Learning at Aarth

    Our educational philosophy is centered around cultivating holistic growth and nurturing a love for learning. We believe in focusing on experiential learning, critical thinking, and character development, underpinned by differentiated instruction. Our commitment is to create a supportive environment for academic excellence and overall student growth, preparing them for the constantly evolving world. This approach ensures that every student receives tailored and personalized instruction, allowing them to thrive and reach their fullest potential.

    Learner Profile Attributes

    Approaches to Learning skills (ATL)

    Primary Years Programme

    The PYP offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum framework that builds conceptual understanding. It is a student-centered approach to education for children aged 3-12 that nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.

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    Middle School Programme

    The MYP framework empowers our students to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who can adapt to an ever-changing world. Through a curriculum that encourages critical thinking, creativity, and international-mindedness, our students develop the skills and attitudes necessary for success in the 21st century.

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    Senior School Programme

    The IB Senior School Programme is an internationally recognized and rigorous educational framework designed to prepare students for success in higher education and beyond. It emphasizes critical thinking, global perspectives, and holistic development. Students engage in a comprehensive curriculum, including a range of subjects and the Extended Essay, fostering well-rounded knowledge and skills. The programme encourages active inquiry, creativity, and community involvement, shaping students into informed, responsible, and culturally aware global citizens.

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    Holistic Learning at AARTH School

    At AARTH, our language curriculum is designed to embrace linguistic diversity and cultural understanding.

    From an early stage, students engage with a variety of languages, including Gujarati (the local language), English (a global medium of communication), Hindi (the official language of India), and Spanish (a global language) which is introduced from Grade 3 onward.

    Early Years

    Our Early Years language program emphasizes a learner-centered approach, nurturing literacy, critical thinking, and creativity. Through self-directed reading, children choose books and immerse themselves in literature. In small groups, students engage in thoughtful discussions about books, enhancing communication and social skills. Our language programme elements encourage imagination and language development, with activities like illustration and writing. Additionally, cross-grade interactions foster relationships and reduce conflicts, promoting reading and social skills. The Early Years enjoy an environment that fosters love for reading.

    Primary Years

    Aarth Universal School focuses on literacy development through tailored initiatives. DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) Time promotes independent reading and comprehension skills. Book Buddy, through multi-age interactions, enhances communication and social skills through cross age interactions. Writer’s Workshop delves into various writing genres, encouraging self-improvement through a series of processes involving multiple drafts. Literature Circles facilitate thoughtful discussions around unit-aligned books, refining communication and social skills promoting deeper appreciation of Literature and its elements. These diverse elements of our Language programme cater to diverse learning needs, fostering holistic literacy and communication skills.

    Middle Years

    At our middle school, language education is a core pillar of our commitment to nurturing global-mindedness and academic excellence within the Middle Years Programme. We prioritize language acquisition and development through a tailored approach that embraces the study of English as Language and Literature, Spanish and Hindi as Language Acquisition.

    English as Language and Literature: English serves as the cornerstone of our language programme. We place a strong emphasis on developing proficiency in English, both as a means of communication and as a vehicle for exploring literature and critical thinking. Students engage with a rich variety of texts and are encouraged to express themselves eloquently in both written and spoken forms.

    Spanish and Hindi as Language Acquisition: In addition to English, our students embark on a journey of language acquisition. Spanish and Hindi are offered, recognizing the importance of these languages locally and globally. Students progressively develop their language skills, starting from foundational levels and moving towards more advanced proficiency.

    ESL Programme: Our ESL programme provides targeted support for students to support the learning of English as a second language. We ensure that the children receive the additional assistance they need to become proficient in English, enabling them to fully participate in our academic community.

    Visual Arts

    Our Visual Arts programme is based on the belief that art should be shared and celebrated. Art is a powerful tool for social change and the VA curriculum gives multiple opportunities for students to use their art to engage with the community, address important issues and raise social awareness.

    Our Visual Arts curriculum spans various mediums, techniques, and styles. VA curriculum is planned by collaborating with other academic disciplines, allowing students to apply their creative thinking to subjects like science, technology, social sciences, etc. 

    Our curriculum explores art movements and genres encouraging students to analyze, interpret, and critique works of art from various time periods and cultures. 

    Each year, Art Exhibitions are organised to display the student work within the school community and beyond, promoting the celebration and sharing of art.

    Music

    At Aarth, we embrace Music as the beautiful craft of arranging and blending sounds to convey feelings and ideas. It’s a captivating way to express ourselves and find deeper meaning in our everyday lives. The students explore different types of musical instruments, connecting them to their surroundings. The Music curriculum gives opportunities for students to dive into various music genres, helping them give wings to their creativity.

    Dance and Drama

    Our dance and drama programme offers a comprehensive curriculum encompassing various concepts, styles, and forms. Prioritizing meticulous development of technique and skill, personalized feedback is provided to aid progress. Interdisciplinary learning is emphasized, collaborating with subjects like history, literature, and science. Accomplished dancers, actors, and drama artists specializing in diverse forms are invited to provide immersive experiences for students to deepen their knowledge and hone their craft. Beyond entertainment, the core objective is to convey that dance and drama serve as potent means of communication, enabling compelling messages and impactful expression.

