These classes are taken to be the stepping stone for higher education. The academic curriculum hence is designed to instill a healthy respect for hard work and to develop sound formal study skills. The students are prepared for the rigorous academic requirements of the senior school, they are encouraged to do individual and group work, and become independent. Public speaking is encouraged, along with independent research work, as such activities help the students to gain confidence and push their boundaries of knowledge even further. Stress is given to discipline and punctuality.