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How we became a pioneering
IB school in Beirut, and what it
means for you

The accreditation as an IB World school in Lebanon brought with it a rigorous review processes (internally and externally) that went far beyond a mere update of our curriculum.

Here are some of the steps we accomplished to become accredited:
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A Rigorous Process

The Road to
IB Accreditation

• We revised our mission and vision to specifically reflect our school’s international nature, up-to-date educational standards, and openness to all global citizens.

• We changed our organizational structure to reflect leadership required for an IB high school diploma program.

• To bring IB science education to Lebanon, our student labs had to be remodelled.

• We invested in structural building changes, such as new ventilation and a shower. We fully stocked our lab with all required chemicals and equipment.

• We continued with upgrades to be able to offer more IB courses in Beirut.

• Our library required online academic resources for course research. We chose Questia. This would allow students access to a breadth of current journals and publications for their globally-minded projects.

• Some of our existing faculty underwent professional development training to be certified as IB teachers in their discipline areas. This meant 90 hours of individual workshop attendance for our staff. We now have 13 IBDP teachers in 11 subjects.

The final review and authorization was performed at our school by a team of recognized members of the IB Board. During this two-day consult, Eastwood International School received 17 commendations for efforts at reinventing their school, so it would align with the goals and standards of the IB Diploma Program. This number of commendations is considered impressive.

The entire process of becoming an IB certified school in Lebanon took over a year to implement, not to mention a significant financial investment. It is not easy to implement an IB program, which speaks to our school’s exceptional value to a student’s education. If you’re looking to enroll in one of the best IB high schools in Lebanon, we believe we have what it takes to meet your expectations, and exceed them.

Some of the noteworthy praises that were
written about our school during the independent
IB review included:

“The school has developed lines of communication that are based on open understanding and respect.”

“The school has established itself as technology leaders and provides rich facilities to support the implementation of the program.”

“Teaching and learning in the school encourages the use of a range and variety of strategies.”

“The school community has a strong understanding of the IB philosophy and sees this as a way to further improve the school.”
EIS Early Years: The Reggio Emilia Program

The Reggio Emilia Approach is an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education which values the child as strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge.
The value of quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood education cannot be overstated. Children who receive high-quality education in their early years reap benefits in their cognitive and social development, and in the development of their language skills and thinking skills in both the short-term and long term.

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If you've recently relocated to Lebanon, we built a guide for you!

So you’re new in Lebanon, or you’re considering making the move to this extraordinary country, and you want to know the ins and outs of how to make the most out of life here. Or, perhaps you’re looking to gain an understanding of how the systems that are in place here work. Either way, let Eastwood International School's Expat Guide help you start off on the right foot.
 

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Did you know we offer mindfulness classes starting in nursery?

Students at Eastwood learn and engage in mindfulness practices in forty-minute sessions twice a week with a certified mindfulness educator. Learn more about our new program.

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