||The Tarbíyat School for boys is established in Tihrán by the Bahá'ís. [BBD221]
||Tablets, Communes and Holy Utterances, a collection of writings by Bahá'u'lláh, is published in the United States. [BFA2:26]
- It is the first prayer book and first compilation of Bahá'í writings published in the West. [BFA2:26]
- It was probably translated by Anton Haddad and published by the Behais Supply and Publishing Board. [BFA2:26]
||Tablets; Communes and Holy Utterances; Anton Haddad; Behais Supply and Publishing Board; Sarah Farmer; Green Acre; Baha'i summer school; Publishing Trust
||Within a year of her arrival Dr. Susan Moody opens the Tarbíyat School for Girls in Tihrán. [BBD221–2; BFA2:360–1]
- Miss Lillian Kappes of Hoboken, New Jersey arrives in December of 1911 to serve as a teacher. She died on the 1st of December, 1920 and was replaced by Genevieve Coy in 1922. and was followed by Adelaide Sharp in 1929 who was joined by her mother, Clara Sharp in 1931. [BFA2p361]
||Tarbiyat School for Girls; Susan Moody; Lillian Kappes; Genevieve Coy; Adelaide Sharp; Clara Sharp
|1910 8 Jan
||The Persian-American Educational Society is inaugurated in Washington DC. [BFA2:XVII; 355–8]
- Its primary purpose is to assist the Tarbíyat School in Iran. [BFA2:357]
|Washington DC; United States; Iran
||Persian-American Educational Society; Tarbiyat School; Bahai organizations
|1913. 8 Jan
||'Abdu'l-Bahá was given a tour of the Edinburgh College of Arts conducted by the President. (74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF) This was followed by a tour of a school in the poorer district, North Canongate School.
In the afternoon He spoke to a capacity attendance at Rainy Hall, New College, the Mound, Edinburgh EH1 2LX.
'Abdu'l-Bahá attended a charity performance of Handel's Messiah at St Giles Cathedral. (Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RE) St. Giles was also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh. It was Edinburgh's religious focal point for at least 900 years.
And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together:
for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. (Isaiah 40:5) [Ahmad Sohrab's Diary, Edinburgh, 1913, ABTM297]
||Abdul-Baha, Travels of; St Giles Cathedral; Handel's Messiah; Edinburgh College of Arts; North Canongate School
|1920 1 Dec
||Lillian Kappes dies of typhus fever in Tihrán. [BFA2:361; SW11, 19:324-5]
- She had gone to Tihrán nine years previously to help set up the Tarbíyat School for Girls. [SW11, 19:3 24]
||Lillian Kappes; Tarbiyat School for Girls; In Memoriam
||Dr Genevieve Coy is chosen as the director of the Tarbíyat School for Girls in Tihrán to replace Lillian Kappes. [SBR203]
||Genevieve Coy; Tarbiyat School for Girls
|1922 24 Jan
||Dr Sarah A. Clock passes away in Tihrán. She had gone there in 1911 to assist Dr Moody at the Tarbíyat School. [BFA2:361; SW12, 19:309]
||Sarah A. Clock; Susan Moody; Tarbiyat School for Girls
||Abu'l-Qásim Faizi, a 19-year-old student who had attended the Tarbiyát School in Tehran but now enrolled at the American University at Beirut visits Haifa to meet Shoghi Effendi. Like Hasan Balyuzi before him, he is immediately possessed by a great desire to serve him. [SETPE1p146-7]
||Haifa; Tihran; Iran; Beirut; Lebanon
||Abul-Qasim Faizi; Tarbiyat School; American University at Beirut; Shoghi Effendi, Life of
|1927 1 Aug
||Geyserville Bahá’í Summer School, the first American Bahá’í summer school, is established on property in California donated by John Bosch. It was to operate until 1973 when a new road project divided the property. The land was sold and the funds used to purchase land in the mountains above the coastal town of Santa Cruz. The new school was named In honour of John and Louise Bosch. [BBD87; BW10:180; GPB340, Bosch]
- BW5:28–9 says this was the second Bahá’í summer school in America but Shoghi Effendi indicates in GPB340 that Green Acre is formally established as a Bahá’í summer school in 1929.
