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.
For those of you who are going to join our school, you are wholeheartedly welcomed into our family! We are happy to have you with us! For those who are continuing with us for another fantastic 2022-2023 academic school year, welcome back!
Our Lady of Grace International School is a place where teachers, students and parents work together to engage children in dedicated and active learning. We focus on the holistic development of your child;
not only do we aim to provide children with a high-quality education, we also believe in cultivating life skills such as respect, resilience, courage, understanding and self-confidence. In doing so, we take into account the basic needs of our learners, the individual challenges, and efforts of the children as well as current issues and trends from across the globe.
Our focus is on self-motivated and individual learning in a highly respectful, stress-free, spiritual and creative environment. Our classrooms are places of interaction, discussion, and critical thought. Our learners actively participate in the lessons, becoming not the object of teaching but as stakeholders in their own learning. We see ourselves not only as teachers, but as learning facilitators who help our students to accomplish educational goals and achieve academic excellence. We do everything to guarantee that they are supported in their personal development, so that the success of each and every child is fully realized and that our children are well prepared for the future challenges of the global 21st century.
OLGIS is offering the International Preschool Curriculum (IPC) program for preschool as well as the Common Core Curriculum from G1 to G12 which represent the next generation of K - 12 standards designed to prepare all students for success in college, career, and life by the time they graduate from high school. The standards are a clear set of shared goals and expectations for the knowledge and skills students need in the real world.
Additionally, after so much hard work and determination, Our Lady of Grace International School has finally been granted the candidacy for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program on March 9th 2022.
We are now pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB world Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is essential for our students. https://ibo.org
International Baccalaureate (IB) is a global leader in inquiring knowledgeable, confident, and caring young people. The International Baccalaureate program empower school-aged students to take ownership in their own learning and help develop future-ready skills to make a difference and thrive in a world that changes fast.
Finally, we warmly welcome you and invite you to visit our school, an exceptional place for learning, achievement, and personal growth!
Father Maroun Zogheib, PhD
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