Our Mission

Our mission is to develop the intellect and character of each learner by providing the opportunity for an outstanding bilingual education with a global perspective.

Learning

BES provides a challenging dual language program that engages learners through inquiry and collaboration. We encourage our students to think critically, to take risks and to be creative. We challenge learners to strive for personal excellence, and we value the intellectual, social, artistic and physical development of each student, which have a significant impact on his/her academic achievements and personal growth. We aim to provide a stimulating environment that fosters a life-long love of learning.

Character

We assist students in developing strength of character by learning to make appropriate choices and by taking responsibility for their actions. We expect BES students to embody the attributes of the learner profile, to take thoughtful and appropriate action, and to develop their unique potential. We seek to inspire the compassion and international mindedness necessary for learners to contribute responsibly to the global community.

Community

Respect for individual differences and appreciation of cultural diversity are central values of BES. We celebrate the open exchange of ideas between our learners and the community and strive to create a climate of inclusiveness. We encourage all members of our learning community to contribute actively to the energy and enthusiasm for learning that characterizes the BES experience. BES is committed to creating a caring and supporting learning environment by establishing a partnership of collaboration among children, teachers, staff, parents and members of the community.


At BES the student is at the centre of our educational project: teachers recognise and evaluate each individual with the aim of developing a constructive relationship that stimulates not only personal awareness but academic growth.

We stimulate our students to aim for excellence enhancing their intellectual, social, artistic and physical development. We promote the passion of learning that will accompany them for their lives, becoming ‘life-long learners’. We encourage them to be critical thinkers, risk takers and creative. We foster their caring spirit and international thinking.
We request maximum dedication so that each student reaches their personal excellence taking great care to nurture their intellectual, social, artistic and physical education. We follow an educational philosophy that facilitates our students to work in a team, making them proud of building a strong bond between their peers.

Students are constantly involved in research which is mainly conducted in groups. We offer support so that the pupils grow with self-confidence, that they be caring towards others and above all flexible so that they may easily adapt to the constantly changing world.

Global Competence

The BES School community guides students to become global citizens who have the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issue of local and global significance. They are challenged to investigate ideas, weigh perspectives, communicate ideas, and take action.

We aim for our students to be curious and attuned to the workings of their world, its cultures, languages, and systems. They investigate big ideas that one might find in news headlines, such as the truths and consequences of climate change, impacts of artificial intelligence, innovations for the provision of food for the world’s growing population, accessibility of clean water, the refugee crisis, the ways that world governments interact, and the protection of civilizations, to name a few. They ask significant questions and analyze the credibility of information. They examine issues in their local context and make connections to global ones.

The International Baccalaureate Organization’s mission to recognize that other people, with their differences, can also be right, is central to the BES curriculum, which prompts students to examine issues from multiple perspectives. They identify, articulate and analyze their own and others’ perspectives and the many influences on these ways of thinking. They consider the ways that cultural interactions, opportunities, knowledge and resources can affect perspectives. Historical and cultural knowledge, as well as an understanding of contemporary events, are essential to their formation of perspectives.

As global citizens, BES students can communicate ideas with diverse audiences through interactions with students, experts, and groups outside of the school. They develop skills of collaborative learning and problem solving. Students develop effective approaches to using technology and media to grapple with ideas together.

BES students, in their processes of becoming globally competent, know that they have a role to play. They know that to make a difference in the world, they must first recognize their own agency or capacity. They learn to identify opportunities, think innovatively, identify barriers, and create and evaluate plans to take action, mindful of ethical responsibilities, the various perspectives that are at play, and the consequences of their actions. Students learn to think like historians, scientists, and artists as they apply knowledge and methods to real issues. They realize the interconnectedness of the world and its complexities.

Learner Profile

The aim of all International Baccalaureate programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

IB learners strive to be:

  • Inquirers They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
  • Thinkers They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
  • Communicators They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
  • Risk-takers They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
  • Knowledgeable They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
  • Principled They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
  • Caring They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
  • Open-minded They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.
  • Balanced They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
  • Reflective They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.

We are aware that each person learns in a different way: personal and emotional development, age and individual awareness are all key factors.

A differentiated approach according to the “best educational practices” is offered in all the classes. We believe that each individual in any moment of their scholastic lives can experience a moment of difficulty. We know how to identify the childrens’ needs so as to stimulate each and everyone of them so that they can reach their personal potential.

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"To cope with the demands of the 21st century, students need to know more than core subjects. They need to know how to use their knowledge and skills – by thinking critically, applying knowledge to new situations, analyzing information, comprehending new ideas, communicating, collaborating, solving problems, and making decisions."

Kath Murdoc
Education Consultant