||Summer School; John Bosch
|1929 12 Aug
||Green Acre becomes a fully fledged Bahá’í summer school when the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States and Canada obtains legal title to the property. [BBD91; GAP118; GPB340; SBBH126, Green Acre]
||A permanent summer school is established at Louhelen Ranch near Davison, Michigan. [BW10:181; GPB340]
||The first German Bahá’í summer school is held, at Esslingen. [BBRSM182; BW5:44]
- UD98 and BW5p30 put this date as 1932.
||The Tavakkul Bahá’í School in Qazvín, Iran, is closed. [BW18:388]
||Tavakkul Baha’i School; religious persecution
||The government of Iran takes several measures against the Bahá’ís throughout the country. [BW18:389]
- Nineteen Bahá’í schools are closed in Káshán, Qazvín, Yazd, Najafábád, Ábádih and elsewhere. [ARG109]
- Bahá’í meetings are forbidden in many towns, including Tihrán, Mashhad, Sabzivár, Qazvín and Arák.
- Bahá’ís centres in Káshán, Hamadán and Záhidán are closed by the authorities.
- Some Bahá’í government employees are dismissed.
- Some Bahá’í military personnel are stripped of their rank and imprisoned.
- Bahá’ís in many places are harassed over the filling-in of marriage certificates, census forms and other legal documents.
|Iran; Káshán; Qazvín; Yazd; Najafábád; Ábádih; Tihrán; Mashhad; Sabzivár; Arák; Hamadán; Záhidán
||religious persecution; Tarbiyat School
|1934 6 Dec
||The Tarbíyat Bahá’í Schools in Tihrán and all other Bahá'í schools across the country are closed by order of the Minister of Education (headed by 'Ali-Asghar-i-Hikmat, a well-known Azali) when they fail to open on a holy day. [BBD221–2; BW18:389; CB312; GPB363; PP308; RoB4p313]
- For Western accounts of the episode see BBR475–9.
||Tarbiyat Bahai Schools; Bahai schools; Holy days; Persecution
||Britain holds its first Bahá’í summer school. [GT137; UD109]
|1937 2 May
||The Yerrinbool Bahá’í School (originally known as ‘Bolton Place’) is officially opened in Australia.
||Yerrinbool Bahai School
||The first Bahá’í summer school to be held in India takes place in Simla. [BBRSM194; BW8:199]
|1940 (in the decade)
||The first Egyptian Bahá’í summer school is held in the mid-1940s.
||The first Canadian Bahá’í summer school is held, in Montreal. [BW9:28, TG84]
|1945 1 Aug
||A children’s hostel is founded in Panchgani, Maharashtra state, India. [BBD171; BBRSM153; BW16:320]
- It expands into the New Era High School.
- For the history of the school see BW16:320–6.
|Panchgani; Maharashtra state; India
||New Era High School
||The first Bahá’í summer school in Argentina is held in Ezeiza. [BW11:45]
|1957 28 - 30 Oct
||First Bahá'í Summer School held in Taiwan.
||The first summer school to be held on Rarotonga Island takes place.
||The first Bahá’í summer school in Liberia begins. [BW14:174]
||The first summer school to be held in Ireland begins.
|1974 13 July
||The dedication of the Bosch Bahá'í School north of Santa Cruz, California. (Bosch Bahá'í School site, Bahá'´News page 716]
||Santa Cruz; California
||Bosch Baha'i School
|1974 13 Jul
||The dedication of the John Bosch Bahá'í Summer School in Santa Cruz, California. [Bosch web site]
||Santa Cruz; California
||John Bosch Baha'i Summer School
||The first Bahá’í Summer School of the Cameroon Republic is held in Victoria. [BW18:166]
||The founding of the Ruaha Secondary School in southwestern rural Tanzania near Iringa, about 500kms from Dar-es-salaam. [The Mona Project (Info on the Iringa School no longer available on this web site), One Country]
In 2001 the school received a grant to build a girls dormitory. [BWNS145]
|Tanzania; Iringa; Dar-es-salaam. Africa
||Ruaha Secondary School
||The first National Children’s Camp in Australia is held in Yerrinbool School with 36 children between 9 and 13 years of age in attendance. [BINS173:10]
||Yerrinbool Bahai School; Children
||The opening of the School of the Nations in Taipa, Macau with 5 students enrolled in kindergarten. [SoN, BWNS460]
||The founding of the Maxwell International Bahá'í School. It was a co-ed Bahá'í school located on Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada. It offered boarding students and day students instruction from grades 7-12. Its educational philosophy was based on the principles of the Bahá'í Faith. Students attended from all over the world. The school was opened with guest of honour Amatu'l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum (Mary Maxwell, daughter of May and Sutherland) and wife of the Bahá'í Faith's Guardian, Shoghi Effendi. A tree was planted in dedication to the opening of the school. In the early 2006-2007 school year, the school board decided to drop "Bahá'í" from its name, changing it to "Maxwell International School".
