Academic Programmes

At CGS, students are able to choose one or more extra-curricular activities from a meticulously designed educational programme. The programme includes the in-depth learning of foreign languages, humanities and experimental sciences, the application of the core curriculum, the development of the emotional and intellectual well-being of the students as well as providing additional support with the core curriculum.

The programmes vary depending on the age group to which each child belongs.

Information and registration:, SMART Secretariat,

Educational programme on afternoon zone - SMART

Foreign Languages Club

 “A different language is a different vision of life.”

Federico Fellini

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”

Nelson Mandela


Foreign Languages Club



In this age of globalization, knowledge of foreign languages ​​is essential for the cultural and social development of man, the broadening of his way of thinking and his familiarization with different nations, environments and cultures.

The CGS Foreign Languages club offers students of all levels the opportunity to learn the languages ​​of their choice in an interactive and pleasant way, as well as to become acquainted with the civilisation, history, culture and everyday life of the peoples with whom they wish to communicate.

The CGS Foreign Languages ​​Club offers courses in English, French, German, Spanish and Chinese.

Some activities of the Foreign Language Club include:

  • reading fairy tales and literary books
  • creating a school newspaper
  • creating and viewing films & watching and performing short plays
  • contact with peers from all over the world who speak this particular foreign language
  • participation in International Competitions such as the International Francophone Competition, Concours de la Francophonie and competitions organized by the Goethe Institut.
  • familiarisation with the traditions of the foreign country through constructions, recipes, short activities which reflect everyday life.

The choice of learning a foreign language, other than those taught in the regular morning programme, is available from Year 3 of the Primary School. However, students have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of English from Year 5 in the Primary School and of other languages from Year 6 in preparation for foreign language certificates offered by official boards.

By attending the Foreign Languages Club, students can:

  • learn one or more new foreign languages.
  • extend their knowledge in a language they know.
  • prepare for the examinations of foreign language certificates of official educational organizations such as the British Council, the Institut Français d ‘Athènes, the Goethe Institut, Instituto Cervantes, Confucius Institute of Athens by emphasising the four basic skills of linguistic communication: oral and written understanding and oral and written expression.
  • develop and improve their contact with the culture, civilisation and countries associated with the languages ​​of their choice.


CGS Rizes

Based on the principle that “Knowledge of the past leads to the conquest of the future” and with the thought that the great personalities of Art and Culture, who marked the course of our country in the world, “leave” us, the School has proceeded to the creation and functioning of a special new extra-curricular activity, entitled CGS Rizes – Art – Culture.


The objective of the programme is:

1. To broaden the spiritual horizons of students, by examining deeply: a) the life and work of personalities who determined the course of our Art and Culture and who guide our steps in the future, b) events related to the course of these personalities, which every citizen of the world must be aware of

2. To show the next generation that a deep knowledge of the Culture of a country is the sure way for the fruitful participation of its citizens in the “world culture” of the future.


Our individual objectives are:

1. Experiential, “live” contact with leading 20th century personalities in the world of Art and Culture. Our goal at this point is to “animate” in the eyes of children the people who marked the 20th century with their work, not as another “lesson in the classroom” but as if they had managed to “live” close up to them, like the two previous generations.

2. Historical and cultural events of the 20th century, again “beyond the lesson”, which Greek citizens of the world should be aware of and are connected with the life of the personalities that we will “meet”.

Pre - IB Diploma Programme

A student’s choice to follow the IB Diploma Programme is an important decision for the students of the Lyceum. The main goal of the Pre-IB DP programme at CGS is to acquaint students with the courses, teachers and how the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme works.

Since 2010, when the Pre-IB DP programme commenced, CGS students have been gradually introduced to the spirit, material and application of the IB DP, gaining valuable experience. Participants in the Pre-IB DP do not necessarily have to attend the IB Diploma Programme, but with the completion of the Pre-IB DP, they will surely have the resources, experience and judgment to decide on their academic course, either the IB Diploma Programme or Lyceum.

Additionally, the students of the Pre-IB DP will have the opportunity to attend, together with their parents, informative presentations by representatives of Universities abroad.

The courses are taught in English (except for the Modern Greek course) and for the academic year 2020-21 are as follows:


EnglishModern Greek


Global Politics



Business & Management

Theory of Knowledge



Computer Science


Visual Arts




Part of the Pre-IB DP are activities of the CAS programme (Creativity, Action, Service) as well as workshops and seminars on Time Management, Creative Thinking, Academic Etiquette, Choosing the Right University for You, etc.

The courses are taught by experienced CGS IB Diploma Programme teachers and are offered online through the Microsoft Teams platform, especially for this year, every Thursday, 17:00 – 18:30. Classes will begin on Thursday, October 1, 2020.

Registration at: OpenApply ( )

Contact: Anna Probona, Pre-IB DP Coordinator




IB MYP e-assessment courses

IB MYP e-assessment courses

Participation of students in an external assessment by the IB Organization.

