The wonderful and enchanting world of Montessori beckons you as you step into the beautiful environs of Brooklyn National Public School, Bangalore. The prepared Montessori environment enables children to work with freedom with specific materials for specific concepts.
Individual and social development is fostered in each child by a unique method of mixed age groups in the same environment. Here, the children of age groups 3 to 6 years come together to form health communities where there is a spontaneous and harmonious interaction.
Children work towards their inner construction by purposeful activities under the able guidance of trained teachers. Children settle down in the environment, perfect their co-ordination, gradually lengthen their concentration and then the creativity exhibited by them is incredible.
The sensorial material helps them distinguish, categorise and become aware of physical properties of matter around them like dimensions, colour texture and shapes. The "Observation" sessions provide a very unique opportunity for parents to watch their children in the environment and understand the child's level of learning and interest
Brooklyn National Public School, has programmed a diverse and specialized curriculum, which helps the child to develop critical thinking, and problem-solving.
Curriculum development is therefore a permanent feature of this educational institution. Innovations are encouraged for an effective symbiotic relationship between teaching and learning to help imbibe the different perspectives within each subject area. The students become participants in learning, not just merely securing a body of knowledge, so that their learning becomes linked to their life outside the school. Spirited participation in seminars, symposiums, discussions, publications, dramatics, public speaking and other activities that enhance concentration and classroom learning, enable students to acquire learning skills required for an overall intellectual, psychological and social growth.
With the help of the guidelines prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), our faculty members prepare the curriculum for the Kindergarten, Primary and Middle Schools.This is reinforced by an autonomous Syllabus in Science and Mathematics prepared by a panel of experts and teachers of the various Brooklyn National Public Schools. The Senior Secondary Section strictly adheres to the curriculum prescribed by the CBSE.
The Junior School is a dynamic environment in which we see significant developments in physical, emotional and intellectual growth from Kindergarten through to graduation at the completion of Year 6. These are the 'Foundation Years' during which early linguistic and arithmetic basics, scope for creative play and expression, physical fitness and constructive socialization are crucial steps in building childhood competencies. This is the time when good habits are instilled and a sense of identity and place take shape.
Kindergarten I and II have two sections with two teachers in each section. The maximum number of students in each section is 35.
Students of Kindergarten I develop fine motor skills, auditory visual discrimination, hand-eye co-ordination, one-to-one correspondence and logical thinking. Interesting writing activities are given to enhance their observation skills, quantitative analysis and sequencing.In Kindergarten II, more emphasis is on reading, to increase the vocabulary of students.
Students start framing simple sentences, which brings out their creative writing skills. Mathematics and Science are dealt with interactive sessions where discussions from the child are encouraged and emphasized. Craft activities, which help in developing motor co-ordination and concentration, storytelling, poetry recitation, singing, drama and dance, are also a part of the Kindergarten II programme.
As students move through the Primary School, we begin to introduce them progressively to the world of integrated knowledge, while particularly strengthening their aptitude in the core studies of English, Mathematics, General Science and Social Science. This is a time of multi-dimensional learning.
A wide range of classroom activities are used as stimuli for reading and writing. From Class 1, our students are introduced to the study of computers, appreciating that computer literacy is essential in a modern world. Children start using the Math Lab from Class 1, which helps them to sharpen their analytical skills. We also encourage students in the primary school to do various projects in Environmental Science appreciating the History, Geography and cultural diversity of our Earth.
Students have Physical Training classes to develop their agility and fitness. Art and Music classes in the primary school create an awareness and appreciation to these creative forms.
Establishing worthwhile work habits, persistence, independence, time management and an appreciation of the value of learning oneself begins early in the schooling process at BNPS.
In Class 5, students are taught to handle larger portions than what they tackled in Class 1 to 4. Along with English, Mathematics, Hindi, General Science and Social Studies, Sanskrit is introduced as a third language, as part of the three language system adopted in the Indian schools.
Students enter the 'Middle School', a critical period in education, in Class 6. Life really comes alive with this vivacious, confused, boisterous and intelligent group of students belonging to Class 6, 7 and 8.
Middle School students are ready to tackle deeper and more discreet subjects with an array of specialist teachers, including the challenge of additional languages. Mathematics is split into Math-I and Math-II, General Science becomes more detailed as Physics, Chemistry and Biology and Social Science becomes more specialized as History-Civics and Geography. English, Hindi, Sanskrit and Computer Science continue to be on the agenda.