The school closed on its 20th anniversary in 2008. [Wiki]
||Shawnigan Lake; Canada
||Maxwell International Bahai School; Bahai schools; Amatul-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum
|1989 18 Dec - 1990 2 Jan
||During the Youth Winter School in Traben-Trarback participants from 12 countries including East Germany, Romania, Hungary and the Soviet Union gather for the first time since the Second World War. [BINS215:2]
||Traben-Trarback; Germany; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Russia
||Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Youth; Youth; International conferences; Winter schools; First conferences
|1989 25 – 29 Dec
||The first International Bahá’í Summer School of Bophuthatswana is held at the Pilanesberg National Game Reserve, attended by 263 people from 12 countries. [BINS215:1–2]
|1990 8 – 11 Jul
||The first summer school of Czechoslovakia is held in Jindrichuv Hradec, attended by 24 Bahá'ís from eight countries. [BINS230:2]
||Jindrichuv Hradec; Czechoslovakia
|1990 19 – 21 Oct
||The first summer school of Cape Verde is held in Tarrafal, attended by 30 people. [BINS247:8]
||Tarrafal; Cape Verde
||The first week-long residential Bahá'í study school of Guinea is held in Guéckédou.
||residential study school
||The establishment of the Townshend International School situated in the heart of Europe in Hluboká, South Bohemia, Czech Republic.
- This private, non-affiliated, co-educational high school, accredited by the Ministry of Education with English as the teaching language, is a non-profit project and sponsors a number of students from its host country. [TIS Web Site]
|Hluboká; South Bohemia; Czech Republic
||Townshend International School
|1992 19 - 22 Jun
||Graduation ceremonies were held for the thirty-eight members of the first graduating class of the Maxwell International Bahá'í School. More than seven hundred participated in the ceremonies. ["Maxwell Eagle" Sep/Oct 1992 Vol IV no. 1 page 1]
||Maxwell International Baha'i School
|1992 21 – 23 Aug
||The first National Summer School of Bulgaria is held in Stara Zagora, attended by 75 people. [BINS278:1–2]
||Stara Zagora; Bulgaria
|1992 24 – 28 Oct
||The first Bahá'í Autumn School of Central Asia is held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, attended by more than 200 Bahá'ís and many others. [BINS284:2]
||Baha'i Autumn School of Central Asia
|1992 26 – 30 Dec
||The first National Bahá'í Winter School of Bulgaria is held in Lovech, attended by 130 Bahá'ís. [BINS286:1–2]
||Baha'i Winter School
|1993 In the year
||The opening of the Bádi School with an enrollment of 12 students by the Torrez family members in Las Cumbres Villa Zaita, Panamá City, Republic of Panama. They rented a small, dismantled house from the Panama Social Security Agency, remodeled it and closed the garage in order to use it as a classroom.
