What is Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS)?

Creativity, activity, and service (CAS) is one of the three essential elements that every student must complete as part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP).

The CAS programme at Hiram Bingham began in 1998 with 25 students under the supervision of Ms. Hiromi Goga. Today, the CAS program is taken by all 10th and 11th grade students supporting more than 5 social projects, carrying out artistic activities, carrying out environmental campaigns and participating in physical activities such as outdoor walks.


Arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking.


Physical exertion contributes to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the Diploma.


An unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student. The rights, dignity, and autonomy of all those involved are respected.

What is the significance of CAS?

“CAS enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development by learning through experience. It provides opportunities for self-determination and collaboration with others, fostering a sense of accomplishment and enjoyment from their work. It is a genuine and important contribution towards improving the lives of others. At the same time, for our students, CAS is an important counterbalance to the academic pressures of the Diploma.” – Statement from the International Baccalaureate organisation.