Education and Mykonos seem like two words that could be farther from each other, don't they? The latter is, after all, a popular summer destination. You don't get an education when you're on vacation! Or at least, not the standard kind of education. But despite the island's glossy reputation as a beautiful paradise for leisure, it's still very much home to many locals. And those locals have kids that need to go to school. But where do they go to, exactly? Well, here are some of the top five educational institutions you'll find in Mykonos.
Ekpedeftiria Sychroni Paideia
On their website, Ekpedeftiria Sychroni Paideia proudly asserts that they take a holistic approach to their students' education. And it's pretty clear that they do. Focusing heavily on a STEM program, this institution aims to shape the future generation into intellectual thinkers, courageous innovators, and creative artists. Little by little, they prepare them for bigger and more challenged ahead. But they still provide a safe space nonetheless. Though Mykonos is probably the last place you'll find academic excellence—Athens has more international schools
than Mykonos—this school argues otherwise. The quality of education here is just as, if not higher than in other European cities.
High School of Mykonos
The High School of Mykonos isn't too far behind! Very much like Ekpedeftiria Sychroni Paideia, this institution offers quality education to the kids of Mykonos. Though the setting they provide is standard, practically to a fault. But that's not necessarily a bad thing! As Mykonos is far from the common 21st-century you see in other parts of Europe, having a standard high school on this island will benefit the students here. It's through such an institution that they get the education they need and deserve. As well as the extra-curricular activities that can broaden their horizons and help them realize their full potential.
Technological Educational Institute of Mykonos
One of the most prestigious higher education institutions in this part of the country, the Technological Educational Institute of Mykonos is one worth noting. From food technology and nutrition to management and economics, they offer a diverse selection of courses. Many of which affect Greece overall. And it's a miracle that such an institution was established on this island to begin with. Because of it, Mykonos is more than the vacation favorite most of the world sees it as. Furthermore, while it may not be up to par with the likes of London's top universities
, for the people here in Mykonos, this school is more than enough!
Now, this is something different. Eurognosi is one of the best language schools in Mykonos. Though it's not a standard academic school by any means, it does offer many grades wherein kids can learn to speak different languages from ages 12 - 18. English, Italian, Spanish, Russian, French, and more, the institution offers many ways to learn. Not the least of which are its native-speaking faculty and state-of-the-art technology that ais in learning the languages at a faster and better pace. As for foreigners who'll stay in Mykonos, they can easily learn how to read, speak, and write Greek here as well.
Ano Mera Grade School
Safe and secure, the Ano Mera Grade School is one of, if not the most prominent schools in Mykonos. It's standard, yes, but on an island like Mykonos, that's a good thing. It's no secret that, despite what many people outside of the island like the place for, the locals here don't have access to a lot of things as people on the mainland have. There aren't many schools in Mykonos, so the Ano Mera Grade School is one that many of the island's kids go to. Fortunately, the quality of education here is higher than what many people might expect!
Mykonos is more than just one of Greece's best summer destinations. The island is also home to a few respected education institutions that offer locals quality education despite their relatively isolated location. And not for nothing, these schools are quite commendable in their own right!
Apart from its schools, the luxury rentals in Mykonos
are also worth noting. Get one as your home here when you can!