    Aarth integrates technical and critical thinking skills into early education, following the STEAM approach. Our collaborative Design & Technology Programme combines various disciplines to promote skill-based knowledge. Key core principles across grades encompass Technologies and society, Engineering principles and systems, and Materials and technologies specialization. We emphasize competencies in investing, generating, producing, and evaluating. Our Design Tech programme follows a state-of-the-art Design Cycle – Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test. Our learning environment is equipped with the latest devices and tools, ensuring an engaging and dynamic educational journey that embodies the essence of STEAM education.

    At Aarth, we seamlessly integrate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into our curriculum, recognising it as more than just a tool but a catalyst for enriching education. By infusing technology into learning, we empower students with essential digital literacy skills, preparing them for the future as responsible users of technology.

    Through our approach which involves interactive digital resources, collaborative platforms and education on responsible online citizenship, we aim to foster critical thinking, enhance learning outcomes, and provide a global perspective. Digital tools are seamlessly integrated into all classes, emphasizing practical applications and exploration rather than traditional instruction methods. Our commitment is to harness the power of ICT to shape well-rounded, tech-savvy individuals who are not mere consumers of technology, but use it as a valuable tool for learning and growth and are ready for the challenges of tomorrow.

    Aarth Universal School prioritizes holistic development, including social-emotional development through ‘The Happiness Curriculum for Joyful Living’ that equips students with vital life skills, nurturing resilience and happiness. This transformative curriculum inspired by NCERT guidelines and Positive Psychology which has been designed to suit age specific requirements creates happier, more resilient classrooms, prioritizing student well-being and enriching their educational journey.

    Our integrated Sports programme makes individual and team sports integral to the curriculum. This holistic approach instils physical skills and values of teamwork, resilience, and lifelong well-being. At Aarth, we pride ourselves on nurturing students who will excel in sports and emerge as well-rounded individuals.

    Our emphasis on Physical and Health Education (PSHE and PHE) within the IB curriculum is rooted in nurturing holistic student development. Aligned with the IB learner profile, our PSPE and PHE programmes ensure students thrive physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally.

    Our approach includes:

    1. Individual Pursuits: Developing motor skills and movement capacity through activities like track and field, skating, badminton, etc. fostering achievement and improvement.
    2. Movement Composition: Exploring expressive potential through gymnastics, dance, martial arts, etc.
    3. Invasion Games: Understanding space manipulation, skills, and strategies through games like football, handball, cricket, etc. fostering teamwork and strategic thinking.
    4. Adventure Challenges: Encouraging collaborative problem-solving, critical thinking, teamwork and resilience through physical tasks.
    5. Health-Related Fitness: Learning about exercise response, body system interactions, and physical fitness, promoting healthy lifestyle and lifelong wellbeing.

    Our integrated Sports programme instils teamwork, resilience, and physical skills, nurturing well-rounded individuals who excel in sports.

    IIMUN, which stands for “India’s International Movement to Unite Nations,” is a dynamic youth leadership programme dedicated to fostering global awareness and leadership skills among students. This programme equips India’s youth to become effective global leaders with an Indian mindset, passionate about addressing international challenges aiming towards global unity. The Club promotes Indian culture and values and includes activities that empower young participants to develop crucial skills like diplomacy, negotiation and public speaking. It also helps students to become well-rounded and informed citizens who are prepared to make a difference in the world.

    Embracing a Sustainable Future

    At AARTH, we are committed to shaping not just brilliant minds, but responsible global citizens. Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), we integrate these global aspirations into our curriculum and ethos.

    Our Approach:
    – Holistic Education: Beyond academic excellence, we strive to instill a sense of responsibility towards the environment, social justice, and economic equality.
    – Curriculum Integration: The UN SDGs are seamlessly woven into our teaching methods and curriculum, creating a comprehensive understanding of the interconnected challenges our world faces.
    – Student Initiatives: Encouraging students to take the lead in projects that address UN SDGs fosters a sense of empowerment and purpose.

    Visit us to witness how we nurture future leaders who not only achieve personal success but contribute to a sustainable and equitable world.

    Fostering excellence beyond the classroom at Aarth, we believe in nurturing well-rounded individuals. Our commitment to excellence goes beyond academic achievements, encompassing experiences that shape character, leadership and community engagement.

    Broadening Horizons, One Trip at a Time

    Education extends far beyond textbooks, and our field and outstation trips are a testament to that belief. These excursions offer students hands-on experiences that stimulate curiosity, enhance learning, and foster camaraderie.

    – Educational Value: Each trip is carefully designed to complement classroom learning and provide real-world insights.
    – Cultural Immersion: Exposing students to diverse cultures promotes open-mindedness and global awareness.
    – Adventure and Fun: Learning is most effective when it’s enjoyable. Our trips strike a balance between education and recreation.

    Discover the world with us, as we embark on journeys that inspire a love for exploration and knowledge.

    Making a Difference, One Act of Kindness at a Time

    A core pillar of our educational philosophy is instilling a sense of responsibility towards the community. Our community outreach programs empower students to make a positive impact on the world around them.

    – Social Service Projects: Students actively participate in projects addressing local issues, from environmental conservation to supporting underprivileged communities.
    – Collaborations with NGOs: Collaboration with NGOs amplify our impact, providing students with a broader perspective on societal challenges.
    – Empathy and Leadership: Through community outreach, students develop empathy, leadership skills, and a lifelong commitment to social responsibility.

    AARTH: Building a community of compassionate and proactive individuals who understand the value of giving back.

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