Brummana High School
Brummana High School (BHS) has provided excellence in education since 1873. The school was founded by the British Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The beautiful, sprawling, 15-acre campus in Mount Lebanon, with modern facilities mixed seamlessly with historic buildings, offers the whole-school community with an environment to flourish. Boarding facilities, including Edinburgh House opened by Prince Phillip in 1967, provide students with a comfortable and inspiring space, secure in the unique family atmosphere amongst the boarding community. Graduates of BHS go on to some of the premier universities in the UK, US and other locations around the world, as well as top universities in Lebanon.
BHS is a coeducational day and boarding school following a British and international education system. Cambridge International Examinations as well as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme are made available to students in Secondary school. The school seeks excellence academically, and in the arts and sports, and aims to promote integrity in its students. Each member of the school community ensures that students from diverse backgrounds are prepared to be responsible citizens and life-long learners, respecting each other and helping the community. Languages are an important part of life at BHS and focus is given to ensuring all students leave with a strong ability in Arabic, English and French, the three languages commonly used in Lebanon.
The Quaker ideals the school was founded upon nearly 150 years ago remain very evident to the present day. Respect, tolerance, peaceful resolution, simplicity and sustainability are embraced by students and, indeed, the whole-school community. The school’s Meeting House is used on Sundays by the small Quaker community in Brummana and surrounding areas.
The stunning campus which BHS offers is breath-taking. Positioned 750 metres above sea level and above the Lebanese capital of Beirut and the Mediterranean Sea, panoramic views are on offer. Set within a vast, nature-rich environment, including pine trees dating back hundreds of years, historic buildings are joined by modern facilities, including recent developments such as a multi-gym, indoor sports court and robotics lab. Currently the school is also undergoing a major development with a top-of-the-range artificial grass sports field and running track to come online in spring 2020. Other sports facilities include a swimming pool and basketball and volleyball courts. The Arts and Crafts block provides students with opportunities to express themselves in the Arts. Several large assembly halls provide space for performances and the amphitheatre at the lower end of campus is the site for the annual Art and Music exhibition.
Graduates of BHS (Old Scholars) have gone on to study at some of the top universities worldwide including Oxford and Harvard. Many Old Scholars also continue their education in Lebanon, with the American University of Beirut and Lebanese American University first choices. Careers are very wide ranging, from communications to engineering, and from medicine to government, and numerous other fields in between. The passion of service, school’s motto is ‘I Serve’, remains within each Old Scholar throughout their lives, as does their fondness and connection to Brummana High School.