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Mar Qardakh School

Mar Qardakh School

Mar Qardakh Street, P.O. Box 34, Erbil, 1065, Iraq

+964 750 144 5031



Mar Qardakh School
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 2011
Status Private
Head of School Sally Boya
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 4-17 years
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Carolen Kossa
MYP Coordinator Martin Niqola
PYP Coordinator Hanar Keka

Mar Qardakh School is a private, Catholic coeducational day school that offers the three IB Programmes: PYP/MYP/DP.

Mar Qardakh School is located in the heart of the Middle East, in Erbil, a suburb of Ankawa in Iraq. Mar Qardakh School strives to perpetuate a great and ancient heritage. Iraq is often thought of as the Cradle of Civilization, the land where some of the first and greatest ancient civilizations and cultures - Babylon, Mesopotamia and Assyria - began. The beginning of multiple languages, the beginning of writing and the beginning of education have often been associated with this region. Today, Mar Qardakh School is building upon this ancient heritage and carrying it forward by providing a comprehensive, rigorous education, centered on the holistic development of the entire person, in order to invest in the well-being of each individual and of the community as a whole.


Our mission is to empower students for life in the 21st century by providing them with a holistic, international education encompassing academic, social, spiritual and personal development, and an awareness of the world around them.

PYP prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child.

MYP a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, the MYP is inclusive by design; students of all interests and academic abilities can benefit from their participation.

DP programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge - students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

Mar Qardakh School offers a competitive education grounded in the following principles:

  • Academic excellence
  • Ethical and moral values
  • Love of learning
  • International Mindedness
  • Responsibility
  • Well Roundedness
  • Learning Community