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Athenian Agora

Located in the heart of modern Athens and attracting more than half a million  international visitors annually, the Agora was in ancient times the business, political, and legal center of Athens, bringing together citizens and foreigners, litigants and jurors, and merchants and philosophers. The School has been excavating at the Agora since 1931, and has brought to light a rich and splendid history of continuous habitation that extends over more than 5,000 years. The major public buildings of ancient Athens are now displayed in a thoughtfully landscaped archaeological park with all of the excavated artifacts and excavation records housed in the restored Stoa of Attalos. These finds have significantly expanded our knowledge of ancient Athenian life and culture, notably the origins and practice of democracy. Each summer, the Agora trains more than 60 students from American colleges and universities in modern archaeological techniques.

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June 2, 2024

Evelyn Lord Smithson Honored With Room in Loring Hall

The ϳԹ is pleased to announce the dedication of a room in Loring Hall in memory of Evelyn Lord Smithson.

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May 30, 2024

American School Releases 142nd Annual Report Highlighting Major Accomplishments and Work

The American School is pleased to announce the release of its annual report covering the 2022-2023 academic year.

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May 15, 2024

School Awards Mary Lefkowitz with Athens Prize at Eighth Annual Gala

On Thursday, May 9, 2024, the ϳԹ hosted its eight annual Gala. Over 350 guests enjoyed an evening replete with culture, education, and inspiration at the majestic Gotham Hall in New York City.

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