The Montessori method is a child centric educational approach based on scientific observations of the children from birth to adulthood and has been successfully implemented for over a century in a variety of cultures across the globe. The Montessori methodology is a scientific blend of developmental milestones (nature) and the prepared environment (nurture). When nature and nurture are in harmony and synchronization, it is possible to optimize the potential of all children.
Under the guidance of qualified Montessori mentors, learners at GD Goenka Signature School, start their journey of learning, with the focus on Montessori methods in the Pre Primary grades. The classrooms are well-equipped with all the Montessori material required by the learners to make learning more meaningful besides being FUN! A learning triangle is formed by the mentor, the child and the environment in the classroom.
It is an approach that values the human spirit and the fuller development of the child in all domains- physical, social, emotional and cognitive through - Practical Life Exercises (PLE) - Simple activities derived from day to day life that aid in the growth and development of the child's intellect and concentration.The sensory activities tune and refine the senses. The learning is by direct perceptions, in which the student learns abstract concepts in concrete form.
Students graduating from the Montessori classes are well-equipped to take on the rigor and vastness of the REAL WORLD CURRICULUMTM. A multi-purpose hall with stage and auditorium to seat 1,000, the design and Technology lab and the Real World Montessori Suite ensure that the 21st Century Skills we focus on, are constantly developed in every student to nurture them in to capable global citizens.
The campus is designed around a flowing river called the 'River of Knowledge'. Large, naturally lit and fully-equipped classrooms and open-area 'Studios' for students to work on their own with dedicated Math, Science and ICT labs give students an academic impetus. GD Goenka Signature School library with a collection of digital and print resources expands the worldview of students.
GD Goenka Signature School has a thriving, vibrant and energetic arts program. Three buildings with three floors each are dedicated for Performing Arts like Dance & Music and Visual Arts like Craft and Painting. The dance and movement program focuses on movement exploration, observation, self awareness and expression through a combination of dance choreography . Theatre, music, storytelling and improvisational movement help students to improve their body language and enhance their personalities.
A robust wireless network backed by high speed internet access to all indoor and outdoor spaces connect the students and mentors to the world at all times, keeping them abreast of all global developments. A dedicated MUN (Modern United Nations) room for debating global issues give them a clear idea of the occurrences worldwide. Several areas of the school are themed around various countries and cultures.