Traditional study materials are designed with the assumption that teachers will instruct, and students will adhere to them. In Alliance curriculum, children often learn by themselves. Teachers are facilitators.
Children learn through application and discovery, making deductive and visually rich study materials and student-friendly textbooks more effective than traditional ones.
A year's coursework is segmented into semesters and periods, which lightens the workload. Children find satisfaction in completing each semester and eagerly anticipate the next one.
Each semester focuses on mastering specific topics, allowing children to cover more material in the same timeframe compared to traditional textbook/workbook/notebook combinations. This division of a year's coursework better aligns with a child's psychology.
Research shows that if we double the thinking time, we double a child's performance.
At the end of each semester or periods there is a diagnostic test for evaluation.
After gaining tactile understanding, children proceed to engage with "creative worksheets" designed in visually creative ways, encouraging self-learning and discovery. Each unit is subdivided into short modules, progressing from easy to difficult, with additional practice sessions dedicated to enhancing speed and accuracy. Even challenging subjects like Mathematics and English grammar become engaging for each child, fostering effective and joyful progress and intrinsic motivation.
From small role-plays to grand theatrical productions, the school's involvement in dramatics starts in Junior School. The club includes various forms of drama such as musicals, street plays, short skits, and pantomimes, which are performed for the larger school community's enjoyment.
Dance club, true to its spirit of nurturing talents in all its forms, teaches contemporary, classical Indian and fusion dance.
Music club serves as a significant influencer in marking milestones throughout the day and in children's lives at Alliance International School. It trains students and offers them opportunities to learn vocal and instrumental music, including classical Hindustani and English contemporary music.
Like music, art is deeply embedded in the school curriculum. Students are highly encouraged to explore various mediums for self-expression with freedom. While we promote freedom, it is complemented by a well-structured and supervised curriculum and guidance. The Art and Craft club embodies this philosophy and is expressed through regular art exhibitions that celebrate diversity in culture, thought, and spirit.
Mock United Nations and Parliamentary Debate Competitions were initiated as a formal society at Alliance International School. Today the MUN and PDC club has the largest pool of student enrolments. Each year- a new set of eager debating enthusiasts join this globally platform. Office bearers to the Alliance International School MUN Secretariat and Organising Committee are elected through a transparent and democratic process. The annual Alliance International School MUN and PDC has participation from leading schools across the country and offers participants a unique experience that encompasses panel discussions, concerts featuring world renowned artists and an opportunity to meet with prominent leaders.
The Literary society nurtures public speaking, debating, elocution, creative writing and all other literary pursuits in Hindi and English. The culmination of the year-long work by the Language Department is showcased through two events – the interschool Wordsmiths and the inter-house Shiladhaar. New genres of speech, writing and oratory are explored and celebrated.
Additionally there is regular Quizzing that caters to the diverse interests of the students and includes Spell Bees, Just A Minute, Trivia and other formats designed to build interest in the finer details and to sharpen skills of collation and recall of information that defines the calibre of every quiz master in the making.
School labs are designed to provide students with a practical understanding of theoretical concepts taught in classrooms. They offer a controlled environment for conducting experiments, making observations, and drawing conclusions based on real-world evidence. Subjects and Specializations: Labs can be tailored to various subjects such as chemistry, physics, biology, computer science, engineering, and more. Each lab is usually equipped with subject-specific apparatus and instruments.