Transformative
Pathways for
Liberal Education

Beyond 8 is an experiential learning program for learners 14 – 18 years of age. It is designed for those who are passionate, curious, creative, collaborative, and interested in pursuing liberal arts and pure sciences.

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Enrolment Open Now

Our facilitators and mentors put in a great deal of effort in creating personalised learning pathways for each of our learners. Therefore, we are able to accommodate only a limited number of learners every year. Apply early if you are considering enrolling in Beyond 8.

What is a Liberal Education?

Liberal Education has been described as a philosophy of education that empowers individuals with broad knowledge, transferable skills, strong sense of values, ethics, and civic engagement - characterised by challenging encounters with important issues. It is more a way of studying than a specific course or field of study.

Personalized

Pathways to College

At Beyond 8 we offer custom pathways for Liberal Education, depending on learners' interests. Learners can pick any combination of subjects from the sciences, humanities, the arts, or social sciences and create their custom pathway to college education.

Natural Sciences

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
Cambridge NIOS Common Core

Social Sciences

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Mass Communication
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science
Cambridge NIOS Common Core

Arts

  • Art & Design
  • Painting
  • Fashion Design
Cambridge NIOS Common Core

Humanities

  • History
  • Language
  • Literature
Cambridge NIOS Common Core

Enrolment Open We onboard only a limited number of learners each year

25 Years of Innovation
& Leadership

Beyond 8 is a result of over 25 years of research and experimentation at Headstart Learning Centre, Chennai, co-founded by educationalists Raaji Naveen & Naveen Mahesh.

Parent & Student Voices

We wanted our daughter to enjoy the process of her education and grow organically. Beyond 8 came as a blessing in her life.

Nandita & Balaji / Parent

Nudge Talks 2021: India’s first conclave on heutagogical practices at the workplace! by TiE Chennai & Beyond 8

Who is Beyond 8 for?

Beyond 8 is ideal for learners interested in forging transformative pathways in liberal education. We encourage our liberal learners to be active participants and partners in their own education and in the education of others, to engage in inquiry on real-world problems, to learn experientially and strive towards becoming global citizens. If this sounds like you, Beyond 8 would be a great fit!

How do we Personalize Learning?

  • 01

    Learners must be self-determined

    Everyone decides what excites them the most, and only they must determine what to study.

  • 02

    Learning must be modular

    Learning happens in bite sizes and young people can choose to engage with the ones that seem most interesting and relevant to them.

  • 03

    Learners must be expert-enabled

    Learning must be experiential and it must involve domain experts who bring a wealth of practical knowledge from the industry.

  • 04

    Learning must be distributed and decentralised

    Learning transcends classrooms - it can happen in all spaces that provide an optimal learning experience.

Beyond 8

Beyond 8 is an experiential learning program for learners 14 – 18 years of age. It is designed for those who are passionate, curious, creative, collaborative, and interested in pursuing liberal arts and pure sciences.

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