The DPS Edge
Delhi Public Schools, managed by The Delhi Public School Society, East of Kailash, New Delhi are one of the largest chains in public schools in India and abroad with over 200 members. Over a period of sixty years DPS has gathered experience and knowledge in managing K-12 education as few others have and this depth finds reflection in the way education is imparted in our schools. DPS believes in not just educating but in nurturing each student as the leader for tomorrow- a fact borne out by the eminence of the alumni of this chain all over the globe.
DPS promises to deliver world-class holistic education to its students: education that imparts knowledge by instilling confidence. Students are encouraged to ask questions instead of merely answering them because we believe that a curious mind is the receptacle of learning. We allow young children to explore because we believe that learning cannot be confined within the four walls of the classroom and that there is no better teacher than nature. We have embraced technology and innovation with an open mind becuase children of this millennium have to master technology and not become its slave.
Our efforts are backed by the ergonomic and scientifically designed campuses which are a learning space as a whole. Emphasis has been laid on utilizing natural resources to the fullest. Students are taught the importance of environmental conservation through conscious minimizing and recycling of waste making the school a zero-tolerant zone for plastic poly-bags.
The curriculum at our School assimilates the best from various sources and inspirations. There is a sustained balance between theoretical and practical knowledge imparted to students in their best academic interest. A plethora of co-scholastic and co-curricular activities are integrated with the mainstream curriculum, in order to ensure holistic development of our scholars. This empowers the children to unfurl their creativity and apply the acquired cognitive skills into real life situations, thereby letting them embark on a journey of self-discovery, In order to promote stress free and non-coercive learning, homework and assignment content are minimal as well as thought provoking.
Each teacher on our campus plays multiple roles which extend to being a friend, philosopher and mentor to the young inquisitive minds and souls. DPS believes that ‘a satisfied teacher is a good teacher’ and in order to ensure this teachers are put through various re-skilling and training programmes conducted on and off campus.
DPS is modeled on the concept of a holistic educational institution designed to promote physical, mental and social development. A carefully planned academic and non-academic curriculum ensures a thorough understanding of basic concepts, thus laying a strong foundation for a sound education.
At DPS we encourage each and every student to participate in cultural, literary and social activities on and off campus. Activity periods built into the curriculum open avenues of exploration and pursuit of hobbies. Impetus to sports encourages participation in various indoor and outdoor sporting disciplines fostering team spirit, loyalty and unity–the essential components of the learning process.
A healthy body and a mind that can appreciate nuances of aesthetics in nature and diverse human activity are essential requisites of a balanced human being. To facilitate that, the school’s calendar contains a host of co-curricular activities that cover a very wide spectrum of events round the year. Performing and visual arts, sports and games, environmental studies, meditation and yoga are practiced as a part of the routine. Thematic events are organized at regular intervals. Children are exposed to real world experience through interaction with the community. Trips and excursions to places of historical and social importance make them aware and informed. They also get opportunities to interact with experts and resource persons from various fields of human endeavor.
Evaluation for us is sacrosanct and not merely a tool to judge the capacity of a child to memorize printed information. Evaluation is done via aptitude and skill based tests. These are used to understand every individual’s learning curve, capabilities and optimise each student’s study program. Evaluation also includes areas such as essential life skills, conceptual development, personal attributes, social, emotional and behavioral development, work habits, etc. thereby incorporating in true spirit the CCE (Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation) vision of CBSE.