Promoted in 1997 by Shri Sudarshan Mahajan, founder chairman of the Jammu based KC Group of Companies, KC Public School, Jammu is a co-ed K-12 institution affiliated with the Delhi based Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
Set up with the vision to make globally benchmarked schooling accessible to the children of Jammu & Kashmir, KC Public School Jammu strives to “create and sustain a learning environment that offers students the full range of opportunities to perceive, crystallise, sharpen and utilise their multiple intelligences” which, according to Professor Howard Gardner, form the foundation for a successful and fulfilling career, especially in today’s increasingly globalised world.
Under the able leadership of Raju Chowdhary, chairman, KC Educational Society and recipient of Udyog Ratna award conferred by former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, KCPS has grown as a value creating and progressive school. KCPS is the only school from J&K, which is a global member of Round Square – an elite association of about 200 top schools from all over the world.
Sprawled over 10 green acres, KC Public School, Jammu campus hosts contemporary infrastructure for academics and co-curricular education including 88 classrooms equipped with ICT teaching-learning facilities, well equipped labs for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology and Mathematics, 4 hi-tech computer labs, dance and music rooms, among others.
The school’s state-of-the-art infrastructure includes 3 swimming pools, Water Kingdom with splash pool for little ones, a roller-skating rink, indoor basketball, volleyball, badminton, squash and tennis courts and a world class synthetic tennis court. The main playground features a Cricket Oval with professionally laid pitches and practice tracks and is also extensively used for football, athletics and several other sports.
The indoor KC Sports Club adjacent to the school houses a wide array of indoor games, an indoor swimming pool, an indoor cricket hall, two multi-purpose halls for martial arts, gymnastics, yoga and table tennis, two squash courts and a large multi-purpose hall for court games such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis and futsal.
The school’s open-air theater called ‘The Mandua’ is used extensively for theatrics, musical, dance and public speaking performances for parents and guests.
Affiliated with CBSE, the KC Public School, Jammu‘s academic framework is deeply influenced by the ideologies and policies shaping K-12 education at the national and international levels. KCPS believes in staying attuned to global educational innovations to create and sustain a learning environment that matches the best in the world.
At the primary level (Classes I to V), KCPS follows Dr. Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences pedagogy till middle school. The curriculum is geared towards equipping the children with basic knowledge, skills and attitudes in conformity with the recommendations of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF). The core academic subjects, namely, two languages (Hindi and English), Mathematics, and Environmental Studies (combination of science and social studies) are taught through modern, child-centred methodologies with intensive usage of computer-aided learning.
At the middle level (Classes VI to VIII) too, KCPS adopts innovative methodologies to teach the 5 core subjects, namely, Hindi, English, mathematics, science and social sciences. Sanskrit, French and Urdu are also taught as the third languages. The school relies a great deal on ICT (Information and Communication Technology) to make teaching-learning at this stage a process based on investigative, exploratory and analytical techniques.
At the secondary (Classes IX and X) and the senior secondary (Classes XI and XII) levels, the academic programmes are determined by the CBSE, extensive usage of ICT tools is implemented. Problem solving, higher order thinking and acquisition of life skills are given top priority at this stage of school education.
As institutional member of the British Council’s ISA Programme and as member school of the Round Square worldwide network of innovative schools, KCPS involves its students in learning the curriculum of the NCERT and the CBSE through project method and in collaboration with other member schools spread all over the world.
Theatre/Drama in Education: (TIE & DIE) Dramatization, role play and theatrical activities have come to occupy a significant place among the pedagogical tools in the hands of teachers of today. Children learn a lot faster and imbibe value education through these tools in an effective manner. In addition, they also pick up language skills through dramatization. Working in groups for this activity also builds the spirit of collaboration and cooperation among them. It has often been observed that children involved in theatre also achieve a higher sense of self-esteem.
To help its students evaluate options for higher studies, KCPS has partnered with Univariety’s for scholarships and career guidance programmes like searching/creating college and career plan across India, USA, Canada, UK, UAE, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia & New Zealand; access to more than 12000 colleges, 250 entrance exams, 1000 scholarships & 75000 courses; connect with a counsellor whenever they want and wherever they are; connect easily with their seniors who are studying what they aspire to do themselves and interact directly with universities from multiple countries every week.
