PRE - PRIMARY GRADES
We follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) framework for our Pre- Primary curriculum. It is a British based framework that focuses on following areas of learning:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Our high teacher to pupil ratio ensures that teachers know each child exceptionally well and are able to offer outstanding personal care. Our children benefit from bright, airy and inviting classrooms plus outdoor spaces that provide a vibrant and stimulating learning environment.
The children learn everything through activities and have access to the STEM, Math, Science, English and Robotics Lab.
We positively challenge students in ways that raise their academic achievement, enabling them to be the best that they can be, expand their aptitudes and interests, develop their self-confidence and strengthen their social skill. A commitment to the enriched life means that students learn the important skills self-reliance and team responsibility.
The Middle School program is focused on building academic and creative skills as students take on greater independence and initiative. Students in these transitional years are guided in becoming self-motivated and self-disciplined students, equipped with the knowledge and experience they will need to meet the expectations of the Upper School. Each child’s progress is carefully monitored, providing the support students need as they move from the Primary to the Middle School.
Middle School students regularly give exhibitions that demonstrate what they have learned in their classes, such as the Food Festival in grade six, the family history project in grade seven, and the memorization and recitation of Shakespeare sonnets in grade Eight. Integrated science classes give students a strong background in physics, chemistry, biology, and earth science. In addition, the Math program have integrated Lab classes to provide enriched and stimulating environment and opportunity to connect various topics like Algebra & Trigonometry to real life situation.
The teachers who offer this rich and carefully developed curriculum do so in a small classroom environment. An average class size of 12 allows for personalized instruction and student-centered learning. With most of the faculty holding advanced degrees, the quality of instruction and the teachers’ ability to engage students make learning meaningful.
A vibrant arts program infuses the curriculum, and students explore and develop their creativity not only in their arts courses and programs but also throughout the general curriculum. Teachers encourage students to develop their voice and explore unique ways to demonstrate their understanding of the content being taught.
Several of the programs expand learning beyond the classrooms. The co-curricular experiential learning programs—such as Educational trips, and the Global Studies Program—enrich the students’ global competence. Students experience the perspectives of other people and learn how culture and standards of living impact viewpoints. Using what they have learned from an interdisciplinary-focused curriculum helps them understand the world from various points of view.
I hope you enjoy reading about the curriculum and programs. Our objective is to develop informed, engaged, and ethical citizens and leaders for the global community of the 21st century.
We believe in keeping both the mind and body strong and balanced, so we start our day at 8.45 with yoga along with breathing exercises.
Our assemblies are value theme based and every grade gets an opportunity to showcase their stage skills as often as possible. Then the classes begin which is activity based, very interactive, experiential and fun. Healthy and hygienic snacks are served twice a day with a good portion of vegetable and protein with rice or chappati for lunch. The children then enjoy a good hour of sports activities after school.
Healthy snacks are provided twice daily and rice or chapati is served with a portion of vegetable and protein for lunch. We encourage healthy eating habits and hence fried food and sugar rich food are not served. Though food is served by the school, students have given a option to bring home lunch
Children with special needs
We need to educate ourselves and others to accept children who are differently abled as individuals with strengths and talents. From our experience, we have learnt that most learning difficulties can be overcome. There is a sense of wonder and joy when we look back and find that students who may have been unable to cope with normal life, are performing very well, often better than normal children.
We train our teachers to cater to children with special needs and will request for a shadow teacher if required. The point must be made that we are not a professional school for differently abled children. We do successfully deal with simple cases. Advanced cases would need professional help in an institution.