First international school of Lucknow


The Modern School, Lucknow, is now the first and only international school of Lucknow, offering International Baccalaureate from Switzerland, Geneva, considered to be the best curriculum in the world for child-centered student development, individual attention (20-25 students per classroom) and lifelong learning. It is PYP or Primary Years Program, for age group of 3 years to 12 years – grades nursery to five. The school is offering it since 2010. For more information click here.

The school is also implementing the IB MYP or Middle Years Program, currently for classes 6 to 8.

The classrooms are air-conditioned for maximum productivity of learning and each classroom has smart-class / digital equipment for maximum first-hand learning.

The school offers for children of ages 14 to 17 years old, the ICSE and ISC curriculum of Indian Schools Certification Examinations, New Delhi. For students’ academic achievements and competition success, click here.

The following attributes, attitudes, skills and concepts are inculcated in each child from Pre-primary upto MYP, essential for successful career and quality life for each child:

 

10 ATTRIBUTES

Inquirers
They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

Knowledgeable
They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

Thinkers
They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

Communicators
They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

Principled
They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

Open-minded
They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

Caring
They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

Risk-takers
They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

Balanced
They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

Reflective
They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.

 

12 ATTITUDES

Appreciation  Appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people.

Commitment  Being committed to their own learning, persevering and showing self- discipline and responsibility.

Confidence  Feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices.

Cooperation   Cooperating, collaborating, and leading or following as the situation demands.

Creativity   Being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas.

Curiosity   Being curious about the nature of learning, about the world, its people and cultures.

Empathy  Imagining themselves in another’s situation in order to understand his or her reasoning and emotions, so as to be open-minded and reflective about the perspectives of others.

Enthusiasm   Enjoying learning and willingly putting the effort into the process.

Independence  Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgments based on reasoned argument, and being able to defend their judgments.

Integrity   Being honest and demonstrating a considered sense of fairness.

Respect   Respecting themselves, others and the world around them.

Tolerance   Being sensitive about differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.

 

5 SKILLS

Thinking skills

Acquisition of knowledge  Gaining specific facts, ideas, vocabulary; remembering in a similar form.

Comprehension  Grasping meaning from material learned; communicating and interpreting learning.

Application   Making use of previously acquired knowledge in practical or new ways.

Analysis  Taking knowledge or ideas apart; separating into component parts; seeing relationships; finding unique characteristics.

Synthesis   Combining parts to create wholes; creating, designing, developing and innovating.

Evaluation   Making judgments or decisions based on chosen criteria; standards and conditions.

Dialectical thought   Thinking about two or more different points of view at the same time; understanding those points of view; being able to construct an argument for each point of view based on knowledge of the other(s); realizing that other people can also take one’s own point of view.

Metacognition   Analysing one’s own and others’ thought processes; thinking about how one thinks and how one learns.

Social skills

Accepting responsibility  Taking on and completing tasks in an appropriate manner; being willing to assume a share of the responsibility.

Respecting others  Listening sensitively to others; making decisions based on fairness and equality; recognizing that others’ beliefs, viewpoints, religions and ideas may differ from one’s own; stating one’s opinion without hurting others.

Cooperating   Working cooperatively in a group; being courteous to others; sharing materials; taking turns.

Resolving conflict  Listening carefully to others; compromising; reacting reasonably to the situation; accepting responsibility appropriately; being fair.

Group decision-making  Listening to others; discussing ideas; asking questions; working towards and obtaining consensus.

Adopting a variety of group roles  Understanding what behaviour is appropriate in a given situation and acting accordingly; being a leader in some circumstances, a follower in others.

Communication skills

Listening  Listening to directions; listening to others; listening to information.

Speaking  Speaking clearly; giving oral reports to small and large groups; expressing ideas clearly and logically; stating opinions.

Reading   Reading a variety of sources for information and pleasure; comprehending what has been read; making inferences and drawing conclusions.

Writing   Recording information and observations; taking notes and paraphrasing; writing summaries; writing reports; keeping a journal or record.

Viewing   Interpreting and analysing visuals and multimedia; understanding the ways in which images and language interact to convey ideas, values and beliefs; making informed choices about personal viewing experiences.

Presenting   Constructing visuals and multimedia for a range of purposes and audiences; communicating information and ideas through a variety of visual media; using appropriate technology for effective presentation and representation.

Non-verbal communication  Recognizing the meaning of visual and kinesthetic communication; recognizing and creating signs; interpreting and utilizing symbols.

Self-management skills

Gross motor skills  Exhibiting skills in which groups of large muscles are used and the factor of strength is primary.

Fine motor skills   Exhibiting skills in which precision in delicate muscle systems is required.

Spatial awareness  Displaying a sensitivity to the position of objects in relation to oneself or each other.

Organization  Planning and carrying out activities effectively.

Time management  Using time effectively and appropriately.

Safety  Engaging in personal behaviour that avoids placing oneself or others in danger or at risk.

Healthy lifestyle   Making informed choices to achieve a balance in nutrition, rest, relaxation and exercise; practising appropriate hygiene and self-care.

Codes of behaviour   Knowing and applying appropriate rules or operating procedures of groups of people.

Informed choices  Selecting an appropriate course of action or behaviour based on fact or opinion.

Research skills

Formulating questions   Identifying something one wants or needs to know and asking compelling and relevant questions that can be researched.

Observing Using all the senses to notice relevant details.

Planning   Developing a course of action; writing an outline; devising ways of finding out necessary information.

Collecting data   Gathering information from a variety of first- and second-hand sources such as maps, surveys, direct observation, books, films, people, museums and ICT.

Recording data   Describing and recording observations by drawing, note taking, making charts, tallying, writing statements.

Organizing data   Sorting and categorizing information; arranging into understandable forms such as narrative descriptions, tables, timelines, graphs and diagrams.

Interpreting data   Drawing conclusions from relationships and patterns that emerge from organized data.

Presenting research findings  Effectively communicating what has been learned; choosing appropriate media.