YEREVAN, January 24. / ARKA /. The Dilijan International School (UWC Dilijan) will open its doors in September 2014, the Executive Director of the IDeA (Initiatives to Develop Armenia) Fund, Artak Melkonian, said today.
He said this year the school will be able to enroll 90 students, ten of which will be from Armenia, and the rest from other countries. The acceptance of applications began in November 2013. The deadline is 17th of February.
The co-founder and chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Dilijan International School, Veronica Zonabend, said all citizens of Armenia, regardless of their social status and place of residence, who will reach 16 by August 2014, may take part in the enrollment contest.
The director of the Dilijan International School, John Puddefoot, said the duration of training for the first school students will be two years. Teachers are from Italy, India, Korea and some other countries.
By 2023 the school will host 650 students from at least 60 countries.
In October 2013 Dilijan International School became a full member of the United World Colleges (WC) and in November it became fully accredited as an IB World School. This means that it is authorised to offer the IB Diploma Program (taught in English), to students aged 16-18, starting in September 2014.
Dilijan International School is a large-scale philanthropic initiative which will put Armenia on the world educational map. It was initiated by the co-director of Sberbank CIB Ruben Vardanyan. The total project cost is $150 million. -0-