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Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQS)

How do you ensure students learn enough of each subject, while teaching them with the “transdisciplinary” method?
As a PYP curriculum executor, we operate with a lead coordinator, who ensures our teaching team is acting in unison with regards to lesson planning, learning progression and consistent assessments. We meet to discuss how the learning outcomes of our program can be acquired by the students. This includes a conversation on the balance of subjects being taught, which fall under a central theme we are exploring. We assess and reflect on the effectiveness of our methods. We will revise if we feel there is a need to ‘switch gears,’ or to put more emphasis on a certain subject.

During grade-level planning meetings, the teachers also plan collective field trips and discuss possible guest speakers we can invite to our school.

So, in addition to keeping a good balance of learning subjects, we know what the other classrooms and teachers are doing. And, we’re aware of what may be taught in future grades that children will enter into. This allows us to act as a school, and not as individuals. With this collaborative system, we are able to provide feedback to each other about what we’re teaching, and how.

Does your school offer extracurricular activities?
Yes! We do out-of-school activities, such as a yearly camping trip, starting in Grade 4 and until Grade 5.

We also have in-school activities organized by the P.E. department (such as gymnastics and football). These are in addition to the P.E. learning objectives taught in the regular school schedule.

Our after-school activities are designed for what the students want. We do our best to respond to their needs in this regard.

Are there graduation requirements to get past Grade 5 into the middle school program? If so, what are they?
Students must simply complete all Grade 5 learning outcomes to be able to enter into middle school at Eastwood International School, as well as complete the PYP exhibition requirements.

If my child was in a traditional or local elementary school before, will they be behind if they join the IB Primary Years Program?
Students from other programs will be able to catch up to the IB-PYP program. The PYP is not only a rigorous academic program it’s also a mindset of how students learn. Any student, whether coming from a French school background, an American program or typical Lebanese program is able to join our IB-PYP program, and we will support them however we can with their academics.

Do I have to wear a uniform?
Yes. But don’t worry, our uniforms are comfortable and cool. They are designed by our senior class and updated regularly. Parents are encouraged to purchase a uniform package once their child starts at Eastwood for the first time.
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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Did you know we offer the PYP in French?

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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Are you looking for a career in teaching?

We are always looking for dedicated educators who are team-oriented and show commitment to student learning. Teachers who share a belief in the school’s mission, and believe they can contribute to our learning environment are encouraged to apply by submitting their CV online. The school will contact those who they believe are a right ?t for the available vacancies.

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