Preparatory Stage

Grade 3 to Grade 5

3 Years (Age group 8-11)

Laying the foundation for excellence.

We are using technology-supported classrooms with the Hybrid Learning  Model. Art integrated  education is embedded  in classroom  transactions not only 
for creating joyful  learning but  also for  imbibing the  Indian ethos  through integration of  Indian art  and culture  in the  teaching and  learning process  at every  level.

Introduction to NCFE Preparatory Stage

The Preparatory Stage under the National Education Policy will cover school education from class 3-5 with a focus on experimental learning. It will cover the age group of 8-11 years. The focus would shift to play, discovery and activity-based and interaction classroom learning.

Vision in Achieving the NEP

Creative imagination, with sound ethical moorings and values. It aims at producing engaged, productive, and contributing citizens for building an equitable, inclusive, and plural society as envisaged by our Constitution. A good education institution is one in which every student feels welcomed and cared for, where a safe and stimulating learning environment exists, where a wide range of learning experiences are offered, and where good physical infrastructure and appropriate resources conducive to learning are available to all students. Attaining these qualities must be the goal of every educational institution and that’s what you experience in National Centre for Excellence. However, at the same time, there must also be seamless integration and coordination across all stages of education.

Implementing of Preparatory Stage

While the NEP 2020 is pushing for experiential learning process in the future, National Centre for Excellence does a lot to promote a hands-on learning approach within and outside their classrooms. Among many others things, these include:

    1. Conducting mock classroom trials and debates.
    2. Creating out-of-class community service opportunities for students.
    3. Using interactive learning apps to create an immersive and engaging environment, wherever they may be.
    4. Role-playing activities that replicate famous real-life events to help students memorize different people.
    5. Encouraging scientific experiments and open-minded questions to determine cause and effect.
    6. Creativity, Collaboration and Innovation in teaching and learning.


Learnings in this Programme

Logical thinking and Creativity

Experiential Learning

Community Learning

Critical Thinking

Learning through discoveries

Rational Thinking

Real World Learning

Inquiry Based Learning

Curriculum framework 

  1. Recognizing, identifying, and fostering the unique capabilities of each student.
  2. Promote holistic development in both academic and non-academic spheres.
  3. Flexibility to adapted different styles of learners.
  4. Multidisciplinary approach.
  5. Emphasis on conceptual understanding.
  6. Creativity and critical thinking to encourage logical decision-making and innovation.
  7. Ethics and human & Constitutional values.
  8. Promoting multilingualism and the power of language in teaching and learning.
  9. Life skills such as communication, cooperation, teamwork, and resilience.
  10. Focusing on regular formative assessment.
  11. Extensive use of technology in teaching and learning.
  12. Respect for diversity. 
  13. Encouraging a rootedness and pride in India.

Approaches to Preparatory Stage

Taking forward interactive pedagogical style of the Foundational Stage-learning opportunities to be built on the play, discovery, and activity-based.

  1. Classroom interactions
  2. Creative and collaborative
  3. Deeper understanding
  4. Experiential learning
  5. Concrete Experience
  6. Reflective Observation
  7. Abstract Conceptualization by reflecting on the experience
  8. Active Experimentation