The Ayb Educational Foundation was founded in 2006.
The Foundation aims to establish a new culture of leaning in Armenia and improve the education sector in the country through targeted investments. Over the past 10 years Ayb has devised and carried out a number of substantial projects and education reforms and has developed exemplary education environments, which have served as an incentive for the development of the entire education system in Armenia.
Ayb School is one of the core projects of the Ayb Educational Foundation. It is a laboratory where the best learning and teaching technologies and methodologies are developed and enhanced. The curricula that were tested and marked with success at Ayb School enabled the Foundation to launch a large-scale nation-wide educational initiative in cooperation with Cambridge University and University of College London Institute of Education – the National Program for Educational Excellence – which aims to disseminate Ayb’s best practices across the country and make Araratian Baccalaureate (AB) available for every Armenian student. Araratian Baccalaureate is an Armenian-language education program that meets international standards and is internationally recognized. Through this program, Ayb aims to make Armenia a leading education country in the world.
Since 2009, Ayb has introduced a number of beloved and popular international school contests in Armenia – Kangaroo: Math for All, Russian Bear: Linguistics for All, All-Armenian Tournament of Young Chemists, National phase of the World Robot Olympiad (WRO). In 2014, Ayb created an Armenian contest and named it Meghu: Armenian for All. With these contests Ayb aims to create a huge children’s movement in education.
Karo Sargsyan is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Sona Koshetsyan is the Executive Director of Ayb Educational Foundation.
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Fundamental to the Ayb Educational Foundation’s activities is the Ayb School project. It serves as a lab for creation of best teaching and learning practices which then spread across the country through the National Program for Educational Excellence.
The school was founded in 2011. It is a three-level school that comprises the elementary school (grades 1 to 4), middle school (grades 5 to 9) and high school (grades 10 to 12). The school has 335 students (as of December 31, 2015), including citizens from both Armenia and other countries (10% of total number).
Project-based learning underlies the teaching methodology of Ayb School. Ayb strives to ensure a learning environment in which every student is engaged in real-time projects in various areas with a chance to test and apply their knowledge in practice, develop their communication and teamwork skills and choose their future profession.
Ayb High School is the first social program in the non-governmental education sector. With a goal to grant all admitted students equal opportunities, irrespective of their paying capacity, the school has developed a scholarship system. Over 70% of Ayb High School students receive scholarships each year.
Fr. Mesrop Aramian is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Aram Pakhchanian is the Head of Ayb School.
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In 2014, Ayb Educational Foundation and the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia, along with Cambridge University and University College London Institute of Education, began the National Program for Educational Excellence. The idea of the NPEE was put forward by the Ayb Foundation. The program is carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science. It is funded by the Armenian Government and is co-funded by the Ayb Foundation.
In the coming 10 years, within the framework of NPEE, the Araratian Baccalaureate (AB), an Armenian-language alternative educational program that meets international standards and is already recognized by Cambridge University as equivalent to A Levels, will be introduced in all schools in Armenia and Artsakh. The program will train and certify a community of teachers that will be teaching the AB program in accordance with the NPEE requirements. In short, this means that the education Armenian children will receive in Armenian schools will be competitive on international level and recognized by both local and international HEIs without the necessity of additional exams.
Fr. Mesrop Aramian is the Director of NPEE.
To learn more about the NPEE, please click here.
Press about Ayb
• Fr. Mesrop Aramyan: This is just the beginning, October 14, 2016
• David Sahakyan: Araratian Baccalaureate will shape a new generation, September 19, 2016
• Fr. Mesrop Aramyan: FAST is a strategic project, August 30, 2016
• For the first time Armenia will participate at Annual Sacred Music Festival at Patmos Island, August 1, 2016