Collegiate Schools are affiliated to the national boards Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Council for the Indian School Certification Examination (CISCE). However, the curriculum is designed to have elements and best practices from internationally renowned boards like International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).
Creating content and turning it into interesting and effective lessons is the domain of Collegiate Schools' multidisciplinary curriculum development team. We have built our curriculum by attracting a team of experts from all corners of the field of education, including mathematicians, education research scientists, musicians, artists, teachers, interactive and print designers, botanists, and researchers. Instructional designers build the activities. Writers and editors make sure that the content is accurate, engaging, and appropriate.
Curriculum specialists and lesson developers aligned to various Departments plan each lesson as per the National Boards (CBSE/ICSE) that Collegiate Schools are affiliated to and additionally ensure that the content and lesson plans incorporate the best practices of international boards (such as IB and CIE) for our students to be prepared for international colleges and higher education.
Our curriculum team incorporates feedback from parents and children constantly to ensure what we build is actually working. Many of our parents volunteer to help us create our programs through surveys, focus groups, lesson reviews, round-table discussions, and product testing. This kind of vibrant connection and devotion to listening, fine tuning and measuring is one of the things that sets us apart from traditional curriculum developers.
Collegiate Schools have five (5) academic units:
Primary through Higher Secondary Schools are affiliated to CBSE or ICSE.
The curriculum is designed to give varied outcomes at different levels as the student progresses from pre-primary to secondary and higher secondary school. The curriculum focuses on cognitive and motor skills in the pre-primary, concepts in the primary school and practical approach in middle school. At the secondary and higher secondary level, the focus of the curriculum is to prepare students for college.
1 year for each class
April to March
Classes I - XII
Class I - X
Class XI and Class XII
Classes XI and XII with total term duration of two (2) years. The course culminates with Class XII Board Examinations in the month of March. Students have to appear for examinations in five (5) subjects including one language, i.e. English
Curriculum specialists and lesson developers aligned to various Departments plan each lesson as per the National Boards (CBSE/ICSE) that Collegiate Schools are affiliated to and additionally ensure that the content and lesson plans incorporate the best practices of international boards (IB and CIE) for our students to be prepared for international colleges and higher education.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
An apex body of school education in India, CBSE has about 12,000 schools affiliated to it. These include govt. or govt. aided schools, schools run by autonomous organizations under the government like Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Navodaya Vidyalaya Sammiti, Central Tibetan Schools Organization, Sainik Schools Society etc; schools run by government departments and public sector undertakings, and private unaided schools.
CBSE conducts two board examinations - the All India Secondary School Examination for Class X and the All India Senior School Certificate Examination for Class XII.
Among the most important ways the faculty works with students is through the advisor system. In the first year, each student is assigned a faculty advisor who will counsel that student on virtually any question or problem, including after-school hours, if required.
Advisors keep all the facets of school life in focus for parents, faculty, and advisees. They inform students of their grades, help them plan course selections, address daily concerns, and schedule weekend activities. Advising styles differ, but each faculty member works with with upto ten students within broad advisor expectations. While in most of the cased advisors are allocated to students, students may also choose their own advisors.
Not all advising comes from formally assigned advisors: students needing extra help from faculty members can always find it. Both formal tutorial sessions and impromptu conferences are common. Many teachers frequently take students on trips or invite them to meals and gatherings. Both spontaneous and scheduled events foster genuine and lasting relationships between students and teachers.
To provide additional support to students in their personal growth, Collegiate Schools offers a health and wellness program that begins at orientation and continues until graduation. The program, coordinated jointly by the Students Office, offers workshops and seminars on a variety of health topics - such as sleep, substance abuse, stress management, and healthy relationships - in a developmentally appropriate context.
In addition, Collegiate Schools professional counselling department works with groups of students on issues of common concern, and also meets with students individually, with families, and with groups of friends to discuss, in confidence, any pressures or problems. Counsellors consult with faculty members about particular student needs and work closely with advisors, head-mistress, principal, and academic support staff to facilitate an integrated and sensible plan for students who may need additional support.
The counselling department also trains and supports a group of senior students who volunteer to serve as peer advisors to junior students.