Next generation leadership

Educating Strong, Competent Leaders of the Future

Arabic-speaking students in the region’s schools face many barriers to success: limited access to post-secondary education and employment opportunities, travel restrictions, political turmoil, and impoverished family circumstances. Parents seek out schools run by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in Jordan, Israel, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem, because they offer a rigorous academic program and they teach and model Christian values of peace, reconciliation and respect for all. These schools’ 6,500 students graduate with the skills and the positive, hopeful outlook to become leaders in their communities.

Next Generation leadership
Seniors at St. George's School in East Jerusalem share their future plans for post-graduate study with AFEDJ trustees.

A photo of teachers at Ahliyah School, Amman, Jordan

Ahliyyah School, Amman, Jordan

Ahliyah School for Girls in Amman is a highly-regarded K-12 school for girls with a fully accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) program. The school’s administration and faculty strive to provide a quality education that helps girls and young women grow into empowered human beings who work on realizing their potentials through being active lifelong learners; reflective and critical thinkers who maintain a high degree of emotional intelligence and adopt a strong humane set of values; knowledge creators; initiators of change; responsible and productive citizens, aware of their cultural heritage, open to diversity and capable of creating a future of their own choice. 

A photo of young students with thumbs up and fun hats on at Arab Episcopal School in Irbid, Jordan

Arab Episcopal School, Irbid, Jordan

Before 2003, blind and visually-impaired children in Irbid, Jordan, had no options for education besides traveling an hour each way to Amman. That’s when the Rev. Samir Esaid and Mrs. Sabah Zurikat founded the Arab Episcopal School in Irbid, a city of about 1.7 million...
A photo of boys waving at the Arab Evangelical School in Ramallah

Arab Evangelical Episcopal School, Ramallah, West Bank

Founded in 1954 as a home for impoverished and orphaned girls, the Arab Evangelical Episcopal School has evolved into a K-12 academic co-ed school serving 845 students and their families. The school operates upon the premise that fulfilling its Christian mission comes through serving the...
A photo of boys singing at Bishops' School in Amman, Jordan

Bishop’s School for Boys, Amman, Jordan

Since its founding in 1936, the Bishop’s School for Boys in Amman has had a straightforward mission: to offer a first-rate education that helps students grow into empowered human beings who work on realizing their potential through being active life-long learners, reflective and critical thinkers who maintain a high degree of emotional intelligence and adopt a strong humane set of values, knowledge creators, initiators of change, responsible and productive citizens aware of their cultural heritage and open to diversity.

A photo of students in a classroom at Christ Episcopal School in Nazareth

Christ Episcopal School, Nazareth, Israel

With a student population of 1,200 across grades K-12, Christ Episcopal School in Nazareth is the largest school owned and operated by the Diocese of Jerusalem. Founded in 1851 by the Church Mission Society, it has long served Palestinian Christian and Muslim students who are...
Dua’a Bisharat, Director of Saviour's School with students

Saviour’s Episcopal School, Zarqa, Jordan

Saviour’s School is a progressive co-ed K-12 school serving more than 300 students in the industrial city of Zarqa. It also offers one of the city’s only program for low-vision and blind students. Because the overcrowded public schools offer little to no programing for children...
A photo of a girl raising her hand in class at St. George's School in East Jerusalem

St. George’s School, East Jerusalem

Established in 1899, adjacent to St. George’s Cathedral, St. George’s School is known for having many notable alumni. Originally a school for boys, St. George’s now serves 700 boys and girls by providing an excellent education at affordable costs for Jerusalem families. Located just across...
A photo of young students in a classroom at St. John's Episcopal School in Haifa, Israel

St. John’s Episcopal School, Haifa, Israel

Founded in 1868, St. John’s Episcopal School in Haifa offers students a caring, academically challenging environment where deep mutual respect and love of learning lie at the heart the educational experience. With about 500 students from Kindergarten through eighth grade, St. John’s is a pathway...