Message from the Senior Vice President
Some of our highest achievers!
MESSAGE OF THE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AT THE PLENARY SESSION
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:
87% with honors (mentions Très Bien, Bien, Assez Bien)
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:
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
University of Pennsylvania
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
University of Maryland, Baltimore
UC Santa Barbara
University of Nth Carolina-Charlotte
University of Nth Carolina-Greensboro
University of California, Irvine
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
University College London
Goldsmiths College, U of London
London School of Economics
King's College London
University of Edinburgh
University of Brighton
University of Manchester
University of East Anglia
Queen Mary, University of London
University of Greenwich
University of Kent
University of Warwick
University of Leeds
University of Sussex
University of Nottingham
Met Film School (London)
University of Sheffield
University of Southampton
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
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
American University of Poland (Lodz U)
Szent Istvan University
Glion Institute of Higher Education
Les Roches Intl School of Hotel Mgt
University of Toronto
Université de Montréal
University of British Columbia
University of Balamand
St Joseph's USJ & USEK