The complete name of the school in Turkish is Özel Pangalt? Ermeni ?lkokulu Ortaokul Lisesi ve Anadolu Lisesi, meaning "Private Armenian Primary, Secondary, Highschool and Anatolian Highschool of Pangalt?". (In Turkish education system, "Anadolu Lisesi (Anatolian High School) is a denomination for highschools with a foreign language intensive education, generally English.)
According to the school's official webpage, it was established in 1825 in Beyo?lu, in the European part of modern-day Istanbul, by the Mhitarist monastic order. Another source states that it was first opened in Kandilli, in Üsküdar district, at the Anatolian (Asian) part of Istanbul in 1811, closed in 1816, and later reopened and continued education within the Mihitaryan monastery in Beyo?lu, from 1825 until 1866, when it was moved to its current location. Today the school works under the guidance of the Ministry of National Education of Turkey, subject to the same regulations as other public and private schools and caters to the needs of the Armenian community of Istanbul.
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