‘A dream is not that which you see while sleeping; it is something that does not let you sleep.’
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
The philosophy of the school is based upon the Statement of Purpose, which provides the fountainhead from which our students’ dreams take flight, for it combines a strong belief in service with compassion and an underlying awareness of the greatness of our own culture. Not a dull moment here, this is Career Defence School for you! From balancing the rifle on the shoulder to hitting the target in the archery area, we’ve mastered the art of juggling elephants.
While we celebrate the success of our students in their board examinations, our big number of students are accelerating in sports in National and International level. Technology is put to best use here with equipped library and distinguish laboratories at all levels, but, as the vision of the school states, we stay grounded in tradition. We take pride in folding our hands and saying “Namaste” to everyone in school. We truly are a school with a difference. ……who says children dislike boarding school? One would get to see more smiling faces here than anywhere else.
We teach our students the importance of working hard, of being consistent and perseverant, of timely submission of work, of making an effort to do better at the next opportunity available, and of being respectful to all. We applaud their effort more than just high scores. With the plethora of aesthetic and sporting activities offered, each child is acknowledged for some achievement or the other. This is the place where students of different classes, of all age groups, make lasting bonds of friendship. Seniors become protective to their fellow juniors and the juniors reciprocate by giving them due respect. Our pursuit of bringing a paradigm shift from teaching to learning continues to set the school as future focused. The introduction of the research based assessment system in the secondary school was a significant step that allows cross curricular learning. Undoubtedly, the school’s academic achievement average is much above the regional level. Our assessment system helps students to question, to think, to reason and to analyses. Rote learning takes a back seat here. We like to work in the laboratories and apply our teaching learning to our day-to-day situations.
Professional development helps the teachers of our school to stay ahead and implement the latest trends in education. The desire for overall improvement and achieving excellence is insatiable. We would like to further improve our quality of teaching-learning practices. While we celebrate the success of our meritorious students, we take pride in giving opportunity to all at school. We have a sizable number of students who have special educational needs and who achieve as per their abilities. The school has witnessed different batches of class X and class XII who have written success stories for the school. Our alumni are in the most- sought after Universities and Institutes in the country and the world over, like the IITs, IIMs, BITS Pilani, Purdue, Illinois, Georgia Tech, Oxford, to name a few. We aim to provide opportunities for the student to develop fully. Our Mission is to provide overall academic excellence to get selected for India’s top government Sainik school and NDA. They should serve the nation by becoming officers in Indian Army, Indian Air force and Indian Navy. They should love their country and ceaselessly strive for its betterment. Members of “The Old CDS Association” meet every year in an annual event in the month of October-November.
I would like to thank all stakeholders for extending their cooperation and support without which it would not be possible to turn a school into a premier institution. They say that there exists a thin dividing line that separates a good school from a truly great school. I am happy to say that in our preceding years, we are moving steadily along the journey of greatness, and it is a pleasure to be accompanied on this journey by so many wonderful people.