Our Lady of Grace International School (OLGIS) is a multilingual, multicultural International educational institution dedicated to serving the academic, spiritual, social, and psychological needs of students from Pre-K to Grade 12 by cultivating academic excellence and human values within a distinctive educational framework.
At Our Lady of Grace International School:
The role of the teacher is to educate.
The following ethical values underpin our standards of teaching, knowledge, skill, and competence.
Respect: Teachers uphold human dignity and promote equality and emotional and cognitive development. In their professional practice, teachers demonstrate respect for spiritual and cultural values, diversity, social justice, freedom, democracy, and the environment.
Integrity: Honesty, reliability, and moral action are embodied in integrity. Teachers exercise integrity through their professional commitments, responsibilities, and actions.
Care: Teachers' practice is motivated by the pupils' best interests/students entrusted to their care. Teachers show this through positive influence, professional judgment, and empathy in practice.
Trust: Teachers' relationships with pupils/students, colleagues, parents, school management, and the public are based on trust. Trust embodies fairness, openness, and honesty.
A multilingual, multicultural International educational institution dedicated to serving the academic, spiritual, social, and psychological needs of students from Pre-K to Grade 12, OLGIS strives to foster a respect for the talents, abilities, sincere beliefs, wholesome visions, and goals of all people regardless of race, gender, religion or socioeconomic background.
Our curriculum emphasizes the liberal arts. It is revised regularly to best prepare our students for higher education at top universities worldwide and a lifetime of learning.
Learning at OLGIS takes different forms. In addition to the traditional academic classroom setting, learning also occurs in social settings, on the athletic fields, during spiritual and emotional intelligence development exercises, and through required social service. These various learning situations foster interpersonal relationships, increase community awareness, build a sense of teamwork, and sustain others' commitment.
Our Lady of Grace International School (OLGIS) is recognized as a leading international school in Liberia, West Africa.
The school offers the Common Core Curriculum from grades K-12 and The International Pre-School Curriculum (IPC) for the Early Childhood Years, Nursery and Pre-K.
The International Pre-School Curriculum’s objective and research-based curriculum meet the standards set by state departments and accredited organizations.
The IPC is globally recognized and ensures the high quality of rigor in all published materials.
The IPC also offers an extensive teaching program which culminates in a Teacher’s Certificate.
Our teachers here at OLGIS are all IPC certified which means they have gained essential teaching skills and practice that is of international standards.
The Common Core Curriculum is informed by the highest standards from countries around the world and across the United States of America.
The standards show the knowledge and skill students are required to gain from Kindergarten through grade 12.
This ensures that students are prepared to succeed in careers, introductory academic college courses, and workforce training programs.
Additionally, we offer AP advanced placement program within our curriculum for High school students, as well as the WASSCE West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
The standards are:
1. Research- and evidence-based
2. Clear, understandable, and consistent
3. Aligned with college and career expectations
4. Based on rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order thinking skills
5. Built upon the strengths and lessons of current state standards
6. Informed by other top-performing countries in order to prepare all students for success in our global economy and society
At OLGIS, we create a stimulating environment of learning where students develop strategies and understandings of how to think and learn, both academically, socially, and emotionally.
Children are empowered to be risk-takers, “out of the box” critical thinkers, and courageous learners.
They become confident and are able to take action in their school and home communities.
Dear OLGIS Community,
Thank you for another wonderful and productive school year. I can’t thank everyone enough for your endless hours of dedication chaperoning, donating and doing whatever was necessary to support our students—both at home and at school. Despite the unexpected consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, you all hung in there, embracing the worry burdened and pushing boundaries to end the year successfully.
A Special thanks to our parents and teachers who, as usual, went above and beyond the call of duty and to provide whatever was necessary to add to our students’ already rich school time and unexpected online teaching experience.
That experience could not occur without the endless energy, skills and devotion of the OLGIS staff. Thanks and well done to an incredible group of professionals.
A final word to OLGIS students: Thank you for all your hard work throughout the school year. I am so honored to be your director; you make me proud. You were all sincerely missed; the school’s spirit revives
only with your presence.
Best wishes to our graduating twelve graders, whom we will miss greatly. You will separate and disperse in different countries around the world to pursue your dreams. Be peacemakers, keep the values that have been instilled in you from your parents and your OLGIS . You are going to face the world alone, your parents / guardians and your school teachers will no longer be physically present beside you, what remains is their advice throughout the past years, which I hope you will never forget.
My last piece of advice, when you face hardships, kneel down, and raise your head, ask the Lord to enlighten your paths.
please come back and visit your school, it would be a delight.
Until the next school year, here’s wishing you love, peace and joy… Stay safe
Father Maroun Zogheib (Ph.D)
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