Promoted in 2010 by renowned educationist Pinky Dalal and her son Kunal Dalal, JBCN International School, Borivali, Mumbai is a part of the JBCN Education group which has promoted three other co-ed day K-12 schools in Parel, Oshiwara and Chembur.
Affiliated with the Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE), UK and Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), the school aims to nurture inquiring young minds through unique and stimulating teaching approaches that incorporate the best of national and international curricula. The school offers a learning experience that, while remaining firmly rooted in Indian values, enables students to become capable leaders and effective communicators who can adapt effortlessly to a culturally diverse and ever-changing world.
Over the years, JBCN Borivali has carved a niche for itself as a ‘sustainable’ institution. This USP is reflected in every aspect of the school, from adopting the UN Sustainable Development Goals into the curriculum to foster global citizenship and thought leadership in the learners from a young age to the EduCreative experience that comprises a gamut of practical, cultural and challenging activities designed to support the personal and social development of the young learners.
The school’s purpose-built 0.8 acre campus hosts state-of-the-art infrastructure including 66 classrooms equipped with ICT teaching-learning facilities, three well-equipped science labs, two hi-tech computer labs, a well resourced library stocked with an exhaustive collection of print volumes and a wide choice of digital resources, among others.
Committed to the holistic development of students, JBCN Borivali hosts an impressive sports infrastructure including a swimming pool, skating rink, facilities for football, cricket, handball, archery, self defense and hockey and for indoor sports like Karate, carrom, chess etc.
The school offers classes from Nursery through the A levels/Class XII and follows a variety of teaching methodologies to cater to the diverse learning needs and requirements of the learners. The classroom environment is inclusive and accepting giving each learner the freedom and safety to voice opinions, experiment with strategies and assume responsibility. The school supports experiential learning by providing the internal and external infrastructure, additional and specialised staff for helping learners through this exciting journey.
Moreover, the school accords high priority to the career progression of teachers with 12-14 days of every academic year earmarked for teacher development programmes.
Pre-primary years: The Reggio-Emilia Approach, Hands-on experiential learning, Storytelling and Story Weaving, Integrated and Trans-disciplinary learning combine conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and translational innovations.
Primary years: The ability to think for themselves is possibly the most important skill that is inculcated here. Starting to use ‘Visible Thinking Routines’ as a teaching strategy in class has helped teachers enrich the classroom ‘content learning’ experience and enhance the learners’ intellectual development. Teachers also experiment with different thinking routines like ‘I see, I think, I wonder’, ‘Zoom-in’, ‘Connect-Extend-Challenge’, ‘I used to think…Now I think’, ’Circle of viewpoints’ and ‘Think-Pair-Share’. These routines are simple and help learners make more meaningful connections between school and their everyday life. The focus gradually shifts from tactile approaches to thinking approaches taking into consideration the needs of specific age groups and the subject requirements. This also maintains progression when following a spiral curriculum but infuses curiosity as different aspects of a singular topic are inquired into, understanding the age limitations.
Secondary and Higher Secondary level: At this level, methods such as Flipped Classroom, Project-Based Learning, Storytelling (teachers create stories that pique the interest of the learners even when explaining challenging concepts in Maths and Science), Gamification and Visual Thinking Routines(VTRs) (use of VTRs like CSI, 3-2-1 Bridge, etc) used by teachers help learners develop their thinking and deepen their content learning across subject areas. Augmented reality(AR), Simulation and Peer teaching promote active learning, interaction and participation amongst learners.
Annual events such as the Innovators Convention encourage exploration, experimentation and opportunity to design solutions for real-life problems/ needs, while the Youth Summit infuses amongst learners a sense of formal public speaking, generating awareness on global issues and promoting International mindedness, critical thinking and problem-solving attributes thus helping to augment our vision of sustainability.
As a PASCH School (“Schools: Partners for the Future” initiative) — a global network of 1,800 schools that place a high value on German — JBCN learners have actively participated in and achieved commendable results in the Fit in Deutsch exams.
JBCN students who are a part of EUMIND (Europe Meets India) have regular online collaborative sessions with their counterparts in the Netherlands. Students have also participated in various Global international rounds of the World Scholars cup with some of them participating in the TOC (Tournament of Champions) round of the World Scholars Cup at the prestigious Yale University.
Students have organised various assemblies, participated in various beach and national park clean-up drives and many other environmental initiatives as part of the school’s initiatives to promote sustainability.
The EduCreative Experience at JBCN Borivali comprises a gamut of practical, cultural and challenging activities, designed to support the personal and social development of young learners.
Eligible age criteria are as per the prevailing government rules.
Nursery: Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2018
Jr Kg: Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2017
Sr Kg: Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2016
Grade I: Dec 1 – Dec 31, 2015
Details of the admission process
Prospective parent/guardian to submit the inquiry form available on the school’s website
Virtual info session with parents
Virtual meet with the academic leadership team
School tour by appointment
Application for admission forms online
Interaction with teachers for Pre-primary, Grade I and II
Diagnostic assessment for Grade III to A levels
Meeting with the Director-Principal
Confirmation of admission based on vacancy
Pre Nursery: INR 1,22,850/-
Jr KG and Sr KG: INR 1,45,850/-
Primary (Grades 1-5): INR 1,93,850/-
Secondary (Grades 6-10): INR 1,93,850/-
A-Levels (Grades 11 -12): INR 2,92,850/-
The school has been awarded the Global Innovative School Award for Innovation in Pedagogy by BITS Pilani Dubai and PHYZOK – 2019
Ranked 5th in the category of National and International Curriculum at the Times Education Icon Award – 2019
Recognized as a Future 50 School by Fortune India in association with Univariety – 2017 and 2018
Global Sustainable school award – GEAERD 2017
Ranked No. 4 amongst India’s Top 10 Environment Friendly Schools in the EducationWorld Grand Jury Awards (2019)
Green School of the Year Award by EdTechReview 2019
Ranked Mumbai’s #10 Co-ed Day School in the EducationWorld India School Rankings – 2020
Awarded the ECA Hall of Fame award for Teacher Development and Excellence – 2020
Ranked No. 5 in India, No. 3 in Maharashtra & Ranked No. 3 in Mumbai ‘India’s Top 20 International School’ by EducationToday – 2019
Ranked No. 7 in the Hindustan Times – C Fore Top Schools Survey (North Zone) – 2019
Winner of the Leading Reading Schools of India (LRSIA) by Young India Books – 2019
Brainfeed Top 500 Schools of India in the categories of Happiness Quotient Index Schools, Innovative Practices, Community and Collaboration, Best ICSE schools and Green Building Schools – 2019
Ranked No. 2 for Library and Reading culture (All India) in the Education World Grand Jury Awards – 2017
Top 30 trailblazer school libraries of India – Bandana Sen Library Awards – 2019
4 learners were awarded the Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards 2020 for exceptional results in their examinations as follows:
Being a day school, JBCN International School, Borivali, Mumbai does not offer accommodation facility.