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We educate 

International Citizens

with a Greek Identity

& 21st Century Skills 

1917

 

  • The Palladium Lyceum is established by Philip Doukas, John and Nicholas Megareas in Kypseli

  • Angelos Terzakis enrolls in the first grade of the Practical Jr. High School

 

1923

  • Konstantinos Karamanlis enrolls in Grade 4 of the eight-level Practical Jr. High School

 

1933

  • Philip Doukas takes over the reins and renames the School, Megareos School "Prometheus" Philip N. Doukas

 

1935

  • The Kindergarten is established

 

1941

  • The School suspends its operation. The facilities are requisitioned by the occupying forces

 

1945

  • The School resumes its operation

 

1950

  • The School suspends its operation once again

 

1952

  • With the common consent of father and son, Philip and Konstantinos Doukas, the Palladium Lyceum N. Doukas is established

 

1960

  • After the death of Konstantinos Doukas, Philip Doukas’ second son, Ioannis, takes over

 

1961

 

  • The Kindergarten and Primary schools move to the new premises on Agathoupoleos Street in Kypseli from Androu Street

 

1965

  • The first senior prom takes places on the recommendation of Ioannis Doukas’ wife, Irene

 

1968

  • The death of Philip N. Doukas sends shockwaves through the School

 

1970

  • Doukas School – Palladium Lyceum begins its operation in Paradissos, Maroussi

 

1972

  • Ioannis P. Doukas becomes the director of the six-level secondary school

 

1975

  • Collaboration is established between the School and Belgian education professor, André Dehant. His innovative system "Modern Mathematics" is launched simultaneously in the Kindergarten and the primary school and is taught at the latter.

 

1976

  • Ioannis P. Doukas undertakes the management of the Lyceum

 

1978

  • The Gymnasium is annexed to the School, thus expanding the facilities. The new premises house specialized classrooms.

 

1979

  • The ASED Athletic Club of Doukas School is established

 

1981

  • The ASED Athletic Club wins the 1st National Junior Championship in Handball

 

1983

  • The Department of Informatics is established in 1983, headed by the Assistant General Director, Konstantinos I. Doukas 

 

1985

  • Eleni I. Doukas, Educational Psychologist, becomes the Director of the Kindergarten

  • The GCE (General Certificate of Education - A Levels) Department begins it operation

 

1986

  • Irene I. Douka becomes Director of the Jr. High School 

 

1987

  • Doukas School organizes the 1st National Conference on Preschool Education

  • The School celebrates its 70 year anniversary at the Athens Hilton

 

1991

  • The Alumni Association of Doukas School (SAED) is established

  • Doukas Schools organizes the 1st Panhellenic Conference on Educational Informatics

 

1992

  • The school celebrates its 75 year anniversary at the Peace and Friendship Stadium

 

1993

  • The Department of Vocational Guidance and Career Development is established 

 

1994

  • Doukas Schools organizes the 2nd Panhellenic Conference on Educational Informatics

 

1995

  • The Academy of Athens awards Doukas School for the publication of the book Monuments of Orthodoxy in Albania

 

1996

  • The 1st annual Panhellenic Student Internet Competition ‘Lysias’ is established

 

1997

  • Eleni Douka-Patera takes over as director of the Primary School

  • The 80 year anniversary celebrations host various cultural events. Stephen Korkolis’s concert tops the events

 

2000

  • Doukas School undertakes the construction of a monument dedicated to the Greek Teacher in Madrid Square (adjacent to the Hilton Hotel)

  • Construction begins at the Dais Cultural and Sports Center

 

2002

  • The Medal of the City of Athens is awarded to Ioannis P. Doukas

  • The School celebrates its 85 year anniversary at the OAKA Stadium

 

2003

  • The International Baccalaureate Department is established

 

2004

  • Ioannis P. Doukas is proclaimed a Knight of the French Order of Academic Palms

  • Accreditation begins for the Department of Foreign Languages from the international quality organization, Eaquals

 

2006

  • Konstantinos I. Doukas becomes Director of the Lyceum

 

2007

  • The School celebrates its 90 year anniversary at the Pallas Theatre

  • The program ‘School of the Future’ is implemented for the first time in the Greek educational system

 

2008

  • The Department of Foreign Languages becomes an Associate Member of EALTA, the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment

  • The BTEC Foundation in Art & Design begins its operation

  • The School organizes the International Educational Conference entitled "The School of the Future ad the Future of the School "

  • The School receives the distinction ‘EFQM Excellence Award’ from the European Foundation for Quality Management

  • The ASED Handball team wins the 3rd Greek Cup and is proclaimed champion Greece as is the teen Football Futsal team of ASED

 

2009

  • The Kindergarten is awarded for its participation in the International Network for Environmental Education by the Greek Society for the Protection of Nature

  • The French Institute honors Doukas School for its promotion of the French language

  • The Student Computer makes its entrance in the educational process

  • The School receives the ‘ΑΙΕΝ ΑΡΙΣΤΕΥΕΙΝ’ (Always Excel) award from the Greek Management Association

  • The ASED Athletic Club celebrates its 30 year anniversary

 

2010

  • Ioannis P. Doukas is awarded a prize for his contribution to Education in Greece from the Association of the Founders of Greek Private Schools

 

2011

  • Doukas School receives an award in the National Competition of Applied Research and Innovation by SEV-Hellenic Federation of Enterprises and Eurobank EFG

  • The Kindergarten and Elementary Schools receive the "Eco School" flag award as part of the Environmental Education International Network

  • The School receives the "Excellence and Innovation" award for its innovative work by the Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs

  • The School is chosen as a Pathfinder School from the International Program, ‘Partners in Learning’

  • The ASED Men’s Handball team wins the 4th Greek Cup

  • The School celebrates 20 years from the founding of the Doukas School Alumni Association

 

2012

  • The School celebrates its 95 year anniversary with a variety of cultural events and conferences

  • The School receives the EFQM Award ‘Recognized for Excellence – 4 Stars’ of the European Quality Model

  • The School organizes an innovative workshop called ‘Parents in the 21st Century’

 

2013

  • The School received the Intermediate Certificate British Council International School Award to recognize and reward the international cultural and educational cooperation of the organization

 

2014

  • The Teenage Football Futsal team of ASED wins the Greek Cup

  • The School establishes the SAED Alumni Awards. Doukas alum, Sir Stelios Hadjioannou, is given an award

  • The International Conference on ‘Education on the Cloud’ under the European project ‘School on the Cloud’ is organized.

  • The school wins 1st place in Microsoft’s Panhellenic Contest of Innovative Teachers

  • The President of the Greek Republic congratulates Konstantinos I. Doukas on behalf of Doukas School as the only school to receive a double distinction in both of Microsoft’s Global Programs

  • The Partners in Learning program chooses Doukas School as a World Tour School & Mentor School

 

2016

  • The school mourns the loss of Ioannis P. Doukas

  • The highest honor of Microsoft’s ‘Showcase School of the Partners in Learning’ program, is awarded to Doukas School

  • The school receives 4 First Prizes and an Honorable Mention for its role in organizing the Education Business Awards

 

2017

  • The School celebrates 100 years since its founding

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