" Curriculum can refer to the total structure of ideas and activities developed by an educational institution to meet the learning needs of students and to achieve desired educational aims " - Dereck Rowntree

The curriculum followed at the school is on the guidelines of NCERT and NCF.

NCERT - National Council of Education Research and Training and NCF - National Framework for Curriculum are means of evolving a national system of education capable of responding to India’s diversity of geographical and cultural milieus while ensuring a common core of values along with academic component.

This enabled us to work towards:

  • Connecting knowledge to life outside school
  • Ensuring that learning is shifted away from rote to methods
  • Enriching the curriculum to provide for overall development of children
  • Making assessments more flexible and integrated with classroom learning and teaching
  • Nurturing an over-riding identity informed by caring concerns within the democratic policy of the country

Our curriculum is woven around the 4 pillars of Education:

  • Learning to know
  • Learning to do
  • Learning to live together
  • Learning to be


The Curriculum envisages a particular relationship between the acquisition of knowledge, development of concepts and skills, formation of values and attitudes, self expression and creativity.

The above 4 areas we consider our 4 pillars of the curriculum structure. We believe that teaching cognitive skills is not enough. To help children grow towards becoming full human beings and to feel successful – the curriculum should cater to all aspects (facets, dimensions) of human life (development beings).The curriculum gives a detailed statement of content for each subject. (It provides for an extensive learning experience and encourages a rich variety of approaches to teaching and learning that cater for the differing needs of individual children.)

The curriculum recognises the integrated nature of knowledge and thought and stresses the connections in content in the different curriculum areas. The different areas of the curriculum are inter-related and often over lap. There is no arbitrary compartmentalization of knowledge. The different subjects, however, are created for convenience of teaching and learning. This creates harmony in the child’s learning experiences and serves the complex nature of the learning process.

Pre-primary Division

Nursery, LKG, and UKG classes

Teaching oriented to age-specific learning

Classes Nursery, LKG, and UKG are included in the pre-primary division. The Pre-Primary syllabus is centred on age-specific learning outcomes. At this young age, the objective is to awaken the senses, inquire into various themes and subjects; questions and discoveries are intentionally accepted and encouraged.

Every activity is explored by both the teachers and the students. The teachers reflect on its significance for the individual child to make the learning authentic and personal, by also being aware of the child’s socio-cultural context.

Here, the classrooms serve a more nuanced purpose. Developmental skills are imparted by observations of nature, construction with building blocks and clay, etc. The youngsters are free to discover and learn at their own speed. Digital learning resources ensure that learning in the Learning Centre. Later, the emphasis changes to their inherent interest in books and artwork.

The below subjects are covered for young children to ensure holistic development:

Maths: To get a sound understanding of the subject (understanding numbers, quantities and operations) through a host of hands-on activities like counting games, number rhymes, puzzles, challenges, etc.

Science: To facilitate observation, investigation, exploration, questioning and documentation of the children’s unique discoveries in many ways with loaded stimuli from the immediate environment.

Storytelling and Poetry: To develop the social, emotional and communication skills.

Physical Education, Games, and Movement: To develop coordination, teamwork, independence and confidence with the help of swings, slides, balancing beams, rope ladders, obstacles etc.

Clay Work and Pottery: To develop fine motor skills and creative expression.

Language: Develop language skills by working and playing with words and objects through phonics and spoken language approach.

Art and Craft : Integral to the way children learn, and how they document their inner worlds and outer experiences, and a great way to connect to the child.

Music and Movement: To engage in creative dance movements, play simple musical instruments and sing.

Excursions and Field Trips: To help widen the knowledge of environment and expand observational skills through the visit of surrounding farms, interaction with local communities and glimpse their culture and lifestyles.

Community Connections: To facilitate regular interactions with the community on special days and assemblies like Grandparents’ Day etc.

Primary Division

Classes I-V

Building educational foundations

Classes 1 – 5 make up the Primary division. The school’s goal is to use the depth and breadth of the curriculum in conjunction with a wide range of disciplines based on age-appropriate learning objectives. Children at this age are lively, interested, adventurous, outspoken, and, most importantly, unreservedly honest, the school believes. Thus, at this stage, the emphasis is on enhancing a sense of inquiry, fostering investigation, and instilling confidence in key learning abilities including reading, writing, listening, speaking, information technology proficiency, problem-solving, observation, and measurement.

VMA LUCKNOW employs a number of strategies to try to meet age-specific learning objectives such as:

Children learn and grow through a variety of informal ways, such as projects, activities, presentations, and hands-on experiences, in addition to formal education.

Learning Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science both separately and in combination fosters an awareness of these disciplines across disciplinary boundaries.

Field trips, which are organised for specific educational goals, provide us with interesting chances for experiential learning.

Also available are computer courses. Students are exposed to the idea and application of information and communication technology through this.

VMA LUCKNOW provides opportunities in dance, fine arts, western and Indian music, speech, and drama through our teaching. This encourages the learners' holistic growth.

The integration of technology serves the interests of the students. Every student has the chance to work at his or her own pace and level when using digital boards with mapped multimedia content, which allows for powerful differentiation.

For kids, the library serves as a place to promote reading and a chance to learn about many types of information.

For Class VI to VIII

The Child is now familiar with the school environment and is exposed to more formal way of learning. “Learning by Doing” is adopted to nurture creativity and to satisfy curiosity. We ensure Computer Aided Learning in all the classes through the use of Smart Room and Computer Labs. We offer various subjects to expand the learning capabilities of our kids.

English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Maths, Science, Social Science, General Knowledge, Health & Physical Education, Art Education, Socially Useful Productive Work as compulsory and Information Technology as an additional subject in classes:


a. Computer Education starts from class I

b. Sanskrit teaching starts from class VI.

c. Social Science is an integrated course of History, Geography, Civics, & Economics

For Class 9 to 12

The curriculum in broad term reflects nation’s shared vision of education encompassing local, national
and global needs and expectations. Empirically, it may be regarded as the sum total of a planned set
of educational experiences provided to a learner by a school to attain stipulated competencies using
specified content, pedagogical practices and assessment guidelines etc. CBSE’s curriculum strives to
provide opportunities for students to achieve excellence in learning as envisioned in the National
Education Policy-2020. The link for the curriculum for the session 2023-24 is shared below: