Learning atmosphere and curriculum of Higher Secondary School:
Moving into class 9 in the senior school entails a longer working day, and more organized study time for students, who, at this stage, are expected to become more independent in their learning; however, a close and supportive relationshipcontinues to exist between students and teachers. To ensure continuity between teachers and students, teachers take students up from class 8 through to class 9 in many subjects.
In the senior school the educational programme shifts in its emphasis towards preparation of students in the syllabus for the CBSE (at the end of class 10) examinations. Students take an internally administered cumulative exam for the first time at the end of class 9.
The academic curriculum is balanced by arts and crafts, dramatics, sports and participation in a variety of clubs ranging from journalism, to astronomy and chess. Participation in other work of the centre such as afforestation, rural health, and rural education is also encouraged and organized. Students are also encouraged to research topics of their interest and present these at morning assemblies. Assemblies, student-council meetings and specially
convened staff-student meetings are forums where discussion and debate over issues of concern in the school community or in the world are encouraged.
Culture classes – intended to extend intellectual and emotional horizons of the students – remain an integral part of the timetable, right until class 10.