RISE Elementary School combines the CBSE curriculum and traditional education with the Montessori system of learning to offer a unique education. This curriculum lets the students learn complex theories and concepts not in a book. The preschool curriculum is unique to RISE, and is based upon Montessori methods - a Western based system of learning by example, doing, and documentation, so the students understand the practical applications of theories and concepts. The students learn by playing with objects.

RISE Elementary school pioneers an educational approach characterized by an emphasis on independence with respect to a child’s natural physiological development and technical advancements. The 1st through 5th grades use a traditional approach exceeding international accreditation standards to produce top ranked students demonstrating excellent communication, problem solving, and spiritual skills. RISE School achieves these excellent qualities by combining a unique curriculum with teaching from reference books, activity based learning, and teaching aids.

Quality Education

The Co-Founders of RISE valued going above the accreditation standards of the CBSE by taking the students on activity based field trips, by having them do value based projects, where their progression in learning theories and concepts is tracked and documented, and by using other teaching aids to learn. This exposes students to different cultures, and allows them to be creative and independent thinkers.

Additional curriculum includes:

  1. Ethical, moral and spiritual education

  2. Multicultural learning and understanding through the RISE Academic Mentorship Program

  3. Music, art and dance classes

  4. Daily Yoga and sports to develop teamwork, self-esteem and discipline

Going Above and Beyond the Curriculum

RISE Academic Mentorship Program

The mentorship program was set up because the school has high standards for its teachers and students. We invite professionals from all over around the world to train our teachers and educate our students. RISE requires its teachers to have an innovative approach to teaching. Their continuous knowledge in technology, math and science allow our students to be research oriented and open minded. The students benefit by interacting with the volunteers when they get exposure to different cultures all over the world. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. RISE School will implement a mentorship program, which will assign each student to a mentor. The mentors will live on campus.

Teachers are encouraged to empower students because they are individuals with the passion to teach. The teachers teach well, have a passion for teaching, a love for children, basic academic qualifications to teach, are patient, have perseverance, an open mind to accept newer and different perspectives, and the curiosity and drive to improve themselves. This is why the students have the tools needed to become excellent students. The spiritual curriculum is embedded in the courses so the students also become socially responsible and ethical leaders. RISE School will implement a student/teacher exchange program, which will expose the students to the different cultures around the world. Class sizes are small to allow close relationships between students and teachers; thereby ensuring that the students understand the material. No child falls behind on curriculum because the teacher takes the time to have individual conversations with the children to catch them up with course material. There are 138 students enrolled in RISE School. There are 10-12 students per class. Students get lots of individual attention, and learn more. RISE School has an assessment done on each child according to his or her skill sets to improve his or her skill sets. Teachers use test scores to plan the areas of improvement, and re-learn, for each student, when needed. RISE School plans to introduce growth programs including: community development through rural education programs focusing on women’s health, hygiene, and skills development. These programs will survive through a model of proven self-sustainability.

Teacher & Student Relationships

The school was strategically constructed on 16 acres of land, 3 acres were dedicated to the school and 13 acres were dedicated to sustainably harvested coconut and fruit orchards. Children learn the valuable understanding of sustainability, agriculture and business. Volunteers from around the world are invited to participate in the Mentorship Program to teach new techniques and provide business expertise to develop new strategies..

There are 400 Coconut trees. Each coconut tree produces 100 coconuts per year. Coconuts sell at 12 rupees each. We are currently exploring new markets to sell the coconuts in. This project is designed to increase profit for the school. Most importantly is to train the students and their parents. Proceeds subsidize low-income student fees.

Spiritual understanding is an important part of the curriculum. It builds self awareness and character, teaching the student about leadership, determination, and initiative. These important traits guide the student through their education to remain motivated and have a positive outlook on life. In addition, students are taught lessons in social responsibility and ethical leadership in order to become well rounded, productive, and socially and morally responsible citizens.

Profits from sales subsidize low-income student fees. 

Agriculture & Sustainability

Spiritual understanding is an important part of the curriculum.  It builds self awareness and character, teaching the student about leadership, determination, and initiative.  These important traits guide the student through their education to remain motivated and have a positive outlook in life.  In addition, students are taught lessons in social responsibility and ethical leadership in order to

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