Global engagement in local and international issues are encouraged through ethical internships which take place from grades 7-10. While global issues are considered in the classroom, these internships encourage students to be responsible citizens through experiential learning by connecting directly with their community. Students spend time with and develop projects with groups such as seniors, the homeless, refugees or youth at risk. Throughout this process, students take part in identifying local and international need, plan their actions and later present the results and personal reflections of their experiences.
Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)
In grades 11-12 students continue their local and international community involvement through the Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) programme as defined by the IB Diplomma Programme. While connecting with people within the local community, BCS also works on projects with international organizations such Berliner Stadtmission (support for the homeless), SOS Children’s Village and Paper Pen Peace (children’s rights), Wilderness International (climate protection), C.A.R.E and Moabit hilft! (Refugee rights) amongst others.