What is the IBDP

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year program that corresponds to the 11th and 12th grade Lykeion and prepares students for entry to the best universities all over the world. Students are able to enter the IB program upon completion of the 10th grade (1st grade Lykeion). The IB Diploma is also fully equivalent to the Greek high school diploma (Law 2327, 1995).


The IB program is taught in English, French or Spanish and it is offered by 2,211 authorized schools worldwide to 137,330 students. Anatolia College introduced the program in 1997, and Anatolia's graduating students have been accepted at universities such as Harvard, Princeton, Yale, MIT, Stanford, Brown, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Northwestern and others in the U.S.A; Cambridge, UCL (University College London), Imperial College, York, Bath, Warwick, Edinburgh and Glasgow in Great Britain; the Sorbonne in France; Bocconi and La Sapienza in Italy.

The IB diploma program at Anatolia is open to students from all schools and nationalities provided they have an adequate command of the English language, are motivated and ready to adopt the disciplined work habits required by the IB curriculum. Students from Albania, Britain, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, FYROM, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the U.S. have enrolled in the program in recent years, as well as Greek students.

Our Mission

We aim to instill in young people the aspiration and all the necessary qualities to become principled and responsible citizens of the world as well as active, critically thinking and open-minded lifelong learners.

We aspire to establish Anatolia Secondary as the school of choice for all promising students, regardless of financial circumstances; a school that sets the standard in continuous development of its teaching approaches and constitutes the distinctive stepping stone for success in college, career and life.

Our Core Values

We agree that the best way to bring this about is by offering our students a learning environment that:

Academic Excellence

… challenges students intellectually across a range of disciplines in the pursuit of academic excellence, while balancing intellectual, physical and emotional development.

Critical reflection

… provides models of inquiry and the scaffolding that can lead students to critically reflect on and discuss what and how they learn and encourages students to progressively apply these understandings to future learning, thus taking appropriate responsibility for their own learning.

Personal Enrichment

… presents ample opportunities to students, through an extensive extracurricular program, to venture into unknown territory, explore their talents and creativity in groups or individually, thus enriching their learning experience and developing a well-rounded personality.

Respect and Responsibility

… prepares students for democratic citizenship, providing them with the freedom to make choices and take responsibility of their own actions, with respect for the dignity and rights of others, thus instilling a sense of obligation to society and humankind.

International Mindedness

... opens up to students a multiplicity of international experiences on and off campus, that, aided by the systematic and innovative cultivation of English, the leading language of global communication, prepare students to recognize their interdependence with other people and with the world in which they live.



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