Tradition study materials are made for a class assuming that the teachers will teach and the children will follow. In Montfort curriculum, children often learn by themselves. Teachers are facilitators.
Children learn through application and discovery. Study materials are deductive and highly visual. Children find it easier to work with these materials and student friendly textbooks rather than traditional textbooks.
A year's course work is divided into parts called semesters and periodicals. This makes the bag lighter. Children enjoy finishing each semester and look forward to the next.
Each semester is aimed at mastery of topics inside. Children also cover more subject matter in an equivalent period of time compared to typical textbook/workbook/ notebook combinations. This is because dividing a year's course work into parts better engages a child's psychology.
Research shows that if we double the thinking time, we double a child's performance.
At the end of each semester or periodical there is a diagnostic test for evaluation.
Tactile understanding is followed by work in "creative worksheets" that we have theory is visual and creative ways. They allow self-learning and discovery. The work within each unit is further broken deep into short modules graded from easy to difficult. Further practice sessions focus on improvement of speed and accuracy. Even difficult subjects like Mathematics and English grammar come alive for the individual child. Every child moves forward more effectively and more joyfully and feels more intrinsically motivated.
Montfort World School is equipped with a swimming pool, football field, tennis court, cricket ground and basketball court. Apart from these there are many sporting facilities for junior students. There is regular enrollment for different sports classes through the year with students opting to choose and play a sport of their choice in the after hours.
Regular intra-school competitions are held on campus to encourage participation and healthy competition.
Dramatics From the smallest of role-plays to larger theatrical productions, the school’s celebration of dramatics begins from Junior School. The club encapsulates different forms of drama like musicals, street plays, short skits, pantomimes, which are performed the larger school community to enjoy.
Dance This club, true to its spirit of nurturing talents in all its forms, teaches contemporary, classical Indian and fusion dance.
Music is an important influencer to mark milestones during the day, as well as in children’s lives at Montfort World School. This club trains students and provides them opportunities to learn vocal, instrumental, classical Hindustani, and English contemporary music.
Like music, art is deeply embedded in the school curriculum. Students are strongly encouraged to experiment with a variety of mediums to express themselves freely. While freedom is endorsed, it is supported with well-structured and supervised, curriculum and guidance. The Art and Craft club is an extension of this ethos and manifests itself through the regular art exhibitions that are held to commemorate diversity in culture, thought and spirit.
Mock United Nations and Parliamentary Debate Competitions were initiated as a formal society at Montfort World School in 2012. Today the MUN and PDC club has the largest pool of student enrolments. Each year- a new set of eager debating enthusiasts join this globally platform. Office bearers to the Montfort World School MUN Secretariat and Organising Committee are elected through a transparent and democratic process. The annual Montfort World School MUN and PDC has participation from leading schools across the country and offers participants a unique experience that encompasses panel discussions, concerts featuring world renowned artists and an opportunity to meet with prominent leaders.
The Literary society nurtures public speaking, debating, elocution, creative writing and all other literary pursuits in Hindi and English. The culmination of the year-long work by the Language Department is showcased through two events – the interschool Wordsmiths and the inter-house Shiladhaar. New genres of speech, writing and oratory are explored and celebrated.
Additionally there is regular Quizzing that caters to the diverse interests of the students and includes Spell Bees, Just A Minute, Trivia and other formats designed to build interest in the finer details and to sharpen skills of collation and recall of information that defines the calibre of every quiz master in the making.
Photography students learn various photography techniques, such as videography and still photography. The club has consistently honed the skills of students to the extent that all school events, including Mock United Nations and Parliamentary Debate Competitions, are covered by members of the club. Further, the students shoot the opening films, which include rushes and time lapses, that are showcased at each event. In the high school, presentations for each weekly assembly are prepared from start to finish by students. The Calligraphy club trains students in the art of penmanship which can be a delicate art form.