The curriculum at Indus International School is designed, such that our students become whole people and independent lifelong learners, motivated to seek true knowledge which is experiential and transformational.
Our curriculum is based on the concept of multiple intelligences and is broadly classified into the following categories.
- The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme is a curriculum, a philosophy and a methodology for young learners between Kindergarten to Grade 5. In this program, emphasis is placed on trans-disciplinary and inquiry-based learning.
- The Middle School Programme is designed for students between the ages of 11 and 16. The student's intellectual and social development is the focus of this program.
- The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination is conducted by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). This programme is offered for grades IX and X and culminates in an examination and IGCSE Certification, on par with a secondary school certificate, anywhere.
- The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year sixth form course of study. The programme fulfills the requirements of any national curriculum, while increasing students' international awareness and understanding. The IB Diploma is a pre-University qualification recognized by the Association of Indian Universities and Premier Universities and colleges in Europe and North America.
At Indus, we emphasize close integration of online and off-line learning. Computers augment off-line learning but are not substitutes. Students have instant access to information through a well-stocked library and digital hookups with Internet and online libraries. Opportunities for creative learning (beyond accessing information) are the touchstone of the School's IT curriculum. Computers are available in all classrooms.
Knowledge gained in classrooms has to be augmented by practical experience in the community. In the words of Marilyn vos Savant, "To acquire knowledge, one must study, but to acquire wisdom, one must observe". Leadership is developed by enabling students to discover their "other selves" and their complete range of multiple intelligences. Sports, community involvement, the fine arts, performing arts, aesthetics and robust outdoor activities lend themselves to the fostering of leadership qualities. We have a leadership curriculum in place which focuses on connecting to self, connecting to nature and connecting to the community.
The global citizenship curriculum addresses an appreciation and understanding of "man's global concerns" - human rights, child rights, women's empowerment, environmental issues, global warming, genetics, AIDS, crime etc. In the higher classes, focus is on governance, financial management, contemporary religions and cultures, democracy and market economy.
The Indus curriculum is designed such that our students become whole people and independent learners, who will be self-motivated to seek knowledge. Knowledge at Indus is not merely about natural sciences, social sciences and the arts. True knowledge is experiential and transformational.