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The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem possesses and directs 44 schools with 22,000 students. Under the direct supervision of the Latin Patriarchate, these schools promote a Christian philosophy of education and strive to help students from different social, religious and political backgrounds study and work together to build the future of the Holy Land. The parish priests oversee the education system, which relies on 1500 employees, faculty included. The school system offers a complete curriculum from kindergarten to grade twelve for boys and girls, Christians and Muslims (30% of students) and students with special needs.