About Berlin Cosmopolitan School, Kindergarten & Preschool

The Berlin Cosmopolitan School was founded in 2003 as a non-profit organisation by Yvonne Wende because it is not possible to found a state school in Germany. If it were possible, Yvonne Wende would have done it.

In 2004, the first bilingual (English-German) kindergarten and pre-school opened for Berlin-Mitte with 18 children. Shortly after, the primary school was added and in 2009 the accredited bilingual secondary school of the Berlin Cosmopolitan School 01P22. Since then, the number of children and young people has risen steadily.

In the meantime, about 1,000 pupils from all over the world are being taught on the Rückerstrasse and Invalidenstrasse campuses. The kindergarten has grown to a number of more than 300 children between the ages of 1 and 6. The goal of the Berlin Cosmopolitan School remains that education should reach everyone.

In 2013, Berlin Cosmopolitan School was accredited as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, first for the primary school and also for the upper secondary school. The IB Learner Profile is about developing children and young people into lifelong learners. The school and kindergarten use primary experiences to design lessons.

Major concerns for the Berlin Cosmopolitan School are social justice, equal opportunities in education and a balanced student community. All children and young people are welcome at the Berlin Cosmopolitan School, regardless of their social circumstances. The school regularly offers scholarships to students and welcomes refugees into the BCS community. Through the established network and the internationally trained staff of the Berlin Cosmopolitan School, the educational institution has the opportunity to break new ground in pedagogy for every age group. BCS is happy to share this experience with all interested parties.

The Berlin Cosmopolitan School changes the ways schools traditionally worked with different learning approaches in the fields of nature & environmental protection, sports, new work, culture, dance, music & art and may more in order to bring all students along according to their abilities.

When school motivates, everyone learns more. Regular outdoor learning sessions, sports activities and competitions, robotics competitions, internships from grade 6, music making from kindergarten, dance clubs, bilingual education and much more help children discover and develop their own preferences and skills.

Cosmopolitanism & Diversity

We see ourselves as global citizens, or better cosmopolitans, who protect planet Earth, act prudently towards our fellow human beings and behave with foresight. We educate our students for the digital world and empower them to think innovatively. At the Berlin Cosmopolitan School, more than 1,000 students from over 47 nations learn together peacefully. We want to carry this spirit of unity into the world.

Climate Protection & Digitalisation

We see digitalisation and climate protection as key challenges for the international community and for our students. That is why we teach our students in the various technological disciplines through practical experience. Since our founding, we have also used nature as a place of learning. We are convinced that through primary experiences and teaching in nature, we learn to love and protect it.