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Help Preserve Iraq's Heritage

The spectacle of human suffering demands our attention. There is suffering aplenty in Iraq these days. The Christian community of Iraq has been brutally evicted from their homes; the Yezidi community is being slaughtered and enslaved. The need for relief supplies in the form of food, drinking water, shelter, and medicine is urgent.


We are an IB candidate school for PYP, MYP and DP.

Welcome to Mar Qardakh School

About Our School

Located in the heart of the Middle East, Mar Qardakh School strives to perpetuate a great and ancient heritage. Iraq is often thought of as the Cradle of Civilization, the land where some of the first and greatest ancient civilizations and cultures - Babylon, Mesopotamia and Assyria - began. The beginning of multiple languages, the beginning of writing and the beginning of education have often been associated with this region. Today, Mar Qardakh School is building upon this ancient heritage and carrying it forward by providing a comprehensive, rigorous education, centered on the holistic development of the entire person, in order to invest in the well-being of each individual and of the community as a whole.

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October  2014

Our Students In Action

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October 10, 2014

Welcome To Our Community Corner

Our Community Corner is a space where people can find out what our school is doing to help our community in their daily life, especially in […]
August 11, 2014
St. Joseph Cathedral Erbil

Contribute to ongoing projects dedicated to supporting the Christians in Iraq.

Help Iraq Promote Peace and Prosperity Sometimes it is difficult to keep our eyes on the prize: Peace, Stability, and Prosperity. The spectacle of human suffering […]
May 25, 2014
Mar Elia Erbil Choir

Extra Curricular Activity (ECA): Choir at Mar Elia

By Ms. Megan Childs In April and May, some of our MYP 1 and 2 students participated in a choir ECA. They learned basics of choral […]

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  • Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

    Edward Everett
  • Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.

    G. K. Chesterton
  • The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.

    C. S. Lewis
  • Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

    John Dewey
  • He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

    Victor Hugo
  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

    Nelson Mandela


At Mar Qardakh School, students become life-long learners. Our academic program instills the knowledge they will need to excel at their chosen profession.

Our classes achieve excellence because we employ a wide repertoire of teaching and learning strategies, and students are actively involved in the learning process.


We have carefully designed our curriculum to best meet the educational and developmental needs of our students as individuals and as a group.

The faculty members and school administrators involved in curriculum design and review stay current with the latest developments in educational research, in order to implement the most effective educational strategies and methods.


Hubs are used to help students build a community within their school, learning how to interact with each other, socialize and share responsibilities.


Mar Qardakh School policies help parents, students and faculty understand the standards, expectations and systems pertaining to all dimensions of school life.

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