Beirut Baptist School

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Beirut Baptist School
Location
Beirut, Lebanon
Information
Type Independent
Religious affiliation(s) Non-sectarian
Established 1956
Head of School (Pierre) Michel Rahal
Enrollment Over 1000
Average class size 24 students
Color(s) Blue and White
Slogan "You Shall Know The Truth and The Truth Will Set You Free".
Yearbook BBS FaceYearBook

e-Magazine BBScoop

Tuition ± $4500
Website

Beirut Baptist School is a private school in Beirut, Lebanon, founded in 1956 by the Baptist Near East Mission. The school is currently run by Mr. Pierre Michel Rahal. It is a Baptist school, but open to all faiths. Ownership was recently transferred to the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD). Beirut Baptist School is one of the higher level schools in Lebanon, and is accredited by AdvancED. As of 2005 it has a total of 1,200 students.[1] [2] [3]

History[edit]

The Baptist Near East Mission, begun by Dr. Finely Graham and his wife, Jolia, began in Lebanon in the early 1950s. In 1956 they founded the Beirut Baptist School. Dr. James Regland was the first principal. Mr. Elias Bitar became the second principal in 1987.Mr. Paul Oueis was the third principal in 2001.Pierre Michel Rahal was entrusted with the administration of the school in 2011.The Baptist Near East Mission recently transferred the ownership of the school to the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD). From its modest beginnings in a small two-story building in 1954, the school grew to fill a 6700 m2 plot of prime real estate in the heart of Beirut.[4]

School Board[edit]

  • Dr. Nabil Costa (Executive Director of LSESD)
  • Mr. Pierre Michel Rahal (School Principal)
  • Rev. Reichardt Lutz
  • Dr. Cedar Mansour (Chairperson)

Campus[edit]

Beirut Baptist School consists of three buildings. The first building includes the Elementary and Intermediate classes from Grades 1 to 9, an arts room, a computer room, a science lab, and a clinic. The second building includes the Preschool classes from Early Start to KG2. The third building includes the Secondary classes from Grades 10 to 12. Beirut Baptist School consists five playgrounds and a basketball court. Construction of a new six story building began in the summer of 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beirut Baptist School - BBS". lsesd.org. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Beirut Baptist School". bbslebanon.org. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Beirut Baptist School". centrestreetbaptistchurch.com. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Beirut Baptist School (BBS)". beirut.com. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 

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