The first school opened in Sulaymaniyah in January 2001. The second school opened
in Duhok in the fall of 2002 , and in 2003 a third school opened in Erbil. Total
enrollment is approaching 2,000 students.
Over 95 percent of the students come from Kurdish Muslim families. Many students
are the children of local government officials and community leaders.
Parents, local officials, and community leaders are all very supportive of these
American staff often help teach one or two courses per semester. The balance of their
time is spent in relationships with students, their families, and the community.
All curriculum support, international staffing, and training is coordinated through
our offices in Nashville, TN.
Medes School is a private English-based K-12 school program in north Iraq. SGI helped
start these schools over a decade ago in partnership with local church and government
leaders. Today, the program is owned, directed and managed entirely by nationals.