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Overview

The School is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, an all-India Board. The School has classes from VIto XII. The academic year begins in April and the Final Examinations are conducted in March of the following year.

English is the medium of instruction throughout the School. Hindi holds a place of very high importance inthe curriculum, and every effort is made to ensure that each girl reaches a high standard in the language. A third language is taught in the Middle School, for which an option between Sanskrit, Punjabi, Bengali and Urdu is available. Students may also opt for French, although this choice is available only to girls who have previous knowledge of the language. French is also taught as an activity, which enables girls to reach a basic level of proficiency without opting for it as a formal subject.

Courses of Study

For the Class X ICSE Examinations the school is able to offer a wide choice of discipline options. Apart from the compulsory subjects which include English, Hindi, Social Studies, Mathematics and Science, students are required to select at least one skill-based subject for the Council Examinations. The choice includes Computer Applications, Yoga, Kathak,Bharatnatyam, Vocal Music,Instrumental Music, Art and Home Science.

At the 10+2 level, the School makes it possible for students to take subjects across the three streams: Humanities, Science, Commerce, in preparation for the school-leaving final ISC (Indian School Certificate) Board examination held at the end of Class XII. A large selection of subjects is offered at this level. English is compulsory. Optional subjects may be selected from among the following: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, History, Geography, Economics, Psychology, Political Science, Literature in English, Hindi, French, Commerce, Accounts, Home Science, Art and Hindustani Music.

The School wishes to offer its students the widest possible opportunity to develop their areas of interest and therefore makes every effort to cater to an individual's special requirements by accommodating subjects in awide variety of combinations.

Facilities

The School is justifiably proud of a spacious, very well stocked, open-shelf library cum resource centre designed to encourage girls to develop an interest in a variety of subjects, and to allow them the facility of research and indepth study. State-of-the-art, well equipped laboratories provide excellent facilities in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, History, Geography and Home Science. Computer Science is compulsory up to Class VIII and is offered both as a subject and as a co-curricular activity thereafter. The School makes extensive use of audio-visual ICT-enabled teaching aids. There is great emphasis on project work and students are encouraged to use the library and carry out reference work. Independent thinking and learning through discussions and group activities is encouraged.

Greater Education Programmes

A group of girls helped by a staff member, research, co-ordinate and present a topic outside of the school syllabus in front of the entire School community for students and teachers.

Assessment System

Promotion to the next higher class at the end of the academic year is on the basis of a scheme of continuous assessment and is in accordance with the rules decided upon by the School Examinations Committee. A student is required to achieve aminimum of 40% marks in each subject and a total aggregate of 40% marks in classes VI to VIII. In class IX the minimum requirement for promotion to Class X is 40% marks in English and four other subjects and a total aggregate of 40%. In class XI the minimum requirements for promotions into Class XII is 40% marks in English and three other subjects and a total aggregate of above 40%, as per the rules which govern the class XII (ISC) Board Examination.

At the Class IX and X stage, girls are prepared for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) Board Examination, held at the end of Class X. In Classes XI and XII the students prepare for the Indian School Certificate (ISC) Examination.

Live Learning

There is an active emphasis on real learning which is fostered through Educational Trips to other parts of the country and visits to institutions and industries. Students travel overseas to participate in programmmes and international seminars.

Professionals from all fields are invited to give talks and run workshops for staff and students.