Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When Will Admissions Begin?
Which Board / Curriculum Does The School Follow/Is Affiliated To?
The Northstar School is affiliated to Cambridge Assessment International Examinations, UK ( School code: IN171). You many know more about CAIE here. Click Here
The Northstar School has developed a unique and path-breaking approach to education called the “Northstar Approach”. Northstar Approach is a collective outcome of our founding team‘s experiences at world’s top universities. Northstar Approach permeates all activities at the school.
Where Is The School Campus?
The Northstar School has two campuses in Rajkot (Gujarat):
The Northstar Nest (City Campus): For Preschool students (Play Stage to K2)
The Northstar School (Main Campus): Grade 1 to 12
How can I visit the school?
Please contact us on 9099195950 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for school visit.
What Are The Timings Of The School?
School timings are as follows:
1. PS: 9 am to 12.30 pm
2. PreK to K2: 9 am to 1.30 pm
3. Grades 1 to 12: 8.30 am to 4.00 pm
What facilities are provided in the school?
1. Academic facilities: Large classrooms with private gardens, library with private garden, science lab, Wifi campus, centrally air-conditioned buildings, seminar hall
2. Sports Facilities: Cricket ground, swimming pool, custom designed play areas, tennis courts, volleyball court, skating rink, athletic track and sand pits.
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Is food provided in the school?
Yes. Optional food service is provided at Main Campus which includes the following: Arrival snacks (fruits), Breakfast, Lunch and departure snacks.
What Transport Facility Is Available Of Students?
Pick-up and drop-off transport facility is available for both, City campus and Main campus. All our buses are Air Conditioned.
Does The School Have Residential (Hostel) Facilities?
No. We intend to start residential facilities in the future.
What Is The Fee Structure?
Please call 90991 95950 for details on school fees.
Is There Any Entrance Test For Admission?
1. PS to K2: Northstar Developmental Screening Process (NDSP). NDSP is NOT an entrance test. Staff and parents work together to complete questionnaires through a combination of classroom-based observations and parents’ authentic information
NDSP is administered for the following objectives:
-Serious medical, biological, and environmental problems demand swift attention and remediation if maximum development is to be attained.
-Early identification of children whose developmental trajectory is delayed or atypical is essential in order to institute timely action to correct or attenuate problems.
2. Grade 1 to 12: English and Mathematics – Diagnostic Assessment.
What Documents Are Required For Admission Procedure?
Please see Admission Procedure page for details Click Here
How Much Homework Will Be Given To Students?
We aim to make school an enjoyable and productive experience for the child. We do not believe in burdening kids with excessive homework. We only give essential extension activities as “homework” not requiring much time.
Will Students Be Using Technology In Classroom? If Yes, What Gadgets Will They Use And Will They Be Provided By School?
At Northstar we consider technology to be a powerful tool that can be used to support student learning. But we recognize that technology is not a pedagogy in itself, and that if not used with due care, it can distract learners rather than help them. At Northstar we always think about the learning goals first and then how technology may or may not support these. This way we make sure only to use technology when it makes sense as a way to enhance student learning.
We follow a BYOD (bring Your Own Device) model from grade 5 onwards. We are also device agnostic. We encourage blended learning and flipped model using a variety of resources.
How Many Students Will Each Class Have?
Each class will have 20-25 students.
What Would Be The Teacher - Student Ratio?
Teacher:Student ratio will be around 1 : 10
Will The Stationary (Pens, Pencils, Sharpener, Eraser, Colours, Folders, Files Etc.) Be Provided From School?
Are The Classrooms Air Conditioned?
Both Northstar School campuses are centrally Air Conditioned.
Is There Any Immediate Emergency First Aid Service Set Up In Your School?
The school has a 24×7 emergency medical transport facility in addition to on-campus first aid services.
Is there any fire safety process set up in your school?
Yes. Both campuses have been inspected by relevant government authorities for fire safety compliance. We also have fire evacuation procedures which our educators are trained to execute.
Our teachers are also given training for primary first aid and use of fire extinguishers.
Please note that teachers are not authorised medical professionals.