Age (11-14 Years) Middle Secondary School

The middle schooling at C.D. Foundation aims to develop positive attitudes and beliefs in its students. The planning is laid down in ways that increases the academic perseverance of the students and prompts them to engage in productive behaviours including setting and meeting goals, doing quality work, and seeing it through to completion by seeking support and solutions to overcome obstacles.
The belief remains that a child learns all the time- consciously and sub-consciously and that knowledge is the outcome of a child’s own activity in a well-stimulated and guided environment. The curriculum is in sync with the CBSE Board guidelines which is based on the understanding that the child is a natural learner and it draws upon each learner’s ability to construct their own knowledge and supportively nurture their interests in ‘making meaning’.
C.D. Foundation nurtures each child’s interest through hands-on experience, research of inquiries that are driven to ignite the child’s imagination and to have an interdisciplinary approach in all the academic planning. Learning and teaching is not compartmentalized- the curriculum is well integrated both vertically and horizontally. There is an interconnection between learning areas- scholastic and co-scholastic in order to ensure continuity and a smooth transition from the primary school years moving through the middle block and eventually to the senior level of the school. Regular community service also evolves students going out of their comfort zone to help and offer support to the less fortunate making them develop a sense of accountability to the society.
The space given at school is to unleash free expression and imagination using selected tools in art, music, dance, drama and also to provide development in talent and interest in a digitalized world in order to experiment with self-learning. The air within the campus is woven with development of soft skills and attributes of learning work ethics, endeavour, perseverance, humility, self-respect, confidence and leadership to grow into people of substance. Outdoor camps, student exchange programmes are also conducted for experiential learning and a phenomenal exchange of cultures is visible.
Equal importance is given to the need to develop skills like analytical and critical thinking, communication, research, and self-management to prepare the students for the real life situations growing up to be informed and aware global citizens of tomorrow. Providing experiences in education, arts and personality traits walking alongside in the journey of life with a handpicked team of educators and facilitators we surely live up to the motto ‘Teach Each Child, Develop Whole Child’.