Ayb School

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Ayb School
Այբ դպրոց
Ayb School logo.png
Ayb High School.jpg
Address
Tbilisi Highway 11/11, Arabkir District
Yerevan

Armenia
Information
School type Private, non-profit organization
Motto "Know and Create"
Established 2011
President Priest Mesrop Aramian
Head of school Aram Pakhchanyan
Staff 53
Grades 1-12
Number of students 195
Language Armenian, English, Russian
Color(s) White, Orange
         
Affiliation Ayb Educational Foundation
Website

Ayb School (Armenian: Այբ դպրոց), is a private educational complex in Yerevan, Armenia, opened in 2011 by the Ayb Educational Foundation.[1] The school is named after the first letter of the Armenian alphabet Ayb (Armenian: Այբ).

The school is a non-profit organization and functions as a foundation, legally registered as the Ayb Learning Hub Foundation. The motto of the school is Know and Create (Armenian: Իմա եւ արա).

The school is directed by the board of trustees, headed by the director of the National Program for Educational Excellence priest Mesrop Aramian. The director of the school is Aram Pakhchanyan.[2]

History[edit]

General view

Ayb Educational Foundation was established in 2006 to contribute to the development of education in Armenia. In 2010, the Government of Armenia allocated an area of 7 hectares for the realization of the Ayb School project. In 2011, the first section of the Ayb educational complex was opened.[3]

At the beginning, the complex was opened as a secondary school. In 2013, the elementary section was opened. The middle section of the school will be ready for the 2014-2015 educational year. The school is the first in Armenia that integrates the best of Armenian educational traditions with the latest global technological resources.

In the near future, the complex will also have its own sports complex, art centre, media centre and the Church of the Holy Translators.

Mission[edit]

2015 AGBUtalks panel hosted in the auditorium

The Ayb Educational Foundation's goal is to establish schools in all the regional centers of Armenia, as well as a second school in Yerevan, and a school in Artsakh by the end of 2019.[4] The curriculum applied within the AYB educational program is known as Ararat Baccalaureate, which is an Armenian-based international education system. It was initiated by the Ayb Foundation jointly with the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia, within the frames of the National Education Excellence Program, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and London Institute of Education.[5]

Cooperation[edit]

Wikimedia Armenia gathering at the school auditorium

In November 2014, Ayb Foundation initiated the Ararat Baccalaureate, a curriculum applied within the AYB educational program as an Armenian-based international education system. It was set in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and the London Institute of Education.[6]

In October 2016, Ayb School signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Goethe-Institut of Germany, within the framework of "Schools: Partners for the Future" initiative.[7] The cooperation was facilitated through the efforts of the Ambassador of Germany to Armenia Mr. Bernhard Matthias Kiesler.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ArmAcad: Ayb School
  2. ^ RA Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan, director of Ayb school Aram Pakhchanyan and director of the National Program for Educational Excellence Mesrop Aramyan gave a press conference at Ayb school
  3. ^ "History". Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  4. ^ We want highly educated generation in Armenia: Ayb School director
  5. ^ Ararat Baccalaureate: Armenian-based international education
  6. ^ Ararat Baccalaureate: General Education Needs Improvement
  7. ^ Ayb School is selected as Goethe-Institut Partner School

Coordinates: 40°13′27″N 44°31′42″E / 40.22417°N 44.52833°E / 40.22417; 44.52833