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International Schools in Lebanon

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Lebanon with fee information. The list includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools for you to find the right school to prepare for the International Baccalaureate and other accreditation in Lebanon. Some schools may follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the French system.

Education in Lebanon

The public education system in Lebanon is regulated by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE). Instruction is in English or French with Arabic taught from early years in schools. After primary education, English or French become the mandatory medium of instruction for mathematics and science. Primary education in Lebanon is for children aged 3 to 4, with basic education comprised of two levels: elementary level and intermediate level.

  • Elementary level - Grade 1 to 3 (cycle 1) or Grades 4 to 6 (cycle 2)
  • Intermediate level - Grades 7 to 9 (cycle 3)
  • Secondary Education - Grades 10 to 12 (cycle 4)

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Lebanon. International schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam.

There is usually local population, as well as an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, etc. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English. Schools also provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.

Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.

Accreditation & Membership

International School in Akkar

French International School in Akkar

Lycée Abdallah Rassi à Akkar
Address: Halba-Akkar-Liban
003 Akkar Liban
Tel: (961) 6 690 642 / 6 693 642
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Curriculum is based on the French system with classes taught in French.

International Schools in Beirut

Lebanese American School
Address: Doha Aramoun, Area 38,
Street 69, Lebanon
Tel: +961 5 804 805
Email: info@las.edu.lb
Tuition Rates: 3500$-8000$

The Lebanese American School provides a quality learning environment which challenges all students to achieve their personal best and develop a futuristic vision. LAS is committed to excellence.

Sagesse High School
Address: Ain Saadeh
Metn 1476 Lebanon
Tel: 961 1 872145 / 6 / 7 / 8
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Also known as Mary Mother of Wisdom, this is a private, Catholic co-educational, day and boarding school. Sagesse High School operates under the supervision of the General Secretariat of Catholic Schools in Lebanon as well as being a member of the La Sagesse institution of the archdiocese of Beirut. It is internationally accredited by the MSA and was also the first IB World School in the country.

International School of Choueifat - Lebanon
Address: Charles Saad Street
Amrosieh - Choueifat
Tel: (961) 5 - 431600
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The mother school of the SABIS group of schools, it was established in the village of Choueifat, Lebanon in 1886. Originally for girls only, the school has been expanded and renovated under Charles Saad. The school is internationally accredited by Accreditation International, a member of the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA).

American Community School at Beirut (ACS Beirut)
Address: 67 Nigeria Street, Jal El-Bahr 2035-8003
P.O. Box 11-8129, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2260, Lebanon
Tel: 961 (1) 374 370
Tuition Rates: $11,030 - 15,040 per year

The American Community School At Beirut offers three types of high school diploma. The Lebanese Baccalaureate diploma prepares students for the government exams. ACS curricula are based upon the AERO (American Education Reaches Out) curriculum, sponsored by the U.S. State Department Office of Overseas Schools. The language of instruction is English in all courses except world languages, of which ACS teaches Arabic and French.

Boldwin International School
Address: Ain Hattab Street, Eman School building
Baaqline, Al Shouf District
Tel: 961 5 302 080
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Boldwin International School is a modern and independent kindergarten through 12th grade educational institution. Instruction is in English.

Valley International School (VIS)
Address: Broumana
Maten 0961, Lebanon
Tel: 961-4-80 70 10/11/12
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

English language international school. VIS is a member of the Learner's World group of schools including Adma international School.

Beirut International School (BIS)
Address: Bshamoun / P.O.Box: 30056
Green Park, Choueifat - Lebanon
Tel: 961 5 802675
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

English language international school.

Antonine International School
Address: Ajaltoun, Zone 7 Street 4
Kesrewan, Lebanon
Tel: 961-9-230968/9
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Antonine International School is a Catholic co-educational Kindergarten to 12th grade school. Curriculum is rooted in Christian values.

City International School (CIS)
Address: P.O. Box 11-472
Riad El Solh, Beirut, Lebanon
Tel: 961-1-375410 / 961-1-369500/1
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The school is composed of pre-school through high school. It is accredited by the NEASC.

