Athens College at a glance
Athens College was founded in 1925 by enlightened Greeks, led by
Emmanuel Benakis and Stephanos Delta, with the support of American
philhellenes. It belongs to the Hellenic-American Educational Foundation
(HAEF), a not-for-profit organization. For almost a century, it stands as a
beacon of primary and secondary educational excellence, incorporating best global educational
practices of Greece and beyond. The premier education provided is enriched with
a program of diverse extracurricular and social outreach activities.
We promote excellence and encourage our students to take advantage of the opportunities being offered to them, as well as to reach their highest potential. We shape responsible global citizens and future leaders, nurtured by the values of the intellectual heritage of Greece and the liberal values of the United States and Europe.
The Athens College Experience
The unique Athens College experience encompasses everything that happens inside as well as outside of the classroom. With over 200 clubs and extracurricular activities to choose from, our students discover themselves and sharpen their aptitudes. Learn more about our programs and find what suits you.LEARN MORE
Our alumni and friends in the Spotlight
Academic, Space Scientist
Dr. Stamatis Krimigis, Professor at Johns Hopkins University and world renowned space scientist, shares with us, in an exclusive interview, his journey that began in the island of Chios and continued all the way through to NASA.
Costis Maglaras ΄87
Dean of Columbia Business School
In an exclusive interview, Costis Maglaras ΄87, Dean of Columbia Business School, talks to us about the difficult road to success and his relationship with Greece and his alma mater.
Elli Andriopoulou '93
Chairwoman and Managing Director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
In an exclusive interview, Elli Andriopoulou ’93, Chairwoman and Managing Director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, talks about Athens College and her dual role as an alumna and parent.
Atmospheric Physics Professor, Secretary General of the Academy of Athens
Professor of Atmospheric Physics and Secretary General of the Academy of Athens Christos Zerefos in an exclusive interview talks about climate change and offers our students advice.
Mary Katrantzou '00
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT
Ιn an exclusive interview to the College, globally distinguished Professor Constantinos Daskalakis, talks to us about his childhood, his studies and life at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Director of the Center for Ocean Engineering at MIT
Globally distinguished Professor Michael Triantafyllou, in an exclusive interview, introduces us to the world of biomimetics. He also talks about how it feels to represent our nation among hundreds of leading scientists from around the world.