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Armenian Evangelical Shamlian Tatigian Secondary School

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Type  Private
Headquarters  Beirut, Lebanon
Established  1934
Founded  1934
Grades  Kindergarten - Secondary
Religious affiliation  Armenian Evangelical Church

The Armenian Evangelical Shamlian Tatigian Secondary School (Armenian: Հայ Աւետարանական Շամլեան Թաթիկեան Երկրորդական Վարժարան) is located in Bourj-Hammoud, a suburb to the north east of Beirut, Lebanon. It began in 1934 with kindergarten and primary classes only. Now it has 300 pupils and kindergarten, primary and secondary classes.

History

The New Marash Armenian Evangelical School started in 1930 on the first Armenian street in the Bourj-Hammoud area, near Beirut, Lebanon, inhabited by Armenians who came from Cilicia, Anatolia after the 1915 genocide. It had a kindergarten and two elementary classes. The first branch was in Ashrafieh, under the initiative of the New Marash Armenian Evangelical Church. Little by little the streets of Bourj-Hammoud were enlarged; people settled in the area and were eager to establish cultural and educational institutions.

The school developed through the years from this Armenian Evangelical School. In 1936 Reverend Garabed Hassessian increased the number of elementary classes to six. Subsequent to this, Reverend Aram Hadidian added several more classes. In 1950, four intermediate grades of the second cycle were added. Then, in 1958, the three secondary grades of the third cycle were certified.

In 1964 Mr. and Mrs. J. Shamlian and their son Mr. G. Tatigian contributed to the school a new modern building and the school was renamed the Armenian Evangelical Shamlian-Tatigian Secondary School.

References

Armenian Evangelical Shamlian Tatigian Secondary School Wikipedia


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