Grades 11 & 12
The HSEA Grades 11 and 12 programme builds a bridge to the future with effective steps to be taken towards undergraduate and later, graduate programmes. It keeps in mind that education must include human and social considerations, and lend itself to adaptability. We live in families but also in a society, and this has wider connotations and responsibilities. Exploring an argument, but also analysing a line of reasoning logically, is an art that has to be developed. Students spend time with mentors, understanding the contemporary relevance of the subjects they are pursuing. Being able to reach beyond themselves and touch the lives of others, search for new answers to old questions and connect to humanity in general, are an important part of each learner’s development.
With a faculty well versed with college requirements both in India and overseas, support with regard to choices is available. As a school we also work with counsellors who can guide our students with specific college application processes. Based on what a student is looking for we recommend a suitable advisor.
Our graduating students have gone on to attend universities in India and abroad. College advisors also work with our faculty to keep them informed about what colleges to look for so that students can have a road map. We believe that it is important for our students to focus on what they are passionate about and not just engage in activities for the sake of doing so. Addressing passion and interest is crucial. It defines who we are.
Our Primary Programme (Grades 1, 2 and 3) is built on the philosophy and pedagogy of Maria Montessori, which takes into consideration the growing and developmental needs of children of this age group. The mixed age group in each environment (ages 6 to 9 approximately) provides opportunities for wider social interaction, the development of essential life skills such as cooperating with others, turn-taking, understanding the dynamics of a group, and accepting responsibility for one's decisions and actions. Groups of children work on different concepts, unlike in a traditional classroom where every child is doing the same thing.
After spending time in the Primary Montessori environment, children are ready to move to a single aged group from Grade 4 onwards. Our philosophy and practices remain in place, while learners gradually adapt to a more structured timetable. Our Middle School programme is more about a curriculum and not so much about a syllabus. This includes learners’ own unique experiences, and opportunities are given to discover their own potential.
At the end of Grade 8, our educators discuss the road ahead jointly with the children and their parents. We offer both the ICSE and the IGCSE for Grade 10, and the ISC, AS & A Levels for Grade 12. Students may choose one of these boards based on their future plans and requirements. Emphasis is on preparing for future education and the steps to be taken towards entering undergraduate and later, graduate programmes.