The Ramallah Friends Schools are two Schools started by Quakers in the city of Ramallah, West Bank. The Friends Girls' School was founded in 1869; the Friends Boy's School was founded in 1901.

The schools are now co-educational and divided into Senior and Junior sections; a Meeting House was built in 1910.


The Friends Schools are considered one of the best schools in the West Bank and Gaza Strip,[1], offering various educational curricula. These include Local governmental examinations: ‘Tawjihi’, American SAT examinations, and the IB curriculum. The school was able to provide the IB curriculum after being certified in 2001 by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

School Site & ConflictEdit

The School buildings have previously been used as a hospital, a camp for refugees (in 1948) and a Turkish military camp.

The school was bombed twice by the Israeli Defense Force; once in 1967 and once in 2001 during “Al-Aqsa Intifadah”. It was also closed down numerous times during World War I and the First Intifadah.

External linksEdit


  1. Education in the Palestinian territories


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