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In the south, old is gold

Today, we tell you what the city thinks are the best schools in the south.

india Updated: Nov 16, 2009 14:58 IST
HT Correspondent

Today, we tell you what the city thinks are the best schools in the south. This perception-based survey encapsulates the sample's collective impression about schools. Admittedly, some excellent schools might not even figure on the list.

Yet we realise that parents need to start somewhere. Moreover, we hope the profiles and trend stories that follow will add details and nuance to the rankings. Together, we hope the series draws a broad outline of the Mumbai schooling landscape, one that parents can use as a basis for a more detailed investigation.

Such a survey comes at a time of profound transformations in schooling and parenting in the city. First, international boards have made an entry in a big way, spurring change across the system.

Second, many among today's generation of highly conscious parents want to be closely involved with their child's lives at school.

This series is based on an under standing of these key shifts.


Week 1: Rankings

This week, we bring you results of our survey in the form of tables of rankings based on eight weighted parameters.
Monday, November 9:
(including Navi Mumbai):
The top 50 schools
Tuesday, November 10:
South: The top 10 schools south of Dadar
Wednesday, November 11:
West: The top 10 schools between Dadar (W) and Malad
Thursday, November 12:
East: The top 10 schools between Dadar (E) and Ghatkopar}
Friday, November 13:
North: The top 10 schools north of Malad in the west & Ghatkopar in the east
Saturday, November 14:
The top 10 schools of Navi Mumbai

Week 2: Profiles

This week, we bring you a detailed profile of the top school in each region, including an interview with the principal, best practices and basic statistics. We also offer shorter profiles of the second- and third-ranked schools of each region.
MONDAY, November 16:
South Mumbai
Tuesday, November 17:
West Mumbai
Wednesday, November 18:
East Mumbai
Thursday, November 19:
North Mumbai
Friday, November 20:
Navi Mumbai

Week 3: Trends

This week, we tell you about broad developments in school education in the city.
Monday, November 23:
The rise of international schools
Tuesday, November 24:
New trends in teaching
Wednesday, November 25:
Parent involvement in schools
Thursday, November 26:
Alternative education – what’s available
FRIDAY, November 27:
Navi Mumbai, an emerging education hub