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‘Apeejay inculcated the habit of reading in my son and improved his Math skill’

Parikshit P. Sawant, father of Apeejay Kharghar students Pranav P. Sawant and Ishaan P. Sawant, says the faculty minutely monitors the progress of each student.

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Parikshit P. Sawant with his spouse Sheetaal P. Sawant and kids Pranav P. Sawant and Ishaan P. Sawant

Parikshit P. Sawant is Dy. Commissioner of GST (Goods and Services Tax), Mumbai and his spouse Sheetaal P. Sawant is an interior designer. Their two kids, Pranav P. Sawant and Ishaan P. Sawant, are in classes 7 and 2, respectively of Apeejay School – Kharghar. The former has been studying in the school since Junior KG (LKG) while the latter got associated with Apeejay in Nursery. In a candid interview, Parikshit explains how Apeejay is preparing his kids to face the real-world. Edited excerpts:

What made you pick Apeejay?

When I first visited Apeejay I liked its ‘culture’. It gave me the same vibe as the school from which I studied. I completed my education from a prominent school in Sangli, Maharashtra. Therefore, I was rest assured that in Apeejay there would be no compromise on quality education. In Mumbai, there are a lot of ‘fancy schools’ who instead of focusing on studies and the holistic development of students concentrate only on glitz and glamour. I also consulted my friends whose kids were already studying in Apeejay and they too gave positive feedback about the school.

Share with the progress you have seen in Pranav and Ishaan since joining Apeejay.

One of the glaring improvements I see in Pranav is his enhanced Math skills.He has even cracked the IMO (International Mathematical Olympiad) exam. IMO is the World Mathematics Championship Competition for the students of classes 1 to 12 to test their knowledge of logical reasoning, Mathematical reasoning, and everyday mathematics. I feel assured that with improved Math skill Pranav can face any competitive exam with aplomb. T too had to clear a competitive exam to reach where I am right now. This is what you call ‘preparing the kids to face the real world’. The school has also inculcated the habit of reading in my son. He likes reading all kinds of books from fiction to non-fiction. As a result, he has developed a rich vocabulary and has better his communication skills. I believe reading books is a great way to wean your kids off screen. Ishaan too is progressing really well despite the constraint of online teaching.

Tell us about the teachers.

The faculty go the extra mile to ensure the all-round progress of students. For instance, during the pandemic, they minutely monitored the progress of each student. To keep the kids engaged the teachers laid a special emphasis on activity-based learning and every assignment or homework given was checked on time and instant feedback was given. This resulted in zero learning loss.

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