Academics

Pre Primary

Children are not things to be moulded but people to be unfolded ” –Jess Lair.
Indeed, children come as packages wrapped with multi levels of talent and promise. It is up to the adults around them to unfold those levels and help them discover their innate capabilities and shape their unique personalities. In fact, the kindergarten years are vitally important in laying the foundation for a child’s learning and this has been recognized in the new National Education Policy.
At DPS Whitefield, our curriculum is unique in its approach towards teaching new concepts. We follow a combination of Montessori and Kindergarten pedagogy with a theme based and activity based curriculum, designed to achieve the 21st century skills of Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Communication from the foundational level. Our kindergarten children develop these qualities through fun filled ways of learning such as Circle time, Rhyme time, Story time, Reading time, audio–visual aids, field trips and celebrations of important festivals and events.

Primary

Primary education, today, is much more than the knowledge of reading, writing and arithmetic. As social life becomes more and more complex, the content of primary education is bound to expand. Primary education is the incubator for the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and innovators, therefore at DPS Whitefield, we prepare the young minds through interesting and challenging instructional strategies and keep our students engaged in a meaningful manner. We follow the CBSE syllabus in a strict yet child friendly way which incorporates every tool for the holistic development of the child. A proper balance between academics and co-curricular activities helps the children to approach school life with interest and enthusiasm.

Higher Secondary

Higher Secondary is the threshold of stepping onto a life outside the cloistered ambience of high school and it is therefore a crucial phase in the academic journey of students.

The Higher-secondary curriculum aims at conceptual clarity as the children are being prepared for the CBSE Board exams. All activities and assessments are done as per the CBSE curriculum. The school offers three streams of study- Science, Commerce and Humanities. Students can choose from a  reasonably wide range of subjects, based on their interest and calibre and are guided by experienced senior faculty of the school.

Teachers handle each subject with utmost care focussing on individual attention and differentiated learning and providing ample practice for students to  get through the board exams with absolute ease.

Open School (NIOS)

NIOS is the largest open schooling system in the world which primarily aims at making education accessible to all learners who find it challenging to confer to the rigors of formal schooling; the time frames for attending school and taking exams at set times during the year.

As a system it brings flexibility to the learner as the pace of learning and the subject choices are left to the interest of the student. The exams are also conveniently spread through the year to help the students learn and take exams at their comfort. NIOS enables athletes, dancers, children with special needs and others who do not have access to a formal schooling system for various reasons to pursue their interests and be considered for college admissions on par with the students from the conventional stream.

At DPS, Whitefield, we offer the NIOS curriculum parallel to the CBSE stream through Endeavour to support all students in their pursuit to complete secondary and senior secondary levels of education. In this endeavor, we have been successful in gearing our students to complete their twelfth grade and also enroll into prestigious colleges.

Inclusive Education

DPS Whitefield has joined hands with Endeavour learning services to drive the spirit of inclusion into our mainstream school environment.Together we work with children with learning disabilities and also run programmes for differently abled children.
Our small learning groups ensures that every child recieves ample opportunities to enable effective academic learning. Timely integration for extracurricular activities brings in the necessary component of experential social learning.
Dr Vidya Doraiswamy ,heads the special unit and is the school’s counsellor and an accomplished professional in the field of special education.