We believe that Preschool provides a solid base for later school and life success, thus our only concern as teachers, assistants, and administrators is to develop the child socially, physically, emotionally, and academically. We also try to develop the interests of each child to meet his or her needs.
At the preschool level, children learn and grasp what they need to know at this age through educational games, field trips, activities, and the teacher’s guidance. They promote social values to accept and respect others in their homes, at school, and in their community. The creativity of the child is developed mainly through art, music ,and rhythmic periods where he or she learns the concepts they need to develop.
Finally, since at this age parents play a very important role in the lives of their children, we think that only through communicating with them we reach successfully our goals.
7.Mrs. Mona Khairallah
Nursery 2 (Butterfly)
K.G.2 all classes
13.Mrs.Roza Bou Habib
K.G.1 and 2,Nursery 1and 2
K.G.1 and 2,and Nursery 2
17.Mrs. Maya Hatem
18.Miss Nancy Dagher
20.Miss Pauline Alam
K.G. 2 (Assistant)
21.Miss Aznive George
Nursery 2 (Assistant)
22.Miss Joelle Felfili
K.G.2 (Assistant) and French Teacher for Nursery 2 (L.B.)
23.Miss Sandy El Haibe
24.Mrs. Mona Darazi
Nursery 1 (Assistant)
To our preschool parents,
We welcome you at the beginning of this scholastic year, wishing you a successful and fruitful one.
We kindly ask you to abide by the following regulations:
1- School starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m.
2- Parents who have children only in the preschool level are permitted to park their cars in the playground and pick up their children at 2:00 p.m. then leave immediately before 2:15p.m. through the main gate which will be closed then. (Special permits signed by the administration will be given then.)
3- Buses with very fair prices are available for the preschool children.
4- Children should arrive to school before 8:00a.m. and special regulations will be taken in case of tardiness.
5- In case of absence, parents should inform the administration.
6- In case a child has to change his/her means of transportation, parents should inform the administration.
7- Children are allowed to leave school before the assigned timing only by a special permit given by the *H.O.S.
8- Parents are kindly asked to attend the assigned meetings with the teachers on regular bases.
9- Parents who wish to meet with H.O.S. are welcome every Wednesday between 9:00a.m. and 12:00 noon.
10- Parents are permitted to contact the teachers only through the *H.O.S. and not allowed to enter classrooms or talk with the teachers during school periods.
11- Children have to wear the school uniform with dark shoes (black or dark blue). Tennis shoes and sports wear to be worn only on sport days.
12- The child’s name should be knit and/or written clearly on his/her uniform, jacket and all other belongings.
13- The school is not responsible for the lost nameless things.
14- Jewelry is strictly forbidden in the school as well as nail polish for girls.
15- Boys are to sport a classic haircut.
16- Sick children are asked to stay at home till they fully recover.
17- Parents should inform the *H.O.S. if their children need special attention or care.
18- Children have to take care of school property and parents are responsible for any damage their children might cause.
19- A change of clothes (underwear, socks, shirts and pants) to be sent in a shoe box with the child’s name written clearly for every season, and a kitchen towel for snack time.
20- A pillow with its case and a light cover to be sent with every Nursery I child.
21- Sandwiches containing eggs, fish or meat are strictly forbidden.
22- Do not send chips bags, lollipops, chewing gum, plain chocolate bars, sweets, oranges and other juicy fruits or vegetables with your child.
23- Water or juice to be sent in plastic bottles only.
24- Preschool children are not allowed to buy from the shop, thus carrying any kind of money is forbidden unless the administration asks for.
25- Presents are not allowed.
26- Tuition fees are expected to be paid at the beginning of each semester. Parents who wish to pay by installments have to pay in full before the first of May. Applications for financial aid should be submitted to the school administration between October 1 and November 15.
As a school, we will do our best to:
- Inform you of:
* Your child’s progress at parents meetings.
* The curriculum your child is following each term.
* Any concerns or problems that affect your child’s behavior or work.
Number of periods given for each subject in preschool
The Intermediate school
The Intermediate school in BESGB is composed of three Intermediate classes which are Int. I,II and III. These classes follow the program set by the Lebanese Ministry of Education. By the end of Int. III scholastic year, students sit for the official exam (Brevet). Students who enroll in these three classes with minimal knowledge of French are given a special French course that enables them to join their regular class after one or two years.
· Grades VI,VII and VIII are three classes that follow the American High School system. This system is open for students who have satisfied the requirements of the Arabic exemption set by the Lebanese government. Students in these classes take special Arabic and French courses with the help of specialized teachers.
· Elementary VI and Grade VI are the last classes in the Elementary school. These two classes prepare students to cope easily in the Intermediate classes.
Our goals as educators in the Intermediate school is to accept students as they are and help them accept themselves, believe in their capabilities and talents, and improve. We also encourage students to accept others and respect their identity and differences. We also identify students who have learning disabilities and weaknesses early in the scholastic year and they receive special attention and help from teachers and parents.
On most of the occasions, Intermediate students are involved in many projects and activities such as art handwork, musical programs, computer projects, athletic activities, charity work and educational or recreational outings.
The general goals in the Intermediate school curriculum are to supply sufficient amount of knowledge and skills in order to:
· Form a civilized and educated citizen.
· Recognize the learner’s abilities and trends so that he can easily join and fit in life.
· Acquire skills so that the learner can commit himself totally to citizenship values.
· Complete learner’s knowledge and education to help him open to his objective and intellectual consciousness.
· Strengthen the learner’s communication skills until he reaches perfection.
