Message from the Senior Vice President


Some of our highest achievers!

MESSAGE OF THE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AT THE PLENARY SESSION
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 ACCEPTANCES  -   MAY 2015

USA

University of Pennsylvania

 

Fordham University

 

Georgetown University

 

Syracuse University

 

UCLA

 

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

 

 

 

UK

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

 

EUROPE

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

 

 

 

CANADA

University of Toronto

 

Concordia University

 

McGill University

 

Kingston University

 

Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD)

 

Université de Montréal

 

University of British Columbia

 

 

York University

 

LEBANON

AUB

 

University of Balamand

 

LAU

 

St Joseph's USJ & USEK

 

Beirut, Lebanon

International College
P.O. Box 113-5373 Hamra
Bliss Street
Beirut, Lebanon
Tel/Fax: 961-1-362-500/1
ICLB@ic.edu.lb

New York, USA

International College
215 Park Avenue South, Suite 1710
New York, NY 10003, USA
Tel: 1-212-529-3005
Fax: 1-213-529-8525
ICNY@ic.edu.lb

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