The middle grade years are the most important years of a child’s education, the most productive years. The middle grades are the one place where educators “really have a chance to reform outcomes.” This is the perfect time to shape adolescent idealism and growing interest in the wider world into commitment to work, engaged citizenship, and care for others. The most successful middle schools recognize learner diversity, employ educators trained in middle school education, offer exploratory curricular programs that encourage learner interest, provide age-appropriate guidance and counselling, ensure equa access to educational experiences, promote a positive school environment, and involve parents and families in the educational process.It is here that the student strikes a balance between his primary years and the high school years. The student is exposed to a gamut of activities and experiences and it is here that his holistic growth is at its height. The student learns and understands that education isn’t what you just what learn; infact it is what you At DPS, we believe in not just educating the minds but also educating the hearts. To this end, Scholastic and Non-scholastic areas of learner’s growth with particular reference to attributes such as life skills, attitudes and values, sports and games as well as co-curricular activities play an equally significant role in a student’s all round development. Academic achievement and appropriate behaviour is given equal importance. The school believes that all students should have equal opportunity to participate in school experiences, whether advanced academic classes, physical education activities, or clubs. This does not mean all students will be successful at the learning experience or activity, but they have the chance to try to be successful.
The school ensures an environment that gives adolescents opportunities to learn and interact | in a humane, respectful and psychologically safe learning environment — one that | emphasizes cooperation and peaceful existence. It demonstrates a sense of collaboration among students and educators, promotes harmony and interpersonal relations among students, and reflects positive communication. Teachers and students listen with empathy and support others in a positive manner. In essence, it promotes a nurturing school environment where all are valued, and where people feel respected and nurtured, with everyone accepting responsibility for student success.
“We don’t understand youth until we’re in relationships with them and allow them to tell us and show us what they need.” A wise person once said that students don’t care what you know until they know you care. An awesome byproduct of these relationships is the ability to guide students in making connections between school and career goals. As Plato said, we do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that we may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
Distinctiveness: “Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough.”