American Memorial School in Tabriz

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Coordinates: 38°04′12″N 46°17′08″E / 38.07000°N 46.28556°E / 38.07000; 46.28556

Photograph taken at the start of the 42nd academic year at Memorial School on August 30, 1923. Some details concerning this photograph can be found on the black square in the upper-left corner of the image.

American Memorial School of Tabriz (Persian: مدرسه مموریال‎‎ or مدرسه آمریکایی تبریز), established in Tabriz in 1881, is one of the most prominent schools of its kind. Having this school was a great pride for Tabriz. Hundreds of Iranian received their secondary education in Memorial School. In 1935-1936 following the order of Reza Shah to nationalize all of the private schools, the school was renamed Parvin High School [1] by Iran's Ministry of Education. At present this school is divided into three separate secondary schools; however, the main original building still remains, as part of Parvin School.

A graduation certificate

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  1. ^ Parvin refers to Parvin E'tesami, Iranian poet, who was born in Tabriz. It is therefore possible that the full name of this high school may be Parvin E'tesami High School.

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