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At Somerville School, Greater NOIDA, classroom teaching is interactive and appropriately supported by multimedia teaching aids, group discussions, field visits, project work, literary, cultural, sports and information technology activities that form an integral part of learning at school. Comprehensive records are maintained for all students to scale their all round progress. The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education. The medium of instruction is English and the Second language for all classes is Hindi.

The syllabi for classes I to XII is according to the guidelines laid down by the NCERT. Physical Education and Work Experience are an essential part of the curriculum. Sanskrit is taught as a third language in classes VI to VIII. Sanskrit has been introduced in Class V to make the student familiar with the subject when they go to Class VI. Students may opt either for Hindi or Sanskrit in Classes IX and X. Computer Science is a compulsory subject for Classes III to VIII. Art and Craft, Work Experience, Music, Dance, Elocution, Yoga, Taekwondo and Health Education are a part of the syllabus.

An important goal of education is to prepare children for life as adults and to impart knowledge, skills, qualities and attitudes which will make them self- supportive individuals and useful citizens. The new concept of work experience as envisaged by the National Policy on Education emphasizes practical work to satisfy the needs of students, the school and the community. Students are engaged in purposeful activities during which they identify their needs and the needs of others. They acquaint themselves with productive activities of communities and learn the source of raw materials and the use of tools and equipment. They develop skills and sharpen their perceptions and creative abilities and in addition develop respect for manual labour and a proper attitude towards regularity, love of excellence and dedication to duty along with a deep concern for the environment and their commitment to society.

Value education is an essential part of the student’s training for life. At Somerville, it is considered to be one of the most important areas of education. The day begins with a hymn because it is said music purifies the soul and is a means of direct connection with God. It is followed by our Principal, Dr. Mary Thomas addressing the School and imparting values required for leading a virtuous life. The basic values of life are inculcated in each and every period so that students are able to adjust to varied life situations. The subject is not restricted to a single period on the time table.