Our academic programme is at par with the best in the world. We inculcate a joy of learning and discovery for the students across all levels and fields.
The school is designed to function on an ethos which works towards the balanced development of body, mind and soul clearly distinguishing it from the rest. The students will be provided a rigorous, stimulating and enjoyable education, cultivating their capacity to think, learn, understand, and reflect, both on the world around them and their responsibilities within. It will also develop and maintain their physical fitness, resilience, and self-reliance, enhancing confidence and well-being. We believe in the saying, ‘A lesson well taught is a lesson well learnt’.
The school follows the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) pattern of education which brings out the best in the students. The holistic curriculum will encourage students to be active learners who explore, understand and participate in the world around them. By exposing students to a wide variety of disciplines, finesse will be added to both cognitive and non-cognitive skills, so as to prepare them for a well-balanced life outside school.
Equally important to learning and living in a complex world, are the skills gained through the process of inquiry, discovery, application, and creativity. As a learning community, the school provides an invigorating platform for the students to interact with staff, junior and senior students, the administration and society at large.
At SAI International Residential School, the only feat difficult to achieve is finding time to be bored, as the education offered is beyond the confines of the classrooms. In today’s increasingly urban and media-driven world, the school’s ability to offer an extraordinary array of activities is what makes an education here like no other, offering a wide variety of challenging tasks and project based activities in music, drama, visual arts, design technology, spirituality, leadership, physical education and global education, within the classroom and beyond. ‘Where there is information, there is enlightenment’, SIRS strictly abides by this famous saying.
In response to diverse abilities, interests, attitudes, and goals, student support services provide an inclusive educational environment for each and every child, addressing the individual academic, social, emotional, health and behavioral development and needs. Support is provided across all grade levels in a variety of ways. It is largely a student-directed initiative; peer tutoring is made available as and when required.
Students need to develop and effectively apply critical thinking skills to their academic studies, to enable them to face the complex problems or make critical choices that they may come across, as a result of the information explosion and other rapid technological changes. SIRS encourages students to become critical thinkers, frame and ask meaningful questions and arrive at the right answers, a skill essential to strengthen their knowledge base. ‘Every field stays alive only to the extent that fresh questions are generated and taken seriously’.
The five essential creative and imaginative abilities include questioning and challenging, making connections and seeing relationships, envisaging what might be, exploring ideas and keeping options open, and reflecting critically on ideas, actions and outcomes.
SAI has introduced SAI Samskara and SAI Global Studies as specialized courses to provide an all round knowledge base for the students. Teachers are trained to focus on specific student needs and get actively involved in their day-to-day activities. SIRS considers the family members of students a part of the learning team and an integral part of the learning process, therefore regular interaction with parents on a weekly basis through formal meetings, phone calls, and emails are conducted.
Within the school, students are involved in planning, organizing and implementing a number of tasks, with adequate handholding by mentors, as and when required. Thus, a plethora of activities such as taking care of younger students, planning and conducting the school assemblies, organizing annual functions and sports day, celebrations, working with teachers for various productions offer an opportunity for children to learn beyond the realm of academics. The Pursuit of Excellence Programme is designed to support students in their chosen field or arena, enabling them to pursue extra-curricular activities outside the school.