Children at the Pre-school level are just becoming acquainted with the world and everything in it. Our team of specialized Early Childhood educators are experienced in leveraging these new experiences and turning them into learning moments.
Our theme-based approach permits the children to focus on a single topic; they make connections across discipline areas. Academic subjects such as Mathematics, Languages, Science, Social Studies are integrated and taught under one particular theme for more meaningful learning. Language learning focuses on reading, writing, oral and visual expression. The Mathematics program aims to help children make links between mathematical concepts and real life. The Science program builds the foundation for exploring the world through the scientific method. The beginning of Social Studies in early childhood focuses on the self; feelings, positive relationships, health and wellbeing, and rules and routines are all explored.
The curriculum aims to nurture all domains of a child’s learning: intellectual, social, emotional, and physical. Physical activity and the nurturing of the artistic self are vital aspects of the early childhood curriculum Children are taught basic motor skills in a safe environment through games and music. At this stage, it is important to establish foundations for healthy living. Social skills are developed through group activities where emphasis is placed on working as a team. All activities serve to increase the children’s confidence and enable them to become independent learners.
We see the Elementary School as one of the key building blocks to students’ development and future success.
We therefore believe in a well structured approach to our teaching with a clear set of goals.
The academic program will prepare all students to be literate, responsible citizens with an enthusiasm for life-long learning.
The essential elements of Eastwood College’s Elementary Program are:
- A rigorous curriculum aligned to national and international standards
- Curriculum and instruction designed to ensure that every student will be able to achieve academic success
- High expectations for all students
- Differentiated instruction and use of multiple sources of data to assess student progress
Nurturing staff member guide students to take responsibility for their own learning opportunities.
A homeroom teacher is responsible for a grade level and serves a pastoral role for students, as well as an educational one. During homeroom time, students tackle social, personal and health issues within a citizenship and character building program. All students attend weekly assembly sessions in which international and local guest speakers discuss moral topics through a values-based program.
We are here to guide our early adolescents through three exciting years of change and development and to prepare them to be independent, knowledgeable thinkers who are able to succeed with the vigorous academic courses ahead of them. The Middle School team achieves this by providing a wide range of challenging programs, by giving a variety of opportunities to explore, discover and develop individual activities and by nurturing each student emotionally, spiritually and physically.
We encourage our students to reach their full academic potential while being environmentally aware, culturally sensitive and responsible. A homeroom teacher is responsible for all student affairs within a grade level so students receive extra guidance and support.
Academically, students at the middle school are divided into two groups – those who follow the Lebanese Curriculum and sit for the national official Lebanese Brevet examination in Grade Nine, and those who follow the International Curriculum and, thereafter, progress into High School.
Core subjects are enhanced with a rigorous information technology program, a superb fine arts program, and a comprehensive physical education curriculum. In-school and after school activities create an intimate and special middle school culture where students are encouraged to express their individualism.
High School is designed to provide ample opportunity for students to develop the talents and interests of which they are aware and to discover and develop previously unrecognized ones.
Our graduation requirements are designed to ensure that each Eastwood College graduate is well prepared both for college and for a lifetime of service and learning. They reflect our belief that students become creative, reflective, open, disciplined, productive, compassionate, and passionate adults by engaging in a broad range of learning opportunities, both in and out of the classroom.
Students who follow the International Program graduate with a High School Diploma, accredited by the Lebanese Ministry of Education on completion of Grade 12. The program prepares students to sit for internationally recognized external exams such as the SAT, SAT II, and TOEFL, Advanced Placement (AP) courses are additionally offered to able and motivated students who wish to pursue college-level studies while at school.
All students explore the subjects in depth, develop analytical reasoning skills, and form disciplined study habits which contribute to continued academic success.
All students must earn 18 credit units in Grades 10 through 12 in core subjects – Mathematics, English, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Languages, and, Arts, IT, and P.E. Additionally, 60 hours of community service must be completed over the course of the three years of high school.
The Lebanese curriculum prepares students for the national official examinations, the Baccalaureate in General Sciences, Life Sciences, Sociology and Economics, or Humanities. Students sit for exams in the Grade 12, and proceed to university at the Sophomore level. This rigorous program is enhanced with extra-curricular school activities and a rich student life.
Special Needs Program
This program caters to students with mild learning difficulties. At Eastwood College, there is an underlying belief that each student has the right to be given a quality education.
We provide this to every student with special needs respecting each as a unique learner.
In a supportive environment, students with a disparate range of learning difficulties are able to avoid failure and develop a sense of pride and accomplishment in their achievements.
The Special Needs Department develops an Individualized Plan (IP) for each student, tailored to his or her educational, social, and emotional needs. Speech and psycho-motor therapists are available to screen students, on request from teachers or parents. Therapy sessions can be arranged during or after the school day for those students who would benefit from this type of support.