Hallmark of Childhood

The Middle School curriculum is unique and amalgamates the curriculum of all boards seamlessly.

The hallmarks of the Birla Open Minds Middle School Curriculum are:

The Middle Year School curriculum focuses on providing a comprehensive education that builds upon the foundational knowledge acquired in the elementary years and prepares learners for the more specialised and advanced studies of high school.

Features of the curriculum::

  1. Core Subjects
  2. Language Development
  3. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
  4. Social Studies
  5. Arts and Humanities
  6. Physical Education and Health
  7. Technology and Digital Literacy
  8. Personal and Social Development
  9. Soul Science
  10. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  11. Career Exploration and Life Skills
  12. Assessments

The Middle Years curriculum amalgamates the curriculum of all the educational boards seamlessly, and in this lies its uniqueness. We begin teaching separate subjects, but an integrated and interdisciplinary teaching approach is followed, wherever appropriate. The Middle Years continue to be student-centric where the onus of learning shifts from the teacher to the student. The methodology is constructive, taking the child from his/her known context to the unknown, from concrete to abstract ideas and from local to global issues and concerns. A wide range of innovative methods such as active learning, cooperative activities, inquiry, and experience-based learning are used in the classroom. These methods aim at developing competencies rather than mastering the given content.

  • interdisciplinary approach
  • Go beyond the textbooks
  • Connect knowledge to the life outside the school
  • Shift away from rote methods
  • Stimulating school environment
  • Effective assessment system
  • Nurture sensitivity towards environment,economy and society

Our focus is to take students away from rote learning, make them go beyond textbooks and establish a real-life connect with the knowledge they acquire. A wide range of scholastic and co-scholastic opportunities instil confidence and discipline in children. The areas of learning covered within the parameters of our curriculum are as follows:

Scholastic Subjects :

  • English Language Arts
  • Hindi
  • Third Language
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Information and Communication Technology

Besides the scholastic areas, there are various co-scholastic areas that are a part of the curriculum and give the students an opportunity to express themselves.

Co-scholastic subjects :

  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Individual and Team Sports
  • Community Service Projects
  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education
  • Physical Education, Yoga, and Sports (SPEED)
  • Soul Science

The SPEED programme helps to develop sport skills and creates health awareness. Exposure to individual and team sports encourage individual effort, a sense of team spirit and accomplishment.

Birla Open Minds follows a holistic and dynamic approach to education where, besides scholastic and co-scholastic subjects, a child also learns 'Soul Science' at school. The study of 'Soul Science', we believe, will help children to deal with different emotions, challenges, stress, anxiety and social insecurities. It will teach and guide them on leadership and motivation, and how to regulate personal and school life through time management. The lessons have been developed through extensive research and application by our R&D team.

Our focus on developing communication skills will help children appreciate the value of education, as it would reflect in their ability to express themselves. Field trips, excursions, activities, projects and presentations provide experiential learning opportunities. Besides, Dance, Fine Arts, Western and Indian Music, Yoga, Speech and Drama promote holistic development.

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education helps students to address their age-specific interests and concerns, builds awareness, and promotes compassion and ethical conduct. Children construct stories through a series of pictures or assemble toys by following guided instructions and illustrations. Students are encouraged to participate in inter-house cultural and sports events. Active learning techniques like free play, dramatization, puppetry, singing, dancing and cooking enhance their interest in learning.