President's Message

panosblaxosWelcome to Anatolia, a welcoming, inclusive and vibrant international learning community!

Anatolia is a private nonprofit American educational institution. It is in many respects a remarkable and unique institution with a history extending over 130 years. Its integrated educational community features:

  • An elementary school (Pre-K to Grade 6)
  • A Greek high school offering extensive instruction in English
  • An International Baccalaureate world school in which all instruction is conducted in English
  • Pinewood American International School, which offers primary and secondary education (from pre-K to grade 12) in an exclusively English-speaking environment
  • A US-accredited and EU-validated college – called ACT (The American College of Thessaloniki) – offering Bachelor’s and Master's degrees in a variety of fields
  • A Lifelong Learning Center at ACT that provides new knowledge and skills to graduates and professionals
  • The Center for Talented Youth, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University
  • A bilingual program for young learners

All of these divisions, centers and programs are offered among others on our beautiful forty-five acre campus on the road to the scenic suburb of Panorama above the metropolis of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city.

Anatolia has been in existence since 1886. It has faced every type of adversity, endured three wars, been forced to change location three times, including a move from Asia Minor to Greece in 1924. The school has overcome all of these setbacks to emerge as a strong and vibrant international center of learning preparing young men and women for the challenges of the 21st century. Anatolia is currently the home to approximately 4500 students. It not only provides to students a strong foundation for the academic and professional world but also prepares them for global citizenship.

Together with the Board of Trustees, the students, faculty, staff and alumni of Anatolia, I take great pride in welcoming you to our academic community, and I invite you to learn more about the ways and means through which you might also become a part of the Anatolia legacy.

Dr. Panos Vlachos