Hippocampus operates K 10 schools on a Franchisee Owned Company Operated (FOCO) model In this model, the property and assets are owned by the franchisee, while the school is completely operated by Hippocampus.

From a single school in 2015, Hippocampus is operating 17 schools at the start of the 2019-20 academic session. The brand “Hippocampus” had gained credibility as a provider of good quality education in under-served areas. Quite apart from the various awards they are garnering, an increasing number of educational Trusts see the value of the association as there is a lot of positive word-of-mouth from the current franchisees.

All Hippocampus Schools follow NCERT based curriculum ensuring that children are able to compete at the highest level of proficiency. The lesson plans are child-centric in content and pedagogy. We ensure that the lesson plans are on par with international standards in terms of methodology, learning outcome and all-round development of the child. Our lesson plans have pre-designed activity sheets, project sheets and
homework for every unit.

Our curriculum also includes co-scholastic activities. We believe in the all-round development of a child and have ensured that children are exposed to art, music and dance along with academics. We integrate value education in our lessons and sensitize teachers on making children aware of positive values. Our children imbibe strong life skills and values, which can continue into adulthood. This enables children to build positive values in life.

We follow Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) method of assessment with children undergoing summative and formative assessments. Child centric learning plan is developed based on assessment.

English proficiency is given special focus in our schools. Focus is given on listening, speaking and reading activities. The programme is divided into these components:

  • Reading for Joy – Children read books every morning for pleasure. They read books that are appropriate to their reading competency.
  • Reading Comprehension: Children take part in reading, vocabulary building and dictionary based activities.
  • Listening Comprehension: Children participate in audio-based activities
    Spoken English – Children practice conversational English to improve their spoken English skills

We teach SCRATCH from MIT, USA (Programming language for children) from grade 3 to stimulate their logical thinking and prepare them for the future. Lesson plans are based on “Creative Computing” framework defined by MIT.