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‘Apeejay International School’s pedagogy focuses on honing analytical and thinking skills’

Scientist Shilpi Bharti says her daughter’s confidence level has improved considerably since she joined the school

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Shilpi Bharti with husband Kapil Bharti and daughter Ada

Shilpi Bharti, Scientist, Defence Research and Development Organisation, wanted for her daughter Ada Bharti an education that was different from what is offered at traditional schools. That is why she chose to move her daughter, a class 6 student, to Apeejay International School, South Delhi. The mother shares her observations about the school in an interview. Edited excerpts:

When did Ada join Apeejay International School?

Ada joined Apeejay International School, South Delhi, in April 2020. She has been attending online classes throughout due to Covid.

Why did you choose this school?

We wanted to change from CBSE to International Baccalaureate (IB) for Ada to study the international curriculum. Besides, the strength of the class here is also less—there are only 12 students—which is an advantage when you want everyone to get equal attention from teachers.

In what ways does the school benefit children?

The pedagogy is different in Apeejay International School. There is emphasis on analytical and thinking skills. My husband and I have studied in traditional schools ourselves, so we wanted our daughter to have a different kind of educational environment, which can benefit her personality.

Are you satisfied with the classes?

The classes are good and focus on concept-based learning that goes beyond books. The students are not bombarded with too much syllabus. Clearly, the school is making efforts in coaching them well.

Does the teacher manage to engage with each student?

Yes, the teachers try to interact with students individually. They also take interest in speaking to parents and they do respond well.

What improvements have you seen in your daughter since she joined?

We have seen considerable improvement in her. Her confidence level has increased over time. Even at her age, she is learning how to make presentations, which is great. 

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Senior Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.

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