Ermitage students in the IB Diploma Program (IBDP) follow a philosophy that celebrates engagement outside of the classroom in addition to rigorous academics. The curriculum includes a selection of subjects tailored to students' strengths and interests. In addition, a variety of character-building elements must be completed in order to obtain the diploma.
The "Creativity, Activity, Service" (CAS) element of the IBDP, encourages students to develop personal and team projects supporting the three themes, reflecting upon how they achieve their objectives throughout the duration of the program. Projects range from building awareness for existing causes, donating time to support someone in need and hosting fundraising events to creating and traveling for humanitarian projects outside of France.
Students have the unique opportunity to design and implement projects that not only help to shape their perspective, but can affect positive change in the lives of others. These experiences help students become independent, adaptable learners that are conscientious and aware of their local and global communities.
Ermitage CAS students are able to go above and beyond with many of their local initiatives thanks to the continued engagement and support of our community partners. We are grateful for the dedication of our partners and are proud of the links that CAS students have forged with the local community.
Special thanks to our 2014-15 community partners and we look forward to continuing these many great efforts in the 2015-16 year ahead.
For further information about the ongoing projects of Ermitage students, please visit the CAS Blog!