Yes, I know this one is going to catch the attention of few…. parents or expecting parents. But let me tell you, this is one piece you will thank me for. The most daunting task for a parent is…… picking the best, the correct and the apt school for the child. Writing out of personal experience, and been there done that….. and still in process, my claim to have the best schools in Gurgaon on my finger tips, can be attributed to my personal research and recce. Here I share my list of the best schools in Gurgaon, that could ease your decision!
The Sri Ram School, Aravalli
TSRS, Aravali Campus offers CISCE Programme The Shri Ram School Aravali campus nestles between high-rise apartments of the Hamilton Court Complex in DLF City Phase 4 in Gurgaon. From the imposing porch and foyer, you can walk into the bright, airy, cheerful classrooms of the junior and the senior wings, greeted by art and craft work of the children and teachers and has classes from grade I till grade XII. It is a co-ed institute and offers day classes for all its students. In addition to the regular academic classes, the school also offers a host of co-curricular activities to its students. Some of the activities that the students can avail of are various outdoor and indoor sports, art and craft, dance and music and more.
The calendar with its mix of academic and co-curricular activities similarly testifies to our children’s ability to think independently and express themselves boldly and imaginatively.
Where: Hamilton Court Complex, Phase IV, DLF City, Gurgaon
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Pathways Group of Schools is a chain of International K12 and Pre-Primary schools located in the Delhi-Gurugram-Noida region. The curriculum includes the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) of Geneva.
While preserving the best in traditional Indian and International education and culture, Pathways has opted for a student-centred system with ample opportunities for project work and discovery learning, guided by a well-qualified international teaching faculty with generous access to quality in service training both in India and abroad. In order to ensure that every student’s talents are developed to the full, the schools apply the Multiple Intelligences approach, developed by Dr. Howard Gardner from Harvard University. The academic systems at Pathways follow a fourfold track: Pathways Early Years Programme for Pre Primary children, The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (Pre Nursery to Grade 5), Middle Years Programme (Grade 6 to 10) and Diploma Programme (Grades 11 & 12). Pathways was the first ‘IB Continuum School‘ in North India.
Where: Pathways School Gurgaon, Baliawas, Off Gurgaon Faridabad Road
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The Ardee School
The only montessori program in the NCR, The Ardee School is the perfect environment to form a firm base of social and personal conduct for children. The children come to feel the classroom is their own peaceful, special space where they play a meaningful role in their own care and the care of their classroom environment. The school building, with its pristine white interior, embodies the essence of lightness. Naturally kept cool by its open design, with its atrium and large French windows, the building stands amid lush greenery that helps to balance the school’s carbon footprint.
The Ardee School, Gurugram established in 2008, is a secular, child centric co-educational day-boarding school. It follows the International Cambridge Curriculum integrated with elementary Montessori. It offers international Pre-Primary, Primary Elementary, Senior Secondary Montessori and Cambridge/IGCSE education. The secondary and senior schools follow the international Cambridge/IGCSE curriculum which allows analytical and critical thinking vs rote learning.
Where: Ardee City, Sector 52, Gurugram
Call: 01244200102, 01244200103
Shiv Nadar Schools are located in Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad. The schools are affiliated to the CBSE board. Shiv Nadar School Gurgaon and Shiv Nadar School Noida are candidate schools for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program(IB-DP) for the academic session 2019-20.
Swimming against the tide of conventional rote/textbook practices, we began with a handful of students and teachers in two schools (Noida and Gurgaon), and a carefully designed intent to be a space where holistic development was the norm, where lifelong learning was the ultimate goal, and where, through progressive, personalized learning methods, the student was the centre of all endeavours.
Theme-based lessons let the children engage with diverse concepts, from junior math to learning about themselves and their world, to literacy and the arts. The whole spectrum of development from cognitive to emotional to physical is encompassed in these lessons. They imbibe vital skills like decision-making, taking turns, sharing, persistence, creativity and problem solving. They learn to recycle. They participate in events and celebrations, and go on short field trips. During Circle Time, they learn the all-important abilities of communicating and listening, to both peers and teachers.
Where: Pahari Road Sector 26, DLF City, Phase -1, Block -E, Gurgaon
Call: 01244549200, 0124646555
Founded on September 28th, 2002, Shikshantar is built on the principle that every child has an inherent ability to learn. Integrated education and progressive international practices help make learning meaningful for every individual at Shikshantar, child or adult. Shikshantar is affiliated to the CISCE Board. We believe education is much more than merely teaching a syllabus and preparing children for examinations and our students have demonstrated the effectiveness of our methodology by faring well in their ICSE and ISC examinations. Pre Primary, Primary, Middle & Senior, are how the years are segregated.
