Curriculum (Classes I to IV)
In classes I to IV, the focus is on encouraging inquiry, exploration and on inculcating confidence in key learning skills – reading, writing, listening, speaking, information technology capability, problem-solving, observation and measurement. Children are encouraged to speak and perform at assemblies, concerts, drama productions, and thus gain confidence in their ability to communicate to a wider audience.
We recognize that children at this level are active, curious, experimental, imaginative, talkative and, above all, disconcertingly frank. Each child is an individual with his or her own unique abilities, interests, aspirations and expectations. Therefore, our curriculum in these classes is structured to encourage and motivate them to become self-confident, self-reliant and self-disciplined, and thus help them achieve full potential. The School seeks to achieve this through a variety of curricular and co-curricular programmes.
Children learn and develop through
• A number of informal methods like activities, projects, presentations and hands-on experiences, apart from formal learning;
• Activities like free play, dramatization, enacting through puppets, singing, dancing, cooking, art, and so on;
• Outdoor and indoor play and games;
• Exciting experiential learning opportunities through field trips which are planned for specific educational purposes;
• Exploring and reading books, newspapers and magazines, thus enhancing their knowledge and inculcating in them an interest to be learning-oriented while appreciating the value of reading and research;
• An appropriate balance of whole group, small group and individual activities, which cater to individual differences in learning;
• An inter-disciplinary appreciation of Language, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science by learning as individual subjects as well as in an integrated way;
• Exposure to team and individual sports, competitive and non-competitive, which encourages sportsmanship and a school-wide community spirit and a feeling of individual accomplishment;
• A supportive learning environment where individual needs are addressed in a positive and inclusive way;
• Opportunities in Dance, Fine Arts, Speech ,Drama and Yoga, which facilitate a well-rounded development. These are part of the regular curriculum, and are also being offered as co-curricular and core activity programmes;
• Celebration of the changing rhythms of the year through a variety of festivals and activities. These are celebrated through whole-school assemblies, play performances, special holidays and functions, which help children in meaningful bonding and appreciation of such festivals.
Curriculum (Classes V to X)
In classes V-X, students build on the foundations laid in the primary school. New challenges are met as communication, reasoning, problem solving and value judgment become far more complex. Our aim is to provide a broad-based curriculum which facilitates in-depth study of the key elements of English, Hindi, , Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Art, Computer Studies, French ,Music, Yoga, Dance, Drama and Physical Education . A detailed curricular framework is formulated, which is a blend of both the Primary Programme (which continues upto class V) and the Central Board of Secondary Education Curriculum.
The educational philosophy of the School encourages children to get a wide range of first-hand experiences. Much of our work is focused on the environment and therefore school trips are a vital part of the curriculum. The evaluation system in the middle school is such that each child feels that he or she has made progress and shown positive achievement and success. The school follows a policy of awarding grades rather than marks for individual components of work. There is continuous evaluation of a child's performance in class, and student's performance and grades are monitored and reviewed throughout the year to facilitate their continued progress.