Curriculum

Dr. D. Y. Patil school of excellence {varale} will have a proven curriculum designed and developed by Dr. D. Y. Patil school of excellence, varale talegaon which provides the essential academic, social and physical skills that the child needs in the challenging world. A positive, safe, nurturing environment enhances learning by establishing and maintaining a high level of academic and behavioural expectations.

Our curriculum concerns itself with the overall development of the child. While encouraging positive individual characteristics, it promotes student responsibility, co-operation, creativity and respect for individuality and equality. WIS students not only have high academic standards, but high behavioural standards as well.

Our philosophy is that education should promote thinking and creativity, rather than rote learning. We believe that young generation will do wonders if education let them explore their mind instead of relying on memory. Our learning is inquiry-based with emphasis on play-way methods, nurturing the curiosity and creativity of students encouraging them to take intellectual risks and developing critical and independent thinking.

The school curriculum features the Interactive worksheets system for effective implementation of international & national curricula and the Grading System of Assessment. It focuses on the total growth of the developing child, touching hearts as well as minds and encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic development.

Pre-primary School

(Play Group – Sr. KG)

Dr. D. Y. Patil school of excellence follows an indigenous Pre-primary curriculum based on the ideas, theories and practices prevalent internationally to develop the students' cognitive and motor skills. Through each unit of inquiry, the students' curiosity and imagination is sparked by exposing them to a new world of discovery while action.

Primary School

(Grade I-V)

At this stage, Dr D.Y.Patil school of excellence follows an integrated curriculum. The Primary Programme covers the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science, developing essential skills in literacy, numeracy and scientific enquiry while covering a good knowledge base. While at the periphery, the students receive instruction in national languages, Information technology and creative art, thus completing the continuum of holistic development. Students are exposed to a vibrant world of learning as they think independently and explore new concepts and accept greater challenges. The focus is on providing an electrifying environment through development of learner profile, attitude and skills of each child.

Middle School

(Grade VI-VIII)

The Middle School /Checkpoint curriculum at DYPSOE provides natural progression from Primary and develops children's knowledge and skills in Mathematics, English and Science. Middle school offers a curriculum framework for educational success for learners, typically for 11-14 years old.

Dr. D. Y. Patil school of excellence will follow an integrated curriculum based on the CBSE Board recommended syllabus. Two main subject areas will be offered

Core Subjects

English (First Language)

Hindi (Second Language)

Marathi (Third Language)

Mathematics

Science

Social Science

Additional Subjects

Environmental Studies

Art & Craft

Music

Physical Education

Value Education

Sports & Games

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

Learning Process

The Dr. D. Y. Patil school of excellence learning process supports the natural development of the child. The teacher serves less as an ‘instructor’ and more as a guide or facilitator. Children are encouraged to ‘learn how to learn’, thus gaining independence and self-confidence. The school provides a wide exposure to academic as well as non-academic learning – classroom teaching hands-on project work, sports, cultural activities, literary activities, excursions, computers, and community service. It is this holistic approach to education that makes us stand out as pioneers in making learning an enriching experience.

During the early Pre-primary School years the child absorbs directly from the environment, almost like a sponge. So during this phase, language and motor skills are honed through play-way methodology.

Our Pre-primary Division has borrowed heavily from visionaries such as Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi and Maria Montessori to give you a pre-school that kids (and good parents) have, so far, only dreamt about.

In keeping with the philosophies of these visionaries, Dr. D. Y. Patil school of excellence (Pre School Division of) looks nothing like a pre-school, but rather like a toddler heaven. It has no classrooms, blackboards and boring benches, but kid's rooms and discovery corners.

Our Pre School dwells on the use of open spaces (and openness in closed spaces) to broaden your child's mind. It believes that the best way to learn something is to do something; preferably, something that's fun.

As they grow they reach the next stage – Primary School – in which repetition and manipulation of the environment are critical to the development of concentration, co-ordination, independence and a sense of order. The child learns skills for everyday living like sorting, grading, classifying – all of which lead to the development of writing, reading and an analytical mind.

In Middle School, the focus once again shifts. At this stage, there is an increased awareness of the world and an interest in its wonders. Concepts are introduced through hands-on approach, which encourage and engage the child and assist in understanding concepts before they are committed to memory. The academic challenges become the focus as the students start preparing for the Achievement tests, and Checkpoint.

As the child enters the next phase – Senior School – the world is an ever expanding place. The horizons of imagination increase and concepts are presented in an abstract manner. During these years, the smooth transition from childhood to adolescence is facilitated by a comprehensive, value- added education. The students hands-on activities broaden in scope and include practical applications outside the classroom. Projects became more involving and diverse in nature.

The Enrichment Hour Programme

On a daily basis Grade I to VIII initiates with “Enrichment Class”, the integrated curriculum includes various hands-on activities to allow children to connect with the news paper reading, environment, elocution, quiz, dramatics, singing, painting and dance effortlessly blended into the curriculum and students are graded on their performance in these activities.

Festivals are celebrated each month and the significance of each is explained through exhibitions, presentations, role-plays and enactment of small skits on the occasion. Children are provided exposure to films and inter-school competitions. Prominent personalities often visit the school and the children are allowed to interact with them. Children are taught the rules of etiquette and behaviour in various situations. Every effort is made to ensure that the students grow into mature and aware individuals capable of being major contributors to society.

A high quality school assembly is one of the most important aspects of a school's curriculum. Its potential to nurture a positive school ethos that stresses care for the self, others and the pursuit of all forms of excellence, powerfully nurtures the development of intrapersonal intelligence. It also encourages pupils to reflect upon a set of universal values, such as love, peace, truth, co-operation and respect. These values act as the foundation not only for religious education but for the development of personal, social and health education, citizenship and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects of the curriculum. In other words they underpin the school's institutional values and the whole of the curriculum!