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The Grammar School Nicosia

Established: 1963

Language: English

Type: Secondary

Age range: 12 to 19

Students: 850

Cypriot/Foreigner ratio: 3:1

Senior Headmaster: Stephen Patsalos

Student/Teacher ratio: 9:1

Governance: Board of Directors

Director General: Akis Gregoriou


Admissions: Examinations Committee

Admissions policy: Tests in English or Greek and Mathematics, facilitating interview

Scholarships: For each student, based on rank, 10 scholarships for each year, starting from 100% down to 20%

Mid-term entry: Yes, with Placement Exams

Applying from abroad: Yes, with Placement Exams

Tuition fees: Academic year 2023-24: Classes 1-3 €8,530, Classes 4 & 5 €8,670 and Classes 6 & 7 €8,870.  Discounts for second and third child and full payment in advance.


Type of exams: Internal tests throughout the year and end of year final examinations, IGCSE, GCE Advanced Level, mostly through EDEXCEL/Pearson examination board

Languages: English (formal medium of instruction), Greek (native speakers), French, German (electives)

Optional: STEM Programme for Classes 1-3 (first school to introduce STEM since 2014).

Athletic Programmes: a competitive Football, Basketball, Swimming, Tennis and Track and Field programme for talented athletes is integrated into the regular school curriculum without affecting the high academic level of students. The football programme is in cooperation with Liverpool International Academy Cyprus. The basketball programme is supported by Keravnos BC. The Tennis programme operates in collaboration with the Eleon Tennis Academy-Photos Kallias.  The Track and Field programme operates in collaboration with the Gymnastic Association Pancypria (GSP). Students of the Athletic Programme have the opportunity to enter the scholarship programme on the basis of their academic and athletic performance


Sports: Including Football, Basketball, Handball, Volleyball, Swimming, Tennis and Track and Field, Beach Tennis and Survival games

Music: Choir and Orchestra, Cultural Evening, Talent Show

Theatre: Yearly theatrical performances under the school’s competition in cooperation with Thoc and the Ministry of Education and Culture

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Clubs: Sports, Educational (Current Affairs, Mooting, Environment, etc), Cultural (Art, Music, Theatre, Annual Cultural Evening etc) and Social (Blood Donation, Red Cross, Fundraising etc). Educational Programmes/Projects: Duke of Edinburgh International Award programme, Model United Nations (MUN), ERASMUS+ projects, European Youth Parliament (EYP), Euroscola, Toastmasters Public Speaking


Laboratories: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Junior Science, 3 Computer Labs, STEM lab, Innovation Lab

Sports facilities: Track and Field and Football with plastic turf, six-lane 25x13m Swimming Pool, Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Tennis, Beach Tennis, Survival Games

Cafeteria: Yes

Bus service: Yes

Boarding School: No

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Academic Timetable: 08:15-13.55

Exams: End of year

Uniform: Yes

Parents’ Association: Yes, various social activities and lectures

Student support: Pastoral Care system, Educational Counsellor, University and Career Placement Guidance, Nurse


Ioannis and Iro Gregoriou founded the Grammar School in 1963 operating in privately owned premises on Gregoriou Hill near the Nicosia airport. During the Turkish invasion in 1974 the school was bombed and consequently occupied by the Turks. In 1981 the Grammar School moved to new privately owned premises in Anthoupolis.  Premises include swimming pools, administration buildings, science laboratories, computer laboratories, Cafeteria, sports grounds and the STEM and technology innovation laboratories. The Grammar School entered into a collaboration with Microsoft and has established an IT Academy and is the first school in Cyprus to become a Microsoft Showcase School and a Microsoft Office Specialist Testing Centre. We implement Microsoft Office 365, a virtual workplace which allows students, teachers and parents to keep track of their lessons, assignments and school activities.

Contact Info

Anthoupolis Highway, Pano Deftera

t +357 22 695695  (Working hours: 8:00 – 16:00)

[email protected]

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