Pre-Primary : Magic Years

Early childhood is our special concern and we place great importance on the child’s learning environment. Our entrance lobby with a colorful interactive display, assures the child that this is a place of fun and frolic. Tables, chairs, counters, and even bathroom sinks, are lowered to suit the child’s reach and to make him/her confident about coping with the environment. Every class has two teachers and a maid.


The library is a gaily-painted doll’s house in the second reception area, with low shelves, a puppet theatre and stuffed toys. It feels more like the enchanting story-telling nook it is. The children happily listen to their teachers and then through comment, song or dance nudge the story along. A mini podium is provided for a child who would like to read aloud or recite a favourite poem. The classrooms are equipped with Wi-Fi enabled Smart Boards to show playful animated films and classics.



Children whose birthdays fall in a particular month are encouraged to visit social welfare or charitable service centers where the less privileged live. Special nature walks and excursions to monuments are also organized. Such awareness programmes are arranged and managed by the school authorities with parental consent.

Our colourful Ecology Boards provide an early platform for children to discover themselves. Prepared by class teachers with inputs from the children, they serve as pleasurable and non-threatening learning centers. So for instance, a nature scene depicting a river coming down from the settlement crops up on the river bank, is the beginning of civilization and thereby a history lesson!


Starting with vocabulary, understanding of sounds, shapes and colors, acquaintance with the alphabet and numbers, and thinking in sequence, teachers guide the young ones to explore and experiment making sure the child does not feel overburdened. The toddlers learn to draw and paint, model with clay, sing, dance, go on excursions and learn about their environment. Child-size mini musical instruments are provided to arouse curiosity and interest. The play way equipment has been completely revamped, and now they have exciting physical development equipment to experiment with.

Now they have their own Gym, as also a Smart Board.


A “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” is made, not born and we make them young at The Indian School.

Every year, each one of the students in the nursery class is given an opportunity to become “a star”. We find this scheme has helped the child to feel special and unique and made the transition from preschool smoother and more enjoyable. The child feels we honour him/her individually, and that creates better bonding with classmates.

Whether it be the Literary Week or the Environment Week, Malhaar or the Annual Exhibition, every activity filters down to their level age-appropriately.