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General Information

I. MISSION

Sagesse High School is a Catholic, Anglophone, co-educational school that educates and motivates students from diverse backgrounds to become life-long learners and responsible citizens with strong ethical values. The school provides various enriched educational opportunities and operates in an environment that instigates empathy and compassion.

To reflect the mission statement, the School offers the following programs:

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
An American program with an international focus
A Lebanese program to prepare students for the official exams of the Lebanese government
Special purpose programs to serve the needs of gifted students and those with learning difficulties
A program designed to introduce students to other religions and cultures
A Foreign language program which offers courses for different levels of fluency
Sports as part of the curriculum as well as extra curriculum including team sports and competitive sports
Student activities mainly through the Student Organization

 

II. HISTORY

Sagesse High School, Mary Mother of Wisdom, IB World School, is an Anglophone Catholic school, founded in 1992. Due to the arrival of children from different countries and nationalities to Lebanon, an international education was required. This led to the implementation of the American High School Program, the acquirement of the license to teach the International Baccalaureate Program and the official membership of IBO in 1995. Sagesse High School belongs to the Sagesse institution of the archdiocese of Beirut. The Sagesse institution was founded in 1875. La Sagesse University (Beirut – Lebanon) was the first higher institute of Law distinguished in teaching the following: Anglo-Saxon, Canon, Criminology, Financial & Economical Law, Juridical Philosophy, Political Sciences as well as Computer & Telecommunication. Since then the Sagesse institution has continuously expanded and developed new faculties and programs. Sagesse High School is part of the Sagesse family leading their graduates to the universities of their choice. We are looking forward with confidence and looking back with pride. Famous figures in politics, law and literature as the great poet Gibran Khalil Gibran are graduates from Sagesse schools and universities.

 

III. OUR BELIEFS

We believe that

  • each person is respected and valued as one created in the image and likeliness of God;
  • knowledge enhances the goodwill of human kind and society;
  • each person has equal worth and treats others with respect;
  • students are prepared to actively and constructively contribute to the shaping of a better world;
  • each person has unlimited potential and has the opportunity and capability to learn and develop into a well-rounded individual;
  • learning is a flowing partnership among teachers, students and parents;
  • human resources are the most important asset to the success of the mission.

IV. CURRICULUM

Currently S.H.S. has three well – established educational programs:

International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma)
 
American system program (SAT 1, SAT 2, TOEFL, AP Preparation)
 
Lebanese Baccalaureate program

V. GRADUATE PROFILE

Sagesse High School graduates are equipped with skills necessary to be successful, empathetic, and humanistic individuals that uphold balanced bases of ethical values and academic excellence. Specifically, Sagesse High School graduates will

  • demonstrate qualities of endurance as a result of their scholastic experiences where challenges are faced with maturity and introspection.
  • portray empathy, compassion, and humanism as a result of their exposure to diverse on and off campus activities where compassion, service and social awareness are central objectives.
  • demonstrate life-long learning attributes which allow them to progress everywhere and at any time.
  • materialize the understandings of honesty, credibility, and academic integrity encapsulated through their academic experiences with securing data and developing arguments.
  • respect and value local and foreign cultures by retrospective evaluation of scholastic experiences.
  • demonstrate skills that enable them to communicate with compassion and the intent to solve conflict rather than complicate it.
  • exteriorize a sense of belonging to their school environment and the world at large.
  • recognize and appreciate the achievements of others through collective, communal celebration of individualistic successes.