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Firststeps School, Chandigarh

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School is up to Secondary School (IX-X) and affiliated to International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). The School is a Coed Day School, with classes from Playgroup to X. It is an English Medium school.

Playgroup - X


Private School


Coed - Day School

Gender - Boarding



Firststeps School

About School

Know about Firststeps School, Chandigarh: Board & Curriculum, Admission Procedure, Fees & Fee Structure, Contact Details, Facilities and Ranking, Rating and Reviews.

Firststeps School Chandigarh, is a Secondary School (IX-X), affiliated to International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). The School is a Coed Day School, with classes from Playgroup to X. It is an English Medium school. The school is located in Sector 26 area of Chandigarh. Firststeps School was established in 1993. It is a Private School and is managed by Vishesh Educational Society.

Basic facts about Firststeps School:
Year Established


School Type

Private School


Vishesh Educational Society




Day School


Class Playgroup - Class X

Admission Period

Dec to Jan End

  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE)
School Level
Playgroup - Secondary School (IX-X)

The motto of Firststeps School Sector 26 is We Don't Teach- We EDUCATE. It is a Coed Day School, which serves the educational needs of hundreds of students from Playgroup through X. The classes in Firststeps School for every academic year begins in April.

The society Was registered under Societies registration Act Under No: 1521 of 1988 dated: 8th April 1988. The Society was alloted land by the Chandigarh Administration on 22-06-1989. The society ran the school under the name of Dutt Vishesh School from 1993 till Sept. 2007. In 2008 the name of the school was changed to FIRSTSTEPS. Firststeps School started operations under the new name from 13 April 2008.

First batch of Firststeps school started with only 14 children on 13th April, 2008. The Firststeps School Chandigarh is located in the prestigious educational Sector 26 of the city.

The School in now a Candidate school for International Baccalaureate (IB), Primary years Program (PYP) pursuing authorisation to be a IB world School, First in Chandigarh Tri-City. School is the first international school of Chandigarh Tri City.

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Address & Contact Information

School Address

FirstSteps School Opp. Blind Girls Hostel, Sector 26 Chandigarh - 160019 INDIA

School Chairman & Principal

  • Chairman: Harpreet Singh CHEEMA
  • Principal: Mrs Jasbir Kaur</br> Head of School

School Contact Person

Phone Number

0172 279 2008, 0172-2793992, 0172-5030549 CEO & Administrator: +91-9872000013<br /> Head of School : +91-9988889948<br /> Vice Principal : +91-9988889947<br /> Account Dept : +91-9988889949<br /> PYP Coordinator: +91-9988891208

Email Address
School Website


Admission Details

Academic Year

Admission Period

Dec to Jan End

Admission Procedure and Important Dates

The School has students enrolled from Playgroup to X. Find below the admission schedule, procedure, contact details, documents required and instructions for parents for Firststeps School, Chandigarh admission.

In this section, we will answer the common questions like What is the admission process like and what are the key dates? Is there any admission test? Will School also hold an interview or an interaction? What is the age criterion for admission to Firststeps School Chandigarh for the upcoming academic year?

Fees Details

Firststeps School Fees: Fee Structure & Details

Refer below for Firststeps School Chandigarh fee structure and current fees.

You can also call the school's Admission Counsellors for more details.

Infrastructure & Facilities

The Firststeps School campus is spread over 0.61 acres of land in Sector 26 area of Chandigarh, Chandigarh. The School is a Day School. The School's infrastructure includes but is not limited to:

Sports Facilities(1/42)

  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Covered Play Area
  • Cricket
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnasium
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Horse Riding
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Judo
  • Kabaddi
  • Karate
  • Kho Kho
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Netball
  • Play Area
  • Rugby
  • Shooting
  • Skating
  • Soccer
  • Splash Pool
  • Sand Pit
  • Sailing
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Rowing
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwando
  • Tennis
  • Throwball
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga
  • Lacrosse

Education Facilities(1/6)

  • Library
  • Digital Library
  • Career Counseling
  • Counseling
  • Student Exchange Programs
  • Test Center

Classroom Facilities(0/5)

  • AC Classrooms
  • AV Classrooms
  • Lockers
  • Air Purifiers
  • Air Filter AC Classrooms

Visual and Performing Arts Facilities(0/4)

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Dramatics
  • Music

Laboratories Facilities(0/6)

  • Laboratories
  • Language Labs
  • Maths Labs
  • Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL)
  • Computer Labs
  • Robotics Labs

Transport Facilities(1/2)

  • Transport Facility
  • AC Buses

Boarding Facilities(0/2)

  • Hostel
  • AC Hostels

Accessibility Facilities(0/4)

  • Accessible Parking
  • Ramped or Level Entrances
  • Accessible Washrooms
  • Braille and Large Print Room Numbers

Digital Facilities(0/4)

  • AV Facilities
  • Interactive Boards
  • School App
  • Wi-Fi

Food and Catering Facilities(0/3)

  • Canteen
  • Meal Served
  • Kitchen & Dining Hall

Safety and Security Facilities(0/11)

  • CCTV
  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Security Guards
  • Boundary Wall
  • Fenced Boundary Wall
  • Speedometer In Bus
  • GPS In Bus
  • CCTV In Bus
  • Fire Extinguisher In Bus
  • School Bus Tracking App

Medical Facility Facilities(1/7)

  • Medical Facility
  • Medical Room or Clinic
  • Resident Doctor
  • Medical Staff
  • Isolation Room
  • ICU
  • Dedicated Ambulance

Other Infra Facilities(2/7)

  • Kids Play Area
  • Activity Center
  • Toy Room
  • Amphitheatre
  • Auditorium
  • Day Care
  • Lego Room

Extra-Curricular Activities

School Clubs and Societies

The School has organisations/Clubs/Societies that organize various activities to develop the skills and extract the best out of every child. These scholastic and co scholastic clubs are a great way to explore the interest of any student or even develop new ones.

