Presidency School



At St. Paul’s English School, we pride ourselves on providing a dynamic and stimulating learning environment that fosters intellectual growth, creativity, and holistic development. Our high school curriculum is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and values they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world. We offer two esteemed education boards: ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) and ISC (Indian School Certificate), providing students with a diverse and enriching educational experience.

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.


The ICSE curriculum at St. Paul’s English School is designed to provide students with a comprehensive education that balances academic rigour with practical application. Covering a wide range of subjects, including English, mathematics, science, social studies, and a variety of optional subjects, our ICSE programme ensures that students develop a strong foundation in each discipline.


Broad Curriculum: Our ICSE programme offers a diverse range of subjects to cater to different interests and aptitudes. This breadth allows students to explore and excel in various academic areas.

Innovative Teaching Methods: Our experienced faculty employs modern teaching methodologies, combining traditional lectures with interactive discussions, hands-on activities, and multimedia resources to make learning engaging and effective.

Practical Application: We believe in experiential learning. Practical work, projects, and laboratory sessions are integral components of our ICSE curriculum, enabling students to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios.

Holistic Assessment: Internal assessments, including projects, assignments, and practical work, complement the external examinations. This balanced evaluation approach encourages critical thinking and analytical skills.


At the ISC level, we offer a specialised curriculum that empowers students to delve deeper into their chosen subjects. With a focus on in-depth understanding and critical analysis, our ISC programme prepares students for higher education, competitive exams, and professional success.

  • Subject Specialisation: Students have the opportunity to choose from a wide array of subjects, allowing them to pursue their passions and interests. This specialisation provides a solid foundation for future academic and career pursuits.
  • We offer ISC science and humanities streams where English is compulsory.
  • In science, we have PCMB, PCMC, and PCME. The students can choose psychology as well as the arts as electives.
  • In the humanities stream, we offer psychology, business studies, Economics and mass Media.
  • Research and Critical Thinking: Our ISC programme encourages independent research, critical thinking, and analytical skills. Students engage in advanced coursework, projects, and presentations, preparing them for the demands of higher education.
  • Preparation for Competitive Exams: With a comprehensive curriculum and a strong focus on conceptual understanding, our ISC programme equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in various competitive exams.
  • Career Guidance and Counselling: Our dedicated team of counsellors and educators provides personalised guidance to help students make informed decisions about their future academic and career paths.

At St. Paul’s English School, we believe that education is a journey of discovery and growth. Through our ICSE and ISC programmes, we strive to nurture well-rounded individuals who are equipped to make a positive impact on the world. Join us in shaping the future leaders and innovators of tomorrow.


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!


Learning is Exploring, Experimenting and Responding.


At Presidency Early Years, we have a child-centred approach. The curriculum and the activities involve learning experiences through active involvement with the materials. Children are encouraged to develop their love of learning.


We follow the five pedagogical approaches:

  • The constructivist approach: As students interact with their teacher and with each other as part of either whole class activities, small group activities, or individual activities, they practise using language in a variety of contexts, developing and honing many different skills as they do so.
  • The collaborative approach: the practise of breaking students into small groups to answer questions, work on small projects, and learn from one another—has become one of the strongest core philosophies operating in our classrooms.
  • The reflective approach: we encourage our kindergarteners to extend their thinking by asking questions and by modelling their own use of reflection.
  • The integrative approach: adopting an integrated approach to teaching and learning means creating learning experiences that enable children to draw meaningful connections across their learning experiences and between their learning and life experiences.
  • The inquiry-based approach to inquiry: based learning is learner-centred and focused, recognising that children learn in different ways. The different concepts and essential questions that guide inquiry-based learning are designed to be inclusive of all cultural backgrounds, experiences, and abilities.
Learning opportunities in the Presidency Early years means an experience of various types of educational experiences, including classroom, online, blended, self-guided, mixed delivery,  mentoring, and experiential work. Children feel physically and emotionally safe. They see the classroom as a place where they can be themselves and express themselves and their ideas without judgement. Students know that they are valued and respected, regardless of other factors such as ability, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, or religion.

Assessment opportunities are clearly marked throughout the unit lessons. These include suggested ways to gather evidence of learning in the context of the tasks and activities within the lesson. The success criterion included in each lesson is used to determine evidence of learning. Our children are not aware that they are being assessed, and hence they do not have the fears that come with formal assessments.

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.


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 VIII)

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 to 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.