Makassed Ali Bin Abi Taleb (A.B.A.T.) College was established in 1951 by Makassed Philanthropic Islamic Association in Beirut which has 31 schools around Lebanon. Makassed is a non-governmental organization established 140 years ago, and it provides education, social and health care services to the community across Lebanon. A.B.A.T. is a k-12 school located in two separate campuses, and it comprises 841 students and 81 teachers and staff members. The preschool and elementary campus is located in Ras Al-Nabeh area and provides tuition free education for underprivileged learners in the elementary level, while the middle and high school campus is located in Achrafieh.