From its modest beginnings in a small two-story building in 1955, BBS has expanded to occupy a 6,700 sqm plot in the heart of Beirut. The school has grown throughout the decades, even staying open during Beirut’s 15-year civil war, when it continued to serve its community by educating young minds and standing for truth and justice. From its first 76 students in 1955 to more than 1,300 current students, BBS has generated productive members of society living in Lebanon and abroad.
As an inclusive school committed to rigorous, relevant and holistic education, BBS cultivates and inspires diverse learners in mind, body and spirit to become responsible citizens and successful lifelong learners.
To see empowered learners and educators think creatively, reason critically and proactively engaged in their community guided by ethical and spiritual values.
The Lebanese Baccalaureate Program, which follows a curriculum set by the Lebanese Ministry of Education prepares students for the national official examinations, the Baccalaureate in General Sciences, Life Sciences, Sociology and Economics, or Humanities. Students sit for exams in 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.
The International Program graduates learners with a High School Diploma, accredited by the Lebanese Ministry of Education upon the completion of Grade 12. The program prepares students to sit for internationally recognized external exams such as the SAT, SAT II, and TOEFL. Students follow a challenging academic program and graduate tri-lingually in Arabic, English and French. Part of the curriculum for all Secondary students includes mandatory participation in the Community Service Program.
Special Needs Program
SMART is a learning support program that provides quality education and support services to learners with learning differences. Our aim is to intervene academically, socially, and emotionally in an environment that endows learners with a warm, loving, and safe setting. Our educators, special educators and therapists work cooperatively and collaboratively to equip learners with skills that enable them to become self-regulated, independent, and responsible citizens guided by the school ethical and spiritual values.