The Hiranandani Foundation School, Powai (HFS) is a co-educational English medium international day school affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), New Delhi, International Baccalaureate (IB), Geneva and the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), UK and offers classes from nursery to class XII. It was promoted in 1990 by the Hiranandani Foundation, a registered charitable trust.
Initially set up for residents of the Hiranandani Gardens, HFS Powai aims to “build overall personalities of its students, and enrich them with confidence and caliber that can take them places”. HFS does not believe in posing constraints of any kind to its students’ ideas, thereby helping them evolve into independent and creative individuals.
Set against the backdrop of the Powai Lake, HFS maintains an impressive infrastructure with airy classrooms and spacious large playgrounds. The school hosts two buildings; the old school building comprises five stories with two wings and a playground, the new school building also has five stories. Much bigger than the old building, the new building houses the secondary section, i.e. from classes V to XII.
Both the buildings host essential facilities such as three science laboratories for each science stream, two well networked computer labs, ample space for sports and outdoor activities, a basketball and volleyball court, rooms for indoor games, auditorium, gymnasium, audio-visual room and well stocked library.
HFS is affiliated with CISCE, IB and IGCSE and offers classes from nursery to class XII. Hindi is introduced from class I and Marathi, the regional language of Maharashtra, is mandatory from class V to class VII.
Extracurricular: Apart from the academic program, various co-curricular activities such as art and craft, music, dance etc. are also part of the school’s agenda. Value-based education and philanthropic workshops are conducted regularly, apart from swimming and yoga classes.
Kalyani Patnaik (principal)
The academic year at HFS commences in June and ends in April. Details on the admission procedure can be obtained from the school office.
Details on the fees can be obtained from the school office.
HFS Powai is ranked among the best international day schools in India by the EducationWorld India School Rankings 2020-21.
The school boasts of a number of accolades won over the years. Some of these include the ‘Rajiv Gandhi award for excellence in education practices and innovation for year 2010-11’, Science Olympiad Foundations’s (SOF) ‘Best Principal award’, SOF’s ‘Best teacher award’ to Rachna Singh and ‘Best teacher award’ to Betty Kurvilla (ISC) by the Rotary Club of Powai.
Being a day school, HFS Powai does not provide accommodation facilities.