Alborz High School
By MortazaviBlog on Feb 14, 2006
A high school friend who now works as a professor of Mathematics in southern California pointed me to some family photographs he has posted on his online album.
This compelled me to go through some recent photographs of my own family available online, and I found a few suitable ones to share with him.
These photographs were taken at Alborz High School, which we both attended in the mid 1970s and which we left in the closing year of 1970s as the Islamic Revolution was unfurling in Iran. My excursion on the campus last summer was the first one after 26 years.
This High School was first built by an American, a Mr. Jordan. In its early days, it used to be called the American College of Tehran. That was during the days of professor Lotfi Zadeh. When my friend and I attended it, it was named Alborz High School, and it fed the top technical universities and medical schools of the country. (There were few such universities at that time. Many more exist in today's Iran.)
The photographs show my wife, our daughters and I taking a stroll through the Alborz High School campus. It is still as beautiful as it ever was and very much worth preserving. The day we walked the campus, on our vacation last summer, it was hosting a teachers' association debate on a topic that seemed to be related to educational reform.
My brother, who was visiting from Germany in anticipation of a German architectural tour of Iran, helped us get in. He and the school guard still remember each other!