Oakridge, being one of the top IB Schools in Hyderabad, is creating a positive, fun and welcoming space for some of the most talented young students where they can really stretch themselves and be challenged. We are aware of the academic talent of our students and yet get pleasantly surprised every time the child illustrates a higher level of thinking.
These wonderful students have pushed us to think out of the box, leading to the initiation of a program specially designed for them, a couple of years ago i.e., PAT (Program for Academically Talented Students). As part of the selection process, the students of Grade 4 and 5 have gone through an Aptitude test to assess verbal ability, reasoning skills and creative thinking. Students who cleared the various levels were selected for the PAT intervention program.
This program aims to develop creative, logical, analytical and language skills rather than teaching the next level curriculum, in other words, we aim to help in the holistic development of a child’s personality.
The mentors have put a lot of thought into planning and organizing the various modules. They have been trained to strategically create an intellectual and challenging environment within the classroom to help bring out the best in these young minds. The challenges are not the usual activities in a regular classroom. It is the depth, complexity and pace that makes these classes unique for the smart students.