Platon World School welcomes all students regardless of gender, nationality, religious beliefs, physical, mental and learning disabilities. However, it is absolutely important that candidate students fulfil the admissions criteria which will reflect their capacity to successfully complete a challenging curriculum as the IB Diploma Programme.
Candidate Students applying to Platon IB Diploma should demonstrate elements of the IB learner profile. These features are assessed during an interview with the heads of the Diploma Departments and the DP Coordinator. Candidate students should demonstrate a sense of international mindedness and they should be aware of the basic philosophy of the IB Diploma programme. A sense of independence and carrier planning are mostly welcomed and will be assessed towards the final decision.
- Applications open every March. This is announced on the school’s website.
- Candidate students should submit the following documents
- Student application form, completed and signed by both the student and parent/guardian
- A recent passport size photo of the applicant.
- A photocopy of the applicant’s identity card and or passport
- Transcripts and grade reports of grades 9 and 10
- Documentation pertaining to English language aptitude, more specifically Michigan and or Cambridge Proficiency certificates
- Documentation pertaining to 9th and 10th grade academic awards, more specifically G.C.S.E and MYP certificates or equivalent certificates from national curricula. The documents are submitted to the local public office of secondary educational which concludes on whether the student has certification equivalent to the completion of the 10th grade of the national curriculum and thus may be registered in the 11th grade, that is IB Diploma Year 1
- Additional documentation reflecting students’ profile such as: language certificates, achievement awards, evidence of community service and recommendation letters
- Art portfolios following instructions by the Visual Arts teacher (only for candidates interested in Visual Arts)
- Applicants should submit documentation relating to possible differing learning needs or other disabilities
- Students with documented Special Educational Needs (SEN) should have an interview with the school’s counsellor and the DP coordinator to identify if the language and learning skills aptitude are sufficient for the student to complete the IB Diploma
- For SEN students, a final decision on admission is attained by the High School Principal and the DP Coordinator in consultation with the school’s counsellor.
- Applications are screened by the IB Diploma Coordinator and the Heads of Departments.
- Applicants are interviewed in May by the IB Diploma Coordinator and the Heads of Departments. During the interview candidates receive questions on:
- Their career aspirations
- Diploma subject preferences
- Their personal approach on the process of learning
- Reflecting upon possible involvement in extracurricular activities
- Current news of global interest.
- Upon completion of interviews the DP Coordinator and the Heads of Departments reach a final decision on the candidates admitted for the next academic year.
- Final decisions regarding applicants are communicated to the School’s High School principal.
- The Diploma Coordinator forwards a formal letter of acceptance either by post or email.
- Foreign students not meeting the language criteria for entering the Diploma are offered a foundation year, an intensive language course to strengthen their language skills and reach the desired competence level. During this year students are offered the chance to attend regular Diploma classes as observers, to practice their communication and language skills and acquire a deeper understanding on the nature of the IB subjects.
- The applicants’ place in the school is only secured when the contract has been signed and a deposit has been given to the Business department. With the former process complete, an additional interview with parents/guardians and applicants’ is conducted, to conclude on students’ specific subject choices.
Applicants should meet the following criteria:
- Fluency in English (proficiency level attained) as
- certified by documentation pertaining to English language aptitude
- assessed by the Heads of the Language Department during the interview
- Score in English language placement test conducted by the Diploma Department
- Greek Lyceum 10th grade, great point average minimum level attained: 15 out of 20
- International educational institution 10th grade, great point average minimum level attained: C.
Applications will not be considered if students have been associated with any of the following:
- Academic Honesty malpractice
- Serious disciplinary misconduct
- Substances abuse
In order to support excellence Platon School Diploma Programme offers scholarships to students that will achieve an outstanding performance in written exams in the following subjects: Modern Greek language and literature, English language and literature and Mathematics.
Exams take place at Platon school premises on a date set by the administration of the School, usually in April prior to the onset of the Programme. The exams are open to students already attending the 10th grade of the Greek Lyceum or equivalent. The exam material is announced in due time so students may have time to prepare.
Platon school offers scholarships that cover 100% or 50% of the tuition fees. The number of scholarships is announced on a yearly basis by the school’s administration.