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IC is made up of six school offices, across the two campuses of Ras Beirut and Ain Aar which cater to 3650 students. The two campuses are:  

  • Ras Beirut Campus: pre, elementary, middle and secondary schools
  • Ain Aar Campus: lower and upper school

The preschool is a three-year cycle that offers an English or a French program to children ages 3, 4 and 5, while maintaining a strong tradition of teaching Arabic as the native language. 

The early childhood program addresses the whole child through an integrated approach and aims to develop a close relationship between educators, parents, and classmates.

The learning environment provides a warm, friendly, and supportive atmosphere where students learn through inquiry.  

Classes are taught in Arabic, English and French within the IB Primary Years Program curricular framework.  

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Nursery Information Guide

KG1 Information Guide

KG2 Information Guide

PS Guide d'Information

MS Guide d'Information

GS Guide d'Information


The elementary school, with around 800 students, covers grades one through five (ages six to eleven). IC encourages a close relationship between educators, parents, and students.

The medium of instruction is in either English or French, depending on the track chosen for the student.  Arabic is mandatory for all students and consists of two periods per day. 

A special Arabic program is available to IC students who have lived abroad and qualify for exemption from the regular programs.  Both the English and French tracts follow an integrated approach to gaining knowledge using the Primary Years Program (PYP) framework. 

IC emphasizes an activity-based, inquiry approach to education that allows students to learn through play, discovery, experimentation, and questioning.  

 

Recordings of parent meetings - May 2020

 

Information Guides

Grade 1 Information Guide

Grade 2 Information Guide

Grade 3 Information Guide

Grade 4 Information Guide

Grade 5 Information Guide

CP Guide d'Information

CE1 Guide d'Information

CE2 Guide d'Information

CM1 Guide d'Information

CM2 Guide d'Information


The middle school, with over 750 students, is a four-year cycle covering grades 6 through 9.  

It offers three programs:

  • The Lebanese Program, preparing students for the official Lebanese Brevet examination;
  • The College Preparatory Program, an English medium non-Brevet program;
  • The French Program, which is a non-Brevet program taught in French that prepares the students for the official French Baccalaureate examination.  

All programs require the teaching of Arabic, English, French, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, arts, information technology (IT), music, and theatre. Grades 6, 7, and 8 also receive technology instruction.

 


The secondary school, with close to 730 students, follows a three-year cycle made up of four separate programs:

  • The Lebanese Baccalaureate Program, which follows a curriculum set by the Lebanese Ministry of Education;
  • The French Baccalaureate Program, which follows a curriculum set by the French Ministry of Education;
  • The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program; and
  • The American College Preparatory Program (CPP), a non-baccalaureate diploma program. 

Students follow a challenging academic program and graduate tri-lingual.  Part of the curriculum for all secondary students includes mandatory participation in the Community Service Program. 

 


IC's Ain Aar campus holds two schools. The lower school for students from nursery to Grade 3 and the upper school for students from Grade 4 to Grade 9.

The lower school has 385 students and the upper school has just over 460 students every academic year. 

Both Ain Aar schools follow the same curriculum as Ras Beirut.