What is the age criteria for admission into Pre-Primary?

Nursery – 2 years 6 months, PP I – 3 Years 6 months and PP II – 4 Years 6 months as on 1st June.

Would you consider granting admission if the child is about two to three months less than the age criteria specified?

Yes, in specific cases on approval from the Principal.

What is the class strength and how many sections do you have?

The strength from Nursery to Grade II is 25 per section and from Grade III to XII is 30. There are 3 to 5 sections in each class .

Do you provide a teaching assistant and a helper in each Pre-Primary section?

Yes, a co teacher is provided based on the strength (more than 18) in a section but a helper is provided section wise.

What is the teaching methodology used in Pre-Primary?

The methodology used in Meridian Preschool is an amalgamation of the best practices of Preschool pedagogy. The key areas of development are language and literacy, numerical ability, social skills, emotional skills and creative skills. A lot of teaching aids and equipment are used to develop these skills along with activities that develop the fine motor and gross motor skills. As an IB school we follow the IB frame work and the Units of Inquiry are based on the IB guidelines. Enhancing the student profile as per IB norms is the focus of IB pedagogy.

What are the activities conducted in the Pre-Primary sections?

For holistic development activities like Music, Art & Craft, Dance and Games are part of the schedule. Theme based monthly activities like: - Celebration of Colour days, Festivals etc are undertaken. Specific activities are conducted to enhance communication skills (Show and tell, Let me introduce myself, My favorite story etc) Circle time is conducted daily and helps the child express himself/herself. At this stage parental involvement in school activities is important and the school engages parents and grandparents in multiple activities.

Can you explain why the Pre Primary sections are operational full day?

  •  Mostly sought out by working parents.
  • Apart from the basic academic work there is more time for the teacher to interact with the children and reinforce learning in a fun manner through puppet shows, story time etc. Additional time also gives an opportunity to each child to express himself/herself.
  • Children learn to become independent – they eat independently, learn to organize their nap space and groom themselves before leaving school. 
  • For Nursery and PP I the parents have an option to pick up their wards and take them home half day. 

Kindly brief us regarding the day’s schedule at Pre-Primary level?

  •  8:10 to 9:00 – Breakfast followed by Assembly 
  •  9:00 to 12:00 – Scheduled academic sessions (10:00 to 10:15 – Snack break) 
  • 12:00 to 12:40 – Lunch
  • 12:40 to 01:00 – Story Time / Puppet Show
  • 01:00 to 2:30 - Nap time 
  • 02:30 to 03:00 – Grooming, Snack time and dispersal

Is homework given on a daily basis for Pre-Primary children?

No homework is given for Nursery students. PP I and PP II students get minimum homework to create work discipline. However in special cases this is avoided on parent’s request.

Is there a Day care facility?

We will start the Day care facility depending on the number of enquiries. Please fill the request form and we will get back to you.

If a Pre-Primary child opts for the After School Club program, what are the activities offered?

Music, Communication skills, Drawing and Painting, Dance, Homework support, Reading skills etc. Sporting activities are also offered

What are the security measures taken while the child is at school?

CCTVs are installed on the campus.

  • Child cannot leave the campus without a gate pass and we have trained security personnel at the gate.
  • Visitors log book is maintained and visitors are not permitted into the classes during school hours.
  • Only the parents and approved personnel are allowed to pick up the child with ID cards. 
  • SMS is sent on a daily basis when the child is absent.
What is the student teacher ratio?

The student teacher ratio is 1:12.

What are the qualifications and experience of the teaching faculty?

Only trained graduates and post graduates with experience and love for kids are employed.

How does the school ensure that the quality of teaching is of a high standard?

Regular workshops and teacher training programs are conducted for teachers. The macro and micro planners are followed across the sections. Bi monthly academic reviews are conducted to share best practices.

What are the second / third languages offered?

As per the new language policy in Telangana State, it has become mandatory to teach Telugu for classes I, II, III, VI, VII and VIII. Year on year two classes will be added until Telugu is taught to all classes. French and Urdu are offered as second language from class VII to X. (Check with the Principal)

Mention a few facilities that are available at your school?

State of art classrooms, spacious corridors, well equipped Science, Math, Computer and Language labs, Library, Transport facility, Cafeteria facility, Sports facilities.

Can you provide details about the school /sports uniform?

The uniform will be available on campus and dates will be intimated.

Are your classrooms air conditioned?

Yes. Classes VIII and above are air conditioned. The Cafeteria, Library, Computer labs, Language lab and audio visual conference halls are also air conditioned.

Do you have CCTVs on campus?

The Campus is very safe and secure and is under surveillance 24x7.

Are your classrooms digitalized?

Classrooms are digitalized and Extramarks/Tata Edge software is available for use in the classes. Teachers develop subject specific content which can also be used to enhance the teaching learning process.

How often are students taken on field trips?

2 to 3 field trips in a year.

How often are students taken for excursions and do they go on educational tours abroad?

Students are taken on excursions twice a year to different destinations in India and international tours are also organized annually. Some of the countries that the Meridian students have visited are Malaysia, Singapore, Srilanka, China, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, France and the USA.

Has the school undertaken any student and teacher exchange programs?

The students and teachers have been on trips to France on an exchange program.