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Five schools beyond the top ten

They may not have made it to the Top 10, but they hold as much promise as their crowned counterparts. Here is a list of other options for parents to explore.

india Updated: Sep 22, 2011 10:57 IST
Hindustan Times
Vidya Sanskar,Excelsior American School,GD Goenka World School

Colonel's Central Academy(CCA)School
Sector-4, Urban Estate
CCA School has completed 30 years in Gurgaon. It has partnered with Edusports to provide students a variety of sports options. Taking a page out of Kaun Banega Crorepati’s book, they have electronic voting pads for
quiz competitions.

Lotus Valley International School
M-block, south city-ii, sector-50
The school’s motto is “School for life”. It hasn’t completed six months yet, but it is certainly aiming big. The school offers various recreational options like horse riding and a bowling alley for students who want more than the traditional options of cricket and tennis.

Bluebells Model Senior Secondary School
Bluebells believes in holistic growth. The school that started only with nine students has soared to great heights. Trying to overcome its infrastructural constraints, they have tied-up with Gurgaon’s Gymkhana Club for use of the swimming pool facilities.

GEMS International School
Block c-2, palam vihar
The school believes in the importance of physical development. For this, sports hold an important place in this school. Activities for children include mass drill, chess, table tennis and roller skating, self defense through kick boxing and taekwondo and many others.

The Shri Ram School, Moulsari
Moulsari Avenue, Phase III, DLF City
This school offers Class 6 to 12. they are continuously working up to the task of shaping the little ones into responsible senior students. Each class has a parent representative to build up feedback and interaction.

Top International Schools

Pathways School, Aravali
With a wi-fi enabled campus, this school brings learning to every student on their personal machines. Among other international schools in Gurgaon, Pathways scores high in 'teacher care and development' along with 'extra-curricular activities'. They have built atriums in every academic building to encourage student interaction.

Scottish School
In a 5 acre campus, Scottish High has managed to fit in an indoor golf and archery academy among other things. in their attempt to inculcate strong Scottish cultural values, a traditional bagpiper plays every morning and all the students are divided into clans. The school scores highest in the ' value for money' parameter in our survey.

GD Goenka World School
The entire campus of this school is monitored by CCTV cameras, which is why it scores highest in our 'safety and hygiene' parameter. The school has a sauna, gym and a salon to groom students.

Excelsior American School
The school aims to develop social, intellectual, physical and ethical aspects of students’ lives. It scored the highest in the ‘individual attention to students’ category and was also appreciated for the special ‘lunch and reading’ sessions it organises with parents to increase parental involvement in a child’s education.

Vidya Sanskar
Vidya Sanskar, established in the year 2006, offers an international curriculum to students from India and countries like Japan, South Korea, Thailand. It scored the highest in the ‘parental participation’ parameter in our survey. The school has an encouraging student-teacher ration of 1:8.

First Published: Sep 17, 2011 19:16 IST