We had a very special and meaningful Peace Day at BMS, celebrating with hundereds of schools worldwide the UN Peace Day 2021.
Our K-12 school program aims to provide our students with continuity in terms of core values, course content, and teaching methods throughout their time as a student of BMS. We begin our program in Kindergarten and Preschool, offering students between the ages of 3-6 the opportunity to develop their skills, share in the support structures of our school, and build strong foundations of learning.
In our work, we address the specific character and skills of each individual child, guiding every student in their developmental journey. In order to make responsible use of this important stage in a child’s development, we combine the Primary Years Programme (PYP) with the Berlin Educational Program from the very onset.
These two programs form the basis of our work and are implemented by trained educators in an engaging and inspiring learning environment. Our ELC learnings groups are taught by two teachers, one German speaker and one English speaker in order to provide the best basis for bilingual learning.
The curriculum follows a holistic approach and is based on the requirements of the students who are the focus of our work. Learning by doing and learning through play are major principles in the Early Years, encouraging children to discover their own skills and talents for themselves, in addition to developing their natural curiosity.
Our teachers aim to create an open and trusting relationship with our students and strive to build relationships that are built a strong commitment to educating the whole child. Children, aged three to five, spend their first years in mixed-aged groups in Kindergarten. The Preschool years between the ages of five and six, are spent in homogeneous age groups. Here, the main focus of our program consists of preparing children for the transition to Grade 1.
As a result of their proximity and overall curriculum alignment, there is a close cooperation between the Early Learning Center and the Primary School, ensuring our Preschoolers are very prepared and excited to begin first grade.