Excelsior American School, Gurugram is a co-educational international day-cum-boarding school affiliated with Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) offering IGCSE curriculum and AS-A levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The school offers education from kindergarten to class X. It was founded with the objective of providing the community with a school that enhances and develops the intellectual, social, ethical and physical aspects of a child’s life. Says a school spokesperson: “We pride ourselves in providing a high quality academic learning environment, which is at the same time caring and supportive of individual students. It is extremely important that we shouldn’t ask what a child needs to know or be able to do in order to fit into the existing social order.”
At Excelsior, which is part of a chain of schools based in Houston, US, the school encourages children how to think rather than what to think and provides academic challenges which encourage them to develop their strengths and talents to the fullest. The school’s mission is, “To develop a strong sense of self-worth and responsibility among its students that will in turn prepare them for a lifetime of achievement and contribution to society.”
The school spread over five acres has state of the art infrastructure with fully equipped, well ventilated and spacious classrooms, labs for science subjects and well-connected computer labs. Reading is an important aspect at Excelsior and it begins as early as three-year-olds in the form of class libraries.
The school has a well-stocked reading room for children from class KG onwards to visit and get books issued as per their choice. Books are added at frequent intervals to encourage and imbibe good reading habits amongst the children.
The sports complex is an avant-garde infrastructure completely stocked with all the resources and equipment needed for each sport. The complex has facilities available for both indoor and outdoor sports and interested students can train and learn the basics of the sport from appointed professional trainers. From indoor and outdoor facilities for activities such as squash, badminton, table tennis to lawn tennis, basketball to cricket, we have an extensive setup to support physical activity and sports for all our students.
School transportation is available for all grades from pre-nursery to class X. All the buses have air-conditioning facilities.
While the school’s academic traditions and approach to learning are grounded in broad, balanced and rigorous international curricula, they have been developed to reflect our international setting and to celebrate diversity. Excelsior is a place where children can thrive, inspired by passionate teachers and supported by excellent guidance and care. Excelsior offers Montessori Curriculum for pre-primary grades, Cambridge International Curriculum for all grades till grade XII and International Baccalaureate Diploma Program for grades XI and XII.
Students at Excelsior are guided by a select roster of outstanding faculty from around the world. These experts come skilled in international learning methodologies that enable children to display the best of their performance. Each concept is presented in a way that students are able to grasp simply by experiencing them.
Most of all, Excelsior provides a holistic form of development via education and skill building. An environment crafted especially for learning encourages the students to take charge and excel thus enabling them so they may become independent and lifelong learners.
The school offers a wide range of co-curricular activities which includes art, craft, music, dance, sports and hobby clubs. The school aims to equip the children with excellent technological proficiency so that he may function with clarity and efficiency in the modern world and far more important, to create the right environment so that he may develop fully as a complete human being.
Mrs. Geeta Sachdeva (school director)
For pre-primary, primary and middle school admissions, interview and assessment is not done. However, the child’s previous report card and transcript is required. There is an admission test in general subjects (English, mathematics and science) from grade VIII onwards.
Fees: The schedule of fees can be obtained by writing to the school at [email protected]
The fee is payable quarterly in advance.
At Excelsior, which is part of a chain of schools based in Houston, US, the school encourages children how to think rather than what to think and provides academic challenges which encourage them to develop their strengths and talents to the fullest.
Excelsior boarding facilities see students from diverse backgrounds and cultures come together and thrive as their differences are embraced and celebrated by the vibrant community of boarders. Boarding students at Excelsior can choose between being a weekly boarder by spending the weekends at home or being a term boarder. The lush green surroundings, homely meals, separate girl and boy dorms with modern infrastructure and caring staff makes it comfortable for students and helps them adapt to Excelsior, making it a home away from home.
The boarding complex has a Dorm parent who provides support and personalized attention to each student and helps maintain discipline. The dorm parent also regularly inspects the dorm rooms, study units and common-room areas, to ensure each child maintains neatness and personal hygiene. The dorm parent also keeps in touch with parents via email or telephonically, providing regular updates about their children’s welfare.
The school has put in place protocols for different scenarios and drills to deal with emergencies which is why the school is also a great contender in being among the safest boarding schools in Delhi, India.