Syllabus & Assessment
Our curriculum and methodology is designed to sharpen thinking processes by building strong and robust foundational skills. Students strive to enhance and apply their knowledge in a hands-on, meaningful way. This learning is not restricted to the classroom. It impacts the students’ environment and their societal interactions while building responsibility and initiative. The curriculum emphasises the essential unity of knowledge, and promotes an interdisciplinary approach to learning.
Starting from kindergarten (ages 5 +), the school provides 13 years of education. SFHS is registered with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi and the International Baccalaureate for the Diploma Programme (Grades 11 & 12).
We continually evaluate and modify our academic program to reflect the most advanced teaching and learning methodologies, while providing students with unique opportunities for pursuing their passions.
Junior school programme (Kindergarten to Class 4)
Children develop skills in all the basic subjects [English; Mathematics; Hindi; Social & Environmental Sciences; Science; Computers; Physical Education; Music; Art and Design; Dramatics] with the care and attention of one educator, who ensures a holistic development in the sensitive early years; ensuring a solid foundation of basic concepts.
Middle school programme (Class 5 – 8)
Here students continue their development in the basic subjects while being exposed to subject specialist educators and start a third language (French or Punjabi). We also start initiating students into formal forms of assessment in the middle school.
High school programme (Class 9 – 12)
The high school programme prepares students for taking their Class 10 ICSE. In grades 11 & 12 they choose to pursue either the ISC public examinations or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
ISC subjects offered
ISC students are required to take 5 subjects and are assessed on Socially Useful Productive World (SUPW) & Community Service.
English (compulsory for all streams)
Humanities Stream: Political Science; Sociology; Economics; Psychology; History; Mathematics; Computer Science; Physical Education and Art
Commerce Stream: Commerce; Accounts; Economics; Mathematics and Physical Education
Science Stream: Physics; Chemistry; Biology; Mathematics; Computer Science; Physical Education and Art
IB DP subjects offered
Diploma Programme students are required to take 6 subjects – 3 subjects at Higher Level and 3 subjects at Standard Level along with the IB DP Core which consists of Theory of Knowledge; Creativity, Activity and Service; Extended Essay.
Students need to take one subject each from Groups 1 to 5, for the sixth subject they can choose from Group 6, or take another subject from Groups 3 and 4.
For us, assessment is an integral part of teaching, which has to be formative. Educators are continually assessing their students using a variety of innovative strategies to inform their planning and ensure their students learning needs are met.
Formal written reports are presented to the parents twice a year in September and at the end of the academic year.
However, parents are most welcome to make contact with the educators whenever they feel necessary.
Formal written examinations are gradually introduced from Class 5 onwards twice a year preceding the written reports.