As a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP), Genius School believes on progressive education which caters to whole child development. Genius focus not only on academic learning but also on the artistic and physical development of our students. The major focus of the School is to provide an international standard of education integrated with Nepali cultural values and studies. Genius offers a multi-faceted and balanced curriculum within the framework of National curriculum of Nepal. IBPYP provides a framework for the curriculum, including key concepts as one of the essential elements. It is accepted that these are not, in any sense, the only concepts worth exploring. Taken together, they form a powerful curriculum component that drives the teacher- and/or student-constructed inquiries that lie at the heart of the PYP curriculum. The key concepts, also expressed as key questions, help teachers and students to consider ways of thinking and learning about the world, and act as a provocation to extend and deepen student inquiries .
Genius School has been designated as an IBPYP candidate School from September 2015. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School very soon. Genius school share a common philosophy - a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that is important for students.
We will expand our National curriculum by including the traits that IB has identified for an international minded individual. These traits (called the Learner Profile) include following: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk- takers, balanced, and reflective. Parents and other family members can support the development of these traits and the vocabulary by noticing actions and words associated with these traits. Another part of IB are the Attitudes. They are appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect, and tolerance.
Parents and students may have already noticed that we have started teacher guided, student centered classroom activities. Our teachers have been implementing inquiry based education into our instruction.
IB curriculum will expand inquiry into all core subjects including Music, Art, and PE. Parents will also see more authentic assessment of student's progress through the use of rubrics and more project based assessments. Parents will notice an IB report card along with the regular aggregated report card. This report card will help you see the growth of your child in becoming an internationally minded student.