IB World School

IB World School


Collège Protestant Français Montana is an IB World School authorized to offer the Diploma Programme.


Collège Protestant Français Montana is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**


*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate
status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org


**Mission Statement from the IB The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people,
with their differences, can also be right.





Our Preschool welcomes children aged 2 years 7 months to 5 years 7 months from KG1 to KG3.

It offers children the opportunity to evolve in a multicultural and multilingual environment, and allows them to realize, from an early age, that the three languages (French, English and Arabic) are important communication tools.

The pedagogical priority is given to expression in all its forms (verbal, physical, artistic, emotional...), the value of the child, the respect for his individuality, and the development of his personality.

Children are accompanied by a caring, qualified and experienced educational team.

The themes suggested by the PYP are collaboratively prepared by the Primary educational team.

The IB Approaches to Teaching and Learning skills and the Inquiry based learning are at the heart of the Preschool curriculum and the adopted teaching methods.

The premises of the Preschool are completely renovated. New facilities will be put in place in view of the evolution of learner numbers and in order to keep classes of moderate size (not exceeding 20 learners per class).



Elementary School


Elementary School starts in Grade 1 and ends in Grade 5.

Elementary school emphasizes the fundamental education of learners. It is the time where learners are acquiring the basic knowledge in various subject matters (English, Arabic and French languages, Mathematics, Sciences, Social Studies, Physical Education, Music and Arts).

The themes suggested by the PYP are collaboratively prepared by the Primary Educational Team. The Approaches to Teaching and Learning skills and the Inquiry based learning are at the heart of the Elementary curriculum and the adopted teaching methods.

Learners are encouraged to connect with the small community around them and are guided to embrace and integrate the attributes of the IB learner Profile.



Middle School


The curriculum is mainly mapped in alignment with the common core standards and it prepares Lebanese students to sit for the national Brevet exam. Interdisciplinarity is at the heart of the teaching and learning practices.

Middle school learners are exposed to a well-rounded curriculum that emphasizes effective and transferable learning skills such as time and self-management, innovative problem-solving in addition to extensive writing skills hence it prepares them for the IB Diploma Programme offered in High School.

Middle schoolers are encouraged to act as responsible citizens and to exert their civil role through their participation in a variety of councils and social actions that take place on and off campus.



High School



We prepare all our learners to sit for the Diploma Programme examinations.

Our IBDP educators are in a continuous professional development process to meet all the updated requirements of the DP programme.

Grade 10 is a preparatory class during which the learners are exposed to a variety of subjects that will allow them to make relevant decisions related to their subject choices.

The DP is a two-year programme (Grade 11 and grade 2) designed to prepare the learners for their higher education.

The program has earned a reputation for academic excellence and rigorous assessment, giving IB diploma holders access to the world's leading universities.

IB DP holders are eligible to enter local and international universities at the sophomore level.


Diploma Programme is a challenging two-year pre-university course with rigorous internal and external assessment. It is designed for 16-19 years old students who are well organised, resilient and highly motivated.

The Learner Profile is at the heart of the IB Diploma Programme Model, which encourages students to be knowledgeable, thinker, inquirer, open-minded, risk-taker, reflective, communicator, balanced, principled and caring citizens. https://www.ibo.org/benefits/learner-profile/

IB   Diploma Programme students need to choose six subjects to study; 3 subjects should be at Higher Level and 3 subjects at Standard Level. In addition, students need to fulfill the IBDP core requirements: Extended Essay (EE), Theory of Knowledge (TOK), and Creativity, Action, Service (CAS).



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IB  DP Subject Offerings at CPF Montana

The curriculum and assessment pages on the IBO website include detailed explanation about the subjects and the related exams.




At CPF Montana students can choose one of the tracks:

  • The Full Diploma: Students are assessed externally on all the 6 subjects and they receive the IB Diploma.
  • The Diploma Courses: Students are assessed externally on specific subjects if their choice and they receive the IB Certificate of that subject.

Students have to choose three subjects in Higher Level (HL) and three subjects in Standard Level (SL).

Students who hold Lebanese Nationality ONLY, need to choose Arabic Language and Literature in Group 1.

Students who wish to receive a Bilingual Diploma, need to opt for BOTH English and Arabic Language and Literature in Group 1.

All subjects are assessed internally (the work is moderated by the IB examiners), and externally (the exams are graded by IB examiners).

  • For information about the programme, visit the IB Diploma Programme official page.


  • For more information about the IB Diploma Programme at Collège Protestant Français Montana kindly contact the IB Diploma Coordinator, Mrs. Ghada Habib Azar: ghada.habibazar@cpf.edu.lb