· Enrich the learner’s terminology and expressions.
· Promote the learner’s self-confidence and help him to be independent in his thinking so that he can balance between his freedom and responsibilities.
History, Geo, Civics
Grades 7 and 8
Int.I, II,III, Grades 7 and 8
Bou Nader Eugenie
Grades 6 and 7 , Elem.6B
Elem.6AB, Grade 6
Int.I, II, III, Grades 7 and 8
Int.IAB, IIAB, Grades 7 and 8
Elem.6AB, Int.I, II, Grades 6,7 and 8
Int.IA Physics, Int.II and III Physics&Chemistry, Grade 8 Science
Elem.6AB, Int I, II, III, Grades 6,7 and 8
History, Geo, Civics
Int. I, II, and III
Int.IIA, Int III
Head of Section
Int.I,II, Grades 7 and 8
Otayek Jeanne Claude
Int.IIB, Int IAB, Grade 8
Int.IB Phys. Bio. Chem, Int IA Bio.Chem., Int.II , III Bio
Grades 6, 7 and 8
Intermediate School Subjects and weekly Periods
No. of Periods
No. of Periods
No. of Periods
No. of Periods
The HighSchool is a 3 – year cycle consisting of two programs.
The Lebanese Program (Sec.I --> Sec.III) follows a curriculum set by the Ministry Of Education and prepares students for the official Baccalaureate examination.This program is an English track for core subjects including English Language and literature, Mathematics, Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Computer Science, Sociology, Economics and Philosophy. History, Geography and Civics are taught in Arabic along with the study of Arabic literature and language. French is taught as a foreign language.
The Foreign Program (Grades 9 --> 12) is designed for Foreign and Lebanese students who meet government requirements for exemption from the Arabic language study. This program leads to a High School Diploma. The courses in this program are also taught in English for the following subjects: English language and literature,Mathematics, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Computer science,Economics, Social Studies, Art. French and Arabic are taught as foreign languages.
In addition to the intellectual development there is an emphasis on creative,moral and social development by providing challenges, opportunities and extra–curricular activities that are essential for producing well rounded individuals.
The Elementary cycle is an essential stage in the student’s education since it is the base of the student’s development and his acquisition of a wide range of learning skills and concepts. It provides the proper basic knowledge of all subjects which enables students to move on easily with their education. In the Elementary cycle, students learn through using critical thinking and experimental discovery while working as individuals, in pairs or groups.
The Elementary cycle covers classes one through six (ages six to eleven). English and Arabic are the main languages of instruction. French is given as a second language. Basic principles and concepts of Math, Science and social studies are included in the curriculum. Other important components of the curriculum are music, art, physical education, computer and Christian education. These subjects are taught by professionals.
The Elementary cycle offers a special Arabic program for students who were living abroad and have a second nationality. These students take a special Arabic course during Arabic hours with the help of a specialized teacher. Students who enroll in the Elementary cycle with no or minimal knowledge of French are given a special French course which enables them after one or two years to join their regular classes.
Our goal as educators in the Elementary cycle is to accept students as they are and help them believe in their capabilities and talents and improve. We also encourage students to accept others and respect their identities and differences. We also identify students who have learning disabilities and weaknesses early in the scholastic year and give them special attention and help.
Elementary students are involved in many projects and activities such as art handwork, musical programs, computer projects, athletic activities. They also have many educational and recreational outings.
Elementary School Subjects and weekly Periods
Elementary 1-5 Faculty Members, 2012-2013
E. 1-5 Teachers
Ms. Rudaina Chedid
Ms. Maguy Rizk
Ms. Therese Atallah
3C, 4C, 5C
Mrs. Arzi Alam
3 B, C, 4 B,C
Ms. Lina Haddad
1A, B, C, 2C
Mrs. Colette Salameh
2 A, B, C, 1C
Ms. Laudy Salameh
5 A, B, 4A
Mrs. Hind Rmeily
1C, 2B, C
Ms. Mary Hatem
1A, B, 3A
Mrs. Suzy Attiye
3B, C, 4C
Mrs. Sossy Ekmekjian
1A ,B, C 2A
Mrs. Rima Khoury
Mrs. Nada Bucur
5C, 4 A, B
Mrs. Leila Mansour
3B, C,4A, B,5A
Ms. Zahra Jabara
2B, C, 3A, 4C
Ms. Sonia Kanaan
Mrs. Nancy Sleiman
Ms. Joyce Zakka
1A,B,C,2A,B,C, 3C,4B,5B, C
Science/E. 1-5 Science Coordinator
Mrs. Randa Nabhan
3A, 3B, 4A, 4C, 5A
Ms. Catherine Attallah
3A, B, C, 4A, B
Mrs. Jessy Damien
4C, 5A, B, C
Mrs. Lara Assaf
1A, B, 2A, B, C
Ms. Elizabeth Yazbeck
1C, 2C, 3C, 4C, 5C
Mrs. Joclyne Dagher
Ms. Rima Al-Gharib
1-3 A, B, C 4A, B,C 5A, B
Mrs. Ghada Houch
1-4, A, B,C
Mrs. Hala Khoury
5A, 5B, 5C
Christian Education/E.1-5 CE Coordinator
Mrs. Jean Claude Otayek
1-5, A, B, C
Mr. Martin Dagher
1-4, A, B, C
Mrs. Mary Nicholas
5 A, B,C
Mr. Elie Keserwani
1-5 A, B, C
Ms. Tania Semaan
E. 1-5, A,B, C
Mrs. Rania Ghazal
Mr. Charly Richa