Through the Global Awareness Program, BSHS cultivates global citizens who possess fluency in technology, linguistics, cultural understanding, and charity. Well-developed curriculum, annual themes, faculty development, and student presentations punctuate the school year. Global awareness studies are cross-calendar, cross-curricular and allow all students to study and learn from a different culture, and also to respond to the needs and problems around the world.
Shanahan’s commitment to global awareness has resulted in an increased ability among students to think critically about complex local and global issues. It also has cultivated empathy and an ethical mindset among students and faculty alike. Furthermore, an embedded culture of global awareness has allowed students to learn how to exercise their own rights while honoring their responsibilities to others.