LEARNING ATMOSPHERE AND CURRICULUM OF THE JUNIOR SCHOOL
Relationships between teachers and students in the Junior School are warm and informal. Students are treated as individuals and their emotional and social development is a key concern of teachers. The curriculum is flexible - it is continually reviewed and modified. It provides a framework for a range of sensory and experiential learning as well as the development of basic concepts and skills in various subject areas - Languages (English, Hindi, Tamil, Mathematics and Environmental Studies). Apart from large, airy classrooms with 20 to 25 students, there are a variety of other contexts for learning that include outdoor spaces and field visits to different parts of the campus and the valley, as well as village visits. Knowledge-based learning is combined with a wide exposure to nature and to the social reality that surrounds the school. Morning assemblies and conversations in the classroom provide important occasions for articulating and discussing the values on which the school is based.
Evaluation is based on close observation of each child and regular class-work; reports to parents sent each terms are primarily descriptive.
Updated on: [September 06, 2018]