The curriculum is in accordance with the guidelines of the CBSE and is followed through NCERT books (CBSE) and the State Board directives. The emphasis is on academics as well as the wholesome development of the individual. Application of knowledge and 21st century skills is the focus. The program aims to develop students as responsible citizens who make positive contributions to the society.
Class 9 is the preparatory year for the std10 (AISSE) and (SSLC) exam. And class 11 is the preparatory year for the AISSCE and Higher Secondary exam. Students study English, Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Computer Science in class 10.
For CBSE only:
Second language: Std. IX & X – Tamil/ Hindi
The Curriculum for std 11&12 is as follows;
English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
English, Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science
English, Business Studies, Accountancy, Economics, Applied Mathematics
English, Business Studies, Accountancy, Economics, Computer Science
English, Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science
English, Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology,
English, Language, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
English. Language, Commerce, Accountancy, Economics, Mathematics
English, Language, Commerce, Accountancy, Economics, Computer Application
Second language: Std. XI & XII – Tamil/ French
Besides the above subjects, students are also offered classes in music, dance, yoga, karate ,JRC, Scouts & Guides, Silambam and band.
Health & Physical Education(HPE) is an important part of the curriculum (CBSE). The focus is on yoga, life skill, physical education, games & SEWA project. One period of sports per day is compulsory in the CBSE school.
Sports and Games play a big role in the health and fitness of an adolescent student. Students are trained in various games. They not only participate in inter house competitions, but also in inter school, district, state. national and international level competitions. Students who show strong aptitude in certain select sports are provided the opportunity to further focus and build on their competency with the provision of extra training and exposure to competitions.
Through a stimulating classroom environment and high levels of student engagement, the program empowers students to build on their own learning styles. In doing so, the curriculum actively supports discussion based learning and hands on activities, and embeds innovative approaches to learning across all subjects. In addition, the activities beyond academics and social outreach programs are integral to student life, nurturing responsible individuals, who are aware of themselves and also contribute to the society.
NSN believes that education synthesises academic, social, personal, emotional , moral, physical, spiritual and intellectual aspects of student’s personality through activities in class and outside and recognize the integral role these play in understanding the social, natural and environmental world the students live in. The students engage in experiential learning beyond the classroom through school initiated social activities, ISA, Brain storming sessions, projects, camps, etc. The aim is to build a self aware as well as responsible individual who later strides the world with empathy, compassion, confidence as well as responsibility towards self and the larger community.
There are various clubs, academic and non-academic. Every student should be part of two clubs. The activities are designed to provide opportunities for self-expression, to enhance life skills, to build up self confidence and meet the challenges of a competitive world.
The student is at the heart of everything we do and we embrace the individuality of every learner by providing a nurturing and supportive learning environment. The school takes care of the emotional well being of students through a Student Counsellor, who conducts age related sessions for the students.
Career guidance programs are conducted to guide the students on the choices they execute for their higher education.
Value Based Education:
Opportunities are provided to students to become smart and confident. Age appropriate values and social skills are inculcated. NSN incessantly works on transforming the core of the individual through the spiritual practice of non-doing. The students sit in non-doing before the start of the day, for 11 minutes, to calm down and start afresh. This practice, over the years, will create self-awareness in them and enable them to choose what is right over what is easy and convenient. The Culture & Ethos of the school also has a transformative impact on the students and the teachers.
Students who graduate from NSN become well rounded personalities displaying leadership qualities, with the right attitude, values, skill and knowledge, who are lifelong learners . NSN prepares them for life, to become contributing and global citizens.