Middle School Curriculum
During this period, children continue to get wider exposure into the various subjects offered, but in a specific way, as the subdivisions in each subject are introduced. The curriculum continues to further ignite curiosity, creativity, analytical skills, problem solving skills, awareness of self and the world around them.
Language Third language is introduced at this stage. Language gathers more impetus through practice of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills introduction of prose, poetry, composition, essays, drama, and the like. Children learn to appreciate different forms of language usage.
Math skills are learnt by exploration that is focused, in-depth, and by applying concepts to solve problems. Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics are integrated in order to equip the child to understand the various mathematical relations, techniques, principles and functions.
Science Curriculum is divided in to Physics, Chemistry and Biology streams. Concepts are presented through activities involving varied materials, discussions, experiences, experiments, and projects. Field trips, forms of media and expert interaction are some opportunities provided to enhance their conceptual understanding and take them beyond the curriculum.
Social Sciences Curriculum is divided in to History, Geography, and Civics. Children gain exposure to the world around them. Movies, documentaries, debates, newspaper articles, guest lectures, and field trips help the children widen their understanding of the concepts.
Project Based Learning (PBL) PBL is central to our philosophy of education which aims at developing lifelong learners. It is a multidisciplinary approach that connects classroom learning to real life. It enables children to become self-directed learners who work together and conduct in-depth investigations on real-life topics that have been intriguing them. All the subject areas, like, language, math, science, history, geography, art, music, movement, computers, etc., are integrated with PBL. It culminates into an Annual Project Presentation which is a celebration of learning. Our children present their learning journey to their parents and peers. Teachers feel that PBL accommodates students with varying learning styles. It also acts as a reliable assessment tool for the teachers to know more about the child, his/her capabilities and skills, and address a range of issues in a more meaningful way.
Life Skills Life skills are interwoven in to our curriculum to help children cope with various life situations. Teachers along with the school counselor address various topics such as, self-awareness, self-esteem, respect, coping with emotions, personal safety, effective communication, negotiation, empathy, inclusivity, etc., through circle time, group guidance programs and class teacher periods.
ACE Program ACE (Accelerated Learning Program) is an extension of the MakerSpace Program in Primary. Our Middle and Highschoolers pick their own individual projects and work on them throughout the year with guidance from mentors. Our mentors are experts from different professional backgrounds who have volunteered to guide our students through their projects with their valuable inputs. Children maintain a journal of their project. They present their final products and share their experiences at the end of the academic session. Guest lectures / workshops are organized during the ACE program where successful professionals from different walks of life share their experiences with our children giving them a sneak peek in to their lives and professions.