Middle School Curriculum

At Middle School, we offer the Cambridge checkpoint curriculum. Subjects to be learnt over the span of three years are English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Innovation and Design, World Languages (French, Spanish and Hindi), Physical Education, Arts (Visual Arts, Drama, and Music), Information and Technology/ Computer Science. At the end of Grade 8, students appear for the Cambridge checkpoint progressive test in three subjects: Mathematics, Science, and English. Teachers and students work together to build a community of trust, where curiosity, creativity, and passion are encouraged.

Cambridge Lower Secondary is typically for learners aged 11 to 14 years. It helps prepare students for the next step of their education, providing a clear path as they progress through the Cambridge Pathway in an age-appropriate way. The curriculum offers plenty of opportunities to develop creativity, expression, and wellbeing in a variety of ways. The curriculum is designed to adapt the content to suit our school context, culture, and ethos. It focuses on the digital skills that will help with many aspects of their future learning and development.

Each year is divided into two semesters which has two quarters each. In each semester students are assessed by ongoing formative assessments and summative assessment at the end of the semester. The Middle School program encourages students to do problem-solving, project designs, collaborative planning, use of various thinking techniques, exhibitions, and open discussions which makes them ready for the challenges in the IGCSE and IB programs.

Studentspeak
My personality is evolving, and my experiences in middle school allow me to find new interests and discover new things....

Sanya Shah, Grade 7

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I think B.D. Somani really stands out because of how everyone is always having fun in everything we do. B.D....

Sara Suchanti, Grade 8

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Since coming to B.D. Somani, I have had the opportunity to involve myself in so many experiences that I never...

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B.D. Somani stands out as a school because the teachers let you evolve as an individual. Teachers constantly motivate you...

Malvika Mehta, Grade 7

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B.D. Somani embraces change instead of rejecting it. It teaches someone that being different is all right, in fact being...

Reeyan Udani, Grade 7

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B.D. Somani is a place where the students are challenged and thus encouraged to be engaged in all they do....

Grade 4 & Grade 6 Parent

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I decided on B.D. Somani for my child because of the dedication of the teachers towards the students and also...

Grade 5 Parent

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My boys have been in B.D. Somani since Junior Kindergarten. They are in Grades 6 and 4 now. It has...

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My son has been going to B.D. Somani only for a year; he joined in Reception. We can't have asked...

Junior Kindergarten Parent

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A little more than a year ago to the day, my daughter made the heavy-footed journey from being a sheltered...

Grade 7 Parent

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Both my children look forward to school every single day. This single fact speaks volumes to me. Over the years,...

Grade 1 Parent

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We are thankful that school's priority is to strengthen the skill sets in children, make them believe in their capabilities...

Grade 4 Parent

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B.D. Somani School takes a holistic approach to learning. I have seen my child evolve into a confident, determined young...

Grade 8 Parent

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The school's core values match our values, and we truly appreciate the programs, the focus on teaching individual soft skills...

Grade 2 Parent

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At B.D. Somani, every child’s individuality is recognised and respected. Using a progressive 21st-century curriculum, they work hard to equip...

Grade 4 Parent

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B.D. Somani has brought out the best in my children. I love this school because it emphasises overall development and...

Reception & Kindergarten Parent

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As parents, we have truly enjoyed the inclusive engagement with the school as 'partners in learning' with everything from the...

Grade 3 and 8 Parent

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We have been part of the B.D. Somani family for six years now, with our two children attending school from...

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At B.D. Somani, we laugh together, we learn together but most importantly we GROW together. Lots of fun, lots of...

Grade 4 Teacher

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B.D. Somani is the most exciting place to be as each day the children and teachers embark on a new...

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From the teachers to assistants, to the students, there is a sense of family that is perfect for nurturing academic...

Grade 3 Teacher

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I have been at B.D. Somani for less than a month but it feels like I’ve been working here forever....

Grade 5 Assistant Teacher

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It is like my career life has been divided into two parts - before B.D. Somani and after B.D. Somani....

Grade 3 Teacher

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