Abandoned and Derelict
We are a Middle- and High School serving the Greek Minority community on the island of Imvros (Göçkeada) since 2015. Our campus is located on the North side of the island in the small village of Agridia (now Tepeköy) with a population (including teachers' and students' families) of around 60 .
As with all Minority Schools in Turkey, our school curriculum is bilingual in Turkish and Greek, with a strong emphasis on English as a 3rd language. Accordingly, some of our Teachers are Turkish, while the majority are either Greek or Rum (Turkish nationals of Greek extraction).
Most of our students come from local Imvrian families who returned to Imvros from Greece after our school opened. Our Greek Teachers' children also comprise a significant percentage of our students.
Imvros (Gökçeada) is the largest island in Turkey, located in the northeast Aegean. While the population was nearly exclusively Greek (Rum) until the 1960s, the demographics have since changed drastically; currently the Greek community is a small minority on the island which has a population of 9000.
Agridia (Tepeköy) is one of the original Greek settlements which include Agio Theodori (Zeytinliköy), Sxinoudi (Dereköy), Gliki (Bademli), Panagia (Merkez), and Evlambo (Yeni Mahalle). Agridia is the village with the highest percentage of Greeks on the island, and is packed with visitors all year round, but particularly in the summer (for its taverns) and especially on the 15th of August when people come from all over the world for the Feast of the Dormition (of Mary). Agridia currently has a population of around 60.
We have a total of 2888 books in three languages (English, Greek, and Turkish).