The Berlin British School is an inclusive school and offers an excellent British education to students aged 3-18. In years 10 and 11 the school offers a number of International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) courses and in the Years 12 and 13 the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
The principles that underpin Berlin British School's approach to teaching and learning are rooted in the best traditions of the British education system. They recognise that an individual's self-confidence and intellectual growth are developed by fostering a school climate of enquiry, curiosity, and recognition of the value of knowledge for its own sake. They emphasise individual needs and collective responsibilities.
At BBS, we encourage our students to voice freely their own views, founded on well-informed knowledge, tolerance and understanding. We believe that dialogue is a vital part of the learning process, and that the relationship between teacher and student grows through the reciprocal exchange of information and ideas.
While the accumulation of factual knowledge is an important part of the learning process, it is not an end in itself. The educational experience at Berlin British School is a means towards self-enlightenment. We value flexibility of mind and aim to inculcate a desire to understand before judging. We hope to create a community of lifelong learners who recognise that 'other people, with their differences, can also be right'.
While preparing young people to thrive through academic success, a central part of their education at Berlin British School is to nurture the development of character through an engaging curriculum and supportive pastoral programme. Our community of thinkers has members from diverse international backgrounds, which gives students an opportunity to explore issues from multiple perspectives.