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.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
The International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) is a course of study designed to meet the educational requirements of students aged between 16 and 18 years. The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is a well-rounded, rigorous course of study, devised to develop students with skills for the 21st Century, who are informed global citizens. It aims to help students to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly interrelated world.
The programme reflects the IB commitment to internationalism through second language learning and through some literature requirements in English. The programme includes learning outside the classroom through the extended essay and the community, and to independent learning through research.
Eastwood College received its IB Authorization in early 2018 and has started accepting students for the IBDP1 class starting in the 2018-2019 academic year.
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.