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Frequently Asked Questions

What curriculum do you use?

We follow the Cambridge International Primary curriculum.

Will transportation be provided?

During the 2018-2019 academic year, there are two routes given for the 8:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM 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?

Paropadi, Calicut

When does school begin?

Please contact us about enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year. The classes commenced on June 7th, 2019.
Our KG section begin each day at 9:30 AM. Nursery, Play Class, LKG end at 1:00 PM and UKG ends at 3:40 PM. First through seventh standard begin at 8:30 AM and end at 3:40 PM with holidays coinciding with other local schools. Please consult the academic calendar for more details.

What are the school fees?

Please contact us contact us for current school fees.

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 Lego Technics 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.