Collège Notre Dame de Jamhour
Coat of arms of Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour
|Motto||Ad maiorem Dei gloriam|
Motto in English
|For the greater glory of God|
|Rector||P. Charbel Batour, S.J.|
|Location||Jamhour, Baabda, Lebanon|
|Colours||Blue, Orange, White & Gold|
Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour is a private, French-language, Jesuit, Catholic educational institution set in Jamhour (eastern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon). It is one of the most prominent educational institutions in the middle east and the region. Its campus is set in a pine forest and includes Petit Collège, Grand collège, a church, and a sports complex. Before the late 1950s, the campus was located on Rue Huvelin in Beirut.
Notre-Dame offers French and Lebanese baccalaureate programs with specializations in mathematics (Sciences générales), biology (Sciences de la vie), economics, social sciences (ES), and humanities (H). Students are taught in the Jesuit tradition of excellence. Language classes include French, Arabic, English, and Spanish/Italien (optional). The school scores high in official exams and enjoys a high standing among Lebanese schools.
Sports and arts are very encouraged in this institution . Jamhour's students and alumnies are well ranked in sports such as track and field, gymnastics, swimming, ping pong, squash, badminton and most recently handball and rugby. A lot of athletes are also engaged in the Lebanese National teams in their respective sports.
Jamhour was founded in Ghazir and is still run by Jesuit priests. It welcomes students from "douzième" (equivalent of kindergarten) to "Terminale" (12th grade). It is affiliated with Collège Saint-Grégoire in Achrafieh, Beirut, and has close ties and a common history with the Université Saint-Joseph (USJ), Beirut.
- Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, Maronite Patriarch
- Bachir Gemayel, President of the Lebanese Republic
- Amine Gemayel, President of the Lebanese Republic
- Riad Salameh, President of Lebanon's central bank
- Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan-Renault
- Amin Maalouf, famous French author and member of the Académie française
- Joseph Philippe Karam, a modernist architect
- Nassib Lahoud, Deputy in the Lebanese Parlement
- Pierre Lequiller, Deputy in the French Assemblée Nationale
- Gabriel Yared, music composer
- Ziad Rahbani, musician, playwright, thinker.
- Raymond Debbane, President and CEO of the Invus Group, LLC
- Philippe Jabre, founder and CIO of Jabre Capital Partners, S.A.
- Joe Saddi, Senior Partner and Chairman of Strategy&'s (formerly Booz & Company) Middle East business
- Jad Baaklini, founder and CEO of Unilux Systems SAL
- Pierre Doumit, CEO of Cimenterie Nationale , Jabal Moussa
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