The Schools offer a high level of education, with the happiness of students and the realization of their objectives in mind. They thus ensure the most fertile ground and secure environment, the necessary conditions for students to develop their aptitudes and strengthen their abilities, to create and stand out. The Schools help to shape multifaceted personalities, while inspiring and guiding students to success in their cultural and social life.
This success is due to:
- Carefully selected faculty.
- Innovative teaching methods applied: Case Studies, Flipped Classroom, Watch & Learn.
- Continuous enrichment of our facilities: digital classrooms, digital communication platforms.
- Additional hours of instruction in core subjects: Modern Greek, Ancient Greek, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Computer Science.
- The After School classes (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, foreign languages, Greek and English dramatic and rhetorical speech, arts, choir, orchestra, theater, basketball.
- The Studies Abroad program: counseling center and preparatory courses (SAT, TOEFL, IELTS) for admission to U.S. and European universities.
- Laboratory exercises and experiments in Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science.
- Innovative programs in literature, cinema, environment, social contribution.
- Cultural and sports activities and excursions.
- Supplementary book material written by highly trained teachers of the Schools.
- Participation in international congresses and competitions.
The curriculum aims to help students respond to the Schools’ high demands and to render students protagonists in their effort to gain admission to higher education institutions in Greece and abroad, while at the same time strengthening each student’s cultural and social dimensions.
Computer Science is a priority at the Schools. Any technological development that can help our children in their journey to knowledge is combined harmoniously with the other aspects of the school program and works pragmatically to the benefit of students’ education. This is, after all, evidenced by the exceptional successes of our students in Balkan and International Olympiads in Computer Science.
"Neoteron didaske" (Teach the most modern) - Democritus
Using modern labs, with the latest equipment that is constantly renewed, we expand the provision of educational work with the teaching of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the Junior - Senior High School in these areas:
Each student has access to a vast universe of interactive educational material (e-books, notes, video tutorials, quizzes, scientific articles on current events).
Participation in innovative programs that require the use of ICT in education.
The program caters to Junior - Senior High School students of the schools of Thessaloniki, both public and private. Their main aim is to bring students closer to the world of Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy and the arts.
Design and generation of innovative research work for presentation in student conferences and competitions.
International program for learning programming and writing code even for novice users.
Secure Web browsing (safer Internet).
Pan-European program for learning and building applications for computers and mobile devices.
Computer programming, image processing, creating online newspaper and web pages and office automation (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and databases).
Students learn advanced programming or robotics in order to participate in national competitions of the GCS (Greek Society of Computer Scientists and Computer) or the First Lego League.
Participation and distinctions in national and international competitions and conferences in Computer Science.
Mandoulides Schools’ objective is constantly to improve students’ knowledge of foreign languages, so that they can become fluent in them and successfully respond to the world’s growing demand for multilingualism by acquiring foreign language certification.
Learning objectives are achieved by:
- Additional hours of instruction using modern textbooks and new pedagogical methods.
- After School remedial teaching sections.
- Preparation courses for the SAT, TOEFL, IELTS exams for university admissions.
- Analysis and interpretation of English literature.
- Participation by students in experiential activities for preparation and presentation of projects on an individual and group level.
- Clubs: Forensics (Debate, Impromptu Speaking, Oratory, Group Discussion, Duet Acting, Oral Interpretation).
- Writing articles for the magazine Flame.
- Preparation and participation in international and European conferences and events such as Model United Nations, European Youth Parliament.
- New technologies and interactive teaching.
- Access to the digital platform e-mandoulides (database of educational material, e-books, notes, educational videos, scientific articles).
- Summer courses in prestigious universities of Europe and the U.S.
The Schools are authorized examination centers for the exams:
- CPE, CAE, FCE Cambridge University.
- TOEFL iBT (Ιnternet-based test) of the ETS (Educational Testing Service).
- PSAT, SAT Reasoning, SAT Subject Tests, and ACT, essential for studies at universities of the U.S. and Europe.
The English language program for bilingual students is aimed at Junior High School students who:
- Were born or raised in an English-speaking country.
- Attended an English-speaking school.
- English is their native language.
The program operates from the 1st to the 9th grade and
- Is carried out in an English-speaking environment.
- Focuses on teaching vocabulary and writing.
- Emphasis is given on the cultivation of critical thought, comprehension and writing.
- Is based on books taught in the U.S.
- Is taught by experienced teachers who are native English speakers.
