‘Education at Chitrakoota is a joyful growing experience of Life.’
Chitrakoota School has been, for about a decade and a half now, an ardent campaigner of the classic, globally acclaimed Montessori approach of learning which it practices at its pre-primary level of education.
The students of the post pre-primary years until the Xth standard are served by CBSE, the most extensively availed Central Board of Matriculation across India. Every affiliated School can be said to be a centre of excellence, objectively striking a balance between the existing curriculum and the extra-curricular. It is something every Chitrakootan will be proud of whenever he or she shall look back and reminisce about their formative schooling years.
Owing to its affiliation to CBSE, Chitrakoota students, by default, avail of methodologies like XSEED, which is a proven academic program that has oriented itself with a large number of secondary education boards across the world. It contains an elaborate micro-curriculum, teacher training modules, tools of evaluation and digital learning for children. It enhances analytical skills of students wherein they find problem-solving effortless. The XSEED generation of wards are increasingly inquisitive, expressive with language and like solving mathematical word problems. XSEED has been adopted by about three thousand schools across India.
Teach Next is the finest digital classroom or learning ecosystem, possessing award winning resources. It is founded on the strong idea that studying, far from being a painstaking act, can be made a rather effective way of learning with students being proactive through the whole process. Teach Next allows each child to find the classroom a fun learning place. TeachNext is an integrated system that makes the complete process of pedagogy and studying uncomplicated and delightful.
Technology and Cinema combine together in ‘School Cinema,’ an innovative, cinema-based teaching module which employs short films and workbooks for children K-XII and forces them to think on life and choices. This equips them with life skills and is the most direct and effective method for using real-life scenarios that will give them insight into choices and consequences.
NIE (Newspaper in Education), an invention of ‘The Times of India,’ is a fresh approach to help children be abreast of all learning while keeping it interesting and fun. It instills the habit of reading newspapers in students. It ushers in fresh ways of thinking, the ability to analyse and respond while transcending the mundane regular school syllabus.
A child’s receptive ability can be assessed effectively and correctly at great speed through the reactions obtained by Voter Technology instituted at Chitrakoota. Evaluation through this digital technique proves to be not only a pleasant affair but also makes the teachers’ life hassle-free and effortless.
The abundance of works by students pinned on a long queue of bulletin boards at Chitrakoota School manifests the regard and esteem attributed to each student and the value assigned to his or her efforts. The works of children being displayed on the boards in this fashion shoots up their confidence immensely and improves feelings of self-worth.
‘The co-curricular or extracurricular is what shapes the overall development of children in the real sense. It is as essential and indispensable as the curriculum.’
Virtues such as aesthetics have traditionally tended to be accorded a back seat in academic narratives. The race for materialistic achievements has made everyone blind to the fact that in the process, we have encouraged only rote learning and meaningless mugging up from books. To be able to make sense of and comprehend the subjects we study in the curriculum, it is necessary to have a practical, all-round engagement with a range of extracurricular activities. This is why the inclusion of aesthetics from a very junior level is considered essential in the whole journey of schooling at Chitrakoota.
Chitrakoota School consciously aspires and implements from the very beginning the infusion of aesthetics into each child through activities that shape and uplift the human spirit such as Art, Music, Dance, Theatre, Poetry, Debate, Quiz, Sports, etc. . Indulging in these elements is really engaging with life and children picking up these skills in their budding phase. These also enhance their creativity and infuse them with confidence. By inculcating skills like public speaking or performing on stage gives students the courage to stand up in front of an audience and overcome timidity and fear. They develop superior articulation skills which will serve them well across a range of domains in adult life.
Chitrakoota School is structurally designed to have ‘Theatre’ at its centrestage, right up with the regular curriculum. We believe acting, performing theatre fosters children’s creativity and builds sensitivity. It opens them up to different forms of expressions and communication.
We, at Chitrakoota, believe dancing will help children build coordination, strength and stamina but more importantly it elevates them spiritually by enabling a dialogue between body and soul.
Chitrakoota perceives music to be essential to the well-being of our students. Music evokes sensitivity, soothes anxiety and elevates their minds and is essentially spiritual. instincts in them, proving as it does universally, to soothe nerves in anxiety ridden conditions.
‘Chitrakoota firmly believes ‘Life’ itself to be a celebration, and does not skip any opportunity that bears scope for such observance.’
The child learning in Chitrakoota has no dearth of occasions ever that may offer him or her the chance to go onstage. There is always a flow of events hosted regularly that allow children to shine in the limelight and perform to a mammoth audience. Constant exposure like this instills and raises their self-belief and confidence. It teaches them skills to handle anxiety and pressure.
Chinnara Chilipili has each Montessori class participate in singing, story narration, skits, fancy dress, etc.
The annual ‘School Day’ extravaganza has dazzling performances by the students through dance, drama and ‘dhamaka’.
Chitrakoota School organizes Sports Day wherein all the children participate enthusiastically, upholding the main virtue of sportsmanship.
Exhibits of students on a range of topics are displayed in the Exhibitions event.
Chitrakoota Is Not Merely A School; It Is An Educational Vision. It’s Not The Number Of Students, But The Quality Of Education That Builds A Better Nation.