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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
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|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Choir, keyboard, art workshop.
|Sports activities included||
Swimming, ice-skating, skiing and regular physical education lessons form an important and regular part of the curriculum, promoting life long physical fitness. All students participate in gym lessons and enjoy swimming once a week from March to October and ice-skating from November to February. Students may also participate in ski days in February and March where they are taught by fully qualified instructors. In the spring, students may join in the Bern Grand Prix running event.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
The British School Bern is an English-speaking, International day school dedicated to educate the mind, body and social well being of each child with special emphasis on self worth and respect shown for life.
|Teaching approach of the school||
BSB seeks to provide a challenging curriculum with flexibility to meet the needs of each student. BSB believes that to be effective, schooling must be founded on secure mastery of basic skills, taught not only in isolation but also in integration with one another and with real life situations. BSB places strong emphasis on reading, personal expression of ideas through speaking and writing, and mastery of computational and problem solving skills. BSB also encourages scientific discovery, artistic creativity and physical fitness. In every area BSB encourages independent thinking and judgments balanced by receptivity to the ideas of others.