We believe education is based on acquiring core skills and knowledge
taught through integrated experiences.
Our academic programme is designed to provide a creative space and means for students to delve deeper and beyond syllabus. The institution has a diverse mix of teaching faculty and is geared to utilize innovative tools and methodologies to ensure that each child is provided the tools and support to actualize their academic potential.
Sports, art, dance, music, drama, yoga asanas and the ancient martial art form of Kalaripayattu are an intrinsic part of our programme and students are encouraged to pursue them with equal vigour.
The school is one of the progressive alternative residential schools in India, affiliated to the CISCE Board (www.cisce.org). The school starts from Grade 4 and goes up to Grade 12.
From grade 4 – 8 we focus on developing the fundamental skills – Explanation, Interpretation, Application, Perspective, Empathy and Self Knowledge. The emphasis is on collaborative learning rather than direct teaching, which is student centric. Students are taught spoken Sanskrit – as the language is the cultural base of all Indian thought.
From grade 9 – 12 the course becomes more rigorous. There is a greater focus on the board examinations. Students make use of multi-media facilities, a comprehensive library and well-equipped laboratories in their efforts to research, understand and excel in subjects.
A variety of assessment tools are used which may be formative, diagnostic, summative, evaluative or informative. When a concept is taught, the objectives are clearly specified and assessed using national/international benchmarks. At the end of each term, parents receive a comprehensive report regarding the progress of their child. In every area, we stress on critical thinking and an open approach to explore multi-dimensions.
We believe that learning isn’t restricted to classrooms. Therefore hands-on activities are considered an integral part of our academic programme.
Camps & Treks
Grade 11 and 12 are taken for a night camp to the neighbouring hillock where they set up tents, build a fire, cook a basic meal and learn to live frugally in the outdoors. Once a term, students of all grades are taken for a half-day trek.
The school runs a rural outreach programme which includes garbage segregation, tree planting, waste recycling, bird watching, rain-water harvesting, pollution control, rural education, bio-diversity studies.
In each grade, students are taken for handpicked excursions around the country to expose them to the cultural diversity of the country. They get to interact with the locals and learn to live sustainably.
The school supports The Satsang Vidyalaya, a rural-school for children of the low-income communities of Madanapalle, located an hour away from Campus. There’s a constant exchange between the two schools through teacher-training, coaching, participation in events and interactions.
The school offers regular counselling to guide students to take career decisions. Based on comprehensive tests of aptitude and information of the prevailing opportunities, counselors help the students to choose courses, set goals and decide on their future vocation.
A HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Our 1:6 teacher-student ratio creates a familial atmosphere.
Children flourish in an atmosphere of trust and openness, where they are cared for, supported in their creative pursuits, and encouraged to develop their inborn talents. Our teacher-student ratio is one of the lowest in the country, which allows for rapport building and individual attention. House parents are more like friends and older children often play the role of mentors. We have an informal setting conducive to spontaneous outpourings, such as bed-time stories, letter writing, castle building, star gazing, treasure hunts and day dreaming. In the absence of gadgets and daily city commute, children gain on time. They cultivate skills, pursue hobbies, discover talents, explore surroundings, learn to share and live together in a cross-cultural diaspora.