Examinations, curricula and tests

Read about the curricula, exams and tests commonly encountered at international schools, including the UK and US systems, International Baccalaureate and International Primary Curriculum.

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International schools in Lebanon

Search for the best international schools in Lebanon; you can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK national curriculum, a US-style model or the International Primary Curriculum.

Schools offering the curriculums of France, Britain, the United States and the International Baccalaureate organisation predominate in Lebanon’s large and vibrant international education sector. 

Bilingual schools, religious foundations, and home-grown education groups also play a prominent role in the market, with all private schools required to offer the Lebanese Baccalaureate alongside international qualifications.   

More than 20 French-medium schools follow the national curriculum of France, including the oldest French school in the Middle East, College St Joseph, which dates back to 1834 and boasts a 98 per cent pass rate in both the French and Lebanese Baccalaureate exams. 

Lebanon has 17 IB World Schools, of which nine are English-medium, one is French-medium, six offer bilingual education in English and Arabic, and one in English and French. A total of 13 schools offer the IB Diploma and one, Wellspring Learning Community, follows all three IB programmes. 

The International School of Choueifat, which was founded in 1886, is mother school to the SABIS group, which operates non-selective international schools across the Middle East, Europe and North America, including three others in Lebanon. Three Learner’s World International Schools are run by a Lebanese company. 

Girls’ boarding school Greenfield College offers French, American and Lebanese matriculation exams as well as the IB Diploma. Accrediting bodies active in the country include the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  

Education is compulsory from age six to 14, but UNESCO does not hold school enrolment statistics for Lebanon. Challenges that face the public school system include accommodating nearly 400,000 Syrian refugee children in the country, around a third of whom are estimated to be in school. The United Nations Relief and Works Association runs 65 schools for 36,960 Palestinian refugee children, who are not entitled to attend public schools in Lebanon.





Ahliah School

Wadi Abou Jmil Downtown,
Beirut,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Al-Hayat International School

Aramoun,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day.

American Community School at Beirut

PO Box 8129,
Riad Solh,
Beirut 11072260,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Antonine International School

PO Box 55035,
Ajaltoun,
Dekwaneh,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day.

Brummana High School

PO Box 36,
Brummana,
BT,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Cadmous College

Tyre,
Jwar Al Nakhel,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day.

Christian Teaching Institute

Horsh Tabet (Tabet Forest),
Sin el-Fil,
Beirut,
Lebanon

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

City International School

P.O.Box 11-472 Riad El Solh,
Beirut,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day.

Collège Mariste de Champville

Dik El-Mehdi,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

College Notre Dame De Jamhour

PO Box 45-151,
Hazmieh,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

College Notre Dame de Nazareth

Achrafieh,
Nasra Street, PO Box 165108,
Beirut,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Collège Protestant Français

Rue Madame Curie,
BP 13-6283,
Chouran, Beirut,
1102-2110,
Lebanon

Co-educational, , Preparatory, Senior.

Collège Protestant Français Montana

Rue 4,
Dik El Mehdi,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day.

Eastwood College - Kafarshima

P.O. Box 46,
Kafarshima,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day.

Eastwood International School

Sami Solh St,
Mansourieh El Metn,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day.

German International School Beirut

PO Box 11-3888,
Bliss Street, Ras Beirut,
Beirut,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Grand Lycee Franco - Libanis

Rue Beni Assaf,
BP 165-636,
Beirut,
1100 2060,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Greenfield College

Al Mourouj Street - Bir Hassan,
Beirut,
Lebanon

Girls, Boarding.

Institut Moderne Du Liban

Rue 51 n.19 Metn nord,
Fanar, Région Jaber,
90593,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

International College Beirut

P.O. Box 113-5373,
Hamra, Bliss Street,
Beirut,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International College, Ain Aar

Bliss Street,
PO Box 113-5373,
Beirut,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day.

Leila C. Saad SABIS School El-Metn

Dhour El Choueir,
El-Mtein,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

LWIS Hazmieh

Hazmieh - 503A str.,
Near City Center,
Beirut,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day.

LWIS Keserwan-Adma International School

Mar Nohra,
Fatqa, Keserwan,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

LWIS Universal School of Lebanon

Bterram Al-Koura,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

LWIS-City International School

Hussein Beyhum Street,
Zkak El-Blat, Down Town,
Beirut,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day.

Lycee Abdallah Rassi

Halba,
Akkar,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Lycee Abdel Kader

BP 11-8464 Riad El Solh,
110 722 270 LIBAN,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Lycée Franco-Libanais Nahr Ibrahim

Al Maayssra Nahr,
Lebanon

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Makassed Houssam Eddine Hariri High School

PO Box 67,
Saida,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Montana International College

Street 4, Dik El Mehdi,
PO.Box: 11 Mazraat Yachouh,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Rafic Hariri High School - Saida

P.O.Box 384,
Saidon,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day.

SABIS International School - Adma

Orange Zone,
Adma,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Sagesse High School

Aïn Saadeh,
Metn,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The International School of Choueifat - Choueifat

Charles Saad Street,
Amrosioeh,
Choueifat,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

The International School of Choueifat - Koura

Fih Village,
Koura,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Universal College-Aley

P.O. Box 284,
Aley,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day.

Wellspring Learning Community

Al Mathaf, Main Street,
Near National Museum, PO Box 116-2134,
Beirut,
Lebanon

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.