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 on the  personal initiative and at the expense of the famous oil baron and millionaire philanthropist Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev, was the first Muslim girls’ boarding school in the whole Caucasus? The school 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 converted into a post-secondary teachers’ seminary for Muslim girls.