The HIXS Framework

Experiential Learning

At Heritage International Xperiential School, the students approach the natural world and human society through integrated units that emphasise direct experience in real-life contexts. Learning is grounded in reality, using narratives that invite children to grasp

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Design Thinking

We believe that skills to think of a business idea or innovate a product, to develop a business plan, to find ways to raise capital and to bring that product to customers—so critical in today’s start-up economy—need to be inculcated at the school level so that

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Human FrameworkTM

We consider developing more mindful and socially-aware children as an essential aspect of building a more peaceful world. Students must be provided skills to question and craft their identities, embrace complexity, navigate conflict constructively

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Deeper Learning

Our education system is a legacy of the First and the Second Industrial Revolutions when the purpose of education was to prepare skilled labour for the factory system. Though automation and technological advancement radically altered the way we work, play

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HIXS Centres of Excellence

At Heritage International Xperiential School, we have identified four key strands that will ensure that our students thrive in a world transformed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution: social-emotional learning; design thinking; research focused reading and writing; and citizenship. Dedicated Centres of Excellence (COEs) have been established to promote these strands through specialised research on curriculum standards, design of performance tasks and classroom connect with real life projects, experts and global partners as well as professional development workshops for educators. These Centres of Excellence, we believe will make HIXS the best International School in Gurgaon. Students experience these COEs through specialised modules or projects integrated into their everyday curriculum.

The Human FrameworkTM Institute

The Human FrameworkTM Institute is aimed at nurturing joyful, healthy, resilient, and socially responsible individuals.

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Centre for Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship

The goal of the Centre for Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship is to integrate maker-centred learning and design thinking ...

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Centre for Reading and Writing

Almost all schools view reading and writing as a generic skill limited to English as one of the subjects. HIXS views reading and writing ...

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Heritage Centre for Active Citizenship

The Heritage Centre for Active Citizenship promotes the core values of civic governance, community participation ...

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Student Portfolio

Space - The Third Teacher

At HIXS, we look upon the spaces students learn in as a third teacher; spaces are dovetailed with the curriculum to maximise learning.

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Community Learning Expeditions

Based on Kurt Hahn’s outbound expeditionary philosophy, our community learning expeditions are an exercise in building our students’ character and promoting their deeper engagement with both our neighbouring communities and the world at large. Interdisciplinary in nature, our learning expeditions enable students to collaboratively explore and discover concepts, ideas and even places through a wide range of subject lenses. Our grade 6 students, for example, learn about, ‘How historians and archaeologists investigate history, including excavation and archival research.

They explore and discover the seven cities of Delhi through diverse sources -- monuments, city layouts and design, art forms, food, coins, arms and armoury. The expedition exposes students to the disciplines of chemistry, global perspectives, geography and digital literacy. Students even get expert guidance on how to take professional photographs and films.

Another expedition focuses on how to make ourselves and our society more resilient to natural disasters. At the culmination of this expedition, students conceptualise, direct and perform plays in Hindi based on the topics such as tsunami and earthquakes, which raise serious questions on how prepared we are for natural disasters and what we should expect. Students analyse data, present recommendations and develop tools to help improve our community’s response to future natural disasters.

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Curriculum And Pedagogy

At Heritage International Xperiential School, our students begin a journey that prepares them for learning and for life. Our commitment to the Heritage Dharma ensures they gain from a pedagogical experience embedded in a 21st century skill-based collaborative curriculum that is rich in ideas and activity and grounded in core Indian values.

The features that make the HIXS curriculum and pedagogy unique and set it apart from even the best day and boarding schools in Gurgaon are-

  • Concept vs. chapter-based approach
  • Focus on skills and capacities
  • Curriculum that is updated every year, relevant to both local and global contexts
  • Valued and preferred as a rigorous curriculum by top universities in India and abroad
  • Co-curriculars integrated into core assessments
  • Access to global assessment benchmarks

The school follows the PYP (Primary Years Programme) and IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) at the Primary and High School level, both of which are very strong strains of the International Baccalaureate and the Cambridge curriculum from Grade 6 to 8 which culminates with the IGCSE in Grade 9 and 10.

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