of Their Own Learning to Thrive as Conscious Global Citizens and Improve Life and Living on the Planet

Belief Statement

We believe that:

  • ACS Athens is a student-centered institution in the pursuit of academic excellence, building upon each student’s unique talents and abilities
  • student learning is a shared responsibility of the student, the school and the family.
  • students learn and develop best in an environment of cooperation, belonging and trust.
  • diversity takes many forms and that respect for and acceptance of diversity is a source of richness in our community.
  • possessing a strong sense of civic responsibility and an ethic of service is fundamental to effective global citizenship.
  • education exists to promote intellectual, emotional and physical wholeness and ethical decision-making.
  • our community exists to provide opportunities for all of our students to reach their full potential.
  • learning is a life-long process.

The Portrait of ACS Athens Graduates

The ACS Athens Graduates are:

  • Inquirers

  • Knowledgeable

  • Thinkers

  • Communicators

  • Principled

  • Open-minded

  • Caring

  • Risk Takers

  • Balanced

  • Reflective

  • Decision-Makers