Alborz High School

Alborz High School

Infobox School
name = Alborz High School
native_name = دبیرستان البرز



imagesize = 250px
caption = Entrance to Alborz High School.
location = College Crossroad, Tehran, Iran
coordinates =
religion =
founder = James Bassett
principal = Dr. Mazaher Hami Kargar
grades = 9-11
founded = 1873
students = 2000
alumni = [http://alborzi.com/ Alborzi]
homepage =

Alborz High School (in Persian: _fa. دبیرستان البرز), is a high school located in the heart of Tehran, Iran. It is named after the Alborz mountain range north of Tehran.

History

The school was founded as an elementary school in 1873 by a group of American missionaries headed by James Bassett). This was in the 26th year of the reign of Nasereddin Shah Qajar, 22 years after Amir Kabir founded the Dar ul-Funun school in Tehran and 21 years before the Constitutional Revolution in Persia (as it was known back then; later it became "Iran" during Reza Shah Era).

When Dr. Samuel Jordan arrived in Persia in 1898, he made various changes and the school became a 12-year elementary and secondary school offering some college courses. The institution came to be known as the American College of Tehran.Lorentz, J. "Historical Dictionary of Iran". 1995. ISBN ]

Dr. Jordan was president of Alborz for 42 years (1899-1940). During this time Alborz grew from an elementary school to a famous and respected high school and college.

In 1932, the school received a permanent charter from the Board of Regents of the State University of New York.

In 1940 and during World War II, by the order of the Shah Reza Pahlavi, Alborz was taken from American management and was put under Iranian Ministry of Education during Reza Shah's modernization reforms. At this time the name was also changed form "College" to "Alborz", and was re-appointed as a high school.

In 1944, Professor Mohammad Ali Mojtahedi, member of University of Tehran's faculty, was appointed as the president of Alborz and from that time until 1979 and continuing after the Iranian revolution, Alborz had the most successful period of its history.

In recent years Alborz continues to be one of the best schools of Iran, but by no means it is the undisputed number one in ranking that it used to be; and has fallen in ranking mostly due to the series of national schools for both boys and girls which absorb the highest academic achievers. Nevertheless, Alborz continues to be consistently ranked among the best schools of Iran.

Alborz presidents and their serving terms

* Mr. Howard 1873 - 1889
* Dr. Samuel M. Jordan 1899 - 1940
* Mohammad Vahid Tonekaboni 1940 - 1941
* Mohsen Hadad 1941
* Ali Mohammad Partovy (Monee-ol-Molk) 1941 - 1942
* Hasan Zoghi 1942 - 1943
* Lotfali Sooratgar 1943 - 1944
* Dr. Mohammad Ali Mojtahedi 1944 - 1979
* Mr. Feyzi
* Mr. Mazarei
* Mr. Hossein Khoshnevisan unknown-1990
* Bagher Dezfulian 1991- 1997
* Mr. Dastani 1998 - 1999
* Valiollah Sanaye 1999 - 2007
* Dr. Mazaher Hami Kargar (present)

Notable Alborz deans

*Assadollah Moosavi Makooei
*Dr. Mahmoud Behzad
*Faramarz Nasseri
*Mehdi Moghimi

Alumni

*Hossein Amanat, architect of Azadi Tower in Tehran
*Mostafa Chamran, cabinet minister and revolutionary leader of Iran
*Abbas Edalat, computer scientist
*Kamran Elahian, entrepreneur and investor
*Adel Ferdosipour, Iranian football commentator [ [http://www.parsfootball.com/news/2483.html عادل،تنها پسر فوتبالی خانواده فردوسی پور | پارس فوتبال | اولین پایگاه تخصصی فوتبال ایران ] ]
*Siavash Ghomeishi, Iranian singer and music composer
*Ali Javan, physicist and creator of gas laser
*Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, physician scientist and proponent of the reverse epidemiology hypothesis
*Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, academic, RMIT University
*Hedayat Lotfian, former commander of Police Forces
*Caro Lucas, Professor at University of Tehran
*Paul Merage, entrepreneur and philanthropist
*Tahmaseb Mazaheri, Governor of Central Bank of Iran
*Mostafa Mirsalim, former Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance
*Farzad Nazem, former CTO of Yahoo!
*Atila Pesyani, actor
*Fereydoon Shahidi, mathematician
*Saeed Sohrabpour, President of Sharif University of Technology
*Mohammad Hadi Saeidikia, Minister of Housing and Urban Development
*Khosrow Sinai,intellectual and film director
*Cumrun Vafa, One of the leading 'String' theorists in physics
*Houman Younessi, director of the Rensselaer Initiative in Systems Engineering
*Lotfi Zadeh, inventor, creator of fuzzy logic and fuzzy set

ee also

*Dar ol-Fonoon
*Education in Iran
*Higher education in Iran

References

External links

* [http://www.alborzi.com Alborz High School alumni website]
* [http://www.parstimes.com/history/dr_mojtahedi.html Dr. Mohammad Ali Mojtahedi]
* [http://www.iranica.com/newsite/search/searchpdf.isc?ReqStrPDFPath=/home/iranica/public_html/newsite/pdfarticles/v1_articles/alborz_college&OptStrLogFile=/home/iranica/public_html/newsite/logs/pdfdownload.html Encyclopedia Iranica's entry about "Alborz College", p.821-823]


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