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UWC Dilijan is a story of developing international education in Armenia. Its location in Armenia, a country that is reimagining itself in the post-Soviet period, made the school a perfect social venture that could grow and gain strength together with the new Armenia. 

Here are the milestones in the development of UWC Dilijan:

2006

2006

UWC Dilijan evolved from the original idea to create an international school in Armenia, first conceived by Founders Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend in 2006

2012

Founders Board

2012

Construction started in 2012 with funds provided by Founders Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend as well as Founding Patrons Noubar and Anna Afeyan, Gagik Adibekyan, Vladimir and Anna Avetissian, and Oleg Mkrtchan

2012

2012

In 2012 UWC Dilijan registered as a not-for-profit international boarding school belonging to a charitable trust registered in Armenia solely for educational purposes

2012

2012

In 2012 an all-volunteer Board was established under the chairmanship of Veronika Zonabend

2013

2013

John Puddefoot appointed the Founding Head in July 2013

2014

2014

In August 2014 UWC Dilijan welcomed the first cohort of 94 students from 49 countries as a full member of UWC International and an IB World School offering the IB Diploma Programme

2014

2014

UWC Dilijan was officially opened on 11 October 2014

2015

2015

In April 2015 UWC Dilijan participated in inaugural events of Aurora Humanitarian Initiative commemorating the centennial anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

2016

2016

UWC Dilijan received FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Award 2016 for the quality of its construction

2016

2016

In 2016 UWC Dilijan had its first graduation ceremony

2016

2016

Denise Davidson appointed Head in July 2016

2017

2017

UWC Dilijan received Build School 2017 Silver Award

2018

2018

Gabriel Abad Fernández appointed Head in July 2018

2019

2019

On 18 October 2019 UWC Dilijan celebrated its 5th anniversary

2020

2020

In 2020 UWC Dilijan became a member of the Council of International Schools

UWC Dilijan 5th Anniversary Recap