In the Panhellenic Forensics Association Tournament (English Dramatic and Rhetorical Speech), students of the Schools have been extraordinarily successful, although they have had to compete with students from anglophone schools of Athens. The following private and public schools participate in the competition: American Community Schools (ACS), Anatolia College, Anavryta Model Experimental Lyceum, Arsakeio Patras, A 'Arsakeio Lykeio Psychiko, Byron College, Campion School, Costeas - Geitonas School, Ekpaideftiki Anagennisi, Geitonas School, HAEF - Hellenic American Educational Foundation, 5th Gymnasio Oreokastrou, Mandoulides Schools, The Moraitis School, Nea Genia Ziridis, Pierce - The American College of Greece, Pinewood American International School, St. Catherine's British School, and St. Lawrence College.
Mandoulides Schools’ students achieved five times the 1st place and the Gold Cup nationwide (1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007), once the 2nd place (2002) and twice 3rd place (2005 and 2015), respectively, while students of the club also won five times the 4th place (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014).
The Schools have hosted the national Forensics competition on the Junior - Senior High School premises with great success during the years: 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015.
French and German
French and German are taught as a second language in the 7th to the 9th grade.
Learning objectives are achieved by:
- Modern textbooks and teaching methods.
- Remedial teaching courses and clubs for the proper preparation and acquisition of A1, A2, B1 and B2 certificates.
- Writing articles for the magazine School Messages.
- New technologies and interactive teaching.
- Access to the digital platform e-mandoulides (database of educational material, electronic books, notes, educational videos).
- Preparation for and attendance at student conferences and events.
The Schools in their effort to improve and support students’ edification apply the following actions:
These are held during the first week of September before the start of the school year and are aimed at students who want to cover gaps in the Greek language, English language and Mathematics.
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, foreign languages, Greek and English debate, arts, choir, orchestra, theater, cinema, basketball.
During which students are able to resolve their questions, to be informed about their performance, and discuss with teachers various school subjects that concern them.
This program is applied in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology for the 8th and 9th grade.
In the courses of Ancient Greek and Physics, carried out by teachers during breaks in the daily schedule of classes.
Performed by outstanding Senior High School students to Junior High School students, under the supervision of their respective teachers.
Clubs are an innovative initiative of the Schools that enables our students to:
- Discover and cultivate their specific inclinations and talents.
- Express their creativity and ingenuity.
- Take initiative in the spirit of teamwork.
- Engage in something unique.
Culture and Arts
- French (Α2, Β1)
- German (Α2, Β1)
- Rhetorical Speech
- The Science Club in the Science Lab
- Mathematical Thinking and Reasoning
- F1 in Schools
- Aerobics - Zumba
For the first time in Greece, Mandoulides Schools, in cooperation with the educational organization StageLearn, are introducing case studies in the Projects lesson.
For decades, case studies have been successfully used as an educational tool in prestigious universities abroad and specifically in law, business and medical undergraduate and graduate schools.
Case studies are realistic stories that connect academic knowledge with everyday life. In dealing with case studies, students assume a leading role and answer scientific and ethical questions. This educational method can be used not only to explore scientific issues, but also to develop critical thinking and cultivate team spirit.
- Development of critical thinking abilities.
- Cultivation of team spirit.
- Exploration of modern scientific issues.
- Predominantly influenced by STEM sciences.
Watch & Learn:
Preparation for the Panhellenic examinations is changing...
For the first time in Greece, Mandoulides Schools are applying exclusively an innovative program, which provides 10th and 12th grade students the opportunity for further practice on topics of Ancient Greek, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry on the model of the Panhellenic examinations, online, at home!
Students are able to:
- See the solutions to original practice questions on video created according to the Panhellenic examinations’ standards, answered in an exemplary manner, as the examination system requires.
- Familiarize themselves with the system and the examinations’ requirements.
- Practice addressing challenging questions of varying degrees of difficulty.
The class is changing...
The program Flipped Classroom takes 8th and 9th grade students on an exciting journey of knowledge in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology through modern online lectures, which students can watch at home, before the lectures are given in class!
The implementation of this program allows teachers to spend more time on additional consolidation exercises and to cooperate with all the students in the classroom, while making lectures enjoyable and creative.
A series of lectures - debates on current affairs by today’s leading experts in many fields, such as: A. Antonopoulos, C. Giannaras, S. Theodorakis, S. Kouloglou, T. Lalas, L. Lazopoulos, I. Manoledakis, P. Noutsos, G. Souflias M. Sfakianakis, P. Tsimas, C. Tsolakis, V. Tsouderou.
A competitive spelling game between Junior High School classes that fosters fair play and raises students’ concern for correct spelling, etymology and the meaning of Greek words. Eugene, the Grammar Expert, is a program named after the Byzantine Greek grammarian who created the first dictionary with Greek words classified in alphabetical order and the spelling rules that needed to be followed.
A historical knowledge game that aims to urge students to love history by having fun and gaining experience that will certainly prove useful in the future, because history, much like our lives, goes in cycles.
Within the framework of the Bookmates program, students have the opportunity to become acquainted with books, authors, and illustrators of a publishing house during the school year. In this way, books become a game, joy, knowledge, communication, an act of creation. Books are man’s best company.
