Abacus is a contemporary Montessori school which strives for a balance of academic excellence, concern for the child and a strong value system.
Through the Montessori Method, children in Abacus are encouraged to learn through practical experience and self-discovery within a carefully prepared child-oriented environment.Aided by scientifically prepared material for each stage of development, the trained teacher guides the child to develop a well-adjusted, balanced personality.
- Day School
- School provides transportation
- ICSE Board
- English Medium
- Grades: Playgroup, UKG
- School Day: Monday - Saturday
- Timing: 10am - 5pm
- Gender: Co-Educational
- Religion: All
- Principal: N.A.
- Curriculum: Playschool
- Language: English
- Fees: Contact to school
Galileo said -
I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the Scriptures, but with experiments, and demonstrations
In Abacus, the Physics Lab is designed for practical work by children. They are taught through live demonstrations and experiments conducted by them. The children are trained well and monitored by highly qualified and trained faculty and experiments are supervised.
August Kekule said -
Let us learn to dream, gentlemen, and then perhaps we shall learn the truth.
When Kekule started his research the common belief was that molecular structure was unknowable. He had a "waking dream" while riding on a bus in London and saw atoms grouping themselves in space.
A student of science always makes an inquisitive enquiry into processes, changes and action. The chemistry lab is the place where lots of unanswered questions find answers. In Abacus these are practically demonstrated to the children and all Chemistry experiments are conducted in the most hygienic and safe manner.
The Abacus Biology Lab is a most interesting place for any student who would like to spend his time exploring the mysteries of life. It is equipped with all the apparatus needed, to deal with enquiries on biological creation and experimentation, and it answers questions related to the Morphology, Cytology, Physiology, Animal life, structure, and explains the nature of human evolution.
The computer lab is well equipped to teach Computer Science and Applications. The students are also encouraged to search for information for their assignments and projects under adult supervision.
All labs meet the requirements of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations to prepare children for the ICSE and ISC examinations.
The Abacus kitchen is a well ventilated place for children to get together and cook. It has two sets of burners for cooking and is also equipped with an electric oven and a microwave oven. The basic essentials like blenders, knives and cutting boards are also provided. The kitchen is well equipped with cutlery & crockery and utensils of various sizes to suit the requirements of children of different age groups. Common ingredients like salt, sugar, spices and oil are always available for children to use. The kitchen also has a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher to attend to small accidents or injuries while in the kitchen.Overall the kitchen is a child friendly area where the work areas are not too high to enable the younger children to work comfortably.
The school Library provides an inviting environment for children to explore the world of books. Each class is given time in the Library and children are permitted to borrow books and take them home. The library committee, comprising teachers and children, plans activities over the year. The adjoining adult library has a rich collection of books and reading material for teachers and parents, largely contributed by the late Mr Manjoo Menon, former Trustee of Abacus Trust.
RoomThe Art room at Abacus is a large pentagon shaped workspace. While Art is taken into the classroom for younger children, they too visit the art room occasionally. The older ones who have chosen art as a subject, use adjustable drafting tables, and are provided with good quality stationery. They are exposed to various colouring and painting media. Design is also explored as a subject.
Board projects done by the children are displayed on rotation (painting and sculptures). Ample space and a good collection of objects are provided for still-life arrangements under spotlight. There are well-designed and spacious paper racks which can hold a variety of paper. There is good cross ventilation in the art room which also has a hand wash facility.
RoomThe Music Room is equipped with drums, piano, harmonium, sruti box, mridangam and recorder. It is equipped to teach the ISC Board syllabus in Indian Music to senior students as well as to others as a Performing Art.
In Western Music, Primary have a weekly music class involving different activities around rhythm and songs from different part of the world. Elementary too have a weekly class offering music listening , music vocabulary, rhythm, writing and reading, history etc. In addition, a weekly secular choir where children learn a repertoire aims at an annual performance. World music repertoire is sung in unison, or with 2 to 4 voices.
Physical Education & other facilities
The Physical Education room is equipped for football, basketball, badminton, table tennis, cricket and hockey. Children from Classes 1 to 12 use the equipment. Physical Education is offered as a subject for the ISC Board also.
The School Counsellor is available by appointment to all children, parents and teachers. Workshops are conducted as an ongoing program for groups of children in areas of transitions, coping with change, identifying learning strengths and challenges, interpersonal relations, as well as career guidance and counselling. Individual follow up and meetings with parents if required are also part of this process.
The Special Education Centre helps to identify difficulties that children may have in learning, enables early identification, and offers special support classes. In later years the school gives children the opportunity for changes in subjects and concessions in writing examinations with the approval of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi.
Other facilities include a sick room, staff rooms and the administrative office. Abacus also boasts of a small football field, basketball court, playgrounds, and courtyard cum open auditorium.
Extra Curricular Activities
Abacus was started to bring new thinking into the life of a school. Every decision about every aspects of school management are deeply questioned and thought out, taking into account, above all, the needs of the child, and through that, the development of the teacher, the participation of the parent and the inclusion of the community.
About a year into the inception of the school the philosophy of Abacus was formulated.
The school has 400 children from primary to class 12 and is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi.