Founded in 1965, St. Rita School, Dbayeh, is a private Catholic school administered by the Maronite Mariamite Order (OMM). It consists of educational stages, starting from nursery to high school, and offers both literary and scientific sections; thus, providing the student a wide range of future options and orientations.
Keenly aware of its essential role, regarding the welfare of a student’s developing personality, St. Rita School aims to foster in all its students cognitive and social competences; thus, engaging them actively in the learning process. As such, all students are involved in the educational plan to further enhance their autonomy and sense of responsibility.
St. Rita School, Dbayeh, is composed of the following structure:
Works closely with division heads and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
This board includes the Rector, division heads, and a CFO. Its function is to ensure a smooth administration process and excellence in education and teaching.
The board includes the Rector and coordinators of different disciplines. Its charge is to evaluate developments in curricula and teaching methodologies as well as to evaluate the quality of school supplies and textbooks. It ensures coordination between teachers of one discipline and teachers of other disciplines. The board is also responsible for all aspects related to teaching, didactic methods, exams, evaluation tests, and educational development in general.
This committee ensures cooperation between parents and the school administration in matters, pertaining to the education of students within a defined framework while respecting the school’s identity, as per Law No. 11/1981, issued on May 13, 1981.
The director plays an important role: To ensure proper curricula implementation and the correct procedure for each educational stage.
He participates in the in-service training of teachers and is the main contact between them and the Rector. He not only supervises their work but also works to find ways to manage their workload.
Moreover, he participates in student study exercises and follows up on the day-to-day monitoring, such as double-checking report cards, behavior slips, teachers’ remarks, and written or verbal warnings, etc. Given his key position, he is always in close contact with parents, which helps him follow up on his students effectively, i.e. by monitoring absences, homework, lessons, etc.; thereby, constantly ensuring they are well-disciplined and well-cultivated, and in full compliance with school regulatory requirements.
The director studies the school strategic plan and endeavors to harmonize the student-class-school link.
He is responsible for all his department’s educational services, except for matters related to higher education, and he enforces the Rector’s instructions. He may have one or two assistants (depending on the student population in his division) and is involved in the organization of all school activities and extracurricular activities (field trips, transport issues, activities, etc.).
The director’s primary objective is to cultivate educated and well-disciplined students.