Middle School Programme
Classes V to VII
The Middle School Programme at Dhirubhai Ambani International School is structured to meet children's varied intellectual and developmental needs. The curriculum builds on concepts and skills learnt in the Primary School. It ensures progression and continuity across various stages of learning in the School, and incorporates continuous evaluation and review of children's performance.
The main aims of the Programme are developing skills related to writing, reading, reflecting, critical thinking, public speaking, fostering initiative among students and a desire to acquire knowledge. Academic subjects include English, Hindi/French, Marathi/Gujarati, Mathematics, Science, History, and Geography. Art, Drama, Computer Studies, Music, Yoga and Dance are integrated into the mainstream curriculum to offer different dimensions to the curriculum.
PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) helps students address their age-specific interests and concerns, builds awareness, and promotes compassionate and ethical conduct. Physical Education is offered in a more formal manner and sports skills are fine-tuned. This prepares students to pursue sports in a more structured and purposeful way for studying sports in the Secondary School as a formal subject.
Projects are planned to integrate knowledge and skills acquired by students in various subjects, and serve as a concrete step towards developing inter-disciplinary approaches in later years. Field trips and excursions aid in developing social skills and in raising awareness about the world. Projects, presentations and group activities are more formal and research-based. Inter-house cultural and sports competitions encourage healthy competition and team spirit. Students begin to contribute to class assemblies, concerts and drama productions, and take up roles of responsibility. Community Service is offered through school-initiated programmes and partnerships with NGOs. Because of all these salient features of the study programme, Dhirubhai Ambani International School is ranked amongst the top 10 ICSE schools in Mumbai.