The Birla Open Minds Preschools (BOMPS) are conceptualized to accentuate the ‘early development stages’ learning requirements of the children. Activity, entertainment, student centric learning methodologies is the hallmark of BOMPS. Child Safety, hygiene, nutrition and individual care are prioritized with standardized systems and processes. BOMPS curriculum is designed to enhance appropriate social behaviour, increase sensory perception, build effective learning habits and drive individual personality attributes in the children.
BOMPS understands the need for focused learning plans for children in the pre primary school phase. The ‘early developmental stages’ learning needs are quite different than any other stage of learning in a child’s life. Our approach in facilitating learning is sensitive, empathetic and progressive. Instead of rushing through a ‘push’ method, we adopt a ‘seeking’ method to trigger enquiry from the child.
The integrated approach of learning at BOMPS is driven by the knowledge of multiple intelligence and multi sensory learning process. We design the classroom sessions to incorporate both multiple intelligence and multi sensory processes. The integrated process of combining multiple learning outcomes through various teaching methodologies, we intend to accomplish ease of learning.
We at BOMPS believe ‘creativity’ is central to all learning. Especially for a child in the ‘early developmental stages’ need to enhance this critical competence. Learning creativity and learning through creativity are both essential for the child’s next level of growth phase. BOMPS in-class and off-class session plans are necessarily creative to encourage quick learning and to inspire creative spirit among its learners.
Care for Self, others and the environment:
At BOMPS, we consider it necessary for a child to be accountable for himself, others and the environment. Developing this skill-set requires focused nurturing by facilitators at regular intervals. Knowing that one is unique and have self esteem, self efficacy is the core of growing up as a strong individual. At BOMPS we sow the seeds for a strong plant to grow into a tree. While being a unique individual, having empathy, caring for others, co-existing with the nature are some of the personal attributes a child need to learn at early stages. At BOMPS, we wish to shape a child by nurturing the emotional and intellectual dimensions through empathy, environmental consciousness and respectful co-existence.
For grades 1 to 4, the curriculum is planned to initiate the student into formal learning process. At Birla Open Minds International School, we understand that children at this phase of learning require professional facilitation by well trained and specialized educators.
Multimedia enabled learning methodology, integrated curriculum flow, in-class and off-class activities are designed to create curiosity and enquiry towards an array of subjects.
The theme based approach to the classroom modules encourages students to be engaged and participative. The assessment methodology is primarily designed to encourage and inspire a student to further his knowledge than to categorize his/her competence.
Birla Open Minds International School offers the Secondary Learning Program designed to suit the demands of students in grades 5 to 10. The school offers multiple options to ensure students have enough choices to pursue their stream of academic focus.
We understand this phase of learning requires broader theoretical input, practical interventions and personality enhancement. All the above factors are considered in designing the curriculum for the Secondary Learning Program.
Birla Open Minds International School equips its students of the Secondary Years to face higher degree of assessment not only for the boards but also for other external competitive exams.
Birla Open Minds International School offers Senior Secondary program for grades 11 & 12. At this stage of learning specialized inputs in selected subjects, professional training, summer internship and laboratory experimentation are critical for student empowerment.
As this stage of education is considered ‘crossroads’ for a student both academic excellence and personal effectiveness need a precision guidance.
We at Birla Open Minds International School through individual counseling sessions, career planning modules and personality development programs ensure that the students are battle-ready for a highly competitive world outside.
Cambridge Assessment International Education
Birla Open Minds International School is also a CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education) school affiliated by the University of Cambridge. The CAIE is the world’s largest provider of international education programs and qualifications for ages 5 to 19. Cambridge Assessment International Education is recognized by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations – the regulator of examinations in England, offering examinations and qualifications to 10,000 schools in more than 160 countries. Acknowledged for its high academic standards and it’s all round approach to education, the curriculum provides students with transferability and the opportunity to gain access to reputed universities, worldwide. Students who have undergone this curriculum have been accepted into prestigious universities around the world. BOMIS offers this well-organized learning system, giving equal importance to academics as well as extracurricular activities designed to foster critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication skills which are imperative for the overall development of the child. The focus of the curriculum goes beyond deep learning to meet the following additional objectives:
- Higher order thinking and application skills
- Leadership and expression
- Collaborative team work
- Reflective, Innovative & Engaged learning methodologies
At Birla Open Minds International School the focus of all our programs and activities is knowledge. We are a knowledge centric institution which believes that our students need to acquire all the critical learnings through a structured methodology. All the learnings they acquire through BOMPS should enable and empower them for a powerful future of its application. All our assessment methods are focused on the above ideology.
We concede that memorization of facts and procedures is not the way forward to be proficient. Students need a conceptual understanding of the concepts, and the ability to build new ideas creatively. They need to understand the environment and opportunities to build the required skills such as being able to critically evaluate, effectively communicate and the skill to work in collaboration. Students at Open Minds learn strategically building their comprehension and compassion towards the subjects. Our main focus is to help the students express themselves clearly both verbally and in writing, and understand scientific and mathematical thinking.
At Open Minds, they are taught to be able to take responsibility for their own learning. There are various innovative practices adopted to achieve our vision.
Academics are celebrated as a culmination of all the learning that happens through the theme based approach that the Primary school functions in. These celebrations go hand in hand seamlessly with the curriculum to bring fun element, while integrating different concepts taught in every subject and language, encouraging application based learning.
Celebrating Academics Through:
- Literary Fest
- Birla Open Minds - Model United Nations
- Student Led Conference
- Theme Culmination