"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
Academic Program at ISI
At ISI, students will aim for the Lebanese Baccalaureate administered by the Department of Education and Fine Arts of the Lebanese Government. Success in that examination provides a basis for entering the first year of the Lebanese University programme or the Sophomore year of an American University. ISI will also run a High School programme in which students who have exemption from Arabic studies are prepared for the Freshman year of an American University. As far as possible this course will be run in conjunction with the Baccalaureate programme in the appropriate subjects. The School follows the normal Lebanese educational structure as shown.
At the end of Class Nine students do the Lebanese Brevet examination. At the end of Class Twelve students do the Lebanese Baccalaureate examination, in one of four divisions: General Science/ Life Science/ Sociology and Economics/ Humanities. In Class Eleven students may choose to be in one of two divisions: Sciences/Sociology andEconomics/ Humanities.
Students are also prepared for the SAT examination in Class Eleven.
We are accepting students for KG1, KG2, KG3 & Elementary (Grades 1-9) & Secondary (Grade 10) based on availability in 2017 with higher grades to open in following years.
Pre-School Kindergarten Classes: KG1, KG2, KG3 [From age 3]
In our pre-school, we simply focus on two important concepts that are crucial for ensuring a smooth head start for your child at school and in his/her future: Positive educational engagement and positive school attachment.The relationship between Positive educational engagement and positive school attachment stands at the heart of the formal educational process. That is, when students are positively engaged, they will develop the basis of their future success: Positive school attachment.
In preschool, your child will start learning the ABCs, colors, counting, and more. Arguably the most important learning will be in the form of socializing and making friends. She'll learn how to share, and use words to work out conflict with others. It's your child's first official year of school, and you'll be amazed by how much she flourishes in kindergarten. How can you help your child succeed from her very first school day? Help her build self-confidence when it comes to learning; by being her biggest cheerleader you'll instill a love of learning that will last throughout her life and will help her meet specific goals each year. There will be focus throughout this year on mastering letters, sounds, and words. You'll watch with delight as she takes her first steps toward reading and writing correctly, especially when those activities are linked, both at school and at home. Help your kindergartner have fun with language in everyday life this year and watch as her vocabulary explodes. She will learn key fundamentals of math this year, too, and there will be countless ways to encourage this.
For the important learning milestones children will typically achieve in KG, Click HERE.
Higher Grades [From age 6]
At higher grades, ISI follows the Lebanese curriculum which prepares the enrolled students for the Lebanese official exams of Brevet and Bacc. II, exams in which our students will aim to achieve a 100% success rate. We pride ourselves in using the latest innovations in blended learning to maximize the benefits of the curriculum.
The school also provides the Lebanese curriculum students with certain parts of the advanced American curriculum, such as practice in SAT and Toefl, which provides our students with a marked advantage in their university applications and future careers.
Although we follow the Lebanese curriculum, at higher grades (after grade 6), the American Curriculum was prepared specifically for foreign students and Lebanese students returning to Lebanon with a weakness in the Arabic language or those suffering from the absence of the necessary prerequisites to succeed in the Lebanese program. This curriculum was prepared to provide a natural continuation so as not to delay the education of students who have spent several years living outside of Lebanon where English has always been the primary language of instruction. ISI also provides instruction in college level entrance exams, such as SAT and Toefl, as part of the English and Mathematics curriculum from Grades 9 to 12.
Students who graduate from ISI’s American System will receive their High School Diploma; in addition, they will have prepared for and taken the college level entrance exams that are required for American universities in Lebanon and abroad. Both curricula are modeled to allow students to achieve the following standard educational objectives in the specified areas below:
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Relevant to their ability and potential, students learn to use, explore, and analyze information and employ it in problem solving activities. They develop creative, logical, and critical thinking skills.
Technology awareness and integration: Students learn how to receive and convey information using updated and advanced technologies making the most of the electronic books and interactive boards.
Personal and Social Values: Students are encouraged to develop personal skills thathelp them in making decisions and choices. Students are given ample prospects tobolster their self esteem, develop their self - discipline and strengthen their motivation. They are also encouraged to take part in communal activities whether in the schoolcommunity or in the larger local community by planning and implementing several activities.
Cultural awareness: Students learn to be aware of their national heritage and culture, and they develop a clear understanding of environmental concern and awareness.