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Lessons beyond books

india Updated: Dec 27, 2010 11:26 IST

Vasant Valley School, established in 1990, by the India Today Group, is a self-financing day school spread over eight acres. One of the best things about Vasant Valley is that the school does not assign a class rank to students. With an average class size of 30 students, individual attention is ensured to each student. The school invests a lot in teacher training and in the year 2009-10 alone, the teachers attended 75 different workshops, ranging from teaching for different learning, to behaviour modification, to something as current as global warming. The innovative teaching makes learning fun and productive.

"The teaching would go beyond books. We would attend classes such as instrumental enrichment, which made us aware about concepts that may not be in syllabus," said Prayaag Akbar, who passed out of the school in 2000.

Vasant Valley gives equal importance to sports as well, with its students bringing laurels to the school. Most recently, the school won the under-13 inter-school squash tournament for the North zone. The school offers the ASDAN curriculum for its students, which is a UK-based organisation that offers a wide range of curriculum programmes and qualifications for all abilities. The school website puts up the homework schedule for all the classes and is constantly updated.

2 Vasant Valley
Board: CBSE
Website: www.vasantvalley.org
Phone: 011-26892787
Nursery fees: R1,49,640
Average number of students in a section: 30
Total number of students: 1329
Total number of fulltime teachers: 164