Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon is a not-for-profit K12 initiative by the philanthropic Shiv Nadar Foundation. We began operations in the academic session 2012-13. We are currently imparting education up to class 9th, and plan to expand to class 12th by the academic session 2018-19.
While adhering to the curricular framework as laid out by the CBSE, we try and evolve a child centric methodology of teaching, where the natural creativity and learning capability of students are recognized and nurtured. We visualize our children as fertile minds capable of not merely receiving knowledge, but also constructing it. The pedagogic techniques followed at our school hence comprise of teacher-student engagement in a joyful atmosphere where comprehension and evolution of knowledge patterns happens as a collective activity. We stress on not just the intellectual, but also physical, emotional and social growth of a child, achieved by involving him in a variety of carefully thought out activities. In order to be able to achieve all our said objectives, we adopt an extended daily programme, which runs from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm for Classes 1 and upwards.
Research shows that teachers are the most important in-school factor in a child's education; that is why it is our topmost priority to ensure we have the best teachers. Not only do we ensure we recruit the most able candidates through a rigorous selection process, we invest thoroughly in training and development programs for our teachers to ensure that their professional and personal growth receives continuous attention. We also maintain an ideal student-teacher ratio to ensure personalized attention to students.
The core philosophy guiding the school is that of ‘Education for Life’. We guide our students to become lifelong learners, equipping them with all skills needed battle the various degrees of challenges posed by life.