Collège de la Sainte Famille

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Collège de la Sainte Famille
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Coordinates30°05′25″N 31°20′09″E / 30.0903°N 31.3358°E / 30.0903; 31.3358Coordinates: 30°05′25″N 31°20′09″E / 30.0903°N 31.3358°E / 30.0903; 31.3358
TypePrivate Catholic international basic education institution
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Established1879; 143 years ago (1879)
PrincipalP. Philippe Faragallah SJ
Age range5 - 18 years
Campus typeUrban
Color(s) Blue  and  Gold

The Collège de la Sainte Famille (English: School of the Holy Family; Arabic: مدرسة العائلة المقدسة), often abbreviated as CSF and referred to as Jésuites, is a private Roman Catholic French international school for boys run by the Near East province of the Society of Jesus in the Faggala (preparatory and secondary section), Daher (primary section), and Heliopolis (primary section) districts of Cairo, Egypt. It was founded by the Jesuits in 1879, after a request by Pope Leo XIII for a seminary to help prepare students to become priests in the Catholic Church.[1]


The college began with 16 pupils, in 1879, at the Boghos Palace of Mouski. In 1882 today's college was inaugurated in Faggala. The current Ramses Street was occupied by the Ismailia Canal. The transportation of students was by fiacres. The college had 112 students.

Thereafter was built: the church (1891), the theatre (1892), the current building of Preparatory Cycle (1925), the Primary Cycle in Downtown Cairo (1930), and the Primary Cycle in Heliopolis (1934). In 1930, the college had 600 students from 14 nations: Egypt, France, Lebanon, Syria, Italy, Greece, England, Switzerland, Spain, Yugoslavia, Turkey, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Persia.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Historique". Collège de la Sainte Famille (in French). Archived from the original on 2018-01-04. Retrieved 2017-09-23.

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