SIGMA 2000 - PHAROS LTD
Pharos is the first and biggest network of Schools of Foreign Languages (English, German, French,
Spanish, Greek, Bulgarian for foreigners) and Computing in Bulgaria. Its service offer also includes the
provision of exam services for Foreign Languages and Computing, educational book sales, as well as the
organization of educational group-excursions. It was established in 1991 as a branch of the Strategakis
Schools network of Northern Greece. Founded on 40 years of accumulated expertise in the ELT field, it
immediately acquired leader status in Bulgaria. With 30 schools in Sofia and all major Bulgarian cities it
is second in size only to the Greek network of 100 schools. The unparalleled standards of teaching in
Pharos are reflected in the fact that more than 2500 of its students have been successful with their
international Language and Computing Examinations.
Since 1996 Pharos’ Central Administration in Sofia has become the network’s Regional Centre for Eastern
Europe, administering and coordinating the group’s 15 Schools of Foreign Languages and Computing in
Albania and FYROM. In this context it provides in-house training to teaching and administrative staff of
educational units, coordinates marketing and sales activities, controls the quality of the educational service
offer, conducts the financial planning (budgeting, forecasts etc.) and acts as buffer for cash-flow purposes,
and it decides over major strategic issues in all three countries.
The group is currently planning the development of a new regional network in Ukraine, for which the
Bulgarian headquarters will also be responsible.