In 1961, Sandy Savva, a graduate of the Philosophy Department
of the University of Athens, with postgraduate studies in
Germany and Italy, along with her brother Dimitrios Panageas
founds "Elliniki Agogi", a private school for primary
education. The school is housed in a leased two-storey house
in Kypseli, and numbers 34 students and 6 teachers.
The school acquires privately-owned premises in Chalandri.
The number of students reaches 100.
is a significant turning point of the school's history. The
orientation of the school towards the German education is decided
upon, the subject of German is introduced to all levels and
the school is renamed "Ellinogermaniki Agogi".
Within the scope of the broadest possible education, the school
aims, through a series of social and cultural activities, to
achieve what is suggested by its very name: a balanced combination
of the restless Greek spirit with the German precision.
1974 the Nursery School and the Primary School of Ellinogermaniki
Agogi is complemented with the establishment of the High School
and is completed as an educational organization in 1991 with
the operation of the Lyceum. The students of Ellinogermaniki
Agogi can currently complete their education in the same school,
which offers them, besides their basic training, the systematic
teaching of two foreign languages and prepares them for the
furthering of their studies either in Greece or abroad.
In 1993 the rapid growth of the High school and Lyceum student
population makes the separation of these two levels from Primary
school and Kindergarten inevitable. A second educational unit
is built in Pallini, Attiki covering an area of 20.000 m2
in total. The new construction is a real architectural breakthrough:
20 modern classrooms with a prospect to be doubled in the
near future and finely equipped labs for Physics, Chemistry,
Biology, Artwork, Music and Computer studies.
There is also a library, video room, gymnasium, swimming -pool
and many outdoor sport facilities and courts. All these enable
the students as well as their parents to participate in various
cultural, athletic and social activities. There have also
been new people backing up the administration of the school
since 1993. Mr. Stelios Savvas, mathematician, Ed. M., Columbia
University, Dr. Stavros Savvas, physicist, Ph.D. in Science
Didactic, and Stavros Panageas, economist, Universitat St.
In 1994 Ellinogermaniki Agogi paves the way once more by 'opening
a window to the world' as it becomes the first school in our
country to provide permanent Internet access. This access to
the worldwide net offered to both teachers and students alike,
epitomizes the international orientation of the school, as it
offers a powerful means of communication and information, which
facilitates the co-operation with schools and Universities abroad,
within the framework of European and international educational
programmes. A far-sighted programme has been fulfilled. From
the small leased building in Kypseli a strong educational organization
numbering approximately 1500 students, 150 teachers and 90 administration
employees has sprung. The school continues its dynamic course.
Through its interminable quest and incessant efforts, our school
sets and continually conquers new goals as it aims to have a
strong voice in the field of educational innovation.
the school year 1998-99, the school achieves a great accomplishment.
Its students, and only they among the students of all Greek
schools, are given the possibility to sit the examinations
for the German Language Diploma of the Conference of Education
Ministers of the Federal Republic of Germany (Sprachdiplom
This diploma, together with the certificate of completion
of studies at the Greek General High School, ensures students'
admission to the Higher Education institutions of Germany.
Thus the students of the school enjoy a big advantage as their
choices for the continuation of their study are increased.
This success constituted a moral victory for the orientation
of the school and its methodical and effective teaching of
the German language.
the school year 2001-02 the school has already competed 40
years of continuous operation since its foundation. In a modest
ceremony, which personalities from the fields of politics,
literature, arts, and sports honour with their presence, the
anniversary of 40 years of operation of the school is celebrated.
The ceremony is dedicated in memory of the school's founders,
Dimitrios Panageas and Sandy Savva, who laid the foundations
and determined the objectives for a school that should be
warm and humane, of good quality and multifaceted, a school
open to challenges and innovation.
School year 2006-2007 constitutes a landmark in the course
of the school. For the first time this year all levels of
education function in new, unified premises in Pallini. Nursery
School and Kindergarten, Primary School, Junior and Senior
High School move into new buildings, which welcome young and
older students in September 2006.
A long-term programme has become reality. From the small
rented building in Kypseli with the 34 students in 1961, a
multi-level educational organisation has emerged with approximately
2000 students, 200 teachers and 150 administrative employees.
The school dynamically continues on its course. Through permanent
search and restless efforts, it continuously sets and meets
new objectives, aspiring to place itself constantly in the