Interesting Facts

The first Boarding School for Girls


Did you know that the Muslim School for Girls (also known as the Empress Alexandra Muslim School for Girls), built by personal initiative and at the expense of famous oil baron and millionaire philanthropist Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev, was the first Muslim women’s boarding school on the whole Caucasus? The school’s building was designed by the Polish architect Jozef Goslawski in the year 1900. This was a new type of educational facility – a boarding school, fundamentally different from other religious schools in the region. In the year 1913, the school was reorganized into a post-secondary teachers’ seminary for Muslim girls.