The Ramallah Friends Schools are two Schools started by Quakers in the city of Ramallah, West Bank. The Friends Girls' School was founded in 1869; the Friends Boy's School was founded in 1901.
The schools are now co-educational and divided into Senior and Junior sections; a Meeting House was built in 1910.
The Friends Schools are considered one of the best schools in the West Bank and Gaza Strip,, offering various educational curricula. These include Local governmental examinations: ‘Tawjihi’, American SAT examinations, and the IB curriculum. The school was able to provide the IB curriculum after being certified in 2001 by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).
School Site & ConflictEdit
The School buildings have previously been used as a hospital, a camp for refugees (in 1948) and a Turkish military camp.
The school was bombed twice by the Israeli Defense Force; once in 1967 and once in 2001 during “Al-Aqsa Intifadah”. It was also closed down numerous times during World War I and the First Intifadah.
- Friends Schools page
- Friends United Meeting (U.S.Quakers group) page on the Schools
- International Baccalaureate Organization
- ↑ Education in the Palestinian territories
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