THE CHOICE SCHOOL
Every Child is Unique and has amazing potential. The possibilities are endless and we believe that Choice School, has the right platform to nurture personal growth in children. We mentor, monitor, guide and steer so that they know themselves first.
Harnessing the child's passion and tapping into it is the first step. Empowering the child to grow up as an individual who is not only ‘terrific’ at what they do but more importantly ‘Loves’ what they do. This is a core principle at Choice School, Kozhikode. Our wish is to de-clutter and bring in focus. We aim to be the quintessential place for children to self-discover, hone their creativity and satisfy their curiosity.
We meet these standards through our highly qualified staff team who sets the pace for the trajectory of learning. There is joy of learning and students are encouraged to pursue interests beyond the curriculum or exam stipulations. We aspire not to have any particular “mould” for the child but keep an open mind that allows the child to be superlative in their aspirations. An amalgamation of the traditional and progressive, modern yet deep rooted approach is our way. At Choice, we trust in the child and we strive to provide the most meaningful experience in their lives at our campus.
Ms Anjana Unnikrishnan, who has been part of The Choice School, Tripunithura for more than 23 years and is the Principal of The Choice School, Kozhikode. She is known for her strong Academic back ground, team building skills and attention to detail and has handled all major verticals in a school setup. She aspires to take the institution to great heights upholding the vision and values of The Choice School.
What makes Choice school truly distinctive?
The Choice School, Kozhikode is a young and dynamic school functioning under the aegis of the Choice Foundation who has three decades of experience in Education. Choice school is a recognised leader in academic excellence and best institutional practices. Our aspiration is to develop young and fearless minds in order to prepare them to thrive in dynamic situations. We encourage them to explore, be curious, imagine and innovate in an intellectual environment that offers a range of interdisciplinary curricular and co-curricular activities.
Our philosophy provides a curriculum that is inclusive of academic and extra-curricular disciplines in an environment that enables our students to be life-long learners and socially responsible citizens. We care deeply about exploring the full potential of the child and provide the cutting edge of best practices in education for them.
All students participate in specially curated field visits that enable them broaden their horizon and discover new passions. Value education classes are conducted to instill the basic principles of ethics and social responsibility
We believe in integrating various disciplines for achieving the bigger objective of pursuing and being successful in individual passions. Our approach is to provide avenues for a child to explore and excel in academic and non-academic interests. The faculty and staff at Choice is fully equipped and committed to motivate the children to push themselves academically, socially, physically and intellectually.
The School follows the CBSE curriculum. A comprehensive pattern of formative and summative assessments is followed for evaluation. In addition to academics, life skills and values are also assessed.
Hands on education, student-centric learning methodology and skill-based learning, are some of the concepts that we at Choice School have adopted to enrich academics. It is a proven fact that children born in this digital world are far ahead in their thinking processes and there needs to be a consequent paradigm shift in the trends of education over the past decade.
Keeping in mind these shifting trends of education, The Choice School offers a curriculum, which emphasizes activity oriented teaching and creates opportunities for the children to observe, explore, analyse and conclude, thus making them independent learners.
Our aim is to give a meaningful and fulfilling educational experience to the children. By integrating academics and extra-curricular activities, our focus is to meet the needs of individual students and support them in their journey. Our classrooms are active, engaged and collaborative. Integration of technology offers a rich variety of learning experiences. Free exchange of ideas is highly encouraged. Assessment practices result in meaningful grades that support the individual student needs.
We believe that every child has the right to quality education and learning. No two children learn in the same way and hence our teachers are trained to use a number of learning modalities such as auditory, visual, kinesthetic and so on. This methodology not only helps our special children but also enhances the educational experience for others. We respect children from all backgrounds and abilities and we value them for who they are. Our educators are trained in setting up teaching experiences adapted to all children, whatever their needs are. A pedagogical strategy that involves individualized teaching in a normal class setting is practiced that has shown amazing results.
CHOICE ACADEMIC PROGRAM
Entrusting a child at a very impressionable age to an institution requires complete confidence in their abilities. At Choice Kinderland, we respect the trust that parents place in us by leaving their tiny tots in our care. Kinderland is a place of transition and learning for some children. We believe it is a place to lay the foundation for continuous lifelong learning. Our classrooms are vibrant and aesthetically pleasing for the young minds. Full of fun and interspersed with attention garnering learning aids, we strive to make their Kinderland experience truly memorable.
MODEL EARLY LEARNING CENTRE
As part of a new initiative to reduce the travel time for our tiny tots, we decided to bring the school closer to home. Thus were born Model Early Learning Centres call Kinderland at locations – Chevayur, Vellalassery, facilitating the parents to choose the school closest to their homes for their young ones. Both the centres are standardized in terms of design, themes and colours that enrich the learning experience and create a fun filled and happy ambience for our students.
We believe that every child is special and unique. With more than two decades of experience and excellence in the field of education, our simple recipe for the success of Kinderland rests on the promise of safety and happiness of the child. We aim to create a welcoming, safe and caring environment that promotes free expression, appreciation, enjoyment, discovery and development of individual talents.
Housed in a colourful, stimulating and child-friendly building, the Model Early Learning Centre is designed for the development of various Early Learning Skills in an informal setting.
Our school emphasis on developing in student’s self-confidence and the ability to effectively communicate in English. Teachers ensure this through effective use of language and by encouraging children to express themselves freely.
