Collège Melkart was founded in 1971 by Mrs. Laudy Mitri, it takes the name Melkart after the God of the city of Tyr.
"Lets be all ears to our children's needs" is the motto upon which the cornerstone of a unique learning environment was laid, and where qualified education goes hand in hand with moral values.
Located in Louaïzé-Baabda and overlooking the Roman ruins of "Zbeidé" and the city of Beirut, the modern campus is specially designed to accommodate all the facilities needed for the development of the minds: Multiple playgrounds, state of the art laboratories, libraries, art and leisure rooms and specious classrooms. It houses over 1100 students ranging from nursery to Baccalaureate.
Raised on values that mirror autonomy, responsibility, citizenship, self respect and altruism, our students are successfully facing the world armed with outstanding academic aptitudes and firm human values.
After four decades of commitment to education, combining French and Lebanese programs, College Melkart has created the English section program, thus embracing a global culture and offering new horizons to its students.
The established syllabus of the English section conforms to the Lebanese curriculum and to that of the IBO (International Baccalaureate Organization). It seeks to improve the managing of knowledge and the know-how of the children by developing their social, linguistic, artistic and academic skills, enabling them to become fine citizens. All procedures are being undertaken to allow this program to flourish and to be certified by foreign authorities in the field, such the British Council (for the IGCSE), the IBO (for the IBO), and the CITA (Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation, for the American program).
The program is divided into four interrelated parts:
- The PSP (Pre School Program), for 3 to 5 year old students, covers the three years of the Pre School cycle.
- The PYP (Primary Years Program), for 6 to 11 year old students, comprises both the Lebanese basic curriculum as well as the elementary European and American program.
- The MYP (Middle Years Program), for the 11 to 15 year old students, comprises the third cycle of the Lebanese basic curriculum, at the end of which the Arabic none-exempted students present their official grade 9 exam: Brevet.
- The DP (Diploma Program), for 15 to 18 year old students, comprises the secondary cycle Lebanese curriculum, at the end of which the students choose to present either the Lebanese baccalaureate , the International baccalaureate (IB) or and the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education).
Starting September 2008, the English section will welcome 3 to 6 year old students. :
Nursery (3 years), KG1 (4 years), KG2 (5 years), and Grade 1, 2 & 3
September 2009 the five remaining PYP classes (Grades 4 to 6), in September 2010 the MYP (Middle Years Program) classes (Grades 7 to 9), progressively preparing for the DP (Diploma Program) in 2010.