A CURRICULUM THAT FOCUSES ON MAXIMUM GROWTH FOR YOUR CHILD
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.
Elementary education is the basis for the child’s future and determines his/her success in life. At St. Mary’s, we believe that children must receive a thorough grounding of whatever concepts they learn and that this learning has to be integrated with life.
OUR METHODOLOGY OF TEACHING IS BEST EXPLAINED THROUGH THE FOUR STAGES OF SCHOOLING YOUR CHILD GOES THROUGH.
Learning is Exploring, Experimenting and Responding.
A walk through the Kindergarten will take you through a world of vibrant colours, music and activity based learning. Kindergarten is the foundation stage of the learning process and at St. Mary’s we lay a strong foundation to support the holistic growth of the child during the learning years. The Kindergarten section follows the critically acclaimed Froebel’s Kindergarten method. The curriculum addresses the uniqueness of each child and provides exposure beyond the academics.
PRIMARY ( CLASS I TO IV )
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 ( CLASS 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, 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 ( CLASS VIII TO X )
Where it’s all about self-confidence, independence, leadership skills and social awareness.
The Secondary Grades are a veritable beehive 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, homework 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 elocution, debates, skit presentation.