Welcome to Albanian College!


Welcome from the Director of Albanian College Tirana Embodying the Albanian College vision to transform education in Albania and our mission to create a positive, holistic, inquiry-based learning environment empowering Albanian College students to be internationally-minded citizens of the world, Albanian College Tirana provides academically rigourous, intellectually stimulating instruction at all levels. To further these aims, approaches to learning are cultivated with emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving skills all while striving to develop the ten IB learner profile attributes.

To meet the needs of Albanian College Tirana students, we offer a strong English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme. Our students rapidly become comfortable speaking, writing, and socialising in English while putting great conditions of worth on Albanian language learning and offering French and Mandarin as further additional languages.

This school year, Albanian College Tirana will honour its first graduating class, begin its first cohort in the esteemed International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, and complete the MYP and PYP authorisation processes. With dynamic, differentiated teaching and inquiry-based learning at the helm, we are confident that our vision will be achieved: Albanian College students will be intelligent, creative, compassionate and forthright, take full ownership of their learning, and become the leaders of tomorrow.

The philosopher Plato, student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle, was the founder of the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. As his quote demonstrates, Plato was centuries ahead of his time on inquiry-based, holistic, differentiated education. Plato said, “Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Albanian College Tirana. I am truly proud to be an educational leader of the school.

Susan Eby
Director
Albanian College Tirana