The Galata School holds an important place among the educational institutions established by the Greek community during the occidentalization process of the Ottoman Empire. It was built with the support of the renowned benefactor of the time, Eleni Zarifis, who donated the land to the Greek community of Galata in order to contribute to the modern education and training of Greek children. The inauguration of the school building took place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 1910.
The architects of the school were Patroklos Kambanakis and Stavros Christidis. Periklis Fotiadis acted as consultant architect. Marcos Langas, a prominent building contractor of the time, was entrusted with the implementation project. In 1958, due to the widening of the central avenue, the level of the road in front of the School was lowered to its present level. The necessary adjustment work was carried out by the civil engineer Savvas Panagiotidis.