BEPS’ new Secondary school building aligns space with learning

BEPS International School will move the secondary school students into a new building. Before we can make the move, though, we need to carry out major renovations to adapt the building to fit the type of learning we want to provide.

The autumn of 2022 promises to be a turning point for BEPS International School as we will move the secondary school students into a new building. We have acquired the property adjoining the primary school and we are hugely excited to be unifying the entire school.

Before we can make the move, though, we need to carry out major renovations to adapt the building to fit the type of learning we want to provide. The building itself has a pleasant historic façade that will be preserved, whilst the internal classrooms will be designed specifically to assist our focussed approach to learning.

In terms of facilities, we will have new science labs, an art and design studio, and a ‘makers space’ where students can collaborate and test out ideas. A key part of our building will be the creation of open and collaborative spaces.  These changes will help us to enhance the academic experience for students across the board.

We have always been keen to emphasise the more critical aspects of learning – reflecting on and responding to information – rather than simply memorising facts for the sake of it. The new facilities will play a major role in fostering the analytic capacity of students and make the learning experience more enriching and more enjoyable.

In addition to bringing the secondary school under the same roof, we will also now be welcoming students up to the age of 18, rather than only up to 16. This will help BEPS to grow and will allow many students to complete their secondary education at the school.

Having made the decision to open up the school to students over 16 years old, we will now be offering the IBDP, the most widely recognised international high school diploma. We are equally excited to also offer the IB Career-related Programme curriculum to older students in the secondary school – a career-focused course that encourages a more collaborative learning process in which students develop intellectual independence and real-world skills.

We hope that by offering these two options each student will be able to follow the learning pathway which suits them best.