The main objective of this stage is to help the children make connections, between the meaningful experiences in life and the courses of study. Math may be used while shopping, during games and making deals, science reveals things that are seen in the world around, social sciences add a meaning to the past. The student is ready to be an active contributor to his/her own life and is ready to discover more. They are no longer just learning to read, they are reading to learn.

The curriculum builds on the primary stage, and develops children concepts and knowledge in Mathematics, English, Science, Humanities and local languages. With an integrated package of teaching, learning and assessment through the R. N. Tagore Senior Secondary School Octave approach, the child is directed towards independent learning, and is guided to take responsibility.