We need to think deeply about how to best prepare students for a world in which they will change career paths multiple times, do jobs that are not even invented yet and become employers themselves, creating new jobs for others. Over the last few years, ISH has been looking in depth at its curriculum and its co- and extra curricular activities to strive to prepare our students for a happy, successful and ethically responsible future, equipped with all the necessary tools. It is an ongoing journey.
From EC-Grade 8, we are working with the Common Ground Collaborative (CGC), a global network of leading schools headquartered in Brussels. The CGC works with schools to create systemic approaches to learning, creating a common language and aligning our learning to our Mission and Guiding Principles. Working closely with the leaders of the CGC, we have developed a Three Year Educational Plan. As part of this plan, we have defined our learning, drawn up a set of learning principles and developed a glossary of common definitions of all key learning terms, so that we share a common vocabulary. Having developed the plan, we are now in the implementation phase.
In grades 9-10, students study the IGCSE and in grades 11-12, the IB Diploma Programme. We also offer the ISHDP, a high school diploma. At the same time, we must optimize the fact that we are one school, so the High School uses the same ‘language for learning’ as the rest of the school, bringing greater coherence and efficiency. We have also included the Human Commonalities of the CGC and the Learner Profile of the IB – which enable us to ensure we develop the whole, well-rounded and balanced learner.
We offer the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) curriculum powered by the XSEED Early & Primary Program at our school which is inquiry based and activity oriented both in the classroom as well as in the world outside.
We engage our students with a curriculum especially designed for interactive classes and one that emphasizes on honing their skills at dance, music, art & craft and a host of other extracurricular activities. In their quest students are supported by their facilitators and all the staff respectively.
Student teacher ratio of 1:15 gives us the advantage of personalized instruction catering to multiple intelligences. In keeping with the values of the institution our students are trained to keep in tune with the contemporary pace of the world around and yet have a traditional value system in place too.
At Advita, we ensure high quality education and advocate and provide challenges that encourage our students to innovate and realize their potential. Technology today provides us with effective learning tools such as the audio visual medium though we firmly believe that the facilitator cannot be substituted and plays a vital role in classroom learning. Field trips, workshops, participation in various activities, to name a few, are encouraged and supported by all who designed Advita as International School of repute.
The CBSE is ideally suited for competitive exams and aids students in their high school. Its well knit curriculum has a very wide data base and has something to offer every student. The course structure is based on analytic and reasoning abilities and caters to students across cultures and economic segments.