To earn promotion to the 2nd year of the +2 stage (Class XII), a student must clear/pass in each of the five subjects (one core language+ four electives). In subjects where practicals are involved, the rule of passing separately in theory and practicals is applicable as per the norms of CBSE.
The entire school is housed in four buildings- the Senior School building, the Secondary School building, the Primary School building and the STARZ. The STARZ Wing runs classes from Pre-Nursery to Prep, the Primary School from class I to class VI, the Secondary School from class VII to class X and the Senior Secondary School from class XI to XII. In STARZ, young children from age 3 plus to 6 plus are imparted foundation forming training in preparation for formal education later on. The emphasis is laid on the development of a child's physical, intellectual, emotional, aesthetic and social aspects of personality. The children are offered ample opportunities for learning by doing, and the children's individual progress is monitored closely. There are no formal tests and examinations, no tedious homework to complete at home and no odious comparisons within the peer group in terms of positions or percentages.
The methodology of child-centered education extends beyond the STARZ to other classes in the Primary School. In that, children from age 7 onwards are motivated to learn by doing, rather than depending on rote memory. The project method of learning is adopted in order to sustain and internalize learning. The curriculum that is evolved for each class focusses attention on academic excellence on one hand and overall development of human personality on the other.
Curriculum at DPSG
Education at all levels is also viewed today as an acquisition of skills rather than bookish knowledge. As such, the curriculum imposes the imperative of including in it a variety of activities that impart skills that can form the basis for a career later on. It is with this purpose in mind that all sorts of activities such as art and craft, music, dance and drama, gymnastics, yoga and mass display of fitness and the learning of computers etc. are included in the curriculum. Children are encouraged to be analytical, creative and expressive. Various clubs function at all levels aiming at harnessing and enhancing literary, creative, scientific and aesthetic skills which are an integral part of CCE.
Laboratories and Library
A well-stocked library-cum-resource centre has been set up for the benefit of both teachers and students. The Senior School is equipped with all the facilities needed in a Senior Secondary School for doing well in the Board examinations. These include modern Science laboratories, various activity centres of work experience, library, computer network and Internet and LCD labs. We also produce good results in the Board examinations and never stop at anything in improving our performance every year.
Compulsory Morning Sports for classes I -VIII
The school lays a lot of emphasis on physical fitness, hence games and sports are an integral part of the school curriculum. Delhi Public School Ghaziabad has initiated a programme in the school for classes I to VIII, in which all students get one hour of sports every morning. In addition, SUPW activities are provided to each child once a week, by rotation of classes. There are over 25 professional coaches who give specialised training in yoga, self-defence, athletics - track and field events and in other games. Regular testing and grades are awarded to the students to encourage and motivate them.
Specialists in handwork, craft, theatre, dance, vocal and instrumental music are provided for the SUPW classes. Over the past three years, these classes have become extremely popular and productive. Performance levels in both areas have visibly improved.
All class rooms are now well equipped with Interactive Boards & LCD projectors. The computers are networked & connected to a resource room, which is a treasure house of the best that is available in the field of education as far as subject content is concerned. The whole school is wi-fi enabled.
The traditional system of grouping children into different 'Houses' has the inherent advantage of fostering loyalty, team spirit and healthy competition. The school has seven Houses to which children are attached as soon as they join it. These are named after the seven great rivers of India- the Ganga, the Yamuna, the Satluj, the Jhelum, the Ravi, the Cauvery and the Godavari. Inter house, inter class and inter section competitions are organized in sports, cultural programmes, creative work and academics. Emphasis is laid on the development of values through co-curricular activities. Cultural activities are streamlined in order to awaken in children, a sense of pride for the motherland and its rich heritage and a sense of being a part of the biggest democratic and secular nation in the world.