KASA High School was founded in Famagusta in 1961 by Mr. Christos Saveriades. At the early age of twenty-one, Mr. Saveriades began with a vision of creating a private high school to cater to the needs of the Cypriot society of that time. Having had a background in education, he began executing his vision by building an admirable by today’s standards facility which was completed in 1963. The High School was met with great success until the Turkish invasion of 1974 when, along with its owner and students, became a refugee in its own country. The facilities of KASA High School in Famagusta went on to serve as the first campus for the University of the Eastern Mediterranean (EMU), northern Cyprus’ biggest university. Today, it houses the EMU Faculty of Communication and Media Studies. Having fled to southern Cyprus, Mr. Saveriades began his vision from zero again, this time with greater determination, passion and commitment.
KASA High School was the first registered private high school with Cypriot interests/benefits in the Republic of Cyprus. Even though it was subject to many changes throughout its history, the School has stayed loyal to its values offering quality education at an affordable cost. True to form, in 2018, not forgetting that it too, had once been a refugee, has created the ‘Open Doors’ programme, that gives opportunities to the ever-increasing number of refugees in Cyprus and around the world. KASA High School has partnered with UNHCR and offers 15 scholarships a year to refugee or asylum-seeking students. For further information regarding this partnership, you can visit https://www.unhcr.org/cy/2018/03/14/unhcr-kasa-high-school-join-forces-refugee-education/.
Over its long history, KASA High School boasts over 50,000 graduates, many of whom have moved on to become politicians, high ranking civil servants and successful businessmen.