Message from the Senior Vice President

Some of our highest achievers!

September 2015

Welcome to the new faces that bring fresh ideas and enrich the diversity of our faculty both from Lebanon and beyond, and welcome to the familiar faces that are the backbone of this institution!

We have another exciting year ahead as we work together to prepare for

  • PYP program evaluation visits scheduled for the spring, and
  • the launch of the self study for re-accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the European Council for International Schools. In addition, we are also
  • focusing on the IB diploma self-study for reauthorization.

We continue to concentrate on our mission to develop global citizen leaders by enhancing

  • media literacy at all levels of the school, and the integration of
  • service learning and social entrepreneurship in our curriculum.

 Other areas of growth include

  • the requirements of the Projet d’établissement,  and the exciting work we are doing in our
  • Special Arabic program by developing curriculum materials for speakers of other languages in the spirit of international mindedness and effective communication resulting in an institution that prides itself on celebrating culture and heritage, belonging and diversity, reflection and freedom of thought.
  • We are also proud of our student support services as we expand our resources and streamline processes for communication and follow up. In addition,
  • We are all involved in electronic curriculum mapping via Atlas Rubicon.

This month we have been involved in planning and coordination meetings as well as preservice activities that have spanned PYP orientation, renowned author Georgia Makhlouf Cheval’s creative non-fiction workshops in three languages, John Joseph’s intensive study skills workshop for middle and secondary advisors, and the outstanding educational technology workshops run by our very competent EdTech facilitators.

Our faculty have been involved in several professional development projects including media literacy, social entrepreneurship, conflict resolution, mediation and more.

This year we will be focusing on our role as professionals and taking pride in the IC spirit which places learning at the heart of what we do: learning to reflect - on who we are, on citizenship, on being hopeful, on being confident - learning to grow, learning to be, learning to learn.  We will be emphasizing self-appraisal and evaluation as we model professionalism and growth.

At IC we are proud of our students as they learn how to face challenges with competence and confidence. We applaud their achievements, which include their results on every external examination they take in the very different curricular tracks they follow:


French Baccalaureat:

100% passed

87% with honors (mentions Très Bien, Bien, Assez Bien)


Lebanese Baccalaureate:

100% passed

86% with an average above 12 and

52% with distinction جيّد جداً  &  honors  جيّدً


Three students were among the top 10 performers in Beirut, including  May Abiad, who ranked first, Roula Itani who ranked fourth and Marwan Jalaleddine who ranked seventh

May Abiad ranked third in Lebanon.


Lebanese Brevet -  both Ain Aar and Ras Beirut:

100% passed

70% honors


International Baccalaureate:

95% passed

2 have retests in one subject in November


In terms of College admissions, most of our students applied to AUB, where  we had a record acceptance rate of 95%.  Our students were also accepted to LAU, USJ, Balamand and USEK.

Internationally,  our US-bound students received acceptances to 37 colleges,  including two students to the University of Pennsylvania, two to NYU, four to Boston University, and four to the University of California at San Diego. (The full list of colleges is included below)

Our international admissions in the UK included four to University College, London, three to King’s College, three to the Architectural Association, eight to the University of Manchester, nine to Queen Mary’s, three to the University of Edinburgh… As for Canada, four students were admitted to McGill, three to the University of Toronto.

As one student put it, “These are awesome results.”  They are. We have students who work hard, play hard, and have an “awesome”  combination of  confidence, skills, belonging and motivation that support their success.  That combination  would not have been possible were it not for the efforts of each one of our teachers– at every level - who put their students’ wellbeing and productive, safe learning at the heart of what they do. We applaud these leaders of the heart and mind: the teachers of IC.

With best wishes for a great year,

Mishka Mojabber Mourani

Senior Vice President




University of Pennsylvania


Fordham University


Georgetown University


Syracuse University




Virginia Tech


Carnegie Mellon University


University of Massachusetts, Amherst


New York University


University of California, Riverside


Georgia Institute of Technology


University at Buffalo SUNY


University of California, San Diego


The University of Arizona


UC Davis


University of Maryland, Baltimore


UC Santa Barbara


Carleton University


Lehigh University


University of Nth Carolina-Charlotte


Boston University


University of Nth Carolina-Greensboro


University of California, Irvine


Washington College


Northeastern University


Fairfield University


Pennsylvania State University


George Mason University


The Ohio State University


Concordia University - Irvine


University of Connecticut


University of Maryland Washington


Texas A&M University


Arizona State University


University of Wisconsin, Madison


California State University, Fullerton


Babson College





University College London


Goldsmiths College, U of London


London School of Economics


IE University


King's College London


Newcastle University


University of Edinburgh


University of Brighton


University of Manchester


University of East Anglia


Queen Mary, University of London


University of Greenwich


Architectural Association


University of Kent


University of Warwick


University of Leeds


City University


Bucknell University


University of Sussex


Loughborough University


University of Nottingham


Met Film School (London)


University of Sheffield


Regent's University


University of Southampton


Royal Holloway


University of Surrey


St. George's University of London


University of the Arts London


University of Aberdeen


University of Bath


University of Bristol


University of Birmingham


University of Exeter


Brunel University


University of Leicester


University of Liverpool


Univ. of the West of England - Brisol


University of Newcastle



Wentworth Institute of Technology



Claude Bernard University Lyon 1


Met Film School (Berlin)


The American University of Paris


Munich University


American University of Poland (Lodz U)


Szent Istvan University


Glion Institute of Higher Education


Universiteit Utrecht


Les Roches Intl School of Hotel Mgt





University of Toronto


Concordia University


McGill University


Kingston University


Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD)


Université de Montréal


University of British Columbia



York University





University of Balamand




St Joseph's USJ & USEK


Beirut, Lebanon

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