School Vocational Guidance (SEP)
Students are advised by specialists (university professors, distinguished professionals) on modern and traditional professions; they discuss undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and visit places of business for professional orientation, in order to plan their future careers responsibly.
Mandoulides Schools, under the program SVG (School Vocational Guidance), are inaugurating a pioneering Special Educational Program this year, titled “100 mentors.” The program is aimed at 10th and 11th grade students, who will soon need to choose a profession, and will help them:
- Understand the value of choosing the right field of study and training in order to pursue the profession they desire with the necessary qualifications.
- To come into contact with many career choices and their prospects.
- To become aware of the need for ongoing training that enables them to adapt to the constant evolution of their field.
- To develop into individuals who derive satisfaction from their work.
The program caters to Junior and Senior High School students of Mandoulides Schools and other schools of the city, public and private. Its main aim is to bring children closer to the world of Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy and the arts.
The Schools, since their foundation, have the ancient saying “healthy mind in a healthy body” as a guide in combining sports with excellent education.
Sport is an integral part of school life and supported by highly qualified teachers of physical education and coaches, as well as by outstanding infrastructure.
Our students’ numerous and significant distinctions on a world and national level fully justify this choice.
According to grade, age and class in the course of Physical Education, objectives and priorities are reached through the following actions:
- Development of physical abilities: endurance, strength, speed, flexibility, agility.
- Development of simple and complex motor skills and satisfactory performance of some of them.
- Awareness and cultivation of rhythm.
- Learning basic techniques in individual and team sports.
- Teamwork exercises.
- Team sports.
- Regulations and their application.
- Internal team sports contests.
- Familiarization with basic principles of injury prevention.
- Acquisition of knowledge of sports science and parallel application through practical lessons.
- Promotion of health and wellness, with an emphasis on participation, alternative exercise and sports.
- Olympic education: visits by athletes who have excelled in the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Visits to environmentally important areas for our younger students of kindergarten and elementary schools, and environmental projects, excursions, and various activities for older students of our Junior High School, cultivate the sensitivity of our children towards nature. The environmental actions of Mandoulides Schools have repeatedly been singled out for the Green Flag award by the Greek Society for the Protection of Nature.
Through the excellent level of education provided by the Schools, they have established themselves as pioneers in the world of education. In this way, they give students an opportunity to develop their talents and abilities and to win leading international and nationwide distinctions in the following subjects:
- Sciences (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, Computer Science).
- Humanities (Modern Greek, Ancient Greek, dramatic and rhetorical speech competitions).
- Arts and Culture (theater groups, music groups, choirs, literary groups, art).
- International conferences and events.
The Studies Abroad program facilitates Mandoulides students in preparing for higher education abroad at the same time they prepare for admission to Greek universities.
The program includes:
- Counseling center.
- Exam preparation courses (SAT, TOEFL, IELTS) for admission to universities in the U.S. and Europe, for 10th, 11th and 12th grade students.
Without implementing an International Baccalaureate (IB) program, Mandoulides Schools’ students secure a large number of positions and scholarships in top universities abroad.
Within the framework of the program, representatives from leading universities visit the Schools on a regular basis, to inform students about the curriculum and academic life in these institutions.
Summer educational university programs abroad
Every year, students of the Schools are admitted to and attend prestigious summer educational programs in the U.S. and Europe, where they have the opportunity to expand their social and cultural horizons by coming into contact with students from around the world. Students of the Schools have been admitted with a scholarship in the following summer programs:
U.S.: Stanford, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, Brown, Boston, Northwestern, Michigan.
Great Britain: Oxford.
International and European Conferences
Mandoulides Schools prepare students for their crucial role as active and conscious citizens of tomorrow, by helping them achieve success in today’s global environment. Having that in mind, they encourage students’ participation in a multitude of local, national and international programs, such as:
- The Hague International Model United Nations Conference, the Hague, Netherlands (THIMUN).
- Harvard Model United Nations, Boston, U.S. (HMUN).
- Georgetown Model United Nations, Washington, D.C. (NAIMUN).
- Yale Model Government Europe, Budapest, Hungary (YMGE).
- Harvard Model Congress Europe (HMCE).
- Junior Model United Nations Conference, Turkey (JMUN Hisar).
- International European Youth Parliament (IEYP).
- International Student Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.
- Euroscola Program of the European Parliament, Strasbourg, France.
- Educational visit to CERN Nuclear Research Center, Geneva, Switzerland.
- Global Young Leaders Conference, New York - Washington, D.C. (GYLC).
- Physics Conference "Physics Enchants" by the NEB and Technology Conferences, Athens, Greece.
- Youth Parliament, Athens, Greece.
- International Conference on Reimagining Schooling, Thessaloniki, Greece.
