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We would like to inform you that tomorrow, April 15, 2015 is a Mar Qardakh School holiday in honor of the Yezidi New Year.
Dear Parents: We will have an MYP-DP meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm to discuss the IB system at MQS. We hope to see you there.


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نود اعلامكم بان يوم غد الاربعاء الموافق 15 ابريل\نيسان 2015 عطلة رسمة تكريما لرأس السنة اليزيدية.
عزائي الآباء والأمهات: نود اعلامكم سوف تقيم المدرسة اجتماعا لعوائل طلاب البرنامج المتوسط وبرنامج الدبلوم الباكلوريا يوم الاربعاء 15 نيسان 2015 في ااساعة 6:30 عصرا بخصوص منهج ونظام الباكلوريا الدولية

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.


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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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April 19, 2015

MQS Drive to support the Peshmerga

The Mar Qardakh School Community has been gathering supplies to support our Peshmerga forces as they work and sacrice to defend Kurdistan, and help to create […]
March 16, 2015

PYP Parents’ Meeting — Monday, March 16

Primary School parents are invited to a meeting from 5 – 6 pm on Monday, March 16 to discuss the IB.
January 6, 2015

Ministry Exams start at 8:30 am.

The start time for Ministry exams is 8:30 am. The examination schedule is posted on the MQS announcement board.

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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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