DFS believes that while Evaluation is necessary, examinations are not. In keeping with this philosophy there are no examinations at the Primary level. Day to day assessment coupled with oral work and project work help in removing any stress that may be associated with schooling. Emphasis will be laid on Speaking and Communication skills and parents will be invited to see what their children have learnt on a regular basis. Open Days will help parents interact with their child’s teachers to ascertain what their child’s strengths and challenges are.
The subjects at the Primary level are- English, Hindi, Marathi(3rd Language), Mathematics, Environmental Studies, General Knowledge, Computer Studies, Art, Craft and Physical Education. There will be Two activities that a pupil must be involved in – One per Term. These could be - Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Dancing, Speech & Drama amongst many others.
Reports will be based on the sum total of the pupils' performance over the entire year. These will be in the form of Grades which will be self explanatory.