What is the availability of international schools? What has been your general experience with them, if any?

Children cannot come to post. - May 2019

Beirut is a partially unaccompanied post so children are not allowed. - Nov 2014

For English speaking programs, International College and the American Community School are the best. I did not hear good things about Wellspring. There are also several French language programs (IC being one of them). Both IC and ACS are good and I wouldn't say one is better than the other, they are just different. If you are in the market for an international school I would recommend checking them both out and talking to parents before deciding. - Jan 2014

Supposedly really good (ACS, IC, & Wellspring are the top ones in Beirut). - Apr 2012

The Lebanese go from their international schools to the Ivies, Georgetown and Stanford. But American diplomats aren't allowed to have children at post. - Sep 2010

People seem to be very happy with the American Community School and the International College. Embassy employees are not allowed to have children at post. - Jul 2010

USG employees are not allowed to bring children under the age of 21 to post. So, no experience with schools. - Jun 2008

My 3-year old son goes to a great Montessori School in Saifi Village called LeMonts. It's run by a Lebanese woman who was raised in London. It took us a while to find the school (he has only been there for a few months) but it is well worth the money and extra commute time to get him there. - Mar 2008

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