FAQS

Q1. Why should I choose a Boarding School for my children?

Ans. Living and learning on campus provides the unique opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Other benefits:

  • Excellent exposure to a variety of people and cultures.
  • High quality exposure to academic and co scholastic activities.
  • Better opportunity to interact with teachers and other students.
  • Develops responsibility, confidence and self reliance.
  • Excellent preparation for university life and conditioning for success.

Q2. Will my child have any free time or will every minute of his / her day be regimented and organized?

Ans. The learning process at Kāsiga extends beyond the class room and into the sports fields, theater stages, arts studio and the local community just to name a few of the experiences students can take advantage of. S/he is provided with enough time to rest, develop and follow his / her hobbies.

Q3. Will my child be valued at school?

Ans. Kāsiga believes in recognizing inherent talent in students and nurturing a good work culture to help them realize their true potential.

Q4. What is the deadline for registration?

Ans. It is necessary to register before the entrance exam which is conducted in the second or third week of January.

Q5. What is the curriculum offered at the school?

Ans. Kāsiga offers both The National Curriculum (CBSE) and an International Curriculum (CIE i.e. The Cambridge International Examinations) at the secondary and higher secondary levels.

Q6. What tests will my child be required to take?

Ans. An entrance test in English, Hindi, Mathematics & Science will be held to assess grade appropriate skills, irrespective of the curriculum.

Q7. What is the average class strength?

Ans. Generally it is between 15 and 20. We try our best not to have more than 25 students per class to ensure personalized attention.

Q8. What is your international student strength?

Ans. We have a diverse student body. Roughly 20% of them come from around the world. The countries that are represented this year are UAE, Nepal, Korea, Thailand, Uganda, Bhutan, Oman & Canada.

Q9. What extra academic support will my child get?

Ans. For those who need additional support, there are 1 hour remedial/tutorial sessions after classes, Monday through Friday. There are evening and night study preps as well, to provide students with extra time for academic reinforcement.

Q10. What opportunities does the school provide beyond academics to augment learning?

Ans. Students undertake activities that encourage personal discovery and growth, skill development, physical recreation, perseverance, responsibility to themselves and service to the community. A range of sports and games, a variety of clubs and programmes like the IAYP ( International Award for Young People, formerly known as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award ) provide ample opportunities for all these.

Q11. What if my child needs some support?

Ans. In addition to home room teachers and resident tutors, students have ready access to their dorm supervisors, specially assigned official mentors, School’s Clinical Counselorand Special Educator for any academic or emotional support.

Q12. How safe is your campus?

Ans. Kāsiga has a Security Officers Wingwhich works 24 hours patrolling the campus. Moreover, with all corridors and common areas under CCTV surveillance, all movement is closely monitored and recorded. There is only one entrance for vehicular traffic to ensure maximum safety and security.

Q13. When and how often can my child contact me?

Ans. A student has access to the phone at the calling booths within the boarding house only in the evening on Saturdays and / or Sundays. No mobile phones are allowed. During the day they can email parents from the computer lab.
Parents are allowed to meet their children and take them for night outs 2 times in an academic year besides Parent Teacher Meets. These dates are given in the school calendar.

Q14. What kind of medical support system do you have?

Ans. The School Infirmary with 20 bedsis located near the Dormitory area. A qualified doctor and trained nursing staff are available 24 hours to administer medications when required. There are separate observation rooms for boys and girls in the Infirmary. Max Hospital (A multi-speciality Hospital) is a 5 minute drive from the campus. Additionally Kāsiga is equipped with a state of the art ambulance.

Q15. Do you have a strong discipline policy in place?

Ans. Adherence to rules is an important aspect of learning. Any violation of the school’s norms entails disciplinary action. It is the policy of Kāsiga School that all cases of violation will be handled with sensitivity and fairness. A well defined set of rules, regulations and sanctions are detailed in the Student Handbook.

Q16. What is the school’s policy on bullying?

Ans. Every Kāsigan is expected to treat other members of the community with respect and courtesy, irrespective of age and position and without discrimination on any basis. S/he shall AVOID at all times abusive language, use of physical force on another, bullying and ragging. Violations are bound to result in sanctions.

Q17. What is the school’s policy on substance abuse?

Ans. Kāsiga has zero- tolerance for substance abuse in any form.

Q18. What type of foodis served? Is outside food allowed?

Ans. We work hard to provide hygienically prepared high quality nutritious meals for our diverse student body. Kāsiga serves Indian, Continental, Thai, Nepalese and Mexican Cuisine. To supplement this, an in - house bakery provides fresh cakes, chocolates, muffins, cookies etc.. An ‘in - campus tuck shop’ is available for the students 2 days a week.
No food from outside is permitted in the campus

Q19. Do students apply to overseas universities?

Ans. Yes, to facilitate this, US and UK university fairs and admission counselling sessions are conducted on campus every year.

Q20. Can students bring their own music system, computer and mobile?

Ans. An MP3 player is permitted. Students can carry a lap top which has to be deposited with the respective house masters and can be used only under a teacher’s supervision. Computer labs are made available to the students on Saturdays and Sundays. Mobile phones are strictly banned in the campus.

Q21. What documents should a student carry?

Ans. The following original documents:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate from previous school
  • Report Cards of last three years
  • Six Passport size photographs

Q22. How many school outings are there in a term?

Ans. Travel broadens the mind. The school organizesa foreign and a domestic tour every year, one in each term. Students can opt for one or both of these tours. The cost of the tour is borne by the parents separately.
Parents can take their children for night - outs 4 times in an academic year on dates specified in the calendar.

Q23. Does the school provide scholarships?

Ans. Yes, The school provides 10% scholarship for the girl child and five academic scholarships for high achievers, of which one is reserved for a foreign student. Details can be found on the website.