Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre
The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre (JPBC), located on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives, operates under the umbrella of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, and under the supervision of the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, in the fields of Health, Disability, and Inclusive Education.
JPBC implements long-term, community-based programs and has always maintained a clear vision of providing Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Inclusive Education through the Child Rehabilitation Centre and the Inclusive School.
The JPBC Child Rehabilitation Centre has a track record of quality service, and accordingly, obtained the International Standard for a Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008 in 2006, 2009 and 2012. It then moved to the Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA) for Ambulatory Care, which is on a three-year cycle, and has been achieved three times: in 2015, 2018 and 2021.
Through its Child Rehabilitation Centre, JPBC provides treatment and rehabilitation for Palestinian children with disabilities from the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and Jerusalem, for ages 0-15. It is a member of the East Jerusalem Hospital Network, and the main referral Centre for the Palestinian Ministry of Health for treatment of Children with Disabilities (CwD). It also acts as a National Resource Centre for capacity building, clinical training, dissemination of knowledge, and best practices to practitioners and partner organizations.
Our Inclusive School is a unique model of inclusive education serving children with disabilities from Jerusalem from Kindergarten up to the 12th grade.
Mother and Family Empowerment Program (MFEP): This program is attached to the Comprehensive services at the Child Rehabilitation Centre. Through this program, JPBC provides training on rehabilitation for the mothers and families, awareness-raising and education for mothers, and psychosocial support.
Outreach program: The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre serves children from across the West Bank through our Outreach Program. Making an average of 60 outreach visits and assessing over 1300 children a year, the Centre is able to support families that do not have access to adequate medical expertise. Children in need of specialized treatment are referred to the rehabilitation centre in East Jerusalem.
The Professional Clinical Training Program: In partnership with Palestinian Universities, a Clinical Training Program is provided to students in the fields of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Social work, and Special Education. Forty university students on average attend the Clinical Training Program each year.
St. George’s School, Jerusalem
Founded in 1899, St. George’s School is a private school, offering quality education to 650 students from kindergarten to grade 12. Located adjacent to the St. George’s Cathedral Close, the school currently runs the Tawjihi program and is considering running the IB program in the future. It has educated some world-renowned intellectuals and leaders, including Dimitri Baramki (Chief Archaeologist, Department of Antiquities, Palestine), Ziad Rafiq Beydoun (Chief Lebonese Geologist), and Emil Ghuri (Secretary, Arab Higher Committee).
St. George’s School offers extra-curricular activity to its students aiming at enhancing their life skills and preparing them to meet the challenges of an ever changing world. It also serves as a platform for training of students from local universities in an attempt to bridge the gap between secondary school and university education.
St. George’s College, Jerusalem
St. George’s College in Jerusalem is the Diocese of Jerusalem’s premiere pilgrimage center. Each year, their knowledgeable staff guides hundreds of pilgrims in the footsteps of Jesus, introducing them to the history and traditions of the region, and leading them in worship at both the Holy Sites and among the “living stones” of the Diocese.
Structured courses generally last from ten days to two weeks, with most focusing upon the Gospels, though there are also occasional offerings on Interfaith Dialogue, Christian Art, and other topics of interest. To register or for more information, please go to the College website.
Christ School, Nazareth
Christ School is the largest of our diocesan schools, with a student body of 1,000 across grades K-12. It is also the oldest, being founded by the Church Missionary Society in 1851. Students graduate trilingual, having studied Arabic, Hebrew, and English. Most go on to pursue degrees in universities domestically or abroad.
St. John’s School, Haifa
Offering quality education for 770 students in grades K-8, St. John’s, established in 1868, is best known for developing and implementing its Peace-Education curriculum, which raises awareness among students about human rights, servant leadership, and reconciliation. In this way, it helps foster good relations between the members of our multi-cultural society.
Holy Family Kindergarten, Raineh
Since 1996, Holy Family Church in Raineh, Galilee, has sponsored a nursery school for about 20 children from ages three months to three years. Their ministry makes it possible for women who need to work outside the home to do so by offering a safe and healthy environment for their children.
Arab Evangelical Episcopal School, Ramallah
As a Christian private school established in 1954, the Arab Evangelical Episcopal School believes that fulfilling its Christian mission comes through serving the Palestinian community in all its diversity. It is the only diocesan school with a majority of Christian students, serving a student body of around 850 in grades K-12.
Episcopal Technological & Vocational Training Center, Ramallah
ETVTC was founded in 2000 as a two-year vocational school offering its students certification in either Hospitality & Culinary Arts or Information Technology. In a region plagued by high unemployment, nearly 100% of ETVTC’s students find immediate employment in the field of their training following graduation.
The Christian National Kindergarten, Nablus
Since 1848, the CNK, based in St. Philip’s Church, has been serving about 50 young children from needy families in the major Palestinian city of Nablus and its environs.
Ahliyyah & Mutran School
Ahliyyah & Mutran are two deeply rooted and mission-driven schools that have been providing progressive quality education since 1926.
They aim to empower students through a holistic and inclusive model of education that allows them to achieve their full potential in a safe and rich environment. Their goal is to enable our learners to go beyond grades and mere academic achievement and to embrace the values of rootedness, service, productivity, and lifelong learning.
To date, both schools have been functioning as single-gender continuum IB World schools offering the four International Baccalaureate Programs across the different educational stages (K-12); Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (IBDP) and Career-related Programme (IBCP). In 2017, the schools made a strategic decision to merge both entities into one institution that offers a unique model of coeducation embracing engagement, empowerment, innovation, and enlightenment.