Classroom Environment

At Creative School, students work with their peers in mixed age groups. This kind of grouping mirrors the world we live in and provides a healthy interaction among children of varying ages. Older and younger children learn from one another as well as teach each other in their own ways. Vertical age grouping fosters learning from each other, inspirations, love for learning new ideas, and reduces the age based comparison setup for both the student and the teacher.  The teacher is a facilitator for the child’s own learning journey and not just a direct transmitter of information. Children’s interests, imagination, and performance will influence the direction of pursuit.

Early Childhood (Ages 3-6)

Children in this age group have a balance of interactive time through story telling, movement based activities, poems and songs and independent work time through hand-eye coordination work, sensorial and practical work, reading time, artwork, etc. Children realize the essence of free-play and imagination, and develop a deep connection with nature. For this age group, a rest/nap time is built into their daily schedule. A child who is above 5 years of age spends appropriate time in the Early Childhood and the Elementary classroom.

Elementary (Ages 6 - 10)

We have three classrooms that support these age groups in two-three year groupings. Children engage in learning in contexts that is appropriate across this age group. Short group workshops, paired modules, and individual work time spans the day. In addition to English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, children are expected to engage in languages and activities – storytelling sessions, meditation, music, art, clay-work, craft and games as an integral part of their learning. The cultural studies for this group will nurture the child’s interest in the communities they live in, bring awareness to demographics and diversities and focus on human interactions for a healthy and sustainable life.

Middle School (Ages 10 - 14)

We have two classrooms that support these age groups in two-three year groupings. These kids have some overlapping contexts with the elementary kids, and are further challenged in learning in depth-content for various contexts.  They have exposure to more routines and responsibilities to help them become more aware and in charge of their own learning and living needs. They also start taking ownership of their play-work-rest time balance with a flexible schedule. In addition to the Elementary program, the cultural studies for this group increase their understanding of their role in own society and the larger world, the meaning of human rights, freedom, and accessibility to resources. To continue as individuals into the communities they choose in their future, we will assist them with preparation in line with the IGCSE’s tenth standard examinations.

High School

As our students enter the 9th grade, they are prepared for the rigors of the IGCSE curriculum. Their prior years and continuing emphasis on self- care, these adolescents confidently explore global innovations in science and humanities, tackle multi-step investigations and develop their own interest in different areas. To continue as individuals into the communities they choose in their future, we will assist them with preparation in line with the IGCSE’s tenth standard examinations.