Learner Profile

At Legacy, the combination of our beliefs, values and aspirations inspire us to strive to be a progressive institution that employs a unique combination of high academic standards, innovative methods and best practices to empower our students to develop as life-long learners, and encourage them to become the following:

Inquirers & Thinkers: The intrinsic sense of curiosity in a student is nurtured to promote learning through sustained inquiry, analysis and reasoning. Students learn to identify and approach complex problems with logical progression and make rational decisions. This enables students to enjoy learning in a natural manner – thus enabling them to become creative, independent thinkers and learners.

Demonstrators of Knowledge: Students are encouraged to understand and explore various theories, practices and concepts in a collaborative learning environment. We allow them to discuss, debate and learn by sharing their perspectives to acquire a more current understanding of a broad range of topics across various subject areas.

Open-minded: In addition to their own, our students are taught to also understand, respect and appreciate the opinions, perspectives, beliefs, values and culture of others. This allows them to seek, understand, assess and appreciate a wide range of viewpoints. It enables them to become more tolerant, cultured and knowledgeable about the increasingly diverse and globalized world that we live in.

Balanced Perspectives: Our students are encouraged to give thoughtful consideration to their own knowledge, experiences and learning. They are taught to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support and advance their learning and personal development. They learn to recognise the relationship between their intellectual, physical, emotional and sociological needs, and find a balance between them to achieve their personal well-being.

Confident Individuals: In school, various approaches are adopted and platforms are given to enable students to organize their thoughts and articulate / express themselves confidently and appropriately.

Risk-takers: Students are prepared to successfully manage change, cope with uncertainty and challenge every opportunity with creativity, knowledge, confidence, integrity, respect and humility. They understand their aptitudes, believe in their abilities, form new ideas and explore unchartered waters.

Leaders: Students are important stakeholders and they play an integral role in the growth and development of our school. They are presented with several opportunities to explore and nurture their leadership skills across the various realms in our school – academic, co-scholastic and governance. Their participation and involvement allows them to learn to plan, organize, communicate and work in a team in varying capacities towards collective objectives or goal.

Reason & Respect: Students are shown and made to learn to demonstrate compassion, empathy, civility, honesty and integrity at all times. They are honed to be ethical and just; to always show respect for others and to take responsibility for their own actions.

Service Oriented: Students are encouraged to make a personal commitment to service and to make a positive difference in the lives of others. The aim is to mould our students to become citizens of the world who will recognize the commonality and interdependence of our humanity, and who will endeavour to contribute positively towards the attainment of peace and unity.

Approach to Learning

Society needs learned and cultured citizens that have a purpose and intention to make a positive difference in their lives and the world around them.

At Legacy School, we ignite the mind to think, explore and find a distinctive meaning to life. We maintain a low Student to Teacher ratio to provide individual attention and facilitate meaningful interaction. All our educators are qualified, experienced, trained and enjoy engaging with children in the process of learning.

We adopt established international teaching standards and practices to enable relevant learning through inquiry and application based approaches; we incorporate technology and a range of co-scholastic activities that foster the skills of open communication, analysis, creative thinking, problem solving and collaboration.

Pre-Primary (Montessori)

The Montessori course enables us to ignite and awaken a child’s mind to the wonders of the universe and to help them better understand and know their role in it. Children in the Montessori follow their interests, wherever that passion leads; giving them a strong foundation in their development – academics, leadership, self-discipline, responsibility, independence, initiative and a lifelong love of learning.

All children are innately interested in learning about the world around them and through their natural curiosity the Montessori program helps them develop and grow. Montessori schools promote hands on, self-paced, collaborative, joyful learning. By providing an environment that supports natural development, Montessori education enables children to develop the fundamental capacities that they need to become happy and fulfilled adults who contribute in meaningful ways to society.

EXERCISES OF PRACTICAL LIFE (EPL)

Simple everyday tasks have complex aims: to develop order, concentration, coordination and independence. Mastering these tasks play a critical role in future intellectual growth.

Everyday life skills, social graces and movement are taught through interesting and fun activities such as pouring, spooning, tweezing and sorting. These tasks help develop eye-hand coordination and small muscle control, which is the foundation for writing. Gaining an awareness and responsibility for their environment is taught through activities such as cleaning, watering plants, returning materials to their original location and moving around the environment courteously.

SENSORIAL

Sensorial activities are designed to educate and refine a child’s senses.

The materials in this area help a child to recognize similarities and differences between colour, size, shape, weight, texture and more. Refinement of the senses develops critical thinking, concentration and sequencing, which are the building blocks for math, reading and writing.

MATHEMATICS

Mathematics activities are designed to develop the child’s numerate skills. The study of Mathematics starts in the EPL and Sensorial areas. Children are indirectly preparing for math as they discover similarities, compare differences, find sequences, sort items and complete cycles of activities. Specifically designed math materials are presented in a visual and tactile manner, allowing children to see and hold in their hands specific quantities. As a child is ready, more advanced and abstract concepts of mathematics are available to be explored.

