Located in the midst of greenery, overlooking a valley, the Horizon School – Calicut along with I Discoveri has been started with a vision to change education and make “going to school” an enjoyable experience for every child who wishes to study here. In a world that is highly competitive and time management being absolutely essential to keep pace with the flow; The Horizon School believes that schooling is not just for an individual but the system as a whole. At Horizon, Education is the overall development of the child-mind, body and spirit. Childhood is believed to be the most beautiful of all seasons and according to Neil Postman “children are the living messages we send to a time that we will not be here to see”. The Horizon School believes in making the schooling experience of every child enrolled here to be truly enriching and engaging.
The Horizon School is a place where children have the opportunity to discover their talents and be free to explore and enjoy learning. Children are encouraged to think independently and connect to real life situations. The mission of the Horizon School is to nurture each child and help children develop their potential and ensure that they have a joyful learning experience.
The school values how children learn during the different stages of development as well as addresses the needs of different learners. Children are happy while at school and retain a sense of fulfillment even after they leave. Teachers are professionally competent to transact the curriculum.
The school is taking shape in close partnership with iDiscoveri Education – a social enterprise with a mission to renew education in India and beyond, led by alumni from Harvard, Cambridge, the IIMs and the IITs. iDiscovery brings together an exceptional and multidisciplinary group of passionate educators, management professionals and psychologists.
iDiscoveri helped the Horizon School conceptualise the school vision, set up the school, train and coach its teachers and leaders, develop curriculum and design the communication strategy. Through XSEED – a comprehensive platform for student curriculum, assessment, teacher education and instructional leadership – iDiscoveri partners with schools across the country to raise the bar for students and educators in learning and teaching. iDiscoveri Consulting focuses on leadership development, education projects, and training for corporations, foundations and governments. iDiscoveri Preschools is creating a network of early care centers of outstanding quality and supports Youreka, India’s pioneering outdoor education organisation.
With this, we implement an innovative framework for education delivery and student development. Education at the Horizon School is built around some core values and principles.
Five Core Principles
Recognising that schooling is about each individual child and not the system.
Understanding that Education is the development of the whole person, the mind, body and spirit.
Finding and supporting teachers who love children, love teaching and are capable of inspirational leadership.
Real and engaging classrooms
Designing the learning such that children are absorbed and excited about their schooling experience.
Connected to the community
Ensuring that the school is connected to parents, the local community and the world at a large.