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Collège Notre Dame de Jamhour

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Private, K-12

Jamhour, Lebanon

Ad maiorem Dei gloriam

Catholic (Jesuit)


White, Blue, Orange, Gold

Motto in English
For the greater glory of God

1843; 174 years ago (1843)

P. Charbel Batour, S.J.

Jamhour, Baabda, Lebanon


Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour is a private, French-language, Jesuit, Catholic educational institution set in Jamhour (eastern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon). Its campus is set in a pine forest and includes Petit Collège, Grand collège, a church, and a sports complex. Before the late 1950s, the campus was located on Rue Huvelin in Beirut.

Notre-Dame offers French and Lebanese baccalaureate programs with specializations in mathematics (Sciences générales), biology (Sciences de la vie), economics, social sciences (ES), and humanities (H). Students are taught in the Jesuit tradition of excellence. Language classes include French, Arabic, English, and Spanish (optional). The school scores high in official exams and enjoys a high standing among Lebanese schools.

Jamhour was founded in Ghazir and is still run by Jesuit priests. It welcomes students from "douzième" (equivalent of kindergarten) to "Terminale" (12th grade). It is affiliated with Collège Saint-Grégoire in Achrafieh, Beirut, and has close ties and a common history with the Université Saint-Joseph (USJ), Beirut.

Notable alumni

  • Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, current Maronite Patriarch
  • Bechara El Khoury, former President of the Lebanese Republic
  • Charles Helou, former President of the Lebanese Republic
  • Bachir Gemayel, former President of the Lebanese Republic
  • Amine Gemayel, former President of the Lebanese Republic
  • Riad Salameh, President of Lebanon's central bank
  • Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan-Renault
  • Amin Maalouf, famous French author and member of the Académie française
  • Joseph Philippe Karam, a modernist architect
  • Nassib Lahoud, former Deputy in the Lebanese Parlement
  • Pierre Lequiller, Deputy in the French Assemblée Nationale
  • Gabriel Yared, music composer
  • Ziad Rahbani, musician, playwright, thinker, anti-Lebanon activist
  • Raymond Debbane, President and CEO of the Invus Group, LLC
  • Philippe Jabre, founder and CIO of Jabre Capital Partners, S.A.
  • Joe Saddi, Senior Partner and Chairman of Strategy&’s (formerly Booz & Company) Middle East business
  • Jad Baaklini, founder and CEO of Unilux Systems SAL
  • References

    Collège Notre Dame de Jamhour Wikipedia

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