Eastwood International School
Address: Sami Solh Street, Beirut-Lebanon
Tel: +961 4 409 307
Email: info@eastwoodschools.com
Tuition Rates: $4,000 - $12,000

Eastwood International School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Beirut, Lebanon providing education to learners in Nursery through Grade 12.

Wellspring Learning Community
Address: Ain El Remmaneh, side street off Lamaa Lamaa main street at BLOM Bank,
Beirut, Lebanon
Tel: +961 1 283 683
Email: info@wellspring.edu.lb
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum World school. Their curriculum includes the Primary Years Program (nursery to grade 5), Middle Years Program (grades 6 through 10), and the Diploma Program (grades 11 and 12), along with the national Lebanese Brevet (grade 9), and Baccalaureate (grade 12).

French International Schools in Beirut

International College
Address: P.O. Box 113-5373 Hamra
Beirut 1107-2020 Lebanon
Tel: 01-374980
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A private co-educational preparatory school. It has a 3-year pre-School consisting of English and French programs with Arabic taught as an integral part of both programs. The Elementary School covers grades one through five in either English or French, although Arabic is mandatory for all students. The Middle School is a four-year cycle covering grades 6 through 9. The Lebanese Program prepares students for the official Lebanese Brevet examination; the College Preparatory Program is an English medium non-Brevet program; and the French Program is non-Brevet program taught in French that prepares the student for the official French Baccalaureate examination.

Grand Lycee Franco-Libanais (MLF)
Address: Rue Beni Assaf B.P. 165-636
Achrafieh 1100 2060 - Beyrouth, Liban
Tel: (00961) 1 420700
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

French language school that caters to Ecole maternelle to Grande section (GS). Curriculum is based on the French system with classes taught in French. The school operates under the auspices of the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and is run in conjunction with the AEFE (Agency for the Teaching of French Abroad).

Collège Protestant français
Address: Badr Demchkiye St.
Beirut, Lebanon
Tel: 9611811892
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The school is a private School that educates its students from kindergarten through graduation to earn their Lebanese and French official high school degrees.

Lycée Abdel Kader
Address: BP 11-8464 Riad El Sohl
110 722 270 Beyrouth, Liban
Tel: 01 365 429
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This French language international school consists of primaire to secondaire. Curriculum is based on the French system and approved by the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and is run in conjunction with the AEFE (Agency for the Teaching of French Abroad).

Collège des pères Antonins à Baabda
Address: Baabda - Hadath
B.P. 40032 Baabda
Tel: 961 5 468 223
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

French Catholic school from primary to secondary.

Collège Elite Beyrouth
Address: Bachoura Im Isaaf, 3rd floor
E-mail: gee_aflec@yahoo.fr
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This French school caters to CE2, CM1, 6th and 5th.

Collège Louise Wegmann à Beyrouth (CLW)
Address: B.P. 8381
Beyrouth, Liban
Tel: 05 802858 - 05 801643 - 05 802003 - 03 383059
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This French international school maternelle to the Terminale. Courses are approved by the AEFE.

Collège Notre-Dame De Jamhour à Beyrouth
Address: B.P. 45-151
Hazmieh, Liban
Tel: (05) 924151 - 920080 - 924144
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

French language international school with curriculum approved by the L'Agence pour l'enseignement du français à l'étranger (AEFE).

L'Athénée à Beyrouth
Address: Bsalim Liban
70943 Anteli Beyrouth
Tel: 961 4 716 301-2-3
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A francophone secular, independent school. Caters to students from Maternelle to Primaire to Secondaire.

Collège de la Sainte Famille à Fanar
Address: B.P. 90 130
Jdeidet El Metn
Tel: 01-890010 ; 01-890011
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

French international school from maternelle to Terminale with curriculum approved by the AEFE.

