Company Overview

The Company

Welcome to SDC where "we measure success one happy school at a time!"

School Development Consultants (SDC) was registered as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in 1999. SDC is an education services and consultancy firm based in Lebanon offering its services to schools and educational institutions in Lebanon, and in particular, to the Learner’s World International Schools (LWIS) Network.

Since 2014, SDC Offshore has offered similar services to members of the LWIS Network across the Middle East and Africa.


At present, the LWIS Network is made up of seven schools; four in Lebanon, one in Turkey (Istanbul), one in the UAE (Dubai), and one in KSA (Riyadh). Three of the schools in Lebanon and the school in Dubai are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The school in Riyadh is accredited by Cognia. 


While the schools in Lebanon offer a tailor-made American Curriculum, three of them are authorized International Baccalaureate World Schools for the Diploma Programme (IB DP), and one is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School for the International Baccalaureate - Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). The Lebanese Program is also on offer in all four schools. In addition, the schools in Lebanon are Microsoft Schools1 and offer the Microsoft Imagine Academy2 program.


The school in Istanbul will be applying for IB PYP consideration during its first year of operation (2020-2021) followed by candidacy and authorization. The schools in Dubai and Riyadh offer a tailor-made American Curriculum.



For more information on the LWIS Network, please visit

  1. Read more about Microsoft Schools
  2. Read more about Microsoft Imagine Academy