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At Dalhousie Hilltop School, inspiring minds, education for life, excellence in education and commitment to a meaningful education are of prime importance. Quality education is provided to each and every child. DHS believes that love for education should be developed for children in initial years and conditions should be created for them to pursue a positive approach in life.

A unidirectional teaching method is being increasingly substituted by a multidirectional group workshop method. Here the teacher becomes the group co-coordinator initiating work, nurturing students without the phobia of examinations and homework. Development of oral and written expression is emphasized upon. Home assignments are not a carry-over of class work but oriented towards honing individual talents.

Living in residence allows boarders to focus on their education without the distractions of urban life. Boarding students experience all the advantages of Hilltop’s excellent academic program, which draws upon the best contemporary and traditional approaches to teaching and learning. Boarders will benefit from extended access to school resources such as the extensive library and state-of–the-art computer labs, as well as supervised study time every evening.


Small classes with an optimized low teacher student ratio enable Hilltop to offer individualized attention for each student. Our dedicated and brilliant faculty strives to inspire a love of learning in students while preparing them for college and life beyond Hilltop.

When students need extra help, our professional and dedicated teachers are a willing and helpful resource. Our staff works closely with boarders to ensure they have the tools and opportunities to achieve their full potential and gain admission to graduate courses in prestigious colleges and other institutions for higher education in India or abroad.

Assesment

Assessment is done as per CBSE guidelines based on CCE pattern. Both Scholastic and Co – Scholastic aspects are taken care of. In Scholastic Domain, Formative and Summative Assessments are done including Unit Tests/Periodic and Term Tests along with various techniques like Assignments, Quizzes, Competitions, Projects, Debates, Elocution, Group Discussions, Club Activities, Experiments and Research etc.

Scheme of Examination

The system of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation is followed from Class I to X. The academic year is divided into two terms. The pupil’s progress is assessed throughout the year through Formative Assessments (pen and paper tests, oral and group activities etc.) and at the end of each term through Summative Assessments. Students are graded on a nine-point scale and a minimum grade D is necessary to be declared ‘Pass’ in each subject.

Please Note

  1. Pupils are required to appear for all the examinations as scheduled. Students absent for an examination for any reason whatsoever will not be re-examined. In case of absence due to illness, a doctor’s certificate will be required. Absence for any other reason will not be condoned.
  2. If a student misses the final examination due to illness, promotion will be on the basis of performance during the year and at the discretion of the Principal.

Academic Excellence

Small classes with an optimized low teacher:student ratio enable Hilltop to offer individualized attention for each student. Our dedicated and brilliant faculty strive to inspire a love of learning in students while preparing them for college and life beyond Hilltop.

Living in residence allows boarders to focus on their education in the Senior School. Boarding students experience all the advantages of Hilltop’s excellent academic program, which draws upon the best contemporary and traditional approaches to teaching and learning. Boarders will benefit from extended access to school resources such as the library and computer labs, as well as supervised study time every evening.

When students need extra help, the teachers are a willing and very helpful resource. Boarding staff work closely with boarders to ensure they have the tools and opportunities to achieve their full intellectual, creative, spiritual and physical potential.

Our Affiliation

Dalhousie Hilltop School is affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which is the largest educational board in the country and is duly recognized by the Department of Education, Government of India, all the State Government Education Departments and Universities across the country.

Technology In Education


Dalhousie Hilltop School leverages the latest technologies to help aid students through their educational journey. In addition to a state of the art computer lab, all our classes are equipped with necessary teaching aids including SMART Classes and the TeachNext Program.

These software and technology based programs help us to make both our students and our classes smarter.

Our Unique Teaching Style


We differentiate our teaching methods by evolving from the unidirectional teaching method to a multidirectional group workshop method. Here the teacher becomes the group co-coordinator initiating work, nurturing students without the phobia of examinations and homework. Development of oral and written expression is emphasized upon. Home assignments are not a carry-over of class work but oriented towards honing individual talents.

Bringing in teachers from across the world, we hope to highlight the importance of participation, teamwork, public speaking, writing, and use of new and different technologies. Our goal is to assure each and every student not only understands the CBSE curriculum, but has the ability and confidence to apply this curriculum to their future jobs and lives.

Personal Attention

In order to achieve our goal of quality education and proper placement, we must understand that each child is different. While some pupils show obvious academic ability from an early age; others may need more encouragement. With a limited number of applicants accepted we are able to provide each and every student the personal attention they need to discover their aptitudes and develop their confidence as they experience numerous opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom.

Learning

Primary School Classes (1st to 5th)

Primary school are the foundational years of a child’s life, where one develops a curiosity to learn. Hilltop School puts a strong focus on ensuring children in primary schools get a stress free environment that enables them to get a feeling of success and develop all-round well-being.The development of the child prepares her or him to acquire reading, writing and arithmetic skills balanced with survival skills. An integrated approach to learning by providing a variety of experiences such as dramatization, puppet shows, storytelling, learning by doing, exploring different mediums of art and experimenting.

Middle School (Classes 6th to 7th)

The Middle school years are the most formative years in the life of the student. It is essential that these years be used to increase the child’s love for learning and their curiosity. Strong focus on academics is provided with individual attention to each child. Children who excel in academics are encouraged to do better by proper recognition and motivation. Children who need some extra attention are given more time with tutors in the evening helping them to excel.

Senior School (Classes 8th to 10th)

In the senior years our students learn who they really are and begin to choose a path of education which will ultimately serve as a career. Knowing this, we strive to provide students with a wealth of information regarding different jobs, lifestyles, and extracurricular activities to understand what will best suit thier strengths and personalities. We also have on-site counseling to offer the students a chance to experience different paths before choosing their own.

Senior Secondary (Classes 11th & 12th)

When our students reach 11th and 12th classes our focus turns to their immediate future. In addition to the normal curriculum, we begin offering tuition to help with the board exams and placement. We also work with each child to assure they know where they want to go, what it takes to get there, and how to behave like a professional, responsible adult in the real world. We offer counseling to assist with college applications and provide special services to assist with essays, testing, toefl, and all other requirements for continuing studies abroad. These children are our future and we are here to assist them in becoming the leaders of tomorrow.

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