Frequently asked questions
How is JPS different from the already existing other CBSE schools?
JPS, like most other CBSE schools, has world class infrastructure and offers an international curriculum with Indian context. However, JPS is different, because:
It ensures openness, celebrates diversity and creates a multicultural learning community
JPS creates a desire in the students for lifelong learning, maximizing their academic potential, paving the way for them to become the best version of themselves. It produces excellent result and 100% pass percentage every year.
JPS has a very strong college counseling department to ensure top college and University placements for deserving candidates.
Along with a meaningful learning, it encourages a community spirit and friendly atmosphere that allows individual personalities to develop, with utmost integrity and honesty.
Diversity is accepted and valued in JPS. Its Founders, Faculty and Staff members represent diverse backgrounds, cultures and nationalities
Its Special Educational Needs department is headed by qualified, trained, experienced and certified staff
Its Second languages program is staffed by native speakers of the languages
It emphasizes parental partnership in the child’s learning
How different is the JPS curriculum from the traditional school curricula and how does it help the student?
Traditional education systems are largely textbook-driven and teacher-directed that puts emphasis on teaching, testing and the exam results. A nurturing environment, an international curriculum, and a culturally diverse community help in facilitating an exceptional learning experience. The JPS curriculum lay emphasis on meaningful continuous learning and concentrate on the application of knowledge to real life. Students learn through relevant, significant and engaging curricula, with a student-centric approach. The JPS programme integrates music, dance, drama, arts, robotics technology, sports and community service into its timetable in order to deliver a holistic education.
How different is the teaching methodology at JPS?
JPS maintains a delicate balance between classroom, experiential and problem/project-based learning, and also a discriminate use of technology in the classroom. Children learn from their peers, as well as from the teachers who are the initiators and facilitators in the learning process. The school understands that balance is key for a healthy and fulfilling life and therefore encourages them to share their understanding and to apply knowledge to real life situations.
How effective is the faculty at JPS and what kind of attention can I expect for my child?
JPS handpicks its faculty members for their qualification, experience in international education, and commitment to the all-round development of students.
JPS recognizes that it is imperative for teachers to remain learners themselves in order to be able to develop strategies and practices to create the most challenging environments for students to grow. Therefore, JPS makes Professional Development (PD) days an integral part of a teacher’s learning, growth, and adaptation to new learning technique.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
American Library Association (ALA)
Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA)
How good are the infrastructure and other facilities at JPS?
The excellent infrastructure and international standards that JPS takes pride in, is also reflected in all aspects of academic, residential or co-curricular facilities.
As the school is located in the outskirts of Chennai, what kind of transportation does the school provide?
JPS provides buses with seat belts, a GPS, CCTV Cameras and female attendants on each bus to ensure the safety of every child. The school bus routes are shared with the parents who enable parents to check whether their children are on board, and determine the location of the bus, and the transport system is closely monitored by the Head of Administration.
How can I keep track of my child’s growth at the school?
A student’s progress is regularly monitored through Formative and Summative assessments and parents are regularly updated on their child’s progress through the Online platform of Learn Beyond periodically.
Parents are also provided with the regular parents/teacher meeting schedule.
How can JPS help families with both parents working full time jobs?
Weekly residential facilities can ensure that academic work, social and other activities are taken care of during the weekdays and parents are able to spend quality time with their children over the weekend.
How can overseas and other state parents be assured that their children will not be discriminated against?
Jps believes that being international is a state of mind that goes beyond flags, festivals, and food. At JPS it means: Encouraging candid discussions about sensitive local and global issues like racism, discrimination, human rights, terrorism, etc.
Actively encouraging the appreciation of other countries and their cultures Accepting differences of opinion and ways of thinking The excellent infrastructure and international standards that JPS takes pride in, is also reflected in all aspects of academic, residential or co-curricular facilities.