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The American HS
Program curriculum
in details

Scheduling at our Beirut private school, for those taking the American curriculum, are typical of most school schedules.
Below you’ll find more detail. Keep in mind, exact times can vary from year-to-year, and for different grades.

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Program Schedule

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the American HS program at our school in Beirut?

WEEKLY SCHOOL TIMETABLE
AMERICAN PROGRAM STUDENTS
GRADES 12-7
NUMBER OF PERIODS
7
(50 MINUTES EACH)
NUMBER OF BREAKS
2
(PER DAY)
TOTAL
35
(HOURS PER WEEK)
GENERAL RULES
● Students may not leave the school grounds during the day while enrolled in the American education program. However, if students choose to enter the IBDP program in Grades 11 and 12, they are granted privileges to leave the school on their breaks.

The major differences in scheduling and courses happen on entry to high school after passing middle school. High school course content becomes broader and more difficult.

● The other difference is that high school student choose 1 elective in addition to their secondary language course (instead of taking both languages, they pick between Arabic or French in the later years). They also pick between P.E. or Visual Art, instead of taking both.

● Finally, 60 hours of community service between Grades 10-12 are required for graduation.

We’ve enfolded in all our schedules 1 hour of yogi-guided mindfulness exercises every week.
TYPICAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE
AMERICAN MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADES (7A,8A,9A)
SUBJECT
# OF PERIODS
MINUTES
ENGLISH (GR.7A, 8A)
7
50
ENGLISH (GR.9)
9
50
FRENCH
3
50
ARABIC
4
50
MATH
7
50
PHYSICS
2
50
BIOLOGY
2
50
CHEMISTRY
2
50
SOCIAL STUDIES
3
50
CODING (GR.7A, 8A)
1
50
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
2
50
VISUAL ARTS
2
50
YOGA
1
50
OUR AMERICAN HS SCHOOL’S
YEARLY CALENDAR
GRADES 1-6
TRIMESTER 1
(Start of school) Fall to Christmas break
TRIMESTER 2
January to Easter break (April)
TRIMESTER 3
After Easter to Summer (June)
TYPICAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE
AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL (GRADES 10A, 11A, 12A)
SUBJECT
# OF PERIODS
MINUTES
SCIENCE
4
50
SCIENCE2
4
50
BIOLOGY + CHEMISTRY (GR.10)
PHYSICS + CHEMISTRY (GR.11)
BIOLOGY + PHYSICS (12A)
OR
HONORS CHEMISTRY
MATH (+1 FOR SAT)
8
50
ENGLISH
7
50
ELECTIVES (GR. 10-12, CHOOSE 1)
BUSINESS
2
50
PHYSICAL COMPUTING
2
50
DRAMA
2
50
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
2
50
CHOICE OF 1 SEC. LANGUAGE (GR.10-12)
ARABIC
4
50
FRENCH
4
50
CHOICE OF 1 SEC. ELECTIVE (GR.10-12)
VISUAL ARTS
3
50
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
3
50
WEEKLY (ALL GRADES)
YOGA
1
60

Graduation Requirements

All students in the American program must successfully complete a program of courses listed below from Grades 10 through 12. For each year school year, they take the following:

REQUIRED SUBJECTS:
• Mathematics
• English
• Science (Physics, Biology, & Chemistry)
• Social Studies
1 SUBJECT OF THE FOLLOWING:
A secondary language, with a choice of:
• Arabic
• French
A SINGLE ELECTIVE:
Options offered include:
• Economics
• Sustainable Development
• Drama
• Psychology
• Physical computing
AND, CHOOSE 1 OF THE BELOW:
• Physical Education (P.E.)
• Visual Art
GENERAL RULES
Congruent to these subjects, 60 hours of community service must be completed over the course of the three years of high school. This requirement is completed outside of in-school class time.
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Eastwood offers the PYP in French due to the significance of the French language to Lebanon’s history, culture, and present day affairs, and due to the rise and growth of French on the global stage. Speaking one of the leading languages of business, education, science, technology, commerce and trade is a form of power and access to greater opportunity, and we aim to provide that power and opportunity to students.

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