Students describe Mother’s International School as stress-free and parents describe it as hassle-free.india Updated: Dec 28, 2010 11:01 IST
Students describe Mother’s International School as stress-free and parents describe it as hassle-free.
“My daughter studied at the school from nursery to Class 12 and I never had to pay any donation or hidden charges,” said Sarla Vijaya Sharma (49), a banker whose daughter passed out of the school a few years ago. “It’s completely a no-frills school.”
But that’s not the only thing that sets Mother’s International apart from others. The school, which is based on teachings of Sri Aurobindo, scores high on almost every parameter considered on the survey. The teachers at Mother’s International work hard to keep the students in touch with traditional Indian values of respecting elders, refraining from giving materialistic things too much importance and leading a simple life. “One of my most distinct memories of school is how fantastic the teachers are,” said Aditi Vyas (27), who studied at the school from nursery to Class 10.
However, some parents feel that sometimes Mother’s gets carried away in trying to keep its traditions alive.
“Students at Mother’s lead a sheltered, almost utopian existence till they graduate whereas in 21st century you need to be a little street smart to survive,” said Sharma. “That go-getter attitude is lacking in students here and the school needs to think of how to change with changing times while keeping its philosophy intact.” It’s also one of the few schools in the city where selection of prefects is not a result of academic achievement alone — leadership skills and co-curricular activities are vital too.
The school counts sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, cricketer Gautam Gambhir and writer Khushwant Singh among its alumni.
Number of nursery seats: 60
Annual nursery fees: R38,000 approximately
Address: The Mother’s International School, Sri Aurobindo Marg, N Delhi