Exchange Program Greece
Secondary education is provided in both public and private schools
and is divided into a compulsory first cycle (Gymnasio), from age
12 to 15, and an optional second cycle (Lykeio) from age 15 to 18.
No entrance examinations are required in either case. A unified
senior high school (Eniaio Lykeio) and technical schools have been
phased in since 1998.
Greek students enter elementary school at age six. They
attend six years of elementary school and three years of gymnasia.
Lyceums prepare students in three- or four-year courses for higher
education in universities or technical colleges. Public bilingual
schools are available offering classes in English and Greek. These
schools are attended both by Greek and international students and
can offer flexible curriculum, to meet the demands of an international
student. Private schools (American, English, German, Italian, French
and Japanese) with international programs are also available.
Typical subjects include:
Mathematics, History, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Environment,
English, Design, Greek, Astronomy, Biology, Technology, Geography,
and European History.
The school year runs
typically from August to May. Each lesson is 45 minutes long, with
breaks lasting 10 minutes. The school lasts from 8am to 3pm. Students
attend seven classes on three days of the week and six classes on
the other two days. Transportation to the school is provided
to the students on the program. Student Exchange Program Greece
Sep to: Jun
Long vacation from:
5 Jul to: 15 Sep
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