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Secondary Evangelical School in Zahle

The Secondary Evangelical School in Zahle (SES Website), one of the oldest schools in Lebanon, was established in the 1860s as a missionary institution of the Presbyterian Church. Registered with the Lebanese Ministry of Education, it offers a daycare and pre-K through a secondary program (Grade 12) to both Lebanese and international students.

Today, as throughout its history, SES is supported by the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon.  SES serves students with no regard to race, religion, color, gender, nationality or political affiliation.

Our vision at SES is to prepare dignified and successful world citizens; students are empowered to meet the challenges of the 21st century by ensuring them academic excellence programs and providing them with a high quality, values-based education.

Our committed faculty and staff inspire students each day as they teach them our core values: strong moral decision-making, love of learning, positive leadership and good citizenship.

We develop students holistically, helping them attain all aspects of their full potential: spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical.   We are a community of collaborative learners and positive contributors to society.

In addition to academics and under the supervision and direction of the Synod’s Board of Education, SES incorporates into its system the below programs:


The counseling department was introduced as an innovative approach to addressing the needs of our students.  The program supports their emotional and social needs, ranging from early-age lessons on interpersonal interaction to assisting students and families who have gone through a traumatic event.  This is a step forward as we work creatively to improve student outcomes and to prepare them for college, career and life-long learning experiences.

The Leader In Me:

The Leader in Me is Franklin Covey’s whole school transformation process. It teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader

Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®):

The MAP Testing are computerized adaptive tests that are offered in Reading, Language Usage, and Mathematics. When taking a MAP® test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child’s academic growth.