International Education through both National and United States (US) Curricula
At LWIS-AiS, we believe internationalism is an integral part of our educational philosophy. While the provision of an international curriculum to a school population may facilitate achieving international standards, we believe that the opportunity to experience internationalism is not cultivated only by the curriculum but rather through the provision of an educational system and environment of international-mindedness.
Hence, as well as providing international education through US curricula, LWIS-AiS follows a national curriculum which we modify and embed into our international-minded community providing these learners with exposure to and knowledge of a dual educational system.
LWIS-AiS provides two alternative programs for its learners:
- The Lebanese National Curriculum culminating with the Lebanese Baccalaureate Diploma
- The American High School Program culminating with the American High School Diploma
- The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for grades 11 and 12.
LWIS-AiS offers the Advanced Placement Program (AP) to Senior School high achievers.
LWIS-AiS embraces a holistic philosophy whereby education addresses the whole of the students. Learning becomes interactive, open, and resourceful. The process of learning is student-driven, built on what the learner already knows. In this program, knowledge is used as a tool to reach understanding of various concepts. It engages the learner in an inquiry-based education as it occurs on the individual, collaborative, and guided level.
LWIS-AiS educational programs allow the learner to be directly involved in the learning process. The learner takes action: he or she reflects, chooses, and acts. Successful inquiry will lead to responsible action that is initiated by the learner which in turn will contribute to each learner establishing a personal set of values.
Formative assessment is used on a regular basis as a catalyst to promote learning. In addition to traditional testing and quizzes, alternative assessment is used in order to embrace students' diverse learning styles and multiple intelligences.