What is Education? Why do we need education? How do we determine who is educated and who is not? At Lebawi, we provide well thought out answers to these fundamental questions through a curricular framework we have developed and practice.
Locally Robust, Globally Connected Education
We are Ethiopians, Africans and
Global Citizens simultaneously all at once. At Lebawi, we help students find
their individuated expressions of these parts.
Opportunity to be inspired, nurtured and developed as a leader
All life has meaning, purpose, and direction. When students remember this truth, they begin their dynamic journey of a self- examined life; in the process they become leaders.
No life is given without a purpose. All life has meaning, purpose, and direction. Education enables human beings to find individuated expressions of that purpose. At Lebawi, we have developed a curricular framework based on this philosophy. As a result, students are registering amazing results as they navigate life in different parts of the globe. When our students graduate they are ready for life.
Apply for admission
Registration for the 2020 / 2021 school year is open.
All potential students sit for an entrance exam that includes all subjects. In addition to a written exam, students are required to exhibit their leadership potential through individual and group problem-solving exercises.
Friday, the entire school comes together in a 1-hour meeting to discuss
upcoming events, to showcase student talent, and to engage in a community forum
designed to help build the Lebawi culture.
An Evening with Lebawians
Creativity is an important quality of a leader and Lebawi believes in providing the platform for students to showcase their creative talents. An evening with Lebawians is a monthly program designed to provide an opportunity for students to share poems, plays, pros and other demonstration of creative talents to the school community. This event is held once a month on the last Wednesday of the month.
A lecture series at Lebawi
lecture series brings prominent and highly accomplished individuals to Lebawi to
lead a series of lectures and rigorous academic discourse to help our students
make the connections between in-class instructions with that of real-world
situations. Four lecture series are held each year in support of this mission.
Message from head of school
Modern education has given us tremendous gifts and has made life a lot better for millions of human beings. At the very same time, it's unfortunate and often times dehumanizing effects are widely noticed. Global and progressive thinkers such as Paulo Ferrera critic modern education for its inability to humanize, and its
After I joined Lebawi, I haven’t changed being a student, but only what I study. Now, I study myself. I am now on the way of finding the ‘perfect language’ to express ‘me’. Here at Lebawi,the space and time given, and the opportunity provided is not to be filled up like half empty glasses, but rather to reveal what is inside our half full glasses. It hasn’t just shown me the way but also inspired me to follow it.
Although I have only spent six months in Lebawi, the Lebawi community has given me the space to explore myself in different dimensions. From what I have realized so far Lebawi is not only an academic focused school, but also it helps us, the students, discover and connect to our Ethiopian communities and identities through different programs. The various extra-curricular activities help us observe our community curiously.
I have recently discovered there is a voice of curiosity in my mind. Even though most people have it we don’t know it exists. As a child I used to summon that voice to help me in difficult positions; I asked that voice to answer to my curiosity and somehow that voice seemed to enjoy that I am asking. As I got older I found out that the voice needs a medium to communicate with me. Lebawi Academy has been that medium for me.
There are many ways to finish a master’s statement: “I don’t know, and I don’t care” is one; “I don’t know – do you?” is another; alternatively, “I don’t know and we’ll never know is yet another way. I believe I resonate more with the second option as my path to enlightenment. This is because we come from the void and we shall return to it. In between we are flashes of light sharing. After I joined Lebawi Academy, I have learnt a lot from the various programs offered.