PRIMARY SCHOOL (GRADE I - IV)
Primary Education has been identified as the most crucial stage in the education of a child. The aim of the Choice primary is to provide a sound foundation in the development of a child's personality and his /her understanding of good and bad.
Our biggest assets are the children in our school. We encourage them to be self-motivated and allow them to self-paced. Choice School, Calicut offers a pleasant and warm atmosphere where we showcase our absolute willingness to inspire our young wards to develop critical thinking and be passionate learners.
The curriculum followed in the primary school aims at:
- Building and reinforcing students' sense of identity and cultural awareness
- Stimulating curiosity and inquiry in order to foster a spirit of discovery and enjoyment of learning
- Quipping students with the skills to learn and acquire knowledge, individually or collaboratively, and to apply these skills and knowledge accordingly across a broad range of areas.
- Encouraging diversity and flexibility in teaching methods
- Providing appropriate forms of assessment and benchmarking
- Field trips and nature walks also form an interesting part of the curriculum along with art and craft activities.
- Children of the Primary school are introduced to computers from grade 1.
- Developmental Dramatics is a part of their curriculum too, aimed at developing self-esteem and communication skills of the children.
- The Literary Club enhances reading habits in children of grades 1 & 2 through fun-based activities, dramatics, listening to audiotapes etc.
MIDDLE SCHOOL (GRADE V – VII)
The Middle School at Choice School sees the students being readied to face the rigors of the Secondary and the Higher Secondary CBSE curriculum. Closer supervision and greater support from the teaching community is given to the students and their strengths and weaknesses identified and worked upon during the academic year. Thus regular teacher-parent interactions are augmented and remedies for problems or difficulties faced by students are offered.
Our curriculum ensures that they hone and improve on the skills developed in the previous year. In-class learning, project based learning, group discussions that covers a variety of topics, field-visits and technology are some of the ways that we utilize to gain knowledge.
A fully equipped classroom with state-of-the-art facilities is provided to make the class room experience enjoyable.
Learning never ends at The Choice School, Calicut!
Facilities and Infrastructure
Choice group has decades of experience in Education and is a sought out school in Kochi and Tiruvalla, Kerala. Our Calicut school is a result of the years of experience working with thousands of children. Our founding principle of providing students a challenging learning environment focused on academic and non-academic disciplines is reflected in every aspect of the school. We have not left any stone unturned to ensure that our students get every opportunity to excel holistically.
Every class from grade 1 is equipped with SMART boards incorporating the latest electronic technology. The interactive board turns a typical classroom into a fun learning environment; it enriches classrooms by creating the perfect learning setting. Every classroom has cabinets for each students, custom made furniture and a provision for broadband Internet connection, multimedia support and air conditioning.
Our facilities include:
- Safe and secure building with CCTV’s and authorized security managers in place
- Well planned spacious air-conditioned classrooms
- Full-fledged cafeteria with nutritious tasty gourmet food
- Optimum use of technology in classrooms
- Laboratories fully equipped
- Library that is well-stocked with books
- Remedial education center for special kids with therapy sessions
- Counseling Centre
- Music and Dance Rooms
- Audio Visual Room
- Infirmary with presence of a medical professional
- Recreation activities
- Fire-safety precautions implemented.
- Fleet of buses
- Separate hygienic toilets on each floor with washing facilities.
- Filtered drinking water supply.
Sports facilities :
- Basket Ball
- Composite Lab
- IT Lab
The yum spot in Choice school-The Choice café! We at The Choice School believe that wrong eating habit is a malady and the right one is an elixir. At Choice Café, we serve healthy food hygienically prepared. It is here that the students learn the table manners.
The Choice School has created a well-planned facility for food production and service requirements of the School. It serves Breakfast, Brunch and lunch (after school) to all students. Dinner facility is offered to the boarders residing on campus. A snack counter ensures that the occasionally hungry youngster gets a bite.
The kitchen is under the strict supervision of Chefs who have experience in working with well-known structured Food and Beverage outlets. The systems and procedures follow the pattern of segregated areas for Food storage, pre-preparation, preparation, dispensing and service. The staff members are attired appropriately for maintaining utmost hygiene in food handling.
The Chefs and dietician have carefully crafted the menu keeping in mind the nutritional needs of the growing child. Regular Quality checks by our Quality Assurance department ensure that hygiene standards are maintained in the cafeteria, kitchen and wash areas.
The Choice School has an efficient transport network comprising a fleet of modern, well maintained buses handled by efficient drivers and support staff. The buses are fitted with GPS, speed governor and message alerts inform the parents of the progress of the buses. These measures ensure that the students are picked up and dropped back home safely.
The details of bus routes, pick-up and drop-off points, time schedules, and bus charges will be provided by the School at the time of admission of students.
FAQ- POST COVID
Q: Is Choice accepting admissions, what is the process?A: Yes, Choice is accepting admissions across all grades for the academic year 2020-21. The process is to fill the online application and the school will revert to you. There will be virtual interactions with the principal. You will be guided through the process by the admission coordinator.
Q: When will the regular classes start?A: The decision on the physical reopening of the school will be taken based on state government policies.
Q: How are the virtual classes being conducted?A: We started classes on virtual platforms from 1st June. We are using Zoom, seesaw, Google classroom.
Q: Will the syllabus get impacted with this change?A: The school moved immediately to holding virtual classes and the syllabus will be completed for all classes.
Q: Are there any cases of Covid-19 at Choice?A: There are no cases of Covid-19 at Choice. Choice has stepped up the safety and sanitization measures to ensure a clean and sanitized campus.