- Mathematical Meeting, Kolmogorov School, Moscow, Russia.
- Conseil des Jeunes Citoyens, Public Speech Student Meeting, in French, Thessaloniki, Greece.
- UNESCO “ASPnet”
Art and Performance
Since 2001, students of the Schools have trained in Greek language rhetorical speech contests, including debate, impromptu, motivational speech and expressive reading. In this way, they cultivate critical thinking, are familiarized with the formulation of grammatically and aesthetically correct discourse and practice rhetorical style, always within the framework of each respective contest’s rules. The result of their efforts is the great success achieved on a local and national level.
Orchestra - Choir
The cultivation of musical culture is a tradition at the Schools. Students of the orchestra and the choir accompany school and extracurricular cultural events. Each ensemble, independently or together, has been awarded first place in the student cultural competitions of the Ministry of Education and at international music festivals abroad. They have also collaborated with important Greek artists such as Dionysis Savvopoulos, Lavrentis Mahairitsas, Dionysis Tsaknis, Nikos Papazoglou, Loudovikos of Anogia, Evanthia Reboutsika.
The Schools, believing in the value of theater education, have introduced to their curriculum a variety of activities related to the art of theater. From Kindergarten to High School, student theater groups perform ancient and modern drama. The aim of the theater group is to cultivate theatrical education. Through the collective experience of values, through cooperation, responsibility, dialogue, respect for others, critical thinking, expressive power, imagination, creativity and self-expression, students learn to love art and culture and acquire the ability to actively participate in broader cultural developments. Within a climate encouraging enthusiasm and confidence, performances that achieve the objectives of theatrical education are presented.
Students creatively express themselves through visual arts and receive distinctions on a national and international level. Awards and prizes are bestowed in international, European and national art competitions.
The traditional dance group boasts a rich history with seamless participation in regional student cultural competitions distinguished by great achievements and distinctions. The group has participated in folk dance festivals and excelled in events such as "Days of Expression and Creativity." With faith in the continuation of Greek folk tradition and in conveying our cultural heritage to younger generations, the group continues its work and provides students with the opportunity to experience a multifaceted education.
The fast paced life of families nowadays, after all, often renders the establishment of a healthy diet difficult. Mandoulides Schools, in a continuing effort to educate their students and increase awareness for parents as far as following a healthy diet is concerned, have been implementing the program “Eating Healthily at Mandoulides Schools.”
- Free breakfast for the Day Care Center and Kindergarten, which includes: bread, cheese, marmalade, honey and fresh milk.
- Optional catering service for all students.
- Labels with calorimetric analysis and nutrient percentages accompany the products offered by the canteens.
- On the individual meal packages that meet all health requirements, calories and nutrients are listed.
Special Educational Programs
Mandoulides Schools offer students the opportunity to attend special educational programs and academies designed to offer a comprehensive education and to cultivate students' skills.
In Mandoulides Schools’ Special Educational Programs and Academies:
- The trust we have placed in the Schools’ standards and experience is substantiated.
- Classes are taught by select and experienced associates and educators.
- Classes are carried out in the Schools’ state of the art facilities.
- Classes are held in a safe environment.
- Students are transported using a school bus service.
- Parents save precious time.
|Special Educational Programs||Levels|
|Robotics||Junior High School|
|Modern Dance||Junior High School|
|Ski & Snowboard||Junior - Senior High School|
MAS Sports Academies
The Evangelos Mantoulidis Cultural Athletic Association (MAS) was founded in 1970 by the late Evangelos Mantoulidis. Its primary purpose is the well-rounded and harmonious development of physical, intellectual and mental skills of its members and their cultural edification.
The association’s work focuses on the cultivation of sportsmanship, carried out through the operation of sports academies.
|MAS Sports Academies||Levels|
|Basketball||Junior - Senior High School|
|Soccer||Junior - Senior High School|
|Girls’ Volleyball||Junior - Senior High School|
The Schools continue operating in the summer months and offer several educational and sports programs.
Why choose the Schools’ summer programs?
- We creatively utilize our free time.
- We acquire knowledge in a fun and playful way.
- We develop our social skills.
- We participate in excursions and outings.
- We practice our favorite sports.
- We learn by playing and creating in a safe and familiar environment.
|All Star Basketball & Shooting - Footwork Camp||Junior - Senior High School|
|Soccer Camp||Junior - Senior High School|
|Girls’ Volleyball Camp||Junior - Senior High School|
|Educational Programs at Colleges Abroad||Junior - Senior High School|
|Rhetorical Speech Competitions||Junior - Senior High School|
|Mandoulides Epathlon & Robotics Camp||Junior High School|
|Mandoulides Programming Day||Junior - Senior High School|
|Mathematical Thinking and Reasoning||Junior - Senior High School|