Academic Programs

School Timings and Vacations

What are the school timings?

The school works in Shift 1 (Morning).

Language of Instruction

  • English
What is the typical school vacation schedule?
The School holidays are from
School Senior Secondary Streams

    School Level & Classes

    Which grades will you have in the new session?

    Firststeps School is a Playgroup to Secondary School (IX-X) for both boys and girls and has following grades/levels

    Pre Primary School (Pre School)NurseryLKGUKG
    Primary School (I-V)IIIIIIIVV
    Middle School (VI-VIII)VIVIIVIII
    Secondary School (IX-X)IXX

    Academics Programme and Curriculum Structure

    The Academic session at Firststeps School starts from April. The School provides education to students from Playgroup to X.

    Firststeps School is a Coed English medium Day School which offers the International curriculum IB, CAIE, from Playgroup to X. The School offers its students a choice of 2 boards International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE).

    Academic Affiliations

    Firststeps School is authorised to offer the following

    CAIE CIE Cambridge International Board
    Cambridge Assessment International Education CAIE (CIE)

    Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) previouly Cambridge CIE is part of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge CAIE offers education for learners aged 5 to 19 years. Cambridge CAIE has 4 stages of education - Cambridge Primary for 5 to 11 years, Cambridge Secondary 1 for 11 to 14 year, Cambridge Secondary 2 (IGCSE) for 14 to 16 year and Cambridge Advanced (AS & A level) for 16 to 19 years.

    Firststeps School is affiliated to Cambridge CAIE (CIE) since with CAIE affiliation number .

    The Schools offers following Cambridge programs

    • Cambridge Secondary 1
    • IGCSE Level

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    IB International Board Schools - MYP, PYP, IBDP
    International Baccalaureate (IB)

    The International Baccalaureate (IB) (International Baccalaureate Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland) offers 4 programs for students randing from age 3 to 19. The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is for students of age 3 to 12 students. Middle Years Programme is for students aged 11 to 16 and Diploma Programme (DP) for students ages 16 to 19. Firststeps School, Chandigarh is affiliated to International Baccalaureate (IB). Every School authorized to offer the IB programmes is known as an IB World School.

    The school is affiliated to IB since 05-Oct-2016 with IB affiliation number 049873.

    The Schools offers following IB programs

    • PYP
    • MYP

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    Curriculum offered in Firststeps School by Class

    In this section, we will answer What board of education does Firststeps School intend to follow over the years?

    Level - Class/Grade
    Pre Primary School (Pre School)
    • School follows IB PYP Curriculum in Pre Primary level classes. IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is designed to cater to students till Grade/Class 5. Know more about PYP.

    Primary School (I-V)
    • Upto Class V, School follows IB PYP Curriculum. IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) caters to students from Class /Grade 1 to 5. Know More about IB PYP
    Middle School (VI-VIII)
    • School follows IB MYP Curriculum in Middle level classes, IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) caters to students from Class /Grade 6 to 8. Know more about MYP.
    • School offers Cambridge Assessment International Education CAIE (previously CIE) - Cambridge Secondary 1 programme in Middle level classes i.e. Class/Grade 6 to 8. Cambridge Secondary 1 also provides an excellent foundation for the next level CIE programme Cambridge IGCSE.
    Secondary School (IX-X)
    • School follows IB MYP Curriculum in Secondary level classes, IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) also caters to students of Class /Grade 9th & 10th. As per the Agreement signed between International Baccalaureate (IB) and the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) in January 2013, compeletion of IB MYP program will be consdidered equivalent to any other Class 10th board examination in India. Students can get continue their education with any school or board after compelting the IB MYP. Know more about MYP.
    • Firststeps School follows Cambridge IGCSE Curriculum in Secondary level classes, Class 9 and Class 10. International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a two-year curriculum with wide range of subjects available to choose from. Know more about IGCSE.

    Other Details

    School Staff Details

    Designation Total No.
    Vice-Principal/Head Master  
    Health Wellness Teacher  

    School Rating & Reviews

    3.7out of 5

    based on 20 ratings

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    Aman SharmaReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on April 26, 2019 4:04 AM
    One of the Finest Play Schools in Chandigarh!!
    Anshul ChaudharyReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on April 25, 2019 4:17 PM
    Nice school
    Preeti PreetiReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on April 14, 2019 6:15 PM
    horrible experience with the school
    Amit MahajanReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on January 6, 2019 5:19 PM
    The best school in the tricity.
    Ramakrishna PinnamshettyReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on July 19, 2018 7:11 PM
    School is good.. But expensive. A middle class man cannot afford.
    Sir RohitReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on July 13, 2018 11:24 AM
    Earlier Dutt Vishesh School......one of the best school Ever

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Firststeps School is affiliated to which board?

    Firststeps School, Chandigarh is affiliated to the International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE).

    What is the process of getting admission into Firststeps School, Chandigarh?

    The Firststeps School, Chandigarh has students enrolled from Playgroup to X. Refer to Admission Section for information on admission process, schedule and key dates.

    Is this school a co-educational school?

    Yes The Firststeps School, Chandigarh is a Coed school.

    What is the curriculum offered at Firststeps School, Chandigarh?

    Firststeps School, Chandigarh offers the International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) at various levels of education.

    Is this school good? What is the rating of this school?

    The Firststeps School is rated 3.7 out of 5 based on 20 reviews on SchoolMyKids.com, largest school reviews and rating platform.

    Does Firststeps School offer Hostel facility to students?

    No, The school does not have any boarding/hostel facilities to students. The School is Day School.