BMS provides a modern education and focuses on the topics and values that are important to young families who explicitly seek to provide their children with an excellent education in a natural, open environment.
The numerous opportunities in our district are reflected in our school program, which represents everything that children want, teenagers like and parents look for – an inexhaustible pool of art, culture and sports and a melting pot of different cultures. Having all this on offer in the center of Berlin makes our campus a dynamic location with a lively school life.
Alongside a strong curriculum, a dedicated team of teachers and educators, and a stimulating learning environment, we promote a balanced, international and open-minded community to ensure the success of our school and each and every student. We find it particularly important to create a strong community of families and employees with different backgrounds that identify with the values and aspirations of the school.
We place a keen focus of importance on meaningful channels to facilitate a strong sense of community for our students and parents. To this end, we have a BMS House System from Primary through Secondary school to foster bonds between students and to promote awareness for local and international initiatives. Upon entry to BMS, each student is assigned to a house, named after the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.
Our calendar of events, both for academic, house, and greater school community themes, allow for the expression our approach to education beyond the classroom. Be it the information evenings we offer to our parent community, our international day to celebrate international mindedness, or events from the “Friends of BMS”, to house challenge days. Regardless of the event or goals, one central theme remains at the forefront: empowering our students to fulfill their full potential.
Community members have various possibilities to be actively involved in shaping and developing our school. It is important that our school community practice what we communicate to our students on a daily basis in our program – cultural openness, respect, tolerance and teamwork.
The community hub is our campus which is designed as a place to meet and to mingle. Our cafeteria, where we serve daily a warm meal and offer our students a fresh salad bar and unlimited fruits, is a main meeting place for our community. This space is designed to host an enjoyable lunch for our students and staff. Between 12 and 2pm the Cafeteria is buzzing at BMS!
Berlin Metropolitan School is located on the northern edge of the Berlin suburb of Mitte in the triangle between Linienstrasse, Friedrichstrasse and Torstrasse, in one of the most diverse and vibrant areas of the city.
We find it a privilege that many of the major sights of the city are nearby, such as New Synagogue, the Hackescher Markt market square, Museum Island and much more. Our neighborhood is situated in the arts-and-culture scene of Berlin Mitte, surrounded by prominent galleries and theaters that enjoy a high regard even far beyond Germany’s borders. Torstraße, which marks one of our two school entrances, is internationally known as Germany’s Silicon Valley. Of course this interesting neighborhood has a large impact on our program as we have strong ties to our our local community. Our school environment is both an inspiration to our school as well as one to which we are deeply committed.