As the CAS program is driven by our students, they have prepared a film introducing the CAS Extracurricular Activities!
What is CAS?
CAS is a fundamental part of the International Studies Program and takes seriously the importance of life outside the classroom, providing a counterbalance to academic studies. Ermitage offers a well-rounded CAS program: students initiate projects, participate in sports, and exercise their leadership potential, while connecting with local and global communities.
Creativity is interpreted broadly to include a wide range of arts activities as well as the creativity students demonstrate in designing and implementing service projects.
Action includes participation in individual and team sports, and taking part in expeditions and local or international projects.
Service encompasses a variety of community and social service activities, from assisting people with special needs or spending time tutoring a younger student, to larger endeavors, such as our ICU2 India project.
As CAS is a requirement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP), all IB students participate in CAS extracurricular activities and projects, and reflect and track their progress via online journals.
CAS Extracurricular Activities
All students in the International Studies Program participate in a wide-range of daily activities scheduled after their subject courses. These activities are included within their school day as we believe the character and skill development that take place during CAS activities are essential in developing a well-rounded student.
Students are encouraged to develop group or independent projects based on the principles of CAS that support the community around them.