Anatolia is a private, non-profit, organization overseen by a Greek and American Board of Trustees. Broadly speaking, the principles which guide Anatolia are service to one's fellow man, respect for Greek culture, belief in democracy, and devotion to academic excellence. The school strives to be a concrete expression of the friendship between the Greek and American people and of their shared ideals.
The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), a division of Anatolia, offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study characterized by reasoned and open inquiry, acquisition of the breadth and depth of knowledge associated with traditional university curricula, and achievement of the highest possible standards in student-centered teaching and faculty scholarship, with emphasis on individual growth. Through its educational, cultural, professional, and service activities, ACT seeks to contribute actively to the wider communities of Greece and Southeast Europe as well as to enhance understanding and friendship between the peoples of the United States and Greece.