International Education

Institut Moderne du Liban

PO Box 90593, Jdeidet Metn, Metn, 12 02 2050, Lebanon
Tel: (+961) 1 680160/1/2
Fax: (+961) 1 680160/1/2 lb lb
School Summary:
National curricula.
326 students, 3-18 yrs.

The 'Institut Moderne du Liban' was founded in 1958 and offers the Lebanese and French Baccalaureates. English is taught throughout the whole school. Students are expected to learn three languages. The school's philosophy centres on the formation of the full individual through a personalized approach to teaching and leaning and the development of a sense of responsibility. The academic program is enhanced by numerous elective classes, such as PE, art, music, social and cultural events. The facilities include, in addition to the classrooms (the maximum class size is 25 students), three fully equipped laboratories for physics, chemistry and biology, a computer centre, two basket ball courts, one tennis court, one volleyball court, an all-weather playing surface, an audio-visual resource centre and a library containing more than 10, 000 volumes under the supervision of a full time qualified librarian. Hot lunches are available or students may bring their own. School uniform at Institut Moderne du Liban' is compulsory for each child and is available in school. Students of all races, nationalities and religions are welcomed to attend the school. Prior to admission, students sit an entrance test to evaluate their entry level and abilities, admission to the school is by a parental application, followed by a personal interview or a written test. Students with special educational needs are not usually accepted. A summer program is held from mid-July to the end of August. Although the student body at Institut Moderne du Liban' has a rich variety of backgrounds, representing 14 nationalities, the majority of students are Lebanese. The school year begin in mid September and ends in mid June, (working hours from 08: 00 till 16: 00) with two major breaks, two weeks at Christmas and two weeks at Easter.