Welcome to Senior School!
Head of Senior School
LWIS-AiS provides an outstanding educational opportunity for Senior
School students with maximum educational growth for each learner as its goal.
English is the language of instruction for all students seeking either the American
High School Program or the Lebanese Program. Moreover, LWIS-AiS offers
the Advanced Placement Program (AP) to Senior School high achievers. With AP,
LWIS-AiS learners will experience the rigors of college-level studies while
they continue to have the support of a high school environment.
The Arabic and French courses within the
American High School Program are driven by the academic level of our students
and not by pre-determined standards. As to the context of the curriculum, the
Lebanese curriculum is determined and set by the government.
The American High School Program is
designed according to the Learner’s World philosophy and is consistent with
international schools adjusted to accommodate the national culture.
LWIS-AiS also offers a multi-level program.
An interactive approach to learning is utilized whereby Library and technology
resources are used to create links within and across the different disciplines.
Both teaching and assessment strategies are diversified to ensure holistic
There is much more to a high school education than academics. LWIS-AiS
offers a wide variety of co-curricular activities to supplement formal
learning. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in activities beyond the classroom.
The Senior School main goal is to "begin with the end in mind” Stephen
Covey. In fact, many learners achieve victories at the expense of things that
were far more valuable to them. "If your ladder is not leaning against the
right wall, every step you take gets you to the wrong place faster”.We
will guide and empower our students to strengthen their values and principles
and shape their future. It's about connecting again with the peace education
components which define the personal, moral, and ethical guidelines within each
person’s expression of happiness and fulfillment. Begin with the End in Mind
means to begin each day, task, project or academic year with a clear vision of the
desired direction and destination, and then continue by flexing proactive
muscles to make things happen. The theme is not limited to students but also
includes the LWIS-AiS educators and administrators as part of their professional and organizational development.
One of the best ways to incorporate this habit in each person’s life is
to develop a Personal Mission Statement which will be introduced and developed
throughout the Personal Social Development sessions which will continue to take
place every Friday. It is about planning for success and securing the future
envisioned in each individual. From the beginning of the school year, we will
continue to provide the learners with career guidance tests and universities’
admission requirements in addition to universities open doors and orientation.
This will enable students to set priorities early on and give them the chance
to develop them throughout the year. Simultaneously, we will launch all the
activities, competitions, events, as well as field trips. Starting with the end
in mind also applies to lesson planning; it is called "Backward Planning”
. We will introduce the latter in projects by starting
with the end. We will tell the learners what is expected of them at the end of
the project. This will keep them motivated and energized throughout
the weeks as they prepare their presentations. It will also be integrated in teaching methodologies.
planning process undertaken by school board members, administrators, teachers, students,
parents, and community members helps us reflect on what we are doing and what
we want to accomplish. In other words, it helps us begin with the end in mind
as we set goals for the next five years. Administrators and teachers will be
able to complete action plans and align their goals with the school and board
Never less, our personal
belief is that every person should live his/her life with the end in mind. What
kind of legacy will we leave for our children and community? Is the world a
better place because we have been in it? So, where are we now? Who do we want
to be? What do we want to do? What are we going to do? These are the most
relevant questions. They are about being before doing where honesty is the
catalyst to create one’s destiny.