At MAHESHWARI GIRLS' SCHOOL we offer the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Indian School Certificate (ISC) curriculum to our students. The uniqueness of this curriculum lies in the fact that it is specifically designed keeping the learning objectives laid down by the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). The most critical element of our curriculum design is the student and what we want her to learn. Thus, the focal point of our curriculum is the learner's needs and the relevance of the curriculum to meet those needs. Our curriculum framework is flexible and activity based and aids in strengthening the students essential understanding over the years.
The Montessori system
The Montessori system, much in use world-wide, is known as the best form of pre- school engagement of children. The first six years of life are those when a human being enjoys the fastest brain development. This happens spontaneously and unobtrusively under three conditions:
Basic genetic endowment
Least injunctive parents (less of don'ts into their ears), and
Presence of what is known as the Montessori environment, fully satisfying the requirement of the absorbent mind to learn concentration in the first phase, control and co-ordination in the second phase and purposeful activity guided by the will in the third phase. By the time the child is five she will have dramatically transformed herself into an intellectually, sensorial and muscularly developed and balanced human being.
Grades V to X
For Grades V to X - the best recommended textbooks and study materials that align with the ICSE objectives are chosen and are given out to the students. The implementation of various units is planned with the use of various teaching strategies as well as teaching aids, making learning an overall rich experience.
The subjects that are offered are divided into three groups.
Group I includes Compulsory Subjects - English, Hindi, History, Civics & Geography
Group II which includes any two from - Mathematics, Science and Commercial Studies
Group III has any one from - Computer Applications and Home Science
The Primary (Grades I to IV)
The Primary (Grades I to IV) - curriculum is tailor-made to cater to the different levels from and designed in such a way that it promotes conceptual learning and understanding, and also encourages critical inquiry. Our school curriculum focuses on building and deepening the understanding of students.
Grades XI to XII
For Grades XI & XII - the school follows the ISC curriculum and the subject choices and syllabi prescribed for these examinations are varied and aimed at nurturing the unique gifts of individual pupils. A minimum of 5 subjects and a maximum of 7 subjects should be appeared for qualifying at ISC.
There are only two streams for which the subject combinations are as follows.
English, Hindi, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Computer Science
English, Hindi, Accounts, Mathematics, Commerce, Economics / Computer Science
The Maheshwari Girls' School is unique in its approach as it tries to inculcate a healthy respect for Indian traditions and values in the students' minds all the while grooming them to become responsible global citizens.
The School strikes a fine balance between Indian traditions and challenges posed by the modern technology driven world.
Continuous Teacher Orientation and Training: Our teaching faculty comprises of caring, dedicated and knowledgable educators who prefer to form, rather than inform, minds. Regular in-service training is provided in order to upgrade teaching skills and to stay abreast of the latest in pedagogy.
Counselling: We have in-house trained and qualified counsellor who help students to cope with emotional and psychological stress. They are taught how to deal with academic pressures.
Tertiary Educational Counselling: The students of classes IX to XII attend sessions with professional career counsellor to help them understand the various career choices and avenues opened to them.
Research and Development Cell: A team of teachers have been developing new and innovative techniques to facilitate learning. The curriculum is designed such that the learning generates thinking, taking mental skills from a lower level of knowledge to a higher level of analysis and synthesis. This cell works towards formative assessment giving each pupil the opportunity to perform better, with teachers acting as guides and mentors.
Parent-Teacher Partnership: It is our belief that education is best achieved when it involves a three-way process between the child, educator and parent. In keeping with this policy, the school maintains a channel of communication with the parents through regular counselling and interactive sessions, welcoming the parents to visit the school. Open House allows parents to engage in frank discussions with the Principal, Vice Principal, and teachers about their wards' progress. It is only then the school and the parents understand and support each other that effective education can take place.
Life Skill Training: Students have regular training sessions to groom them into responsible citizens. Structured sessions on leadership skills, communication skills, decision making and thinking skills, study skills are held throughout the school.