Our curriculum objectives have been laid out as per the developmental characteristics of each age group. Every student goes though the following life phases:
We have started this CBSE School in the year 2013, with the intention to provide quality education for rural students.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."-William Arthur Ward"
Nursery, LKG & UKG The child attempts to understand the world around him and develops a strong foundation for formal education.
Pre primary has three levels of learning according to age:
Level I- Pre KG (2 ½ to 3½years)
Level II- Lower KG (3½ to 4½ years)
Level III- Upper KG (4½ to 5½ years)
The Pre primary section teachers are well trained and qualified to handle children with utmost care and affection so that they develop a sense of belongingness and respect for their teachers. They are trained to respect the individuality and natural proclivities of the child in the process of acquiring knowledge through hands-on experience.
The School helps children to learn and grow in a warm and stimulating environment which makes learning fun and an ever cherishing experience. We try to create an environment where children not only learn, but also love to learn. The pre primary school curriculum has been designed to nurture the tiny tots and develop their innate creativity.
The program is aimed at the following developmental domains.
Personal, Social, Emotional Development:This domain develops self-confidence and the successful ways in which one can interact with friends and adults. Display a positive disposition to learn, to cooperate and to respect the environment.
Mathematical Development: This domain develops the use of appropriate mathematical language, problem solving / critical thinking and perception process which enables children to expand their understanding of numbers.
Creative Development:This domain develops expression of their ideas and thoughts by using wide range of suitable materials.
Language Development:This domain develops effective oral communication skills; speaking clearly in complete sentences, and understanding of book awareness. Displays the ability to enjoy a wide range of songs, rhymes, poems, music and stories.
Environmental Sciences Development:This domain develops curiosity and interest in the world around them by listening, investigating, questioning and seeking assistance to further information.
Physical development:This domain develops body balance while tackling obstacles and equipment, ability to use small muscles in hands and eye and hand coordination. Understand the importance of some basic safety rules.
Knowledge and understanding of the world around them:Under the supervision of experienced and dedicated teachers we help your child understand and explore his immediate environment and the physical world. We also try to inculcate them the basic technique of exploring, questioning and drawing conclusions from their learning.
Cognitive Development:Our curriculum at the pre primary school level has been designed to introduce mathematical concepts in a simple and tangible manner concentrating on one attribute at a time and progressing gradually. The lessons are properly planned fostering development of problem solving abilities through activities, observation, analysis and discussions.
Language arts and phonics:Throughout the pre primary school years, emphasis is laid on comprehension, making it an integral part of language development. Phonics is used to teach English in a structured manner. The prime objective of the program is to develop the habit of reading and speaking within your child.
Dedicated Pre Primary Space:Our school has a space dedicated for pre primary section, a comfortable place for self learning, through creative books under the supervision of teachers.
Physical and personal development:Physical and personal development is given paramount importance at St. Mary's, as it is one of the most important aspects of the overall development. It fosters development of gross motor skills, stamina, balance, rhythm, strength, agility and concentration through variety of indoor and outdoor games and activities.
Small class size & Individual Attention:In order to provide proper individual attention, we maintain a very healthy teacher-student ratio in each section.
Thematic learning through Field trips:A very important aspect of the curriculum, we provide an opportunity to our children to experience real life situations by taking them for visits to the post offices, fire station, etc. thus enriching the learning experience.
Classes I-V-The child masters the basics of various subjects and develops understanding of several curricular and co-curricular activities, which foster holistic personality development
The primary school program at St. Mary's is based on findings in behavioral and developmental psychology and educational research. That means that St. Mary's provides primary school students the opportunities for exploring and adapting their understandings. Such an approach is based on research showing that knowledge is best gained and retained when it is constructed.
Teachers use assessment results to modify their teaching and differentiate learning to meet student needs. Students develop both the content knowledge and their skills in creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.
The primary school incorporates myriad teaching approaches to ensure that lessons are varied, that they cater to different learning styles, that they provide sufficient challenge, and that they allow the students to feel considerable success.
The primary school curriculum is planned as an extension of pre primary, focusing on all the developmental areas. The curriculum includes a well structured schedule that blends learning and play, all carefully orchestrated for inspiring the kids to enjoy and learn, expand their horizons and improve their imagination and creativity. It is trans-disciplinary, thus helping students to correlate the learning with the real world scenarios. The objective is to inculcate self-study skills in the students, an essential element for success in middle and high school.
The focus is on developing the basic concepts in core subjects (English, mathematics, sciences, Fine Arts and physical education) through activities, projects, and work-sheets.
English curriculum has been divided into the four key areas of - SRW (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing). The tools used to foster development in the above mentioned key areas are guided reading program, show and tell, role plays, drama, songs, poetry, story-telling, essays and short story writing. These pave way for self-expression. Participation in the classroom discussions is a very important tool for language development and it is highly encouraged at St. Mary's.
At St. Mary's we try to make theoretical and mundane subjects like Mathematics conceptually interesting and fun oriented. The students are taught and encouraged to go beyond the books and apply the concepts taught to the real world problems. By the end of the primary school, children will be very confident in handling problems pertaining to numbers, shapes, measurement and data analysis.
The school curriculum lays due emphasis on experimentation as it enhances the understanding power of the students and makes the subject interesting for them. Children spend an ample time in various labs (physics, chemistry and biology) to verify and validate their hypothesis on various aspects on learning. Even equal importance is paid to Social sciences enabling students to become aware of the community and the nation, and duly understand their roles and responsibilities towards the society and community.
Games cultivate a sense of sportsmanship and team. At St. Mary's, the children are exposed to various sports - basketball, volleyball, tennis, kho-kho, Kabaddi, softball, speed ball, badminton etc. for their physical as well as mental well being.
Classes VI-VIII-Middle School curriculum has been designed to prepare the children for more rigorous academic requirement for high school.
The stimulating, exciting, safe, academically enriched, integrated-learning environment of St. Mary's is conducive for a smooth transition from home to school under the able guidance of high-caliber, knowledgeable, reflective and qualified early childhood professionals using the latest trends in education.
Children in this age group are introduced to a variety of activity-based, stress-free learning to motivate them to be the best active agents in his/her own environment. Qualified and well experienced facilitators allow them to grab the opportunity to discover their hidden talents; to excel in the chosen area and spruce them well in all aspects through rigorous, joyous and ingenious engagement. The learning strategies include drama activities, role plays, co-operative games, projects, picture talk, oral & visual comprehension, discussion, written activities, multimedia edutainment etc.
A comprehensive learning ecosystem serves the right opportunity for a well balanced intellectual and physical development. No child under our care is confined to only classroom learning but all possibilities to grow and glow in extracurricular activities are explored as well.
Classes IX-X -We focus on getting the child's fundamentals right to ensure s/he is ready for the stream s/he wishes to pursue whether in India or abroad.
The 'How' of learning is, at this age, more important than the 'What' of learning!
St. Mary's follows the syllabus set by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, from class VI to X. High Schooling envisions focused education to channelize and fit the students into the needs of the international demands. This equips every child to proudly say that they are the torchbearers of the future.
Different students have different learning styles and perform differently according to the context of learning. Continued monitoring of each child's progress helps the teachers assess a child's behavioral skills and customize the lessons according to the child's ability to learn.