Welcome to Indira Priyadarshini School where a love for learning is instilled through an engaging and future-looking curriculum!
Our Academic Philosophy
Today’s world is marked by unprecedented complexity and change. Technology is all-pervasive, and advancing at a pace that makes it difficult for even practitioners to keep up with it. To succeed in such a world, students have to be equipped with a different set of skills, mindset and approach to learning than what has been traditionally taught in schools. At IPS, our STEM-focused inquiry-based curriculum has been designed to ensure our students are well-prepared for today’s challenges. Our curriculum complies with CBSE requirements and is structured to provide additional and in-depth learning of key STEM concepts, through curricular integration, hands-on lab activities and PBL, right from Kindergarten to 8th Standard.
What is Stem?
S.T.E.M. is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The hallmarks of today’s society are pervasive use of technology and global interconnectedness. A result of this technology boom is that while the market for many skills taught in universities today have plateaued or even shrunk over the years, STEM and related skills continue to experience intense demand.
Demand for STEM Skills
This differential demand will be even more pronounced when today’s children are ready to enter the workforce. Almost every job going forward will require the participant to be technology-adept at the least and, in many cases, knowledgeable about science and maths. It is therefore critical that young children should be provided a strong foundation in STEM and coding in their formative years, along with the ability to work in a global environment, in order to ensure their later career success.
21st Century Work-skills
STEM education is not just about teaching the fundamentals of the four component areas, but rather an initiative to develop the mathematical, scientific and critical thinking mindset required for students to be successful 21st Century professionals. Our curriculum’s objective is to create a ‘STEM’ mindset among our students and to develop strong STEM Literacy and “21st Century” work-skills from a young age. To this end, our lesson plans have been designed to foster intellectual curiosity and critical thinking in students. We extensively use curricular integration across subjects, both to improve literacy and to ensure STEM is not taught in isolation, but within the framework of humanities and values. We use project-based learning, hand-on activities, and a vibrant year-round sports and cultural calendar to ensure IPSchoolers look forward to coming to school each day!
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Joy of Learning
“Learning is Fun” is the guiding principle of our School. No where is it more put to use than at the “Joy of Learning” Pre-Primary section. The curriculum is developed based on Play Way and Montessori methodologies. The Play Way method is an activity based learning system. Children are given abundant opportunities to participate in activities that they find exciting and in the process learn new ideas and concepts. The method encourages expression and creativity in children. It leads to development of motor, creative, aesthetic, imaginative, linguistic, cognitive, social and such other skills.
IPS is a STEM and literacy-focused school. Our lesson plans are also carefully designed to bring out interconnections between Literacy, Science, Maths and Technology concepts in order to reinforce their learning.
Our pedagogy is based on active learning. Teaching is accompanied by doing, reflecting, collaborating and competing in a healthy environment, so that students feel they have learnt, rather than just been taught. Our teachers undergo regular training to use methods that develop critical and conceptual thinking abilities, and not just traditional rote learning, in their teaching.