The formative years of schooling are critical. Gurukul has an Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) program for children between the age of 2+ years and 5+ years.
The entire ECCE curriculum focuses on the all-round development of the child.
Learning of languages and gross and fine motor skills are achieved through play, movement, and music.
Through this programme, children learn to:
- Be independent
- Make choices and decisions
- Be disciplined
- Share and care
Primary & Secondary Section
Gurukul follows the curriculum set by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi. English is the medium of instruction, while Sanskrit is the second language. Environmental Education and Science are taught through project work. This teaching model focuses on development of research, analytical thinking, and presentation skills.
A class-wise list of subjects taught is listed in the table below:
- I – III : English, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Environmental Education, Hindi, Marathi
- IV-V : English, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Hindi, Marathi
- VI – X : English, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Hindi
Life Skills programme is designed to encourage children to interact freely on a topic or to address specific concerns. Through this programme, students learn to appreciate perspectives other than their own, develop critical thinking, decision-making, empathy, along with a myriad of social and emotional skills. Modules are undertaken wherein children get opportunities to hone such skills through role-play, teamwork, debates, and group-discussions.
Homework and project work are assigned to reinforce what is learnt during school hours so as to help children work independently. Parent support is also solicited to ensure that the assignment is completed.
We believe that every child has a right to learn and create experience to help children understand one another.
Gurukul is an inclusive school (children with varying learning abilities are welcome).
Children often overcome the levels of difficulties with continuous and supervised practice throughout their schooling years.
Children diagnosed with emotional, social, and academic problems are counselled and referred for an educational assessment. This enables the School Counsellor to guide the parents and their children effectively.
Apart from academics, extra-curricular activities such as sports, music and theatre play a vital role in the holistic development of children. Therefore, students are given opportunities to select and learn a number of activities.
The table below details the class-wise list of activities offered:
I – IV : Skating, Games, Global Awareness Programme
V – VII : Vocal Music, Tabla, Folk Dance, Craft, Board Games, Marathi, German
VIII – X : Scouts & Guide, Games, Choir, Math Club, Computer Science
1. The list of activities offered are liable to change each year, depending on the availability of the resource personnel.
2. Students are encouraged to pursue an activity of their choice for a minimum of two years.
3. It is mandatory for every student to choose at least one sport.
The assessment process at Gurukul is designed to provide feedback to teachers, students, and parents about the effectiveness of the teaching methodology. The purpose is to identify specific learning needs and modify the teaching strategies to meet these needs.
For Pre-primary children, the assessment involves monitoring and keeping a record of relevant milestones achieved in their formative years.
For Primary and Secondary students, all classwork and homework assignments, projects, and participation in co-curricular activities are recorded and graded periodically.
Formal testing procedures are followed only for Std. VI to Std. X.
This is done to:
- Help children enjoy the teaching-learning process
- Reduce the pressure and enable the children to learn at their pace without feeling threatened and at the same time prepare for exams in a stress-free environment.
The test schedules are notified to parents through the student’s diary, ten days prior to the test. A minimum of 40% is required to pass each test.