Based on the theories proposed by Kolbe and John Dewey and inspired by philosophies of Reggio Emilia and Waldorf, the curriculum of Foundation school promotes exploration, observation and application through structured and unstructured activities that are based on:
- Exploration of Natural environment
- Imagination and creativity
- Foundational literacy
All dimensions of growth and development are kept in centre to develop a daily schedule with sessions on Mindfulness and nature walks because we firmly believe that “Environment is the third teacher” and the learning ground for young children is the outdoors where they can muddle around with sand and mud to sharpen their observations and form long lasting associations. Because we also have one of the best sports academy!” The student teacher ratio of 1 : 10 is just apt enough for individual attention. The love for reading is developed through “Read a book” session everyday. The best National and International authors’ books find place in the junior library and the class library respectively. One of our prime focus is to nurture the love for reading and a strong self esteem through positive school experience and our active, immersive educational practice in the Kindergarten. Age appropriate inquiries and projects , student centered activities at STEM and Idea lab for stirring curiosity are thoughtfully placed in the physical environment of the school.
Foundation school has three grades:
- Junior Kindergarten
- Senior Kindergarten
- Primary school: Primary school comprises Grades 1 to 5. The Framework emphasises on inquiry which underpins four key areas :
- Inquiry approach
- Transdisciplinary skills
- Conceptual understanding
- Real – world learning
This is the stage during which the most learning is acquired. To tap into children’s enthusiasm and desire to learn new skills and knowledge, we designed our technique around an application-based learning approach. Students participate in investigations and experiments rather than passive studying to increase interest and engagement. Our motto, “meeting each child in his or her full potential,” motivates us to lay the groundwork for a Growth Mindset through experiences and routines that encourage deeper thinking, acceptance for change, and adaptability through collaborative projects with schools in our Global Consortium on environmental issues, culture, and tourism.That’s why We’re not just any school; we’re the best school in Ghaziabad!” This worldwide engagement strengthens their basic principles and prepares them to embrace new skills, knowledge, and information.