Bahá’í educational centers range from simple tutorial classes to schools at both elementary and secondary levels. While all aim at academic excellence and place special emphasis on service to the community based on moral values and spiritual principles, each strives to meet the particular needs of the society in which it operates. A few examples from various parts of the globe illustrate how Bahá’ís are putting this ideal into practice.
The Santitham Vidhayakhom School in Thailand, founded in 1967, provides government-accredited nursery, kindergarten, and primary education to over 700 children from the surrounding rural communities. The school’s character development program helps to prepare students for service to humanity. On the opposite side of the globe, the Nancy Campbell Collegiate Institute in Canada, an accredited private international school for boys and girls in grades 7 to 12, fosters academic achievement within a clear moral framework that incorporates 19 specific leadership capabilities.