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|Language of instruction
|Native English teachers
|Extra languages (other than English)
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|Number of nationalities represented in the school
|Native English speaking teachers
|Language support for students not fluent in English
If students need support with English and/or German, the school's language support teams work with them to get them up to the level they need to participate in mainstream instruction.
|Additional language classes offered by the school
|Use of technology in the classroom
BMS strives to equip students with the necessary skills to be active and responsible digital citizens in the 21st century. The latter includes offering IT tools which are both inspiring and educational for its students. Wherever possible, specific IT tools are embedded in the curriculum and used to enhance both overall learning and confidence in IT tools.
The Secondary School is equipped with Apple laptops on a sign-out basis. All subject rooms are equipped with digital display options.
|External examinations or assessments available
IB Diploma, IGCSE, German National School Diploma
|Entry evaluation for students
Play-Date or Trial Day and Entrance Test
|Brief description of entry evaluation required
In order to get to know and assess your child, BMS invites a group of 8-10 children registered for the Early Learning Center (age 3 to age 5) or grade 1 to attend a play-date between November and April of the year before entry. Students applying to school are invited to attend a trial day at BMS, during which they are allocated to a specific homeroom in Primary or house and tutor group in Secondary School. In both cases they are well looked after by a volunteer “buddy”. Students applying to grades 5-12 are required to sit an entrance test in English and Math.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)
|Students can join after academic year begins
BMS accepts students throughout the year, provided that it has available spots in the appropriate grade.
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|School provided lunches
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered
BMS offers 62 different courses covering sport, crafts, art, languages, music lessons, dance, choir, technology and science, as well as numerous different projects during the school year.
|Sports activities included
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students
|Sports facilities at the school
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school
The Berlin Metropolitan School is an all-day school, allowing students from kindergarten through 12th grade to complete a modern and values-based education, culminating into an internationally recognized diploma. BMS offers an education that includes both local and international standards and one in which an inspiring, open and welcoming place of learning can unfold. BMS promotes a culture of openness, respect, joy of learning, and cooperation.
|Teaching approach of the school
The school's philosophy is as simple as it is challenging: Inspire each other – grow together. BMS sees itself as a partner for its students and their families, who learn from each other in an atmosphere of trust and respect, who spur each other on, and motivate one another with the common goal of further development. The sharing of common values and a high level of ambition, the merging of different cultures, and the collective concern for the welfare of our students, form the basis of the school’s philosophy.