CAS: Creativity, Action, Service

At Pearson College UWC, our students learn by doing, particularly through the CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) program, which is necessary for the completion of the International Baccalaureate diploma.

It’s fair to say that the College goes above and beyond basic CAS requirements. We consider student participation, engagement and initiative in activities equally as valuable as the time and energy put into academics.

In addition to weekly activities and Extended Home Service, the CAS program consists of at least three Project Weeks over two years.


We ask that students pursue at least one activity from each of the categories (Creativity, Action, Service) over two years, committing to every activity for at least one year. Students work with their advisor to create a balanced and challenging program, reflect on their progress at set times throughout the year, then discuss their experiences with their advisor.

Participation in a variety of activities enables students to:

While we offer a wide range of activities, we also encourage students find, pursue and share what they are passionate about. CAS activities include:



  • Astronomy 
  • Choir 
  • Current affairs
  • Dance 
  • Newspaper 
  • Pottery


  • First Aid
  • Growing food 
  • Kayaking 
  • Sailing 
  • SCUBA diving 
  • Wilderness


  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Media
  • Metchosin Community House
  • Special Needs music
  • The Priory (home for the elderly)