The 2012 Hindustan Times-C fore Top Schools Survey gave scores to each school across 14 different parameters, from value for money to sports. Here’s a list of schools ranked in the Top Ten in south-west Delhi
1. Vasant Valley School, Vasant Kunj There is a
planned space for every activity in the school. The academic, non-academic and assembly areas and the sports fields are integrated harmoniously in and around the building. It has topped the ‘teacher care and development’, ‘innovative teaching’ and ‘individual attention to students’ categories, among others.
Phone: 011-26896547, 41767940
Nursery fee: Rs. 1,28,490 per annum
2. The Shri Ram School, Vasant Vihar
This school has a special needs educational programme. There are basketball, soccer, cricket, badminton and tennis facilities. With their senior wing in Moulsari, Gurgaon, the school has topped the ‘extra-curricular activities’, ‘competence of teachers’ and ‘life skills education’ categories.
Nursery fee: Rs. 1,34,300 per annum
3. Delhi Public School, RK Puram
The school has a grand open-air theatre used for outdoor quizzes and club meetings. It also has designated grounds for cricket, football and golf and a host of other sports and has topped the ‘academic rigour’, ‘sports’ and ‘infrastructure and facilities’ parameters this year.
Nursery fee: Rs. 81,375 per annum
4. Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan
At Springdales, the Inclusive Education Programme, functional for the past four years, helps those children who are unable to cope with heightened academic pressure, by providing them a platform to nurture their talents. The school has topped the ‘value for money’ and ‘extra-curricular activities’ parameters.
Phone: 011-24116657, 24118023
Nursery fee: Rs. 46,480 per annum
5. Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj
The school has three well-stocked libraries; four computer laboratories, each equipped with advanced technologies. Its computer club, the Code Warriors, was started in the year 1997 and has a remarkable following. The school has the second highest ‘sports’ and ‘value for money’ scores this year, and does well on ‘academic rigour’.
Phone: 011-43261200, 43261215
Nursery fee: Rs. 80,625 per annum
6. Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar
Computer-aided learning is offered to classes I to XII. This school has inclusive learning. A number of students from the National Blind Association are regular students of this school. This year, the school has done well on the ‘value for money’, ‘innovative teaching’ and ‘parental participation’ parameters.
Phone: 011-26142270, 26149008
Nursery fee: Rs. 56,480 per annum
6. Mount St Mary’s School, Parade Road
Mount St Mary’s has a science park, a swimming pool, volleyball, football, cricket grounds and a basketball court. It provides a spectrum of learning activities that focus on integrated development. The schools has the second highest ‘life skills education’ score and does well in ‘sports’ and ‘infrastructure and facilities’.
Phone: 011- 25692002, 25699308
Nursery fee: Rs. 45,540 per annum
8. Modern School, Vasant Vihar*
Multimedia and computer aided lessons are used by teachers for all subjects. The integration of animation alongwith classroom teaching makes classes interesting for students. The e-tests allow both teachers and students to assess themselves. The school has the third highest ‘sports’ and ‘safety and hygiene’ scores.
Phone: 011-26144388, 26142781
Nursery fee: Not Available
9. St Mary’s School, Safdarjung Enclave
St Mary’s has a strong sense of social commitment. The visually, physically and financially handicapped all study together with other children in the same classroom under an inclusive education policy. It has the second highest ‘social accountability’ scores, and does well in ‘life skills education’ and ‘value for money’ categories.
Phone: 011-26103926, 26171440
Nursery fee: Rs. 46,300 per annum
10. Bloom Public School, Vasant Kunj
This new entrant has the third highest ‘individual attention to students’ score and does well on ‘academic rigour’ and ‘life skills education.’ Teachers use digitised content, interactive softwares and PPTs for teaching and learning. The school’s mental health programme focuses on issues like peer relationships etc.
Phone: 011-26893422, 26897972
Nursery fee: Rs.76,095 per annum