Pragyanam is a CBSE affiliated school in Gurugram. It is guided by Stanford University and offers a 'No Limit Curriculum'.
At this school, we offer W.H.O. Life Skills such as Critical Thinking, Empathy, Communication, etc.
A no-limit person has no internally imposed limitations and they refuse to allow outsiders to place any limits on them.
Our ‘No-Limit Curriculum’ is about children discovering their own ‘No Limitness’. The curriculum will provide a nurturing and stimulating space for children to learn and grow.
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We have different spaces for individual study/reflection, indoor and outdoor nature study, small and large group activities, indoor and outdoor performance areas. It is unlike a typical school with classrooms and a library etc.
In a class, there are a maximum of 25 students. Till KG, there are 2 teachers. From Class 1, there will be 1 teacher in the class. However, the staff-student ratio of the school will be 1:10 as there will be additional teachers for subject specific learning.
The School will be affilicated with CBSE board. While we understand the value of international boards, the mainstream in India is still CBSE. Being affiliated to CBSE, we can still pursue the methods of learning prescribed by international boards, which is what we intend to do. Affiliating to international boards would have increased costs for parents and also reduced options for them - therefore our decision to remain with CBSE while innovating on all other fronts.
Other co-curricular activities:
- Music (Room)
- Art & Craft (Room)
- Dramatics (Hall)
- Dance (Hall)
- Pottery & Sculpture (Room)
We use air-conditioned buses. However, parents can directly pick & drop their children if they so wish. Wherever allowed, the buses will drop children to the closest point possible. For specific pickup points, please discuss with transport dept at the time of admission. Also, the buses we have are GPS-enabled.
Security of children is maintained at international levels in our school.
Normal School Hours are from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. After this, we offer day care till 6:30 PM (Charges extra). During this time, children are free to do any activity that interests them for example creative arts, performing arts, sports, doing research, homework support, nap time, etc.
Pragyanam is the senior school started by the founders of Footprints. While Footprints focuses on early years, Pragyanam will offer a world class school system for K-12 education in India. The founders of Pragyanam are:
Mr. Raj Singhal: He is a seasoned entrepreneur and the father of 14-year old twins. An IIT Delhi alumnus, he is passionate about creating world-class education facilities in India.
Mr. Ashish Aggarwal: He is an alumnus of both IIT Delhi and IIM Calcutta and the father of an 11-year old. A multidisciplinary executive, he is committed to creating a value-based organisation.
Mr. Purvesh Sharma: He is a life coach and the father of a 12 year old. An IIT Delhi alumnus, he is focussed on helping people lead meaningful and fulfilling lives.
Mr. Sushant Kalra: He is an award-winning parenting coach and a TEDx Speaker. He is also the Founder Director of Parwarish Institute of Parenting.
The Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) at Stanford University has signed an MoU with Footprints. The MoU enables us to access resources from Stanford, learn from them and participate in training sessions organised by them. As part of the MoU, our teachers and staff members will receive training from CSET. For example, the Head of School went to Stanford to attend a course titled “Improving Instruction to Promote Excellence for All” from 06 to 12 Aug 2018. Similar programs will be attended by our teachers.
Our pedagogy approach is based on neurosciences - ensuring learning is effective (relevant, deep with long term retention). We focus on student work with real world connect - primarily projects that address an essential question; the process of completing the project covers selected parts of the curriculum, and is then publicly exhibited. This also embeds teamwork, higher order thinking skills into the curriculum. Most importantly, the learning approach at Pragyanam aims to create effective lifelong learners that are comfortable with their own selves and the use of technology as it evolves - to hit the ground running (when they graduate). Pragyanam offers a transformational learning experience to students with the help of a robust and inventive academic curriculum called the ‘No-Limit Curriculum’.
Students are given a problem/challenge to solve (e.g. what happened to the missing malaysian airlines flight) or a project to create (a public exhibition of egyptian artefacts).
In either approach, the students are guided through the curriculum bits (what they need to learn) in order to create the project or solve the problem. So for example in the MH137 problem, they will learn geography, atmospheric pressure, seas and oceans, distance, speed and velocity, fractions and percentages (no. of passengers vs capacity), buoyancy (archimedes) and so on. It is the pedagogy team that decides the minimum scope and depth of concepts to be covered in a particular problem - but children often go beyond.
Don’t forget that a project is only a visible demonstration of “inter-related concepts” learnt, individual concepts are learnt using various other methods.
Teachers will be specifically trained for at least 2 months in our methodology and philosophy before the start of the session. Apart from initial training, there will be ongoing trainings.
We have specifically tied up with Stanford University for teacher training. Lot of research that has happened in improving instructional quality in teaching will be imparted to our teachers as part of this tie-up.
Admission Fees - INR 40,000/-
Annual Fees - INR 40,000/-
Security Deposit - INR 20,000 (Refundable)
Quarterly Tuition Fees – 35000*/40000**/55000***
Quarterly Food Fee – 10000*/12000/15000/**
All charges are published in the fee structure, we do not charge anything extra during the year.
Sibling discount - 10% - all components except, transport and food.
Single Parent Discount - 10 % all components except, transport and food.
School Staff Discount - 40% all components except, transport and food.
Footprints & Franchise Staff discount - 20% all components except, transport and food.
We have tied up with Stanford University for teacher training. Lot of research that has happened in improving instructional quality in teaching will be imparted to our teachers as part of this tie-up.