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.