International College (IC) in Lebanon is one of the largest international schools in the world.  With over 3,600 students, the school has evolved throughout its long and rich history, dating back to 1891 in South-West Turkey, to an excellent institution, and one in a truly unique setting in the Middle-East region and globally.  The highest standards of academic and extra-curricular educational opportunities are consistently adhered to, in line with international accreditations, such as with the Council of International Schools (CIS), New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE).  Chartered in the State of Massachusetts, US, and abiding by the laws of the Lebanese government, IC remains a not-for-profit organization, and one that is proudly independent and non-sectarian. 

IC’s academic excellence is evident in a very special offering of programs to the student body.  Indeed, four academic programs are available in the Secondary School: The International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, Lebanese Baccalaureate and College Preparatory Program, all of which herald success for our students.  IC has a near-100% college acceptance rate to the three leading universities in the country, AUB as well as the Lebanese American University and Saint Joseph University.  IC also has a very high college acceptance rate worldwide, with recent graduates taking up their places at Columbia University, Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Imperial College London, Kings College London, McGill University, and Sciences Po to name just a few.

By enrolling at IC as a student, you will be joining an institution and family built on history and excellence, and with a pioneering spirit, that continues into 2018 with its STEAM education and commitment to sustainability, the same pioneering spirit that IC’s Founder Alexander Maclachlan built the school and its reputation on.

Students are able to participate in several activities at school, not least those provided by the rich Community Service and Service Learning programs, as well as the 94 athletic sports teams and 96 extra-curricular clubs available.  IC supports six libraries across two campuses, with a collection of over 115,000 book titles as well as membership to numerous online resources including the New York Times.  IC is also committed to its pioneering STEAM education, providing students with the technology and other resources necessary to engage them in life in 2018 and into the future. It is the mark of a successful College Counseling department which has been able to intertwine this STEAM education with possible future education and career opportunities in technology, and many opportunities that didn’t even exist ten years ago. 

IC’s very worthwhile Financial Aid program provides 11% of IC families with the support needed during difficult times as well as protecting the diversity of the student body.  IC Scholars, those on 100% financial benefits, are at IC from Grade 10 to 12 and, through the success of the Advancement Team’s Annual Fund, can rest assured of their place at the school over the three years as well as benefit from sports or other extra-curricular trips locally and abroad, thanks to all our generous donors.

Apply today and join an educational institution and family, one of the oldest in the Middle-East region, and one that inspires learners of today to be global citizen leaders of tomorrow.