RHHS offers the Lebanese system, both in English and French, the American system, and is a candidate for the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. All tracks follow the IBPYP, Primary Years Programme, from KG1 until Grade 5, then learners choose their program of study. Students following the Lebanese track will sit for the official exams, join universities as Sophomore students, while students following the American System track will be exempted from the official exams, and will join universities as Freshman students.
The American System
The American System Program provides the students with Arabic, Social Studies classes apart from the Lebanese curriculum. Other subjects will be common with the Lebanese curriculum classes. All American system sit for an Arabic placement test.
Rafic Hariri High School is a Candidate School* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Rafic Hariri High School believes is important for our students.
* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
RHHS believes in diversity and our vision entitles us to work on supporting every student to reach his/her utmost potentials. With this in mind, a specialized Educational Support department has been established with the help of professionals in the field to cater for mild to moderate learning, psychological or physical needs. The school is able to accommodate a limited number of students with diverse learning needs during each academic year.