Letter from IC's President
As President of International College, I extend a personal greeting to the IC community and want to share how privileged I feel to be a part of IC. Having already been fortunate to have served as the Head of several respected, high-performing international schools in Asia and South America over the past twenty-five years, I am truly honored to serve International College. Founded in 1891, with a current enrollment of over 3,600 students, IC is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious international schools in the world, a non-profit with international academic accreditations from North America and Europe. It is a reflection of the unique blend of both the school’s and the country’s history, a long standing commitment to academic excellence, and the “IC Spirit”, that becomes part of the character of each student that passes through the classrooms and hallways of the Ras Beirut and Ain Aar Campuses.
It is IC’s rich history, an ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality education for students, the importance of personal integrity and character development, and recognition of the need for those of us who have been privileged in so many ways, to contribute and give back to those less fortunate, that has drawn me and many families to International College in Lebanon.
Reflective of the value and importance IC places on multiculturalism and global diversity, IC offers four distinct diploma programs: the Lebanese Baccalaureate, the French Baccalaureate, the International Baccalaureate, and the US-style College Preparatory Program. Exam results for each of the diploma programs have been exemplary resulting in IC graduates being accepted to highly selective universities around the world.
Complementing this unique program offering are IC’s athletics and extra-curricular teams and activities. Currently the school boasts 94 inter-scholastic sports teams, from football to basketball and from volleyball to rugby union. As of 2018, the school also offers 96 diverse clubs to its students right through the school. In addition, the school’s commitment to STEAM education and sustainability practices, as well as its rich community service program, all afford IC students with academic, social and physical development and well-being, leading ultimately to success, and happiness.
The variety of cultures, languages and experiences IC students bring to each classroom enriches discussion, fosters attitudes of respect and appreciation for diversity, and illustrates the growing inter-dependency of nations. If you are seeking a school that values rigorous academic preparation and personal character development, within a family-oriented environment, or if you are already a member of the "IC FAMILY", I welcome you to contact the school for additional information about our academic and activity programs.
Dr. Don Bergman, President