These years are also a good time to learn the discipline and skills of preparing for tests and examinations. Students are taught to handle term portions, to gradually get trained to appear for the Board Examinations in the senior classes.
In the Kindergarten and Montessori classes, evaluation is done on a day-to-day basis by way of worksheets based on the syllabus taught. The overall performance of the child is judged by the end-of-the-year tabulation of these evaluations.
Class 1 to 5, are subjected to monthly reviews. These are tests based on small portions covered during the course of the month and give a comprehensive picture of the child's grasping and retention of the curriculum. The end of the year evaluation of these monthly reviews helps in judging the overall performance of the child and his/her ability to meet the requisites for the next class.
From class 6, the school follows the semester system. The year is divided into two terms each comprising of two unit tests and one semester examination. Continuous evaluation is done in the areas of theory, practicals, projects and viva. Classes are awarded on a nine-point scale. Continuous evaluation in languages is done in the parameters of comprehension, oratory and recitation skills, classroom involvement, ability to work in a group, leadership qualities are other areas of evaluation.
For class X and class XII students, examinations are held like a continuous rehearsal to ensure a certain level of perfection. These repeated examinations prepare the students to face the CBSE Board Exams with ease. The Central Board of Secondary Education does not follow a ranking system. It awards merit certificates to students who secure a numerical score that lies within the top 0.1% of the total number of students who appear for the AISSE and the AISSCE examinations.
At Brooklyn National Public School, children learn by doing. One way of fostering this is through group activities wherein the students come together in pairs or small groups to prepare charts, collages and similar projects related to their learning. Skits are a part of the group activities that encourage team spirit, co-operation, group dynamics and a sense of loyalty and responsibility.
An immensely popular and successful project in class 4 is the Novel Way to Write. At the end of the project children write a novel and hold an exhibition.
The School has In-House books for Hindi, Sanskrit and Math. A lot of research and thought has gone into developing these In-House books, which have been authored by Brooklyn National Public School teachers. These books are student-friendly and activity-based and cover the entire syllabi prescribed by the CBSE.
Hindi Haste Haste, is a series of Hindi books. These books are full of creative exercises, methods and popular Hindi words which have been incorporated to make Hindi learning joyful.
Muktavali is a series of four In-House Sanskrit books, which helps in the communicative approach to the language. Interesting slokas and poems are a powerful tool used in the book.
Enjoy Math, is a set of 11 books for Class 1 to 3. The exercises in these Mathematics workbooks are pictorial, practical, challenging and interesting making Mathematics enjoyable.
At AMC NPS, CBSE curriculum is followed which is aimed at all round development of the child with an emphasis on physical, intellectual, social, emotional and value-based experiences by highly qualified and experienced teachers. The CBSE curriculum includes main subjects along with Co- scholastic activities such as visual art, music, yoga and physical education. All these subjects are taught by experienced teachers by using variety of teaching aids like board games, word games and puzzles, Flash cards, fun activities, dumb-charades, role-play, field trips, group projects, individual projects.
The academic year is divided into two terms. Each term consists of - Two formative Assessment and One Summative assessment. The Marks division is
FA1+FA2+SA1 (1st Term) FA3+FA4+SA2 (2nd Term)
Continuous and comprehensive evaluation form the base for a holistic development of a learner inclusive of co-scholastic areas like Life Skills, Attitudes and Values, participation and Achievement in activities involving literary and creative skills, scientific skills, aesthetic skills and performing arts and clubs as well as Health and Physical Education.
Sports: Playing sports can be fun, socially enriching, promote a positive body image, relieve stress and develop discipline and leadership skills. Youngsters who play on a sports team often become friends. Time spent at practice, games and tournaments provides opportunities for kids with a common interest to be together. At our school we have the facilities for both outdoor and indoor games like: tennis, cricket, basketball, volley ball, Kho – Kho, throw ball, kabadi, chess, table tennis, carom, yoga, karate.
Clubs and Hobbies: The clubs form the backbone of the school. The children will have lot of fun in doing activities in these clubs. The main objective of creating clubs in schools is to extract the hidden talent of the student in a fearless atmosphere.
At our school we have:
• Art & Craft Club, Music club, Science club, Literary club, Sports club,
• Dance Club, Eco club, Cookery club, Gardening club
Tours and field trips: Tours and field trips help the children to learn in a better way and give exposure of the outside world. It is fun and learn. They enjoy during these trips. Field Trips are arranged according to their age groups.