Physical Education Department

Physical Education and Athletics at Pierce are based on the value expressed in the ancient saying “A healthy mind in a healthy body.” Our goal is our students’ harmonious and balanced mental and psychosomatic development. Specifically, Physical Education class at Pierce aims at:

Proper development of the body and of kinetic behavior
Cultivation of social and mental virtues, such as cooperation, team spirit, responsibility, persistence, courage and discipline
Development of self-esteem through participation in athletic activities
Systematic information sessions on good dietary habits

All of this contribute to the creation of multifaceted and healthy personalities, built on a foundation of the timeless values of athleticism, such as meritocracy, respect for one’s opponent, fair play, modesty and self-discipline.

Department Head: Panagiotis Kehagias


  1. Sotirios Aivaliotis
  2. Konstantinos Zafeiropoulos
  3. Konstantinos Iliopoulos
  4. Panagiotis Kehagias
  5. Konstantinos Koloveros
  6. Zoe Mavrofryda
  7. Vasiliki Tassopoulou
  8. Aikaterini Tsioufi
  9. Aikaterini Falouka

Lyceum In-School Swimming Competition

An integral part of the educational program of the Pierce Physical Education Department is the teaching of swimming in all three Lyceum grades. The highlight of this class is the in-school competition, which gives our students the opportunity to demonstrate the level of their technical skill as well as to compete in the styles they have been taught and distinguish the champions of the Lyceum.

The in-school swimming competition took place in our indoor Olympic-size swimming pool and 50 boys and girls from all three Lyceum grades took part.

Results: 50m boys’ freestyle: Vogiatzis (1st), Papangelis  Α5 (2nd), Derdenes Β2 (3rd ), 50m girls’ freestyle: Kolokotsa  Α3 (1st), Mitsakou Β4 (2nd), Mavrogalou Α4 (3rd), 50m boys’ backstroke: Vogiatzis Α4 (1st), Syrmas Β7 (2nd), Giannatsis Α1 (3rd), 50m girls’ backstroke: Economakou Β5 (1st), Mitsakou Β4 (2nd), Mavrogalou Α4 (3rd), 50m boys’ breaststroke: Syrmas Β7 (1st), Papangelis Α5 (2nd ), Moschos Α5 (3rd ), 50 m girls’ breaststroke: Economidou Β5 (1st), Mitsakou Β4 (2nd), Mavrogalou Α4 (3rd).

Running on Uneven Ground

The annual running race on uneven ground was held with a large number of participants on the Pierce campus. Gymnasium and Lyceum students did their best in the spirit of fair play and the best runners represented the School at the ASIS championship. Special mention must be given to the athletics representatives, who helped to conduct the races smoothly.

Results: Lyceum boys: Stelios Papastathis GE2 (1st), Vangelis Velaoras GT1 (2nd), Demosthenes Kaniaris GT2 (3rd),
Lyceum girls: Marianna Christopoulou A7 (1st), Ioanna Simopoulou Β6 (2nd), Christina Paraskeva Β5 (3rd).