“To create a POINT OF REFERENCE for FUTURISTIC EDUCATION
in terms of PEDAGOGY, TEACHER and PARENT - RELATIONSHIP and ENGAGEMENT, COMMUNITY - CONTRIBUTION and INFLUENCE and
RESPONSIBLE INFRASTRUCTURE, which could then be replicated to serve every child and the community.”
— Sujay, Founder
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF SCHOOLING?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING LITERATE AND BEING EDUCATED?
HOW CAN WE INSPIRE TRUE LOVE FOR LEARNING?
WHY DO WE TREAT EDUCATION AS ONLY A MEANS TO CREATE AN END PRODUCT THAT FITS EXISTING MARKET CONDITIONS?
HOW AND WHY DO WE EXPECT THE CHILD TO REACH THEIR DESTINATION WITH NO DIRECTION THROUGH THE JOURNEY?
For many years now, theories have been founded and re-founded, which prove beyond doubt, that every child is unique. The Child's learning styles, pace, interests, capacity, everything differs. Why then, do we treat education as only a means to create an end product that fits existing market conditions? “You could win the rat race, but you still remain a rat”, goes a popular saying. Every child is burdened with the daily rut and grind of schooling; physically with over-weight backpacks, mentally with retention of information without understanding the concept and emotionally with the stress of matching exceeding expectations. How and why do we expect the child to reach their destination with no direction through the journey?
While the responsibility of the education system is to recognise the unique possibilities of every child, the present system only recognises being “first” and encourages competition. Competition isn’t bad, so long as it is “internal” driven. This brings out the child’s true potential, giving them a sense of achievement and success.
AT VALIANTS ACADEMY, THE CHILD IS OUR PURPOSE.
We believe it is imperative to balance academic performance and value based education.
The need of the hour is to create an environment that recognises each child for his uniqueness and fosters true learning. And this is the vision of Valiants Academy - to nurture the inner potential of every child by providing them the right environment, thereby preparing for life. We at Valiants Academy recognise the requirements of the present generation and believe that to create world citizens, it is imperative to balance academic performance and value-based education. We envision a future where the purpose of education is holistic learning, where every child is nurtured and blossoms with self - image, self - respect and self-confidence, . We aim to nurture today’s child for a purposeful life of tomorrow. For us at Valiants Academy, the child is our “purpose”.
There is a difference between being literate and being educated. While literacy is defined by the retention of information or general knowledge, education is a holistic attitude. It is who we are, what we comprehend and how we feel. It is a compounded reflection of all our learning. And the journey of this learning is just as important as the resultant destination that makes us complete.
In 1897, Maria Montessori began to evolve an educational approach based on a model of human development. It is characterised by emphasis on a child's innate path of psychological development and self- construction through interaction with their environment
TO THIS EFFECT, VALIANTS ACADEMY BELIEVES THAT THE MONTESSORI PROGRAM SERVES AS AN IDEAL APPROACH TO HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT WHILE FOLLOWING THE CBSE CURRICULUM
VALIANTS ACADEMY'S APPROACH TO HARNESS THIS PHASE OF DEVELOPMENT TO ITS FULLEST POTENTIAL ALONG WITH VALUE BASED EDUCATION, ENURES THE KIND OF HOLISTIC LEARNING THAT WILL DEFINE THE FUTURE.
In the Montessori approach, universal, inherent characteristics such as exploration, communication, repetition, and orientation are seen as the driving behaviour at every stage of development. The Elementary Montessori Program at the Valiants Academy is for children between the ages of 6 and 12, who come from a Montessori background. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of a child who has entered a new imaginative, social and creative phase of development.
The Elementary Montessori Program is built on the foundations of the primary program. While traditional curriculum delineates what a child is supposed to learn, in the Montessori approach, we want a child to be able to learn everything!
Therefore, the Elementary Montessori curriculum is only limited by a child’s imagination. The starting point for all courses are impressionistic and scientific stories of cosmology, astronomy, earth science, geography, chemistry, physics, biology, history, language, math, music, and art.
CHILDREN WORK COLLABORATIVELY AND COOPERATIVELY. THEIR WORK REFLECTS THEIR INDIVIDUALITY AND THEIR RESPONSE TO LEARNING, JUST AS UNIQUE AS THEY ARE.
One of the most significant traits of Elementary Montessori is that a child is the agent in his own education. The multi-age format of the classroom prevents comparison. A child is free to continue to work for as long as necessary or move on when they are ready for a new challenge. Children explore their interests and are empowered to seek knowledge beyond the confines of a classroom.
One of the toughest decisions parents have to make is in choosing the right place of learning for their child. In the school and in the teachers, parents look for their own replacements.
At Valiants Academy, we understand this and set exceedingly high expectations of ourselves, so we can match up to your expectations.
Each classroom environment is beautiful and thoughtfully prepared to encourage independent meaningful learning. There is seamless access to the outdoors and different kinds of learning that can only take place in nature.
As in the case of primary Montessori, the elementary Montessori classrooms have inviting Montessori centered materials that children can use in new ways to suit their expanding mind. This experience shapes not just their knowledge or skills, but their attitude toward learning for the rest of their life.
VALIANTS ACADEMY WELCOMES EACH CHILD INTO A
“CHILD-CENTRED”, PLANNED AND PREPARED ENVIRONMENT WITH EXPANSIVE COURSE OF STUDY TO SUPPORT THEIR
INDEPENDENCE AND INNER POTENTIAL.
WHAT PARENTS SAY
Happiness is the best gift a parent can give to a child.
" Our first introduction to Valiants Academy was through a friend who praised it for its low class strength. When we approached the office, we were asked if we would like to sit for an observation. Observation is where an adult sits silently and watches a class at work. We were blown away by the way children were given freedom to move and interact. Even with this freedom, children conducted themselves with utmost discipline. Everyone was working harmoniously. It took me a while to spot the adult in the room. Children interacted with her as a friend.The adult treated the kids with respect. A kind of respect that each child deserves to get - but is seldom seen even at homes. It was at that moment we knew that we had found the right school for our child. "
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Experiencing the Joy of Creation
At Valiants we understand the need for the child to find space for emotional and physical expression. Our spacious learning environment complemented with the best teachers in each discipline provide a conducive atmosphere for building an integrated personality.