Our school's academic programs offer a wide variety of co-curricular activities to supplement formal learning. Students are strongly encouraged to become involved in a co-curricular program. The diversity of the co-curricular programs ensures that there is something for all student interests and ability levels. Our students are challenged to use their recreational time in a constructive and fulfilling manner and within the general scope of goals set for the school.
These activities include:
●The development of new skills that reflect the specific interests of individual students.
●Personal and social development through the provision of experiences that enhance personal attributes such as cooperation, tolerance, self-confidence and respect for others, as well as the environment.
●An appreciation of multiculturalism.
USL is committed to being a part of the larger world community. Therefore, community service is an ongoing and integral part of the USL experience. The purpose of the community service program is to provide all students the opportunity to have a positive impact on our local community while learning that service to others is an on-going part of life. The meetings provide an opportunity for students to brainstorm, plan and complete projects to benefit our greater community.
Student Leadership Programs
Model United Nations provides High School and Middle School students from all over the world a forum for addressing global concerns in a real world context. Conferences address important issues including regional conflicts, peacekeeping, human rights, economic and social development, and the environment. Students will gain a better understanding of the inner working of the United Nations, as they also build skills in diplomacy and compromise.
Model European Union is a simulation of the European Union and its agencies which provides High School students the opportunity to explore the role of the EU and its member states with respect to various political, economic, cultural, and social issues. As with Model UN, students do in-depth research on important current issues and build skills in diplomacy and compromise.
Harvard Model Congress includes simulations of United States Congressional committees, the Arab League, the African Union, and United Nations agencies. High School students debate and draft legislation to resolve current political, economic, and social issues under the mentorship of Harvard students, while also learning the importance of compromise in passing legislation.
United World Colleges (UWC)
UWC schools deliver a challenging and transformational educational experience. UWC students come from all over the world and from a magnitude of backgrounds, but what they share is very powerful – a set of values for peace and a sustainable future.
USL has opened a door of opportunity for our high school students that are excelling academically and socially when they are guided into the I.B. program provided by the United World Colleges. Our curriculum at USL goes hand in hand with the prerequisite skills required at UWC. Such skills include independent learning, communication, and global awareness.
Certain classes within Middle School and High School are involved in I-EARN. The vision and purpose of I-EARN
is to enable participants to become global citizens who make a difference by collaborating with their peers around the world. I-EARN projects are all designed and facilitated by teachers to fit their curriculum and classroom needs and schedules. With the project selected, teachers and students enter online forum spaces to meet one another and get involved in ongoing projects with classrooms around the world who are working on the same project.
The Physical Education program follows a carefully defined curriculum that encourages greater understanding of the importance of promoting wholesome physical development. The program is designed to meet the needs of the individual child and to create positive experiences that will enhance the child’s ability to develop his or her body to the fullest. At the same time, it provides the child with the tools necessary to make healthy decisions about exercise and future athletic and recreational activities. All students receive equal opportunities to reach their potential and are encouraged to progress at individual rates. Our primary goal is to provide maximum opportunity for children to enjoy physical activity and thus realize that it is a desirable and worthwhile endeavor, one they will want to continue throughout their lives.
After School Activity Program
The After School Activities Program comprises a variety of sports and recreational club activities that are open to students and faculty. Note: All activities are open
for students and include:
Basketball Aerobics & Modern Dancing
Soccer Creative Hands/Handcrafts
USL community members celebrate the following yearly events, starting in October:
Iftar in the Holy Month of Ramadan
Lebanese Independence Day Celebration
Christmas Caroling and Christmas Party
Mother’s Day Brunch
Annual Sponsored Walk
Annual Book Fair
End of Year Camping
Other spontaneous activities may come up during the academic year.