Curriculum at Shikshantar is built on a structure of eight pillars:
- Experiential Education
- Integrated Learning
- Collaborative Learning
- Social-Emotional Care and Development
- Proficiency in Languages and Communication
- Democratic Participation
- Co-existence with Nature
- Reflective Assessments
Where: Shikshantar School, J Block , South City I, Gurgaon
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DPS International, Gurgaon, a co-educational school uses the best practices available in International Education to help students develop into well rounded, responsible individuals with a wide range of skills and ability to analyse complex issues of local, national and global significance. The International Baccalaureate curriculum they follow will foster a strong sense of multiculturalism and universal values in students who will be committed to a pluralistic sensibility and positive change.
The curriculum offered for students in the Primary and Secondary School is based on the premise that the individual student is at the centre of all teaching and learning. It has been developed to incorporate an international perspective, which reflects developments in curriculum research from a range of different national and international sources.
As an International Baccalaureate® (IB) school, DPSI offers a continuum of Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme. These programmes encourage both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development.
Where: HS-01, Block W South City II, Sector 50 Golf Course Extension Road, Gurgaon
Call: 8377000164, 01247100080
The Heritage School
Heritage Xperiential Learning School, with its commitment to an innovative project-based pedagogy and integrated curriculum, has established a formidable reputation for itself as a progressive, innovative school in just over a decade that it has been operational.
The Junior, Middle and Senior school programmes at Heritage Xperiential Learning School, Gurugram, carry a very distinct cadence and melody though they echo the underlying philosophies and practices of the school. Heritage is spread over a sprawling campus with several playgrounds. The weather controlled and aesthetically laid out classrooms, well supported by audio-visual aids and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ensure a vibrant and dynamic environment for the teaching-learning process. The learning process does not remain restricted only to the classrooms; it is further synergised by ‘hands-on’ experience in the well-equipped labs. We have one of the best infrastructures of any school in the NCR which includes:
Heritage Xperiential Learning School has regularly found representation in the top 10 schools of the country as much for its academic reputation and infrastructure, as for its focus on students with special needs or those from economically weaker sections. Other areas where the school has been cited for excellence include: co-curricular activity, leadership and management, sports education, life skills education and conflict resolution, and parent involvement.
Where: Sector 62, Gurgaon
Call: 01242855124/25/26, 98107 87793
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Kunskapsskolan Gurgaon, opened in 2013 and is situated close to the capital New Delhi. It operates all grades from pre-primary level up to grade 12. In the same city, you find Kunskapsskolan International, similarly building a future ready generation through personalized learning and life skills. Kunskapsskolan has two more schools in Lucknow and Bangalore. Starting at pre-primary level, they will cover all grades up to 12 when built to full capacity, offering IGCSE/CBSE curriculum.
Kunskapsskolan is a global school where students will develop in an environment that nurtures them and their uniqueness. Exposure to the varied curriculums of Kunskapsskolan schools across the continents will provide the students with an enhanced and holistic view of the world they inhabit. The subjects and concepts taught at the various grades are aligned to the CBSE curriculum. The thematic courses integrate subjects. EVS, Arts and Computers are theme courses and organized around projects and missions (assignments). They are solved or carried out by using and applying what the student has learned and demonstrate the ability to use logical thinking and creativity to solve problems.
Where: 1122,Block A, DLF Phase-I, Gurgaon
Call: 01244419999, 01244419954, 8396055555
Suncity School, spread over five and a half acres of land, nestles against the picturesque Aravalis highlighting the perfect balance between its state of the art architecture and the serenity of the surrounding landscape. The school offers a choice to its students, The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Cambridge International Examination (CIE). The school is essentially for day scholars with an added facility for extended hours (Day Boarding).
Suncity is a co – educational school – engendering gender parity, mutual respect for and among all members of the institution and has a strict non – discrimination policy on the basis of sex, religion, creed or class. The school admits students from pre – school to grade XII. The average class strength is 24 students and the teacher student ratio is 1:10, thus facilitating individualized attention.
Suncity School emphasizes the holistic development of the child and offers a programme which seamlessly blends significant elements of Indian heritage, knowledge and wisdom with cutting edge digital learning, in an atmosphere which epitomizes Benjamin Franklin’s thoughtful words – Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I may remember, Involve me and I learn.
Where: Sector – 54, Suncity, Township, Gurugram
Call: 01244845300 – 302
With ISO 21001:2018 Certification, a standard for Learning Services Management, Scottish High sustains and maintains its proud heritage of quality teaching & learning, occupational health & safety and safe environmental practices through the combined effort of the dedicated students, staff and parents.
The first school in India to be associated with this standard to maintain high-quality education. The school caters to everyone, including the rapidly expanding professional classes for those who want the best of curriculum, facilities and faculty for their children. It is an English Medium day boarding Senior Secondary School with classes from Pre-Nursery to class XII. The facilities and infrastructure in this e-campus are latest and designed with a futuristic approach. The school has a well-designed spacious waiting lounge and the front office equipped with modern technology is manned by professionally trained counsellors who receive parents and provide assistance.
Where: Near Hongkong Market, Block G, Sushant Lok 2, Sector 57, Gurgaon
Call: 01244112781, 9953849226