LANGUAGE

Language activities are designed to start developing a child’s reading and spoken skills.

In language we introduce the child to the sounds of letters by using a multi-sensorial approach with objects, pictures and matching games. Once sounds can be isolated the children are then ready to blend sounds together to start reading small words. The Montessori approach to language development is respectful to each child’s individual needs and desire to absorb verbal, written and reading skills.

CULTURAL STUDIES

Embedded in our curriculum is also an important facet of a child’s development in Cultural Studies. It is now even more imperative that our children be equipped with the skills to think critically, to be able to analyse and problem solve, to be able to research, to communicate and collaborate effectively.

At Legacy School, this course of study in pursued through the discovery of classical subject areas such as geography, history, astronomy, botany and zoology. In addition, our children understand their role in the world today and the challenges that they will have to cope with as they become adults. These challenges are explored in the local, national and international contexts through various interactive theme-based projects.

International Primary (Grades 1 to 5)

At Legacy School, our primary grades are a lively and vibrant place, filled with the buzz of children who are brimming with the enthusiasm to learn. For pre-school children, who are taking their first exciting steps into the primary school, we continue to provide a safe, caring, friendly, nurturing and stimulating environment that allows children to blossom. Walk into any classroom and you will find happy children who are fascinated with what they are learning.

We offer the Edexcel International Primary curriculum, which places great emphasis on inquiry and application-based learning. The curriculum allows for the practice of inter-disciplinary and theme-based approaches to teaching, which results in collaborative learning and our students begin to develop global perspectives.

Our passionate educators nurture the innate curiosity in each child and encourage them to explore, discover, question and reason with respect. We encourage students to remain inquisitive and become independent thinkers.

Our curriculum and approach to teaching and learning, enables children to advance their prior knowledge, and provides a platform to develop the essential skills of inquiry, creative thinking, collaboration and problem solving.

Children at Legacy are exposed to diverse cultures in the classroom through which they learn about themselves and develop as individuals who are members of their communities, building on their own experiences, beliefs, values and on the early learning goals for personal, social and emotional development.

Cambridge Lower Secondary (Grades 6 to 8)

At Legacy School, the Cambridge International Lower Secondary Curriculum provides a learning pathway to students enrolled in Grades 6-8 (ages 11-14). It provides an international benchmark of achievement, with both internally marked Progression Tests at the end of each grade and the externally marked Checkpoint Exam at the end of Grade 8. The curriculum also offers a seamless progression to the Cambridge IGCSE for Grades 9 & 10.

As Primary students advance into the Middle School, it is a difficult phase for them as they develop into young adolescents. It is an important period of transition that is marked with increased independence and more rigorous expectations for their learning that requires greater responsibility. The progressive teaching and learning process continues to shift even further from a teacher-led class to a more student-led approach, where teachers take on the role of facilitators who advance learning by helping students interact actively, building upon their existing knowledge and continuing to develop their critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and communication skills. In addition to their academic requirements, students are still encouraged to actively participate in co-scholastic activities and are now able to select their preferred choice of performing arts and sports.

Through the Cambridge Lower Secondary curriculum, students develop into young confident learners and have improved upon those essential skills that will continue to support them as they advance into IGCSE.

Cambridge International Upper Secondary – IGCSE (Grades 9 & 10)

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for Grades 9 & 10 (14 to 16 year olds). It is recognized by leading universities and employers both nationally and worldwide.

Cambridge IGCSE courses are currently offered in 70 different subjects, offering more choice to students than any other curriculum. Legacy School offers about 15 subjects from these for students to choose from. Students also have the ability to pursue a subject independently.

IGCSE is academically rigorous and our teachers are committed to helping each student strive towards achieving his/her highest potential. The curriculum and our approach to teaching and learning allows our students to develop in-depth subject knowledge and the skills of creative thinking and application of their knowledge to problem solve or excel in new and unfamiliar situations. Cambridge offers our students a wide range of resources and assistance, from course outlines, exam timetables and past papers to revision tips.

To support students, we follow certain internationally adopted practices, such as benchmarking and mentoring to prepare our students to excel in their examinations. Our students and faculty share a friendly, yet professional, relationship with one another and this contributes to the student’s academic success by increasing their self-confidence, promoting a positive attitude towards school, encouraging positive choices, offering guidance in setting and meeting goals and refining their social skills.

In our on-going endeavour to nurture important leadership skills amongst our students, our faculty encourages students to uncover and develop these qualities through specially designed leadership development programs and activities.

We also strive to develop a sense of responsible citizenship in our students by using the Legacy Student Profile and offering the Global Perspectives course, which involves them in various service projects through the year, both, on campus and in the greater community. These projects have enabled our students to develop the ability to see challenges from several perspectives, find possible solutions and act to create a meaningful change. Our students have also developed important values and attitudes, such as sustainability, team-work, ethics and empathy.

On successful completion of Cambridge IGCSE, our students are able to choose to further their study by either taking Cambridge AS and A levels or other equivalent qualifications such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP).

