NPS Whitefield is affiliated to CBSE, which emphasizes on teaching students how to learn and what to learn, equally. At NPS Whitefield, we encourage our students to think for themselves and strive to make the classes as interactive as possible. It is our constant endeavor to facilitate and provide a productive learning process through activity-oriented lessons, hands-on work and extensive co-curricular activities. Our students will learn to be collaborators, innovators, and creative thinkers who will be ready to take on any challenge.
Kindergarten is offered at the earlychildhood level. Children begin Kindergarten when they are three years old and continue until they join Grade 1. Children join Kindergarten at four years of age and continue for two years until they graduate to Grade 1.
NPS offers an integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum for Primary school. Our academically rigorous CBSE curriculum is integrated with creative arts and presented imaginatively to engage the students physically, cognitively and emotionally.
Middle School students study a curriculum that is broad based with emphasis on the core subjects – Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Languages. Students are engaged in experiential learning through a variety of resources. In addition to Art, Music, Drama and Physical Education, there are also many enrichment activities including outbound trips and exchanges with other schools.
Lifelong learning evolves when a holistic eco-system is nurtured in its true spirit. NPS Whitefield strives to weave in its dynamic fabric a multidimensional array of opportunities to channelize the inborn talents of every individual beyond the four walls of the classroom offering varied platforms to realize their multiple-intelligences and potential.
Arts education, broadly categorized as visual and performing arts includes music, dance, theatre and the myriad forms of creative art, plays a pivotal role in the all-round development of the student. The development of creative ability enhances the neural systems that benefit motor skills, originality and emotional balance. The Arts teachers mentor the students enabling them to progress in artistic techniques and aesthetic sensibility. Due importance is given to this discipline as the thinking skills it involves such as experimentation, exploration and imagination becomes the foundation for higher level thinking skills such as synthesis, inquiry and research.
The union of a healthy mind within a healthy body emerges from the well-structured programme which integrates Physical Education in the curriculum. Apart from building motor skills and coordination it significantly impacts the development of the brain and therefore the behavior. The state-of–the–art infrastructure facilitates a gamut of outdoor and indoor sports activities such as Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Badminton, Cricket, Table Tennis, Yoga, Aerobics, Athletics and Taekwondo. Inter-House and Inter-school competitions raise the bar. Enduring life lessons are learnt in the sporting arena such as discipline, team spirit, peer relationship, patience, cooperation, stress management and leadership qualities.
Students are offered options of participating in various clubs which provide ample scope for identifying talents and honing multi skills while interacting with their peer and mentors. The clubs include Environment, Health and Wellness, Cyber, Math, Science, Theatre, Robotics, Chess, Model United Nations and Quiz. The clubs foster activities, debates, awareness campaigns, community service as well as steps to combat environmental and social issues.
The early years follows flexible schedules starting the day with assemblies, physical exercise, circle time or group-chat. The students of early years have a mid-morning break followed with out-door play. The school day is scheduled to ensure the child’s holistic learning needs are met at all times.
The school timings for students in the early learning programme:Nursery - 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
Classes 1 and above with have a mid morning break and afternoon lunch break. The breaks also give students time to interact and play with their peers. A typical day begins with a whole school assembly which sets the tone for the day. The students of class 4 and above take turns to make presentations, conduct quizzes and other interactive programmes on current affairs. This gives them the opportunity to hone their public speaking skills, increase their general knowledge through active involvement and creates a healthy student culture of self-learning. The rest of the day students participate in interactive classes where spontaneity is actively encouraged. Additionally, co-curricular activities like sports, music, dance, etc. are interwoven into the daily schedule to ensure the holistic development of the students.