Anatolia College ( provides pioneering education in Thessaloniki, Greece’s northern capital and crossroads of SE Europe. A nonprofit, independent institution founded in 1886 in Massachusetts, it is governed by a Board of trustees of American and Greek members, half of whom are alumni, all serving pro bono publico.

The renowned six year high school, also called, Anatolia College, has two Gymnasia, two Lykeia, and an International Baccalaureate (IB) program with about 1,300 pupils altogether. Graduates enroll in leading us, UK and other European universities and colleges, including Anatolia’s American College of Thessaloniki or ACT. Over 10,000 alumni have distinguished themselves throughout Greece and abroad. Since 2004, Anatolia Elementary School opened its doors to 550 students (K-6).

ACT, began in 1981, offers majors in Business, Business and Computing, English, and International Relations, supported by Liberal Arts and leading to B.A., B.S., and M.B.A. degrees. As with IB all instruction is in English. Approximately 500 students attend from Greece, SE Europe and the US. ACT is accredited by NEASC, holds EU program validation, and is also licensed by Greece as a private post-secondary educational institution (KEME).

A range of additional educational services is offered including public lectures and seminars, English language training and proficiency testing in association with MSU. The traditional philanthropy oriented annual Thanksgiving, Bazaar and Homecoming celebrations are testimony to Anatolia’s spirit and loyal alumni.

Institutional Governance and the Trustees of Anatolia College

 by Serge Hadji-Mihaloglou