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.
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.
Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
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.