Our Mission

The mission of BCS is to develop internationally minded, academically successful and balanced lifelong learners. We achieve this through research-based learning, innovative teaching and community engagement. We aim to inspire positive change in our diverse and dynamic world.

Our Vision

We encourage lifelong learners to succeed in a more respectful, enlightened and compassionate world.

Basic Pedagogical Idea

BCS is a recognised “International Baccalaureate (IB) World School”. The pedagogical basis for our primary school, our secondary school and the MSA is the Berliner Rahmenplan (Berlin framework plan). We educate our students to become competent, bilingual personalities with the aim of leading a successful life. This means that everyone is challenged and supported according to his or her talents and abilities and makes  university degrees from German and international universities as well as a wide range of apprenticeships possible.

Community Communications

One of the keys to the success of the Berlin Cosmopolitan School is transparent and open communication between parents, students and the school. We communicate regularly through the following channels:

  • Weekly letters about class work, results, trips, etc.
  • Parent-teacher conferences, which take place twice per school year.
  • Student-led conferences (Grades 1-5)
  • Unit of Inquiry presentations for Grades 1-5, at the end of a unit every 7 weeks.
  • Exhibitions in Grades 6-12 on various topics and subjects
  • Student planner from grade 2
  • ManageBac (web-based BCS community platform that informs students about homework, tests and timetables, refers to learning materials and contains the general calendar)
  • Progress reports/testimonials (twice per school year)
  • Small presentations class by class or subject centred.
  • Summer Show with presentation of all extracurricular activities.
  • Winterfest with presentations in dance, music, musical, drama.
  • TEDx Conference with digital recordings and guests

And of course, personal meetings between parents and teachers can be arranged at any time.