Kindergarten Admissions

At Athens College, we accept parental online applications for their child’s admission into “John M. Carras” Kindergarten from the date of birth of the candidate up until the end of January of the year in which the candidate will enter Pre-Kindergarten. To initiate the admissions process, parents must pay the amount of 60 euros to the Accounting Office of the College, in Psychico, as soon as they receive notice.

The draw (lottery) for Kindergarten admissions takes place in February of the year before the child is to attend Pre-Kindergarten and is carried out in two separate sessions as per the following categories: for children of alumni and general admissions.  The draw is held at “John M. Carras” Kindergarten (Emmanouil Benaki & Roidi Streets, Psychico), where the names of the candidates and the announcement of those who successfully gain admission are publicly posted.  Parents of candidates who wish to be present at the time of the draw are welcome.

Parents of children whose names are drawn are required to pay a lump sum of 350 euros, which is not offset by tuition fees and is non-refundable. Parents must submit their child’s necessary medical documents and developmental history and candidates must successfully pass the Pre-Kindergarten readiness test administered by a HAEF psychologist. Last, the daycare center or preschool that the candidate attends must also complete and submit the relevant form.

A pre-requisite for registration is the successful completion of the admissions process outlined above, submission of the child’s immunization record and verification that the child is toilet (potty) trained.

Candidates who have siblings attending the College or are children of 4th generation College alumni do not participate in the lottery process: however, they must submit the application form on a timely basis and successfully complete the admissions process.

Group tours and info sessions about the Kindergarten program are held on specific days and times during the course of the school year.  You can register for one of the tours by contacting the Head of Kindergarten Parents, Ms. Eleni Potamianou ([email protected], tel. 2106798214, 2106798297).

Lottery for admissions in Pre-K in September 2021 will be held on Monday, February 8 and broadcast live via the School's webpage:

  • 16.00 for the category of children of alumni
  • 17.00 for the category of general admissions