Our Schools

A fourth grade Interreligious Dialogue class, Dar Al Kalima, December 2021.

The ELCJHL Director of Education Office is responsible for four K-12 ELCJHL schools.

The ELCJHL schools have a long history of service to the Palestinian communities, dating back to the foundation of an orphanage and educational program for Arab girls in 1851. This was the first education program for female youth of Palestine. Today, our four schools are serving more than 2,000 students with the help of nearly 200 full- and part-time educators.

Since their beginnings, ELCJHL schools have served the youth of their communities, regardless of gender, race, religion, or socioeconomic status.

Gender balance and equality are still emphases of the ELCJHL schools, with all schools learning together in a co-educational framework in which 44% of students are female and 56% of students are male.

Peace Education and Interfaith Dialogue are also key emphases of the ELCJHL schools. Muslim and Christian populations in ELCJHL schools reflect closely the populations of their communities. On the whole, 52.5% of ELCJHL students are Christian, and 47.5% of students are Muslim.

Learn more about individual strengths and personalities of the four k-12 ELCJHL Schools by clicking on the individual highlighted links below: