The school is affiliated to the CBSE. The system constitutes 13 year of schooling beginning with 1 year of Nursery (Age 3+ as per government directives ).


The system followed being informal, the budding ones learn through play way method. To make learning joyful,  the class rooms of nursery and prep.  are equipped with educational toys and other educational materials supported by a team of competent and creative faculty.


With the NCERT prescribed syllabi as a guideline, formal education system is followed through Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation system of CBSE. Personality development being a core part of curriculum, art, craft, music, dance, computers and yoga are practiced systematically. A choice between Sanskrit, is offered as per the requirement of three language formula.


In classes IX to X, the syllabus prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education is followed.


Dharwad International School has devised a comprehensive teaching methodology that combines together some of the best pedagogical ideas. Student gets ample opportunities to absorb new information, reason it out, see it in practice and them apply it in real world scenarios.

The methods that form the core of our methodology are:

Teacher Centered

The teacher acts as a guide and facilitator. She is at the center of child’s learning experience and uses lectures, questioning, and demonstrations to explain a concept.


In this method the child is given a platform to reason out the validity of new information. Once we are convinced about the purpose, we no longer need to remember the theory. This happens through discussions, group projects and other peer based activities.


Every child needs his space and time to fully develop his potential. Dharwad International School understands the specific needs of its students and provides them instructions especially designed for them. This happens through independent project work, simulations, computer games and computer generated project instructions. Such a setup ensures that the child can learn at his own pace.

Play way Method

The perfect teaching method for tiny tots! This is an ideal blend of sports, academics, library, computers, music, art, etc. This is a stress free learning environment for kindergarten children. Though songs, stories, audio-visual aids, toys, games the student learns very important concepts in a fun filled manner. As the child moves to primary classes, there is a gradual shift towards academics, written work and textbooks.

School follows the CBSE curriculum wherein the medium of instruction is English. Kannada & Hindi is introduced as a second/third language in Class Nursery. Sanskrit/ Hindi is optional as a third language from class VI till VIII.

English (1st Language) English (1st Language)
Kannada (2 language) Hindi/ Sanskrit/Kannada (2nd Language)
Hindi/ Sanskrit (third Language) -
Mathematics Mathematics
Science Science
Social Science Social Science
Computer Science Computer Science
Art Art
Music Music
Library Library
Physical Education Physical Education
GK / Value Education GK : It is not introduced as a separate subject but integrated with other subjects