St. Joseph School (Addis Ababa)

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Saint Joseph School, Addis Ababa
Amharic: ቅዱስ ዮሴፍ ትምህርት ቤት
Addis Ababa
Type Private school
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1959 (58 years ago) (1959)
President Brother Belayneh Medhanit
Gender Boys
Number of students 1,500

St. Joseph School, Addis Ababa, situated near Maskal Square, is a Catholic educational institution directed by Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools who conduct schools and colleges all over the world in 80 countries including five schools in Ethiopia: (Dire Dawa, Addis Ababa (2), Adama (also known as Nazret) and Meki (near Lake Zway).

The school was established in 1959. It comprises primary and secondary levels with a total of more than 1,500 all-boy students. Scholarships enable needy and deserving students to attend the school.[1]


Plaque commemorating the inauguration of the high school building by Emperor Haile Selassie

The school was founded in 1959 by the Lasallian Brothers and was staffed by American Brothers. Established for the wealthy and ruling class, after the revolution in the 1970s the school mainly caters for the children of civil servants and small traders. [2]


The school enrolls 1,500 boys, with classes between grades 1 and 12. Currently, the school is staffed almost entirely by lay teachers including the administration.

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  2. ^ Aragay, D.W. (2011) Update from St. Joseph School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Lassallian article. Retrieved 20 June 2011.

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