The school is situated on a 2.1 acre site and provides extensive grounds and diverse play areas, including a separate one for the youngest children. This is equipped with a sand-pit, swings and other equipment appropriate for small children.
A large play-field is available for games, and a clay court for tennis.
In keeping with the curriculum’s emphasis on inculcating a love of nature and the impulse to preserve it, a variety of trees, creepers and flowers are planted so that children can observe insects and birds and be surrounded by nature.
The school campus is equipped so that teachers can use the resources of the internet in their class-rooms, according to the needs of their students.
Art & Craft Room
The school has an art curriculum which aims to make all children aesthetically sensitive, and appreciative of art, whether or not they become artists. We also want all our children to be familiar with masterpieces of art, both Indian and Western. The art room, therefore has excellent displays and audio-visual equipment.
The Science room provides the space for children to do experiments and activities related to the topics they are studying.
Auditorium cum multi-purpose hall: Equipped with good sound and light systems, the auditorium is a very busy place as dance and drama are an essential part of the school curriculum. Assemblies, seminars and other special events are also conducted here.
The school grounds have an amphitheatre, which is used for outdoor plays and workshops.
Children grow their own vegetables in this patch and learn about organic farming.
Both Indian and Western music are taught in the school by an experienced and qualified faculty.
A very spacious library with more than 17,000 books is an essential resource for teachers and students. The library is also used for story-telling and dramatic reading sessions.
‘Play is a child’s work’. The play-room is where children learn through indoor games and toys. The space is arranged so that it encourages imaginative playing in an undisturbed way.
State-of-the-art touch screen computers and interactive software are available for children to enhance their learning of all subjects and also to learn the rudiments of computer science.
Non-fire-cooking is a favourite activity for the slightly older children, and a small kitchen is available for children to produce easy-to-make drinks and snacks. The focus is on healthy and tasty cooking, and also table manners and hygiene.
A cheerful medical room with a trained nurse takes care of children should they should get hurt or fall sick. Doctors are on call.
Pottery classes are held in the gazebo. Older children use the potter’s wheel.
Day Care Facility for Children
The convenience of a Day Care facility after regular school is over, is proving to be a great boon for working parents, especially those who are a nuclear family. During the afternoon the children are given lunch, helped with their home-work and encouraged to participate in afternoon activities.
Sports and other cultural activities are afternoon options for the children, particularly those who live in nearby areas.
The school has a contract with the DTC for providing transport on fixed routes. As the possibility of a bus-service depends on the number of children travelling on a certain route, we are unable to guarantee the facility. However, it is always the school’s attempt to provide reliable transport whenever possible.
Facilities for Children with Special Educational Needs
The school has an inclusive admission policy. We are of course aware that appropriate facilities are required to be truly inclusive. A learning centre for children with difficulties is available at the school in collaboration with Orkids, an organization specializing in teaching children with learning difficulties and disabilities.
We believe that every child is important. Children who progress well within the school’s curriculum and learn meaningfully need our appreciation and encouragement. Those facing difficulties need it even more. The school counselor helps identify and support children with learning or behavioral problems. Parents are guided if outside expertise is required. Remedial learning programmes are organized if possible for small group teaching or individual teaching.
For a child who might need it, his parent may be allowed to sit in the class-room or a shadow-teacher appointed.