Why Pierce IB DP?
The Pierce Mission
The mission of Pierce is to provide a holistic education to form intellectually independent, morally responsible, socially engaged global citizens. «Non ministrari sed ministrare» (‘Not to be served but to serve») defines our institutional character and our aspiration for our students.
Legacy and Tradition
Pierce continues its long tradition and legacy in education with the IB Diploma Program. The Pierce mission and vision reflect the IB philosophy in the spirit of international mindedness, holistic student development and global citizenship.
Pierce was recently presented with the Full Accreditation of the British Council’s International School Award (ISA), as the best international school (2015-18) in recognition of its commitment to developing global citizenship in young people. Pierce embeds international learning into the curriculum and extracurricular activities. The international recognition of Pierce is confirmed by the high rates of success in top ranking universities abroad such the US and UK.
The student-centered educational philosophy of Pierce IB DP is sustained through small class sizes (10-15 students) which augment group work and learning, as well as facilitate interactive teaching and academic collaboration. Pierce IB DP students will not only be supported with study sessions during school hours but also with additional class sessions (enabling families to eliminate private tutoring, alleviating additional expenses)
Pierce IB DP is supported by highly qualified and trained teachers with extensive experience in the diploma program and university education. Pierce students will be fortified with a superior level of English proficiency and with academically rigorous learning standards and practices.
IB students will be able to take part in all the activities the College has to offer, choosing from more than 52 clubs, international programs such as Phillips Exeter Summer School, Harvard Model Congress Europe, University of Delaware Edge Summer Program and Model United Nations.
Pierce IB DP is integrated with campus life and the regular high school program. IB DP students will have the same schedule with all other students, with common breaks and activities in the same college atmosphere, sharing the superior campus facilities that inspire creativity and expand learning opportunities, such as fully equipped science and art labs, library, theaters and athletic centers.
Pierce IB DP students will have the opportunity to experience at a pre-university level the academic world of Deree College. Upon graduation, students will be able to transfer credits to Deree and continue their studies in the same academic environment of the American College of Greece.