Core Programs

Ethiopian National Curriculum - Currently, students enrolled into grade 9-12 cover the following courses required by the national curriculum: Amharic, Biology, Business Education, Chemistry, Civics, Economics, English, Ge’ez, Geography, History, Information and Communication Technology, Mathematics, and Physics.

Co-Curricular - Students are expected to give as much attention to after-school programs as they do to in-class instructions. Clubs include the Photography Club, Science & Technology Club, Music Club, Philosophy Club and others.

Course Integration - All subjects are taught with a multidisciplinary pedagogical approach to foster the ability to see things from various perspectives and enhances leadership skill development.

Lecture Series – On a quarterly basis, Lebawi invites prominent and highly accomplished individuals to lead a series to help our students and the school community identify the connections between in-class instructions with that of real-world situations.

Special Education – The Special Ed. Program is consistent with Ethiopia’s "Education for All" and designed to address the fact that only 1% of children identified with special needs actually attend school. The program’s objective is to develop the full intellectual, emotional and motor potential of children with special needs, so that they can become productive members of their communities.

Curriculum Plus - In addition to the national Curriculum, Lebawi students study the Ge’ez language, attend a formal Creative Practice course, participate in entrepreneurship workshops, and are expected to complete a senior year leadership seminar.

Evening with Lebawian - An Evening with Lebawian 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.

Community Meeting – An African proverb states, “If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together.” With that spirit, the entire Lebawi community meets each Friday to resolve conflicts and acknowledge each other’s achievements.

Experiential Learning – Through this program students are given the opportunities to test their classroom learning through work experience. Rising eleventh graders assume the responsibility of school operations under faculty supervision.

Community Service – Lebawi Academy is serious about giving back to its community and regards serving ones’ community as central to true success. Lebawi provides ample opportunities to initiate, design, and implement community service projects.

Lebawi Academy implements a hybrid curricular model – Ethiopian national curriculum and best practices from around the world. In addition, currently the academy is in the process of developing a shared curricular framework with the renowned Northwest School in the Seattle area with knowledge transfer among faculty and students.

The Indigenous Science Department – ensures that indigenous knowledge from Ethiopia is included in all subject areas.

College Guidance Counseling – is a major educational component. All students (grades 5-12) explore their talents and prepare and apply to the most prestigious colleges and universities around the world, through their structured weekly college Guidance Counseling classes. The rigorous SAT preparation programs enable our students to perform at the highest levels.

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.