Who We Are
Al-Makassed Omar Bin Al-Khattab College, established in 1931, is a private, co-educational Lebanese Anglophone K-12 school located in Beirut. It has been working persistently to fulfill the educational needs of the middle-class community under the supervision of the Directorate of Educational Affairs at Al-Makassed Philanthropic Islamic Association. We're a community of more than 1400 students and 120 teachers and administrators.
Where We Live
The school is not far from central Beirut. It is located in Tariq Al-Jadida, one of the most populated areas in Beirut. Being in this area, it serves people living in different locations including the suburbs.
How We Learn
The school curricula cover learning objectives set by the Directorate of Educational Affairs at Al-Makassed Association harmonized with those set by the Lebanese Ministry of Education, as well as other objectives that prepare students to join different local or foreign universities (such as TOFEL).
OBK also enriches students' knowledge of languages by teaching French as a second foreign language, starting from Grade Seven. In the Middle School, OBK prepares students for the Lebanese Brevet Official Exams. In the Secondary School, OBK prepares students for the Lebanese Baccalaureate, the official certificate in three tracks (sections-branches): Sociology and Economics (Socio-Economics), Life Sciences, and General Sciences.
The school implements an ICT program from KG1 to Grade Twelve that aims to enable the students to excel in all computer skills and become "professional" digital, twenty-first century learners.
What We Have Achieved
- Excellent results in official exams
- First international prize to OBK choir for"The Sun of Peace" song - Japan
- First prize in "Kids Read" international competition organized by the British Council
- First prize in "Teachers Read Competition" organized by the British Council
- First prize in "Kids Read School Portfolio Competition" organized by the British Council
- First place in "Company Program" competition organized by INJAZ Institution in Lebanon
- Funded acceptance for several students to USA universities
- Funded acceptance for several students to AUB, LAU,& RHU