The traits of character, confidence, curiosity and compassion are what we aim to inculcate in Cambridge School. Our role, quite simply is to develop the potential and proclivities within each individual student, leading to a life of individual fulfilment. We ensure that academic skills are understood in context so that they may be applied only for good. Teaching and training in science, literature, history, mathematics, art or games – whatever the subject – is based on this philosophy.
Mathematics develops the logical mind; science illuminates our world, both living and inanimate with astonishing precision; history, the sense of culture and continuity without which we have no sense of belonging and no appreciation of the varieties of thought and experience of different traditions; participation in games and sports combines the instincts of competition and teamwork as possibly no other activity can and builds physical as well as mental endurance. In literature, music and art we experience language, image, melody or rhythm at their most appealing and powerful, developing aesthetic, sensitivity and compassion; psychology makes us aware of what is under the surface in ourselves and in others; and in professional courses in the higher classes we come face to face with the complexities of the world, with multiple objectives and competing criteria, all of which require both creative and critical processes and where, often, there are as many opinions as discussants!
And yes, there are exams to give, but they allow for originality of thought and expression wherever appropriate!
The school is affiliated to the Central Board for Secondary Education and offers several interesting subject options in Class XI and XII including Fashion Design, Legal Studies and Entrepreneurship. Professionals are invited to take many of these classes.