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“Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit there from.” ― Bahai Writings


We advocate for an educational system that promotes the process for knowledge acquisition, cultivate the powers of the intellect and reasoning, and infuse the student with indispensable moral qualities. We do not seek to fill our students with encyclopedic knowledge but train them in skills and concepts that will enable them to be life-long learners and effective participants in society. 

Our students’ natural curiosity which fuels the learning process must be nurtured as they are empowered with a sense of their own uniqueness, dignity and worth and taught that their actions can make a difference. 

The school aims to prepare students to see themselves as responsible for changing the world for the better. Both aspects of this sense of purpose—to transform oneself and to contribute to the transformation of society—are inseparable. Individuals shape their environment and are in turn molded by the world around them. Social progress, then, requires that individuals be capable of making changes within themselves and contributing to changes in the structure of society.

Students at School of Nations will be taught in English and offered an enhanced curriculum that will not only ensure their success in the Ethiopian education system but prepare them to further their education throughout the world if they so choose.