Gandhi Road, West Point, Darjeeling, W.B 734102

Teaching Methodology

Notre Dame Academy Darjeeling is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), India’s most acceptable and comprehensive board of education and our curriculum adheres to the National Curriculum Framework 2005 (NCF 2005) and the CBSE curriculum. It is a child centred and holistic education programme that prepares students for college life and beyond. We follow a holistic approach to learning using innovative methods to develop both Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary understanding. In addition to Academic Excellence, it encourages independent learning, inquiry, risk taking, caring, open-mindedness and intercultural understanding. We strive to adapt and innovate methods to achieve academic excellence in conformity with psychological, sociological and pedagogical principles.

Our guiding principles are as follows:

  • Teaching and learning to shift away from rote methods
  • Curriculum to be enriched enough to go beyond textbooks
  • Teach less to learn more
  • Opportunities to be created to enhance the ability of children to link learned knowledge to life outside the school
  • Examinations to be more flexible and integrated with classroom life
  • Classroom experience is directed towards becoming good citizens with a sense of equality and compassion
  • Communication is one of the important facets of a child development. Learning different languages and gaining self-belief by stage performances adds in becoming an effective communicator.

We enable our students to acquire knowledge, develop confidence and ability to assess his /her personal strengths and weaknesses and be realistic in making appropriate career choices for further education and employment.