B.D Somani International School uses a curriculum that engages children and their families in meaningful learning experiences informed by a range of globally proven successful education programmes. This "blending / informing process" enables teachers and developers of the school to fulfil their desire to provide every child with relevant, challenging and engaging experiences aimed at preparing them for a world we adults can only dream about. We use inquiry as a vehicle for learning. We believe that children come from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of experiences. Based on their past experiences inquiry helps them develop thinking, research, self-management, social and communication skills. These lifelong skills, prepare the children to become independent learners.
We believe in a transdisciplinary, integrated approach to learning. Each area of inquiry is explored through various lenses i.e. language of arts, language of mathematics, language of physical education, language of performing arts/expression etc. The constructivist approach to learning believes that individuals construct their own knowledge and understanding. Each individual comes with prior knowledge. As students learn, they constantly engage in the process of revising their prior learning based on new experience. Similarly, in an inquiry based curriculum the students move through the stages of the recursive inquiry cycle.
In order to meet different learning needs and address diversity in the classrooms, we follow the differentiated instruction approach. Differentiating instruction means creating multiple paths so that students of different abilities, interest or learning needs experience equally
appropriate ways to absorb, use, develop and present concepts as a part of the daily learning process. It allows students to take greater responsibility and ownership for their own learning, and provides opportunities for peer teaching and cooperative learning. In the process of differentiating instruction we are able to provide support and challenge to each student.Accreditations
We are a Cambridge International Education certified school. Our primary school is Cambridge Primary (CP) certified.Dynamics
|Reception||3yrs to 4 yrs|
|Junior Kindergarten||4yrs to 5yrs|
|Senior Kindergarten||5yrs to 6yrs|
|Grade 1||6yrs to 7yrs|
|Grade 2||7yrs to 8yrs|
|Grade 3||8yrs to 9yrs|
|Grade 4||9yrs to 10 yrs|
|Grade 5||10yrs to 11yrs|
|Grade 6||11yrs to 12yrs|
Kindly note, age of the child is calculated as of the 1st of July, during placement into the appropriate grade. To maintain quality education, our class strength is 20-22 children per section with 2 teachers, the child teacher ratio is 11:1, in the early years. This dynamics assists us in effective implementation of the curriculum.