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Frequently Asked Questions

What curriculum do you use?

Our curriculum is the CIPP syllabus Cambridge International Primary Program.

Will transportation be provided?

During the 2016-2017 academic year, there are two routes given for the 8:30, 12:00 and 3:30 timings providing transportation for the majority of students requiring it.

Who will teach my children?

We provide gifted local teachers, as well as US and UK on site consultants to administer the Cambridge curriculum. Students will be in multi-grade classrooms to foster peer mentoring between students. Parent volunteers are encouraged in various areas.

Who runs the school?

The school is run by an administrative Board of Directors under Common Grounds Foundation, which is made up of Indian nationals. The board consults with individuals from the UK and US.

Who is the head master?

The school is run by an administrative Board of Directors, which is made up of Indian nationals.  The board consults with individuals from the UK and US.

Will food be provided?

A vegetarian lunch is provided daily alternating Indian and Continental cuisine. Children need to bring their own snack, water bottle, and eat breakfast before leaving home.

Where is the school located?

Our school is located in Eranhipalam, Calicut.

When does school begin?

For the 2016-2017 school year, the first day of classes commenced on June 1, 2016.
Each day begins at 8:30am, ending at 3:30pm with holidays coinciding with other local schools.  Please consult the academic calendar for more details.

What is the tuition?

Please contact us contact us for current tuition rates.

Will you offer extracurricular activities?

Training up the whole child and having fun while learning are values of CGIA thus we seek to offer a variety of extra curricular activities.  This includes two sessions of Physical Education, a Spoken Language class, an Art class, and a visit to the school library every week.  Additionally, each classroom teacher will conduct monthly units on topics such as: poetry, drama, memory enhancement, and current event studies.
Also students will be able to make a choice each week from at least two topics such as: dance, vocal instruction, gardening, baking, and painting.

Does my child need to know English? 

Students at the Play School and LKG level may begin their introduction to the English language with us.
Students studying in UKG and beyond should have a firm grasp of the language as Common Grounds is an English Medium school.