Academics @ Paragon Intl School
Paragon International School is a 2 section school and its class size is strictly limited to 25 children. Presently, the school is up to Class V and will go up to Class XII. The student-teacher ratio stands at 14:1. Full-time counsellors, special educators and medical staff provide specialized support to a committed school faculty.
The age of entry for children will be 3 years 6 months to 4 years and 6 months as of 31st March of the year of joining.
The School promotes a rigorous curricular program which not only develops the intellectual capabilities of its students but also aims at turning out effective and successful human beings who would be:-
- Thinking individuals who can articulate their thoughts effectively and compete successfully in an international environment.
- Proud and responsible citizens of not only their country but also the world, and who transcend the barriers of caste, colour, creed, and religion.
- Caring and sharing human beings who put others before themselves.
- Socially conscious persons who are sensitive to the environment around them including social issues.
- Creative people with the ability to express themselves not only in words but also through various art forms.
- Motivated to further their academic pursuits by enrolling into university degrees and professional jobs or setting up their own business/industries.
- Ethical persons have the ability to judge between right and wrong.
- Explorative persons with a quest to search for knowledge beyond the classroom.
- Team players with the ability to work effectively in a group.
The school offers a broad and balanced curriculum that is designed to match the educational needs of the children within the parameters of the ICSE and ISC examination framework. Paragon International School offers a ‘holistic, quality education in this part of the country. Our objective is to enrich students’ knowledge to enable them to take their Board exams with confidence and effectiveness.
A carefully planned academic syllabus ensures that a child enjoys the years spent in learning and discovery, and acquires a sound understanding of concepts in Maths, Science & Humanities and develops high communication skills. The syllabus is enriched by teacher designed worksheets and subject-integrated projects. Emphasis is placed on learning through curriculum related trips, talks by invited speakers and films.
In the pre-primary years we follow a non-formal approach to learning. Children are encouraged to explore the environment around them and feel their presence in it, through projects which integrate art, craft, music and dance. Activities are designed to develop their finer motor skills and promote their sensorial development. Due emphasis is also laid on developing communication skills.
THE JUNIOR SCHOOL CLASSES 1 TO 5
The Junior School dwells on the spirit of exploration and enquiry. Emphasis is laid on acquiring sound language skills, clarity of mathematical concepts and the discovery and understanding of scientific principles. Through extensive project work, they are given awareness of the richness of the diverse history and culture of India. The children also acquire all the building blocks of scholarship, along with good study habits and a love for learning.
There are no formal examinations for the children of junior school. Teacher’s evaluation and assessments are continuous and ongoing and form the basis of a child’s performance in a class. Light home work is given every day to reinforce the concepts taught in class.
Homework is set every day during term time and is considered to be an integral part of the learning process in encouraging independent study. The time students are expected to devote to their homework increases from six hours a week in Class VI to 14 hours per week in Class X. Students preparing for Board exams will be expected to spend considerably longer time in later years.
Regular assessment of students’ work is considered crucial to the educational process. Performance is discussed both with the parents and the students. Students’ performance in all subject is reviewed each term whilst assessments under examination conditions take place four times every year. Cycle Tests and exams begin in Class VI and there are two reporting terms – September and February every year. Class XI will have examinations in September and February apart from the cycle tests. Class XII will have examinations in May, September , December and January.