Head of High School
The Secondary Cycle is a 3 – year cycle consisting of two programs:
The Lebanese High School program and the the American High School program.
Lebanese High School Program
The Lebanese High School Program (Sec.I –> Sec.III) follows a curriculum set by the Ministry Of Education and prepares students for the official Lebanese Baccalaureate examination. This program is an English track for core subjects including English Language Arts, Mathematics, Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), Computer Science, Sociology, Economics and Philosophy. History, Geography and Civics are taught in Arabic along with the study of Arabic literature and language. In addition, French is taught as a foreign language and students take Drama and Physical Education classes.
American High School Program
The American High School Program (Grades 10 –> 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 Arts, Mathematics, Science (Life Science, Chemistry, and Physics), Computer science, Economics, World History, Drama and Physical Education. French and Arabic are taught as foreign languages. Students following the American program have a chance to take Advanced Placement (AP) classes.
Learners of both programs are prepared for the following standardized tests: The PSAT 10/ PSAT/NMSQT as well as SAT I and SAT subject standardized exams. They also have the added advantage of sitting for these tests in the familiar setting of their own school.
There are many ways for our high schoolers to get involved at BESGB. Participating in athletics, activity classes, clubs (Such as MUN, languages, leadership…), and/or student body as well as many other organized events throughout the year. These experiences provide high schoolers with opportunities to explore interests, meet new friends, and develop leadership skills.
Our team is committed to implementing the vision of BESGB by maintaining a safe, secure, and engaging environment where learners are encouraged to think critically and communicate and collaborate effectively ensuring they are prepared for life after high school.
In addition, we work continuously in partnership with learners, families, staff and school counselors, to provide our learners with a comprehensive support system that facilitates and encourages academic success, social-emotional health, soft skills empowerment and college & career readiness.