Shouf Campus

NDU Shouf Campus was established next to the St. Abda Monastery in Deir El-Kamar, which was founded on June 22, 1849. It is remarkable that, in early 1895, Fr. Ephrem Hnein El-Dirany opened a school for the teaching of the Syriac, Arabic and French languages, in addition to Mathematics, Geography and Handwriting. This school was initially made up of eleven students.

In 1963, the St. Abda School was raised next to the Monastery. It is currently one of the leading schools in the region.

Guided by the needs of the Shouf and neighboring communities, the Maronite Order of the Holy Virgin Mary decided to establish a branch of Notre Dame University – Louaize in the Shouf district. In its meeting of March 8, 2001, the Board of Trustees approved the related proposal, and the Branch was inaugurated on Friday, October 26, 2001.