Junior School

CAIE Stage 1 curriculum for 5 year olds begins in the Upper Nursery at CIS. The core subjects taught are English, Mathematics and Science and the syllabus is followed as per the guidelines. The curriculum is skill based and a systematic gradation follows leading to a smooth transition to Stage 2 in Class 1. Holistic and active learning takes place by developing the foundation skills of listening, reading, writing and comprehension.

Taking on from the Primary Department, the Junior Department, comprising of Grades 1-5follows the same ideologies and ethos.


  • The Curriculum in Junior Sectionis flexible and progressive. It is multi-dimensional and aims to enable the learners to build a deep understanding of the subjects and to apply suitably what they have learnt to maximize benefits for themselves beyond the classroom.
  • This curriculum goes a long way in making its learners confident, fair, responsible, capable, analytical, critical and reflective individuals with a lasting passion for learning.
  • The curriculum focuses on a holistic development of its students through a well-balanced academic and extracurricular programme.
  • The multicultural dimension in the curriculum helps the learners to respect differences, appreciate cultures of the world and become global citizens.

Teaching Methodologies

  • The techniques and teaching methods used by all the teacher-facilitators ensures every student to be actively involved in the learning process.
  • The teaching learning process is stimulating. It gives the learners ample opportunities for experiential learning through activities, projects, research work, assemblies and excursions.Student Development Programmes like participating in workshops, attending literary meets, musical concerts and plays help to expose the learners to the world culture and strengthen their communication skills.
  • Students learn in different ways to suit their individual needsthrough multiple teaching methods and modes of instructions – visual, auditory, kinaesthetic, and read/write.
  • Students are encouraged to take responsibility of their own learning, in the process, empowering them to develop higher-order thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
  • Integration and collaboration between subjects is an integral part of our teaching methodology. Learners establish interdisciplinary links towards learning of Languages, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, Art, Drama, Music and Sports
  • Emphasis is given to group activities enableslearners to collaborate, share responsibility and work in a team.Cultural events, inter-house sport meets and a wide range of co-curricular activitiesdevelop confidence and discipline in the learners.
  • Students’ engagement in community service activities sensitises them to the needs of the community and to the world around them.