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Somersfield Academy

Somersfield Academy

107 Middle Road, Devonshire, DV 06, Bermuda

+1 441 236 9797


admissions@somersfield.bm

www.somersfield.bm

Somersfield Academy
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1991
Status Private
Head of School Mr. Carlos Symonds
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 3-18
Number of pupils 511
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP
Diploma Coordinator Kate Ross
MYP Coordinator Summer Wood Brice Pursell
Associations IB

Somersfield is a co-educational day school serving children from age 3 to 18. Students in the Children's House and Lower Primary Divisions follow the Montessori programme. The Upper Primary Division is designed for students aged 9 through 11. Secondary Division students aged 11-18 follow the International Baccalaureate Programmes: the 5 year Middle Years Programme (MYP) followed by the 2 year Diploma Programme (DP). The school received formal authorisation in 2005 from the IB in Geneva, Switzerland to conduct the MYP and became the first school in Bermuda to offer this programme. DP authorisation was awarded in 2019 and the school opened its new purpose-built DP building to our students in Sept 2019.

The five-year MYP offers students a rigorous, comprehensive and well-rounded academic preparation for moving on to the final two years, (grades 11 and 12) with the internationally-regarded IB Diploma Programme.

College Preparation

The IB Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with rigorous coursework and final examinations that prepare students, aged 16-19, for success at university and in life beyond. The DP aims to encourage students to be knowledgeable, inquiring, caring, open-minded and to develop intercultural understanding and the attitude necessary to appreciate a range of viewpoints. In addition to their DP courses, students wishing to attend a US University are supported with SAT preparation classes in English and Math.

Mission

Somersfield Academy will provide a unique educational experience for all its students based firmly on the ideals of The Somersfield Promise, the explicit beliefs of the Core Values Statement and our commitment to Diversity.

Our Promise

To stimulate intellectual curiosity and accomplishment; to instill compassion and respect; and always to honour the daring dreams and hidden talents of the individual.

Our Core Values

We are a learning community

We practice peace

We inspire intellectual curiosity

We foster independence and responsibility

We embrace a sense of joy and wonder

We honour the strength and courage to stand for truth

We instill respect for self and others.

Vision

Our school aims to prepare students to be global citizens, independent, life-long learners and to acquire the problem-solving skills and knowledge necessary for educational success. Teachers encourage self-expression and creative thinking as well as respect for and understanding of different philosophies and cultures in accordance with the school's learner profile.