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About LearnBeyondSchool


LearnBeyondSchool is an online arts and creativity school. We provide LIVE classes in Drawing & Painting, Creative Writing & Storytelling and Stage Presence & Role Plays to young students. Our faculty members are experts in various art-forms and are trained to teach young learners. Their guidance along with a carefully designed and tested curriculum help students to bring out their creativity. While we have taken a time-bound career-oriented approach for our curriculum, we also have consulted arts-based therapists with an aim towards building higher emotional intelligence and well-being in our students through our programs.




What all programs do you have?


We provide LIVE classes in Drawing & Painting, Creative writing & Storytelling and Stage Presence & Role Plays to young students. We will soon launch our program in Music and Languages.




Why choose LearnBeyondSchool?


At LearnBeyondSchool we have given a lot of attention to designing the curriculum in a manner that it is result-oriented but at the same time helps children to be emotionally more intelligent, creative and expressive. Our curriculum is designed by the best arts-based therapists along with faculty members who have been teaching students for decades. We have taken an international approach to the curriculum and identified clear, time-bound milestones that help parents and students to track their progress. Above all, our faculty members and students ensure that they have fun in every session. We realised that the ideal group size for a class is four students for learning arts. In a group of four, the group maximises it's learning from peers while not compromising on individual attention from the teacher. We also believe that learning outcomes are higher in regular LIVE interactions with the teacher compared to recorded sessions. This is because most people need the motivation to continue learning and this motivation is quickly lost in self-paced recorded classes. It is for this reason that we have stayed away from recorded videos unless they're an aid to the existing LIVE classes. It is known that children learn more when they are exposed to variations. For this reason, not only does our curriculum promote the use of many different mediums/ techniques in our classes but we also expose learners to guest faculty lessons every month so that they also learn from artists/ designers/ architects/ musicians other creative professionals.




How many students are there in a class?


Every class has 4 learners. Experts believe that children learn best in small groups rather than large groups or in 1:1 sessions. A group of four, maximises learning from peers while not compromising on individual attention from the teacher.




How do I know what’s the appropriate level for my child to start? / How do I decide which program is best for my child?


Our faculty members will take a counselling and demo session for the child. This session will help us identify an appropriate level for them to start.




Do you have any offline classes?


Learn Beyond School is an online-only institute. All classes are online and LIVE.




Are classes LIVE or are these recorded sessions?


All classes at LearnBeyondSchool are LIVE. We believe that learning outcomes are higher in regular LIVE interactions with the faculty compared to recorded sessions. This is because most people need the motivation to continue learning and this motivation is quickly lost in self-paced recorded classes. It is for this reason that we have stayed away from recorded videos unless that's an aid to the existing LIVE classes.




How do you identify faculty members?


Our faculty recruitment is a 4-step screening process where we identify the best experts from each art form. All our faculty members are specially trained to facilitate sessions for young kids in an online setup.




What is the guarantee that my child will learn what you are teaching?


Every child has his/her own pace. However, our curriculum, batch size, frequent feedback process are all designed to maximize the impact on improving communication, academic outcomes and creativity for the child.




What if I don’t like the program?


We provide a 14-day 100% money-back guarantee. If you don’t like the program, please tell us your concerns and we will process a 100% refund.




Can we pay monthly instead of paying the fee in one shot?


Yes, you can pay the fee beginning of every month. However, we do run discounts if you wish to pay half-yearly or annually.




How long is each class?


Each class is for a 40 minutes duration. Research shows that children are able to grasp the most in the first 40 minutes and lose attention thereafter.




How many classes are there in a week?


There are two classes every week.




Do parents have to sit through the class?


The classes don’t need parental supervision. Our faculty members are trained to build a natural connect with students. However if you are keen, you are most welcome.




Is my child too young for creative writing?


We have different levels for different ages, and if your child is a beginner, the course would be adapted to suit your child’s stage. Writing is not the only medium of exploration for storytelling. We will be using other art forms to facilitate the sessions.




How does this course help my child/ why should I enroll my child for creative writing and storytelling?


Storytelling helps improve communication skills in terms of listening, writing and public speaking. This course helps build your child’s sense of self by incorporating mindfulness techniques and observation skills. It not only enhances the child’s presence of mind but it also improved stage presence and boosts confidence. As it is a multi-art course, it allows the child to make an informed choice about which art form they want to pursue in the long term.




Is there a language restriction on which language my child creates stories in?


The course is delivered in English and Hindi but we do encourage the students to explore some activities in their mother tongue.




Does this course require any tools/equipments?


No, most session don’t require any equipments. We will need basic stationery for facilitating the arts-based storytelling session, about which we will inform well in advance.




Will there be homework?


No, but depending on your child’s commitment/level of interest, we can certainly recommend some extra reading and DIY exercises.




How do you identify faculty members?


Our faculty recruitment is a 4-step screening process where we identify the best experts in storytelling. All our faculty members are specially trained to facilitate sessions for young kids in an online setup.




What is the guarantee that my child will learn what you are teaching?


Every child has his/her own pace. However, our curriculum, batch size, frequent feedback process are all designed to maximize the impact on improving communication, academic outcomes and creativity for the child through storytelling.





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