The Grammar School Nicosia

The Grammar School Nicosia

Established: 1963

Language: English

Type: Secondary

Age range: 12 to 19

Students: 803

Cypriot/Foreigner ratio: 3:1

Principal/Head: Andreas Afamis

Student/Teacher ratio: 8.5:1

Mission: The Grammar School is an educational community of students, parents and staff where learning happens at its best. We strive to be at the cutting edge of education using innovative technologies and teaching methods to enable our students unlock their potential and achieve personal, social, cultural and academic growth. We endeavor to produce knowledgeable young people with versatile skills, outstanding qualifications, captivating attitudes and core values like respect, resilience, aspiration, achievement and social responsibility.

Governance: Board of Directors



Head of admissions: Andreas Afamis

Admissions policy: Tests in English and Mathematics, facilitating Interview

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

Mid-term entry: Yes, with Placement Exams

Applying from abroad: Yes, with Placement Exams

Tuition fees: Academic Year 2018-19: €7300- €7900 . Special discounts for second and third child and full payment in advance



Type of exams: Internal through year tests and end of year final examinations, IGCSE, GCE Advanced Level, LCCI (Accounting) mostly through EDEXCEL/Pearson examination board

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

Optional: STEM Program for Classes 2-3, Athletic Programmes (Football, Basketball, Swimming) for classes 1-5

Sports: Various including Football, Basketball, Handball, Volleyball, Swimming, Tennis, Track-and-Field. In lower classes an expanded athletic programme (currently for football, basketball and swimming) is offered on elective basis.

Music: Choir and Orchestra, Cultural Evening, Talent Show



Clubs: Sports, Educational (Debating, Environment, Life Saving etc) Cultural Art (Art, Music, Theatre, Annual Cultural Event etc.) and Social (Blood Donation, Red Cross, Fundraising etc.) Educational Programmes: Duke of Edinburgh, International Award Programme, Model United Nations (MUN), 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 Soccer with plastic turf, 6 lanes 25x13m swimming pool, basketball, volleyball, handball, tennis

Bus service: Yes



School hours: 08:15 – 13.55

Exams: End of year

Uniform: Yes

Parents’ association: Yes, various social activities and lectures

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


Ioannis and Iro Gregoriou founded the Grammar School in 1963 and operated on privately owned premises on a hill near the Nicosia Airport. During the Turkish invasion in 1974 our school was bombed and consequently occupied by the Turks.
In 1981 the Grammar School moved to new privately owned premises in Anthoupolis. New premises were added which include the swimming pool, new administration buildings, laboratories, the new sports grounds and lately the STEM and Technology Innovation laboratories.The Grammar School introduced an innovative collaboration with Microsoft to establish an IT Academy and is the first and only school in Cyprus to become a Microsoft Showcase School and a Microsoft Office Specialist Testing Centre. We are implementing Microsoft Office 365, a virtual workplace which allows students, teachers and parents to keep track of their lessons, assignments and school activities.


What are your strengths? Our students are equipped with academic skills which enable them to excel in all aspects of their lives. They are awarded with International prizes in examinations and competitions and accepted in prestigious universities. These qualifications enable them to excel in their chosen careers.

Do you have open days? Yes, usually in February. During the year we host visits by appointment

Can parents visit during school days? Yes, all teachers have published office hours. The Headmaster and the Deputy Headmasters are available any time by appointment

Does parent association have a role or say in decisions? Advisory only

Is Apolytirion given to students? Yes, as approved by the Ministry of Education and Culture


What do you like about the school? In what way(s) has the school been good for your child?

ELLI CHARALAMBOUS (President, Parents’ Association) The academic programme is offered to students throughout their school life in a friendly environment. Through the school curriculum and the extracurricular activities the students of the Grammar School are given, the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge necessary for their life at university and their future careers. The school is like a second home to our children.  As they grow up, the school is always present, offering our children all the support they need.


Address: Anthoupolis Highway, Pano Deftera
Tel: +357 22695695
Email: [email protected]
Fax: +357 22623044
Office hours: 08:00 – 16:00

The Grammar Junior School:
Tel: +357 22695600
Email: [email protected]


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