Presidency School

Curriculum

A CURRICULUM THAT FOCUSES ON MAXIMUM GROWTH FOR YOUR CHILD

Elementary education is the basis for the child’s future and determines his/ her success in life. At SPES, we believe that children must receive a thorough grounding of whatever concepts they learn and that this learning has to be integrated with life. The motto of the school is, ‘maximum growth of each learner’.

Therefore, all Presidency Schools have a self-designed curriculum, which has evolved after years of research and expertise. The curriculum is based on a Thematic or Integrated approach to studying.

OUR METHODOLOGY OF TEACHING IS BEST EXPLAINED THROUGH THE FOUR STAGES OF SCHOOLING YOUR CHILD GOES THROUGH.

Academics
The School has always stood for and promoted the principle of a high academic level of excellence right from the inception to the present. The high academic levels maintained right from the lower classes until the students leave the school, have enabled them to face the challenges of the outside world confidently and completely.
No expense is spared towards the development in the advanced fields of Science and Technology, Mathematics, Humanities, Information Technology, Computers and Art, among others. This has helped transform our students into knowledgeable and well informed youngsters ready and eager to take the challenges head on!

THE KINDERGARTEN

Learning is Exploring, Experimenting and Responding.

A walk through the Kindergarten will take you through a world of vibrant colors, music and activity based learning. Kindergarten is the foundation stage of the learning process and at Presidency we have laid a strong foundation to support the holistic growth of the child during the learning years.
The Kindergarten section follows the critically acclaimed Montessori model that adopts inquiry-based learning approach. This helps the child discover the world around him and instilling a sense of curiosity.

The curriculum addresses the uniqueness of each child and provides exposure beyond the academics. Mime, dance, music and field trips; sports and a range of hobby interests add new dimensions to the growth of the child.

Primary

This is the next rung of the ladder. Along the corridor are grades 1 to 4. There is a buzz of excitement and activity in the air. Following the latest pedagogical trends, the Thematic Inter-disciplinary approach has been adopted at this level.

The curriculum encourages children to explore their interests, as they move gradually from the familiar to the unknown. There is great scope for creativity, self-expression and social skills of adaptability and team work.

Since every child is unique, the curriculum is tailored to their specific needs, and provides exposure beyond the academics. Other creative pursuits like mime, dance, music and field trips; sports and a range of hobby interests add new dimensions to the growth of the child.

Middle School (Grades V to VII)

Growing through social interaction, taking on responsibility – moving in the direction of self-discipline.

The Middle School challenges learners with a broader curriculum, to lay the foundation for the High School Academic program. At this stage, study skills are honed, and concepts taught are thoroughly grounded, while group work and interaction with classmates cater to growing social awareness. Resourcefulness and commitment to work are encouraged.

Induction into the House system helps them to learn loyalty, and a sense of teamwork, while the use of the well-stacked library for project work, enhances habits of self study. The spectrum of extra-curricular activities gives scope for talents to surface in Dramatics, Music, Art, Dancing, Games and Sports.

Each student’s talent is channelized in a range of hobby clubs. Field trips and excursions are organized. Tests and examinations now become a part of the assessment methodology and parents are kept appraised of the child’s academic progress. There are plenty of opportunities for the parents to interact with teachers to assess the development of their child. All these are aimed to ensure that the objective of maximum growth for each learner is achieved, at this level.

High School (Grades IX and XII)

Where it’s all about selfconfidence, independence, leadership skills, and social awareness.

The Secondary Grades are a veritable bee hive of activity. We believe that every student has the potential to rise up to challenges, and hence high demands are placed on the students, with a view to stimulate high achievement. Each learner receives personal attention and guidance.

The work of our students is monitored on a day-to-day basis, through class work, home work and projects. Comprehension of course materials is tested, unit -wise and through mid-term tests and semester end examinations. Progress reports and parent teacher meetings are a regular part of this program. However, we don’t lose sight of the importance of extracurricular activities that form an integral part of the curriculum.

Students actively participate in planning and organization of school celebrations and competitions and are encouraged to test their skills at the Inter School competitions. Classroom activities such as elocutions, debates, skit presentations, Wordsmith, and creating and presenting advertisements help students to develop oratory skills, discover the power of creativity, and overcome stage fear. The School Cabinet provides a valuable training ground for leadership.

Personality grooming is ensured through workshops on Life Skills, Value Education, Vocational Counseling and Counseling for teenage problems. Regular counseling sessions, in partnership with groups like Alma Mater, help in bringing about a sea change in the attitudes of the students. Workshops on Career Counseling provide the requisite clarity and guidance to our future engineers, doctors and entrepreneurs. Professionals with the right expertise conduct these programs. Every attempt is made to ensure that our students leave the sheltered portals of Presidency as confident and positive individuals.