The American Academy Nicosia

The American Academy Nicosia

Established: 1922

Language: English

Type: Preschool, Primary and Secondary

Age range: 2 years and 8 months to 18

Students:  460

Principal/Head: James Gillanders

Student/Teacher ratio: 8:1

Governance: Not for profit company/Board of Governors – Cypriot educationalists and businessmen offering their services on a voluntary basis


Head of Admissions: Dimitra Hadjimichael

Admissions policy: Exams and interview

Scholarships: N/A

Mid-term entry: Yes

Applying from abroad: Yes

Tuition fees: Preschool starting from €3070. Primary: €4580. Secondary: €4980 – €6540


UK with some additions to meet the requirements of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus. Students graduate with a Certificate of Completion of Secondary Education (Apolytirion) accredited by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus

Type of exams: IGCSE & A Level

Languages: English, Greek, French, Spanish and German.

Sports: Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Self-Defence, Gymnastics, Badminton and Table Tennis

Music: Choir, Band, Rock Band


Preschool: Monkeynastix.

Preschool and Primary: Smart Hands, Masterkids Creative movement and expressions.

Primary: Wood Wizards, Needlework, Girl Guides, Show Time, Kung Fu, Football

Secondary: Model United Nations, European Youth Parliament, Public Speaking, Drama, Art, Choir, Theatre, Dance, Instrumental Lessons, Junior Achievers, Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Table Tennis


Laboratories: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computers

Sports facilities: Indoor Gym, Basketball, Football (5X5), Volleyball, Long jump, High jump, Badminton and Table Tennis.

Bus service: Yes

Boarding School: No


School hours: 07:25-13:40;


Exams: Internal exams for secondary department in January and June

Uniform: Charcoal grey trousers/ skirt, white poloshirt, blue or maroon sweater

Parents’ association: [email protected]

Student support: A group of professional educators and educational psychologists form our Pastoral Care Team. They offer support to all students regarding their mental, emotional and academic development by monitoring their progress, offering counselling, running a number of interactive programmes, as well as meeting with students on one to one basis, whenever that is needed


The school opened its doors on October 16, 1922. The founders, who had earlier started the American Academy in Larnaca for boys, established the school in response to local demand for an English language school for girls and it was named the American Academy for Girls. In its early years it was both a boarding and a day school and 13 students enrolled in its first year, two of them boarders.

The teacher who headed up the work was Lola Weir with Ada Wilson as her assistant. School and boarding house were originally in the westside of the old city of Nicosia. Growth was quite rapid and by 1927 the enrolment had reached 89 students. Relocation to its present premises outside the city walls in 1955 provided more extensive grounds and larger buildings. In 1976 the school became independent from its founding mission with a board of Cypriot educationalists and businessmen set up to manage it. In 1977 the school became co-educational and in the years that followed, there was an expansion in both its enrolment, its grounds and buildings.


Address: 3A, Michael Parides Str.,1095 Nicosia
P.O.Box 21967, 1515 Nicosia
Tel:+357 22 664266.
Fax:+357 22 669290
Email: [email protected] ; [email protected]
Office Hours:Monday-Friday: 07:15 – 15:15


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