- Over the years, two more buildings were added to expand the facility and enrollment capacity to its present 3200 square meters and 156 students. Badi's first high school graduation was scheduled for 2004, when Badi Tutorial University was scheduled to open its door. [Bádi School , Wiki Bahá'í Faith in Panama]
|Las Cumbres Villa Zaita; Panamá City; Republic of Panama
|1993 19 – 21 Feb
||The first Bahá'í Winter School of Slovenia and Croatia, the first Bahá'í school to be held in Slovenia, takes place in Mozirje, Slovenia, attended by 20 adults and seven children. [BINS289:5–6]
||Mozirje; Slovenia Croatia
||Baha'i Winter School of Slovenia and Croatia
|1993 24 – 26 Dec
||The first summer school of Angola is held in Luanda, attended by more than 20 Bahá'ís. [BINS309:1]
||Summer School in Angola
|1996 9 - 11 Feb
||The first National Bahá'í Winter School of Belarus is held near Minsk. [BINS358:3]
||National Baha'i Winter School of Belarus
|1996 3 Mar
||The establishment of the Ocean of Light School in Tonga. [OoL Website>, BWNS195]
||Ocean of Light School
||The establishment of a high school at the Malagwane hill site in Mbabane, the capital of Swaziland, a small cosmopolitan city of about 90,000 inhabitants.
- The school, located on the outskirts of the city, has been named "The Setsembiso Sebunye High School." In Siswati, the language of Swaziland, it means "the promise of unity."
- It opened with a double stream (two sections) with 120 students in Forms One and Two (the 8th and 9th year of school). In subsequent years a minimum of 70 new students will be admitted.
- A two-story, twelve-room building was completed just before the opening of school. This building contains 7 classrooms, a science lab/classroom, and a modern computer room, a library and an administrative/staff room. Each classroom is equipped with computer capabilities to provide both access to a network in support of the curriculum and the internet. This building is the first of a complex of facilities to serve the needs of a modern high school, eventually having about 400 students.
- The total enrolment for all of the schools (high, primary and pre-primary schools) now exceeds 500. [Home Page]
||The Setsembiso Sebunye High School
||The inauguration of the new campus of the Townshend International School in the Czech Republic.
- Since its opening in 1992 the co-educational high school has gained accreditation from the Ministry of Education and has welcomed students from over thirty countries in addition to sponsoring students from the Czech Republic. This private, non-affiliated, co-educational high school is accredited by the Ministry of Education with English as the teaching language. [TIS Web Site]
||Townshend International School
|2002 6 June
||City Montessori School in Lucknow, India wing the UNESCO Peace Education award in recognition of its efforts to promote the universal values of education for peace and tolerance and to renew the principles of secularism at a time when these values and principles are increasingly being challenged. The school was founded by Mr. Jagdish Gandhi and his wife Bharti in 1959 with only 5 students and has since earned a reputation for a high level of academic excellence — and for a distinctive program of moral and spiritual education. In 1999 the Guinness Book of World Records recognized City Montessori School as the world's largest school by enrollment. The school had some 22,000 students that year. In 2002 it had 26,000 students in grade levels ranging from pre-primary to college and in 2010-11 enrolment was 39,437. In 2014-14 it was over 47,000. Technically speaking, CMS is not so much a school as a school district, with some 20 branches spread throughout Lucknow. [CMS site, BWNS165, BWNS146, One CountryVol.14,Issue 1]
||UNESCO Peace Education award; UNESCO; Jagdish Gandhi; Bharti Gandhi; School; City Montessori School
|2002 21 Sep
||The dedication , at the Green Acre Bahá'í School in Eliot Maine, the oldest permanent Bahá'í school in the world, of a new classroom and lecture hall designated as The Harriet and Curtis Kelsey Center, with an attendant Manny Reimer Hall. [BWNS175]
||Green Acre; Eliot; Maine
||Green Acre; Baha'i School; The Harriet and Curtis Kelsey Center; Manny Reimer Hall; oldest permanent Baha'i school in the world
|2007. 14 Nov
||In a letter to the Students, Staff, Parents and Supporters of Maxwell International School the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Canada announced that the school would close (at the end of the term). Financial considerations were cited as the reason. Maxwell had provided an accredited academic program for grades 7–12 leading to British Columbia high school graduation certification. The school had been established in 1989 as a non-profit educational institution with a strong emphasis on the performing arts. The Maxwell Dance Workshop used dance, music and drama to challenge young people to find new solutions for the issues facing their generation. The school also had an ESL (English as a Second Language) program to accommodate foreign students who came from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds.
[Maxwell International School on A-Channel News]
||Maxwell International School; Maxwell International Baha'i School; Maxwell Dance Workshop