YEREVAN, September 28. /ARKA/. The international school in the Armenian town of Dilijan is expected to start functioning in September 2014, upon completion of its construction, Artak Melkonyan, the newly appointed executive director of Ruben Vardanian and Veronika Zonabend (RVVZ) Foundation, said Friday at a news conference.
This is a benevolent private project being implemented without governmental financing. This $100-million project is funded by Ruben Vardanian, a prominent Russian entrepreneur of Armenian descent.
Melkonyan said that talented Armenian children as well as foreigners will attend this school.
Armenian school students are expected to make up 15 to 20% of the total number. There will be multicultural environment in this school.
The executive director said the school’s students will be taught Armenian language and literature, arts, Armenian history and religion as well as natural sciences and other subjects.
Tuition here will be paid in accordance with international prices, but students with excellent academic credentials will receive scholarships.
The school is intended for 650 students at age from 13 to 19. Some teachers will work here.
Graduates of this boarding establishment will obtain international bachelor diplomas.
It is planned to build not only school, administrative, residential blocks, sport facilities and other educational infrastructures within the school campus, but also creative centers and decorative and fruit gardens.
Teachers which will be invited from other countries are being selected now.
This construction is in line with the law on education.
On December 22, Armenian National Assembly amended the laws on language and secondary education. The amended laws allow school teaching in foreign languages in some cases. They imply establishment of 11 such schools, of which nine will be opened as part of intergovernmental cooperation and two other schools will be private. -0---