Be Prepared For Different

Arman M. Bloom Graduate, 2019 Accepted into the Dental Surgery Programme at the University of Sarajevo Medical School of Science and Technology in partnership with Buckingham University, England. Arman joined Bloom’s high school after attending three different schools in Sarajevo. He came to Bloom for the chance to study in English and learn in a self-directed environment. What he found ...

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School Should Give People the Tools to Live Their Best Lives

Livina T. Bloom Graduate, 2019 Livina is proud to say that she was one of Bloom’s first students.  She has fond memories of her earliest days, when play-based learning was the primary approach. The shift from struggling to memorize times tables in a traditional school, to learning those same fundamentals through play in a Montessori environment, was dramatic. This different approach to ...

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Now I Know That If I Want To Learn Anything In Life, I Can Teach Myself

Cyprien R. Bloom Graduate, 2019 Accepted into a Visual Effects and Gaming Programme in Paris, France Cyprien arrived at Bloom two years ago, after spending several years in the French school system. “There was a big benefit to learning in English over the past two years, because now I may have the chance to work or study in the United States in the future. Everybody should have the oppor...

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A Stranger Becomes Family in a Few Days

Naia A. Bloom Graduate, 2019 Accepted into the Maritime Law Programme at the University of Plymouth, England Naia has been a part of the Bloom family since she was 9 years old. Having always attended small schools, she has a strong sense of community. For Naia, Bloom was like a “comfort zone” when she first arrived. “If you’re looking to fit in somewhere, there’s no more friendly...

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Bloom is today not jus...

“Bloom is Sarajevo’s hidden gem, a bright star in a dark night. Once just a dream and vision of one amazing woman (Ms. Maëlys de Rudder, school’s founder and director), thanks to her leadership, hard work and perseverance, Bloom is today not ju...

Learning is Fun

„ Isak very much enjoys the Bloom.  He really loves school and learning is fun. Especially in the 7th grade now he has been flourishing. For Randy and I it is an absolute pleasure to see Isak feel confident, responsible, mature to make decisions regard...

Bloom School – W...

I went to Bloom for a Montessori Apparatus Workshop while training with MCI (Montessori Centre International).  I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect. Bosnia was a place I wanted to go to to learn about history and culture, not a place I thought to tr...

The Spirit of Having A...

“Although this is only my second year at Bloom, I have already been through a great number of experiences which have contributed to my sense of true belonging here. What has warmed my heart and drawn me to the school since the very beginning is the ...

“Bloom promotes ...

“Bloom promotes diversity, friendship, kindness, and curiosity. It’s a rare school in Sarajevo where bullying, homophobia, sexism and similar anomalies are actively not acceptable. There is an open style parent-teacher communication and all is dis...

Changing Schools, One ...

Changing Schools, One Challenge at a Time By Adnan Korman, Maëlys de Rudder, & Nicole Gallant It’s Thursday afternoon, 3:20 pm. Electricity is coursing through the air at Bloom.  My ‘Teacher’s 6th Sense’ is on high alert. The children are a ...

The Spirit of Having A...

“Although this is only my second year at Bloom, I have already been through a great number of experiences which have contributed to my sense of true belonging here. What has warmed my heart and drawn me to the school since the very beginning is the ...

Changing School to Cha...

By Nicole Gallant & Rebecca Teclemariam-Mesbah It began with one teenager who said the reality of climate change had made an absurdity of her education. One year later, millions of children, teenagers, and young adults have acquired leverage in demand...

Conference Organizer I...

[:en]     To educate for wholeness, means that all efforts are directed towards guiding children in their unique process of self-discovery, helping them to develop their full human potential and become creative contributing members of society, w...