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 many notable alumni across the world highlight the school’s success, and, as they often remark, it is what the school offered them as a base for their life journey and career achievements, all encapsulated in the ‘IC Spirit’ both during their school days and right up to the present day.
IC’s academic excellence is evident in a very special offering of programs to the student body. Four academic programs are available in the Secondary school all of which herald success for our students:
- The International Baccalaureate;
- French Baccalaureate;
- Lebanese Baccalaureate;
- College Preparatory Program.
IC has a near-100% college acceptance rate to the three leading universities in the country:
- AUB (American University of Beirut);
- LAU (Lebanese American University);
- USJ (Université Saint-Joseph).
IC also has a very high college acceptance rate worldwide, with recent graduates taking up their places at Stanford University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, UC Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Imperial College London, Kings College London, McGill University, and Sciences Po to name just a few.