Welcome to Zagol Academy

Kindergarten To Grade 8

At Zagol Academy we are dedicated to providing our students with the highest level of education. Our mission is to give opportunities for students to achieve their personal best, become responsible and productive citizens, and embrace lifelong learning in a safe and positive environment.

We achieve this in a private school setting with quality, highly educated teachers, with innovative learning techniques and by working closely with parents and the community in Addis Ababa.

international world students holding hands around a globe with zagol academy, addis ababa, ethiopia school logo

Activities & Services

Exciting Educational Opportunities for our Students

World Contact

Reach out to English language schools across the world through our internationl school connections program.

Bus Service

Daily service to and from school with two dedicated buses. Students are picked up and accounted for in safe, convenient locations.

Family Nights

Bring your parents for family activities in science, math, invention and movie nights.

Field Trips

Interesting historical, cultural and industrial tours in and around Addis Ababa.

Elias Lewetegn


Elias Lewetegn has a master's degree (MSc) in Physics and Math from Addis Ababa University. His research in renewable energy, particularly solar cells has been published by the international journal "Renewable Energy".

Mr. Lewetegn has 20 years experience as a teacher and 15 years as a school director. He has been leading the acedemic activities of the scool since it's opening day.

Birhan MacLaren

Business Manager

Birhan MacLaren has 7 years experience working as a school administrator. She's worked with children her whole life, she's a dedicated mother and volunteer.

Ms. MacLaren has been succesfully managing our school's business since it's inception.

Jason MacLaren

Director of Development

Jason MacLaren is a former Peace Corps volunteer and teacher. He has a Liberal Arts & Sciences degree from Tulane University. Along with his work with Zagol Academy, Mr. MacLaren currently manages a mechanical enginnering firm in Boston, MA.

Mr. MacLaren has acquired educational materials for the school and developed academic relationships with schools in the United States.

“Ethiopia is an ancient country poised to be a new leader on the world stage. Today’s youth of Ethiopia and especially Addis Ababa will define this nation and it’s place in the modern world.”

Jason MacLaren
Founder/Director of Development
Image 01