At Shikha Academy we have three programs for students from Grade 3 onward. After the children enroll in an activity camp, they are invited to the Foundation program, and finally transition to the main school in Grade 5.
Shikha Academy runs free activity camps throughout the year for students in Grades 3, 4, and 5 with combined family incomes less than Rs. 4 lakh a year. Participation in these camps is mandatory for admission to Shikha Academy. The activities conducted in these camps aim to showcase the students’ potential, harness creativity, push them think out of the box, make great friendships, and understand their own and others emotions.
These camps have team games, art workshops, emotional development activities, problem solving skills, quizzes, talent shows, self-awareness activities, sports and presentations. Food will be provided. Select students may be invited to join our after school program. Please contact us for information on the next camp being held in your area.
Shikha Academy’s Foundation Program is a unique bridge learning opportunity for students in Grades 4 and 5. During this program we focus on:
• Building competency in reading, writing and speaking English in line with international board requirements
• Building a strong foundation in Mathematics as per board requirements
• Learning relevant computer skills such as typing, internet research, emailing and other office software competencies
• Building life skills that include practical knowledge of the world and how to deal with issues in a more balanced and holistic fashion
The program runs both at our Borivali school campus and our Malad satellite centre. Fees are nominal.
Completing the activity camp is mandatory for enrollment to the Foundation program. Please contact us for information on the next camp being held in your area. Students who successfully complete the Foundation have increased possibility of being admitted to our school the following year.
Shikha Academy aims to offer students the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) program from Grade 6 to 10 followed by the IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Program) or the IBCP (International Baccalaureate Career-related Program) in Grades 11 and 12. Along with common subjects such as English, Math, Science, Humanities, Art, PE etc., we have included programs that develop our students for the future workplace such as 21st century learning, integrated design thinking, relevant soft skills, and dedicated passion project time at our school. Coursework is disseminated through interactive tech based classrooms with a focus on student centered teaching methods.
We believe in personalized learning to mastery. This means that students are taught a particular topic for the length of time required to gain mastery in that topic after which point they are quickly moved to the next topic. This necessitates that learning be personalized and each student has their individual track and speed of progress. This is particularly important in subjects such as Mathematics and English where if the student does not have the opportunity to build a strong foundation, advanced topics will never be assimilated.
An IB education aims to transform students and schools as they learn, through dynamic cycles of inquiry, action and reflection. Teachers enable and support students as they develop the approaches to learning they need – for both academic and personal success.
Students are taught to take responsibility for their own learning and understand how knowledge is imbibed. They are encouraged to try different approaches to learning and to think about their place in this world.