Collège Melkart à Hazmieh
Address: B.P: 391
Hazmieh, Lebanon
Tel: 961 5 924949
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A French private educational institution which is governed by Lebanese law. It provides a French secular education for students of all faiths, boys and girls, Kindergarten through secondary.

Lycée Charlemagne à Roumeih
Address: Descente Mounir
Roumieh, El Metn
Tel: 00961 4 873 664
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

French language international school with French curriculum approved by AEFE.

Lycée franco-libanais Verdun (MLF)
Address: Rue Rachid Karamé
Beyrouth, Liban
Tel: 961.1.860.935
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

French language school from Ecole maternelle to Grande section (GS) with curriculum based on French Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Collège Des Saints-Coeurs-Sioufi à Achrafieh-Sioufi
Address: CP 16 58 60
Beyrouth 1100 - Liban 2080
Tel: 00961 1 328 107 / 108
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Curriculum is based on the French system with classes taught in French. The school operates under the auspices of the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and is run in conjunction with the AEFE (Agency for the Teaching of French Abroad).

Collège des frères Mont-La Salle à Ain Saadé
Address: Ain Saadé - Liban
Tel: 00961 1 870025
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

French international school for children from Ecole maternelle to Grande section (GS).

Collège Mariste Champville à Antélias
Address: Dik El-Mehdi AWKAR
Antelias, Liban
Tel: 00 961 4 921 147 / 00 961 4 913 329
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

French international school with curriculum based on the French system with classes taught in French. It is a Marist catholic educational institution.

Collège Saint-Joseph
Address: B.P. 13
ZOUK -MIKHAEL (Kesrouan)
Tel: 961 9 233 601 or 961 3 233 601
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

One of the oldest francophone school in the Middle East. The College Offers 15 years of schooling,starting with three years of Kindergarten,and 12 years of schooling(Grade 1 to 12). The school follows the Lebanese program,students in grade 9 pass the Brevet and grade 12 the baccalaureate(Scientific,Sociology-Economics and Humanities). The school as well offers to students the possibility of studying the French Baccalaureate and Lebanese as well,in a Double Baccalaureate intensive program.

Dominicaines de Notre Dame de la Délivrande
Address: Route principale Route de Damas a cote de la galerie matta Route de Damas a cote de la galerie matta
Rue Principale - Liban
Tel: (961) (5) 76 84 09 / 76 84 09
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The Sisters of Our Lady of Deliverance was established on the island of Martinique in Central America with the French missionary Father Dufrien

International School in Tripoli

International School al-Koura (IS)
Address: Tripoli, Lebanon
E-mail: support@is-koura.com
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

IS offers its students two main programs of study: the Lebanese curricular program (LB) leading to the Lebanese Baccalaureate Degree (in all its four branches) and an American based High School program leading to a High School Diploma. Both programs qualify students for a post-secondary education, the first at the sophomore level, and the second at the freshman level. As part of these two main programs, I.S. prepares its students for the TOEFL (Test off English as a Foreign Language) and SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) exams. Although Arabic is the official language, English is the medium of instruction for all non-Arabic courses. French is taught as a second foreign language as of KGI.

French International School in Tripoli

Lycée Franco-Libanais
Address: Kfar Kahel - Liban Nord
Tel: 961 6 417 081
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

French international school with curriculum approved by the L'Agence pour l'enseignement du français à l'étranger (AEFE).

International School in Nahr Ibrahim

French International School in Nahr Ibrahim

Lycée franco-libanais de Nahr Ibrahim (MLF)
Address: Al Maayssra / B.P. 1589
Jounieh, Liban
Tel: 961 9 446 457
E-mail: lflni@lflni.edu.lb
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

From pre-school to secondary, instruction is in French with additional languages of Arabic, English, Spanish.

International School in Mount Lebanon

French International School in Mount Lebanon

Lycée de Ville à Adonis
Address: Adonis
Zouk Mosbeh - Kesrouan - Liban
Tel: 00961 9 217520 or 00961 9 218520
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

French language courses with curriculum is approved by the L'Agence pour l'enseignement du français à l'étranger (AEFE).