Cambridge Advanced Levels (Grades 11 & 12)

Legacy School offers learners the Cambridge International AS and A Level curriculum at the Higher Secondary School. The programme provides students with not only a sound foundation for tertiary education, but also provides an easily understood and transparent pathway into university study. The programme is for learners who have successfully graduated from grade 10 and need advanced study to prepare for university and higher education.

Cambridge International A Level is typically a two-year course, and Cambridge International AS Level is typically one year. Some subjects can be started as a Cambridge International AS Level and extended to a Cambridge International A Level. The qualifications have worldwide recognition and are globally benchmarked.

The Curriculum
The curriculum supports learners develop independent study skills which universities value highly. It also focuses on the development of learners in-depth subject knowledge, understanding and skills. Additionally students are empowered to apply knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations, handle and evaluating different types of information source and think logically and present ordered and coherent arguments.
Further the curriculum is tailored to align with the Indian tertiary education systems.

Subjects
Legacy offers a range of subjects for the students to choose from. The subjects offered are from groups that include Mathematics and Sciences, Languages and Arts and Humanities.

Assessment Options and Examinations
Our learners can choose from a range of assessment options, including staged assessment route, to gain Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications
Examinations are held thrice a year, in March, June and November. Results are issued in May, August and January.

Learner support
Right from guiding its students through subject specification and subject options, Legacy provides support to its students on learner guides for individual subjects, assessment detail, past examination papers and mark schemes, examiner report, exemplar responses and results statistics to enable benchmarking.

Teacher Support
Teachers are supported by various professional development programmes that include face to face workshops, self-study and tutor-led online training, syllabus-specific courses and skills course. In addition teachers are provided with the latest and various resources in teaching.

Co-Scholastics

Legacy School offers a wide array of co-scholastic activities for every child to discover and explore their talent and interests.

Art, craft, dance, music, theatre, sports, yoga, student clubs, educational field trips, guest speakers, outbound learning programs, student conferences, Model United Nations, University visits and various workshops are integrated to complement a child’s learning. We also encourage regular participation in various cultural, literary, sports, arts and business events and competitions at the intra and inter-school levels.

Legacy School has partnered with Edusports – India’s first and leading sports enterprise working with schools to provide a unique sporting experience. The scientifically designed and structured Edusports program for children helps physical education and sports get to the same level of rigor, focus and involvement that exists in academic subjects in schools.

Sports Offered: Football, Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Swimming, Tennis and Badminton.

We also offer an array of sports for students to pursue after school hours on weekdays and football on weekends with two professional football academies.

Learning Support

SEN

At Legacy School, we believe that children are unique and each has varying abilities of aptitude and potential. While many can work independently, or benefit from limited support, others need more specific support to advance. We aspire to provide an inclusive education, where our Special Education Needs (SEN) department provides structured intervention programs for children with mild learning challenges.

The SEN department prepares an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) an also provides intervention for each child, depending on the individual needs of the student. All children who attend remedial classes are enrolled in the main school and participate in all academic, co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

The SEN department is staffed with Special Educators who are qualified and trained to provide remedial education to children with identified challenges. Our Special Educators also have the opportunity to regularly collaborate with the Special Educators at our other campus, Vidyaniketan Academy – recently awarded the 7th best special needs center in the entire country.

The Special Educators discuss the IEP periodically with parents and update them on the progress of their child in conjunction with the Clinical Psychologist.

Global Perspectives

Legacy School was conferred with the prestigious International School Award 2014-17 from the British Council for Outstanding development of international learning in the curriculum.

The International School Award recognizes and celebrates exemplary practices of internationalism in schools. The British Council International School Award (ISA) is a benchmarking scheme that accredits schools as having an outstanding level of support for:

  • Nurturing global citizenship in young people
  • Enriching teaching and learning

At Legacy School, we are dynamically involved in integrating unique themes in our curriculum and introducing our learners to new and exciting information, concepts and causes that enable their learning to be inter-disciplinary and relevant in today™s rapidly evolving society.

Our Faculty actively collaborate to identify and develop interesting central ideas or themes. Students across all grades participate and interact in these fascinating projects, which ignite the mind and challenge their thinking. They collaboratively acquire, analyse and reflect on their learning to make associations in local, national and international contexts. Students are introduced to various cultures, perspectives and practices as they communicate with students in other schools in other countries.

High School students study Global Citizenship™ and are involved in various service learning projects both within the school and in the greater community. Through these projects students develop a sense of responsible citizenship, important attitudes, values and global perspectives that empower them to impact meaningful change in our society.

IBDP (Grades 11 & 12)

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME (IBDP)
Legacy school is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is for students aged 16-19.

What is the DP?
Research suggests that there are many benefits to choosing the DP. The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

The DP curriculum
The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay. Through the DP core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.

Assessment and exams
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) assesses student work as direct evidence of achievement against the stated goals of the Diploma Programme (DP) courses.

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org