“I have no special talent; I am only passionately curious!”
Learning has to be inspired, and we believe that at the heart of inspired learning is curiosity. In the foundation years, curiosity is the inherent characteristic of the behaviour of a child. We follow the Montessori way of teaching at the pre-primary and primary levels.
Our learning pedagogy is built on encouraging curiosity. With CDDT at the centre, and by using methods of Montessori learning we focus on individual learners and create opportunities for students to engage in learning opportunities that are self-directed and exploratory.
Our safe, stimulating and vibrant classrooms are filled with teaching aids, interactive games and age-appropriate books. The children’s inherent curiosity and love of learning is encouraged as they engage with stories, dance, songs and take the first steps towards exploring academic content under the guidance of our well-trained facilitators.
To ensure that our students have strong language skills, we have integrated Jolly Phonics in our curriculum. Jolly Phonics is a multi-sensory approach where each child learns 42 letter sounds, blending, letter formation, blending, segmenting and exploring trick words.
For Mathematics, our facilitators have been trained by Jodo Gyan and use different manipulatives to build the foundational mathematical skills among students
Immersing ourselves in a discipline (subject) is at the core of finding joy in whatever we learn. We recognise that in today’s Volatile, Uncertain world Complex and Ambiguous, world, learning can be hard and full of distractions.
For our grades 4 and 5, our focus is to ensure that our learners learn early on the importance of focus. With an integrated approach, we work at building a student’s intellectual ability, emotional intelligence, socio-emotional skills and physical wellbeing. Every subject that the student takes up in school – academic subjects like Mathematics, History or Science, or subjects such as Yoga, Music and Arts all encourage students to delve deeper, investigate, draw inferences, build hypotheses, do experiments, understand the cause and effect and create deeper learnings
We deliberately stretch students’ ability to focus, so that they feel the joy of learning and are more ready for the rigorous work that will be expected of them in higher grades
Seeing our students engrossed in reading, debating, experimenting and discovering we know that they are engaged and would work towards building deeper knowledge in their areas of interest. We provide them with opportunities to work in-depth in areas that they are passionate about and for which they have an aptitude. Our state of art STEM labs provides spaces to tinker and innovate continuously. Our ICT program engages students in coding exercises and our Reading and Writing programs build the skills for research and discovery through all subjects. Blended learning integrating innovative ICT tools is part of the teaching-learning process in all subjects. Personal talent is cultivated and we encourage students with common interests to collaborate in the learning journeys.
Sādhanā is a discipline undertaken in the pursuit of a goal. Abhyāsa is a repeated practise performed with observation and reflection. Kriyā, or action, also implies perfect execution with study and investigation.
Therefore, sādhanā, abhyāsa, and kriyā all mean the same thing. A sādhaka, or practitioner, is one who skillfully applies…mind and intelligence in practice towards a holistic goal.
In the modern world, we think our students must be able to cultivate self–discipline and a feeling of inner resolve to work towards their own goals. While in foundational and primary level, our students develop curiousity and focus, students in grades 6 to 8, deepen their knowledge and competencies. Our educators work along with our students to ensure that students practice and build their skills constantly. With open space for making mistakes and encouraging support from the facilitators, our students excel in diverse fields be it academics or co-scholastic
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Traditionally schools were set up to prepare our young for future success, organised systems of information were shared with students and facilitators were the agents through whom this knowledge is shared and rules of conduct enforced. We believe Education must be in harmony with the principles of growth. Our personal growth comes from our ability to make meaning of our experiences. Through rigorous research, we ensure, the learning experiences created for students of senior grades are engaging and at the same time deep. Moving from the world of books, we inspire our senior students to question, investigate innovate and create new knowledge. Our STEAM programs, support them to explore and innovate with the best of technology
Through our socio- emotional learning programs – we work on making our students reflective of their own experiences, of their identities as well as the stereotypes they form. We encourage them to question the normal or accepted belief’s and develop their own belief systems.