At LWIS, we believe internationalism
can be experienced even in schools that follow a national curriculum with predominantly
national pupils and staff. While the provision of an international
curriculum to a school population may facilitate achieving international
standards, we believe that the opportunity to experience internationalism is
not cultivated only by the curriculum, but rather through the provision of an
educational system and environment of international-mindedness.
Hence, as well as providing international
education through US curricula, some of our schools follow a national
curriculum which we modify and embed into our international-minded community
providing these learners with exposure to and knowledge of a dual educational
LWIS Hazmieh is an authorized International
Baccalaureate World School for the Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) – (EY1-Grade 5).
In the Middle and Senior School years, LWIS
Hazmieh provides two alternative programs for its learners:
- The Lebanese National Curriculum
culminating with the Lebanese Baccalaureate Diploma
- The American High School Program
culminating with the American High School Diploma
Hazmieh students learn English, Arabic and French from the age of
three. English language learners who
are unable to fully access the academic curriculum delivered in English receive
English language acquisition support
that might consist of both pull out sessions and in class support or one of the
Hazmieh has a number of extra-curricular programs, including the Model United
Nations-MUN, and local community service opportunities.
The LWIS Hazmieh community is made up of
people of various national and cultural backgrounds who come together to learn
and create long-lasting bonds.