Participation of students in an external assessment by the IB Organization.
The e-Assessment programme will be offered by CGS in the SMART by Distance zone. The days and times will be finalised in October.

ΙΒ MYP Year 5 students have the opportunity to participate in the external assessment by the ΙΒ Organization. The assessment is conducted through their participation in electronic exams (on-screen exams).

The process is an opportunity for students to receive external feedback on their performance and potential areas for improvement in view of their possible transition to the IB Diploma Programme (IB DP). The final grade they will receive is an official certification (IB-validated grades) of their knowledge and skills and is taken into account in their application for registration in the IB DP. In addition, the programme strengthens the academic profile of students in view of the University selection process.


For the preparation of the students, preparatory courses / workshops have been designed in order to cover the foreseen modules and to acquaint the students with the process of the electronic examinations.

The workshop is offered for the following courses:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • English Language



The programme is offered in English. Each lab can be selected independently as it relates to a course. The days and times will follow the plan below:

The duration of the courses will be 20 weeks (30 teaching hours) for the Mathematics and Physics courses (November 2022 – May 2023) and 10 weeks (20 teaching hours) for the English Language course (November 2022 – May 2023). The completion of the course coincides with the on-screen exams.

English Language – 9th May 2023

Mathematics – 11th May 2023

Physics – 18th May 2023


The deadline for submitting the expression of interest to enrol in the programme is Friday 14/10/2022.

The process of registering students for the IB exams and paying the examination fees (54 euros) will be done through the school, with the deadline for registration being Monday 17/10/2022.


For further information and clarifications you may contact:

Ms. Jenny Matsota, IB MYP Coordinator


Play and Learn

New activity for CGS SMART !

“Play and Learn” for PreK & K students (ΠΝ & Νηπιαγωγείο)

“Play and Learn” is part of the English Language Club for our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students. It encompasses all forms of games to encourage young learners to develop their English skills.

Fun goes hand in hand with learning, and so our English Language Club program is full of creative activities and educational games, crafts, theatre and sciences.

Our young learners love to explore, discover and create. Therefore, all our activities are built on this foundation. Fun and games in all forms reveal the mysteries of the world and encourage us to speak in English.

Our students will take part in outdoor educational games which will promote a connection with nature. We will learn about the world around us and develop our sense of respect and caring for the world we share. We will get moving and build our English skills at the same time.

We will conduct science activities and experiments in English which will open a new horizon of possibilities and wonder, stimulating critical thinking and encouraging us to use the language.

We will listen to stories, create crafts and take part in puppet theatres, inspiring students’ development of English communication skills.

This safe environment for free expression will foster students’ experience in the English language and stimulate their imagination. In “Play and Learn” we learn to share and use our words in English. English becomes the medium for discovery and fun!

“Play and Learn” will help students encourage, promote and strengthen communication skills in English in the most relaxed and enjoyable way!


More information:

Educational Robotics

Educational robotics is part of STEAM * learning, where students seek solutions to scientific phenomena or situations from real life without special knowledge of mathematics, physics or programming, but acquire it through this process. In the learning environment we create, to introduce educational robotics as a “game” that looks to the future and our students have the opportunity to explore, discover and process real problems with constructions that stem from their own ideas. Engaging in the activities of building a functionally autonomous robot helps them to unleash their creative power and at the same time to understand the concepts behind the laws of nature in a fascinating way.

The tools used, LEGO® MINDSTORMS, are the most advanced in educational robotics today and offer unlimited possibilities in construction and programming. Using motors, sensors, gears and a wide variety of components we create a strong team, which in a playful way, develops the skills required for the future.

The teachers we have selected for the activity are greatly experienced in teaching Robotics and participating in Panhellenic Robotics Competitions.

We look forward to seeing you at CGS SMART Robotics!

*Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics


Activity Programme:

For  IB PYP Year 1 + 2 students: Every Thursday

For  IB PYP Year 3 + 4 students: Every Monday

For IB PYP Year 5 + 6 students: Every Wednesday

For  IB MYP students: Every Tuesday


Registration forms:

For more information, contact the Secretariat of the Afternoon Zone – Smart


Tel: 210 6030411-18

Day-Care Programme

The Day-Care Programme caters for Nursery School children and other pupils up to grade 6, according to age. The programme includes a series of activities such as library visits, film screenings, music, board games and unstructured free play, depending on the age group of the pupils, but always under the supervision of qualified staff.

Pupils may either dine in the school dining hall or bring their own lunches.

During the programme, pupils have the opportunity to complete their homework in an organized study room under the supervision of the head of the day-care programme. Parents are responsible for monitoring their child’s assignments after the end of the day-care programme.   The head of the day-care programme provides a safe environment for participants and informs parents of disciplinary issues.


Information and registration:,  SMART Secretariat,

Information: Administrate  Smart, email: τηλ. 210 6030411-18

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