International education is one of the most important aspects of Casvi International American School. In an increasingly globalized world, we have to educate ourselves, work and interact with people from different cultures, beliefs and customs.
The current global situation is both an opportunity and a challenge for students. Young people have to learn to relate to and participate in an increasingly interconnected world, and also, to become immersed in other cultures. More than ever, students need to be able to develop a global and intercultural perspective.
Today, more than ever we face global competence. As the 2018 PISA report states, “global competence is the ability to examine local, global and intercultural issues to understand and appreciate other people’s perspectives and worldviews, to engage in open, appropriate and effective interactions with people from different cultures, and to act for collective well-being and sustainable development.”
Schools play a key role in developing this global competence. They need to teach students how to use digital information and social media platforms effectively and responsibly. They must also foster cultural sensitivity and respect for other cultures or languages.
International mindedness is central to the mission of the International Baccalaureate, whose ultimate goal is to educate knowledgeable, informed and caring young people who are able to contribute to building a peaceful and better world, within a framework of mutual understanding and intercultural respect. A methodology that encourages students to adopt an active attitude of lifelong learning and that prioritizes the promotion of critical thinking, the spirit of inquiry, intercultural knowledge and open-mindedness.
Awareness of international cultures, languages and experiences is vital to an IB education.
At Casvi International American School we have students from countries such as China, Iran, the United States and Russia. We have managed to create a climate of internationality that is beneficial for all students.
The sum of the International Baccalaureate methodology together with the American curriculum offers students the experience of being part of an international community that will give them a multitude of opportunities for their formation and development as citizens of the world.
Internationality and multiculturalism are two terms that go hand in hand in our school. At Casvi we promote multiculturalism in the classroom in order to appreciate diversity and respect for other people and their way of thinking.
Casvi International American School’s goal is to promote intercultural understanding and respect as a fundamental aspect of life in the 21st century. Our school has the status of an authorized center of the three programs of the International Baccalaureate Organization.