Promoted in 2013 by renowned educationist Pinky Dalal and her son Kunal Dalal, JBCN International School, Parel is a part of the JBCN Education group which has promoted three other co-ed day K-12 schools in Borivali, Oshiwara and Chembur.
Affiliated with the Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE), UK and the Geneva-based International Baccalaureate (IB), 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 which, 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.
JBCN International School, Parel has carved a niche for itself as a “progressive institution”. This USP is evident in every aspect of the school, from offering a future-oriented, blended programme of international curriculum from Cambridge and the IBO aligned to its own EduCreative attributes, to providing a progressive learning environment where learners develop their full potential. Through highly personalised learning and emphasis on experiential learning, problem solving and critical thinking, the programme encourages entrepreneurship, social responsibility and life skills.
The school’s 2.4 acre fully WiFi enabled campus hosts 58 spacious temperature-controlled Smart classrooms, 3 laboratories dedicated to the sciences (1 each for physics, chemistry and biology), 2 ICT laboratories, and a well-catalogued library, among other academic facilities. The school also provides specially curated zones for pre-primary section such as the Expressive zone, Active zone, Construction zone, Sensory zone and Discovery zone to support experiential learning.
To enable the holistic development of students, the school hosts an excellent infrastructure for sports education. Facilities include a swimming pool, a skating rink, multipurpose court (for basketball, tennis, football and cricket), a ball pool and play pen with jungle gym for the kindergarten section.
Affiliated with the internationally acclaimed CAIE and IB boards, the school offers the following curriculum for various classes/grades:
Grade 1 to 5 – Candidate IB School for PYP.
Grade 6-10 – Cambridge IGCSE
Grade 11 & 12 – IB Diploma Program
The Early Years follows a spirally advancing curriculum model that incorporates best practices from internationally acclaimed pedagogies such as Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Steiner, leaning heavily towards inquiry-based learning practices of the PYP.
The Primary Wing builds on inquiry and a constructivist approach to teaching and learning. It builds on the innate feeling of curiosity that makes learning enduring and action-oriented. The student-centred approach enables each learner to get a choice and voice, making learning a two-way process. Field trips and guest speakers add perspective to teaching and learning.
At Secondary School, teachers follow a combination of classroom instruction and discussion, discovery in our labs; technology through monitored access to the internet; knowledge gained from a well-stocked learner resource centre; creative expressions and physical development to ensure that our programme is delivered successfully to our learners.
Committed to the continuous professional development of its teachers, the school facilitates regular teacher training programmes. Teachers spend 30-40 days annually in upgrading their skills and professional competencies. The school academic year begins with a two-week professional development schedule for the teachers, with sessions planned for in-service and newly joined teachers. One Saturday of every month is designated as a working Saturday for the teaching staff, devoted for professional development. Staff members are registered for the authorised professional development of the CAIE and IB as mandated by the curriculum delivery guidelines of the respective organisations. A two-day faculty professional development session is conducted at the close of the academic year to reflect on the current year and plan for the next academic year.
The school offers a wide array of extracurricular activities to support the holistic development of students from pre-primary through the secondary level. Among them:
Pre-primary School – Theatre Arts, Music, Lego, Robotics, Art and Dance
Primary School – Chess, Physical Exercise- PE, Theatre Arts, Music, Lego, Robotics, Art and Dance
Secondary School – Chess, Film Making, Music, Coding, Creative Writing and Model United Nations.
Moreover, the school’s annual events such as the Innovators Convention, Annual Athletics Meet, What’s Your Book Quotient, MUN Youth Summit etc is aimed at nurturing students’ self-confidence and augmenting the academic programme while fostering understanding of different perspectives.
‘InspirUS’ is an annual multi-day extravaganza that is filled with an exceptional display of skills, camaraderie, sportsmanship and team spirit across all grades. It is the largest platform for our learners to not only showcase their passion and talent but to step out of their comfort zone and attempt the new and the challenging.
Davi Sanchez Netto
Eligible age criteria are as per the prevailing government rules.
The process is as follows:
One time admission kit fee – 5000
Yearly tuition fee 2020-21
Nursery to Senior KG- 4,43,850
Grade 1 to 10 – 4,70,850
IBDP – 8,60,850
One time registration fee:
Nursery to Grade 10 – 17,000
IBDP – 27,500
Refundable deposit :
Nursery to Grade 10 – 2,70,000
IBDP – 60,000
Conferred with “Innovative K-12 School” and “Sports & Recreational Initiative in Education” awards at IDA Education Awards 2019.
Ranked No.7 in Mumbai and No.3 in Zone A in Times School Survey 2019.
Ranked India’s #11, Maharashtra’s # 8 & Mumbai’s #7 International Day School in the EducationWorld India School Rankings 2019-20.
Ranked No.10 among international schools in Mumbai by the Hindustan Times in 2019.
Won the School of the Year (Editor’s Choice) Award at Global Education Awards 2019.
Nominated as “School of the Year” at EdTech Review Awards 2019.
Won Asia Education Summit & Award 2017 of Worldwide Achievers under the category “Stand-alone School of the Year 2016-17”.
Bagged Midday Excellence in Education Award 2017 under the category “Excellence in International Education, South Mumbai”.
Being a day school, JBCN International School, Parel, Mumbai does not offer accommodation facility.