KCPS is also a Trinity College, London registered exam centre, the school offers Trinity grade and certificate assessments in communication skills for students. The assessments cater to all communication challenges a student faces in real life situations that lead to considerable attitudinal and positive behavioural changes. In addition, the assessments offer progression routes towards seeking admission in a university or higher educational institutions in India and abroad, diplomas in public speaking or teaching and better employment opportunities. A good number of students enroll themselves every year in different grades and hone their skills under the mentorship of trained teachers.
KCPS boasts of a high pass percentage in CBSE examinations with an impressive number of distinctions in all subjects.
Committed to the holistic personality development of students, KCPS offers a wide array of extracurricular activities including drama/theatre, dance, music, painting, community service, global outreach programmes, and International Award for Young People (IAYP) programme, among others.
Registration process at KC Public School, Jammu starts from January 14 every year. An entrance test/counselling is conducted by the School Assessment Board on the first Saturday of February. The decision of the Board is final w.r.t granting of admission.
The deadline for admission into nursery to IX is March 31 and for XI one week after the declaration of class X board results.
Annual fee structure
Tuition fees: Rs 43,560-58,800
Boarding fees: Rs 1,70,000-1,82000
Admission fees: Rs 12,300
Registration fees: Rs 12,300
Annual fees: Rs 14,150
KC Public School, Jammu has earned the unique distinction of being the only global member school of Round Square from J&K. KC Public School, Jammu was ranked #1 co-ed day-cum-boarding school of J&K by Education World School Rankings 2020-21.
Over the past two decades, KC Public School, Jammu students have consistently achieved outstanding results in the class X and XII exams of CBSE. The school achieved 100 percent pass results in the AISSCE 2019 exam with 28 percent of the students averaging 90 percent and above. Likewise, in the AISSE 2019 exam, the school achieved 100 percent pass results with 38 percent of the students averaging 90 percent and above.
KCPS is a recipient the British Council International School Award 2018-21.
Besides academics, students of KC Public School, Jammu have won laurels in various sports activities.
Gymnastics: Bavleen Kour, a class XII student of KC Public School, is a star gymnast who bagged 2 gold and 3 silver medals at the 3rd edition of Khelo India Youth Games 2020 held at Guwahati, Assam. At the 2nd edition of Khelo India Youth Games in Pune last year, she bagged 3 gold and 2 silver medals in gymnastics. In the National School Games 2019 held at Agra in November, she had made a clean sweep of all the 5 individual gold medals held in Agra.
Shooting: Soham Sharma (10 mt Rifle) of class IX and Vibhav Sharma (10 mt pistol) of class VIII were selected for U-14 School Nationals Games Federation of India Shooting Championship. Vibhav Sharma was selected for CBSE School National Games too and secured 5 th rank in North Zone.
Kavya Kochar of class XII has been selected for U/21 School National Games.
Athletics: J&K Amateur Athletics association organised U/14, U/16 & U/20 athletics championship on November 2-3, 2019. KC Public School bagged 15 medals in this championship – 4 Gold, 7 Silver & 4 Bronze.
Football: Two students of KC Public School — Jaideep Singh and Dakshish Pandita, both of class VII — were selected for Inter District Football Championship held at GGM Science College Jammu in October 2019. Abdul Basit Of class-X was selected for Inter District U/17 football Championship. In Khelo India Inter School Championship U/19 held at Jammu, the KC Public School team bagged 2nd position. Jaideep Singh represented KC Public School, Jammu at 65th School National Games in football U/14 held at Imphal (Manipur) on November 2019. He was selected for state level and now represents UT (J&K).
Skating: Aaria of class III won two bronze medals in 300mt. and 500mt. quads events in CBSE North Zone II Cluster Level Skating Championship – 2019 held at Saffron City School Fategarh Sahib Punjab on October 11-13, 2019. Akshah Soni of class III won two Bronze medals in 300 mt. and 500mt. in line category.
Cricket: Arin Sharma was selected for National Vijay Merchant U/16 National Cricket Championship.
73 paintings of KCPS students were exhibited in Art Museum at Novocheboksarsk in the Chuvash Republic of Russia in December 2018.
Five students of class XI attended the Round Square International Conference at Ash Bury College Ottawa, Canada. KC Public School was conferred the status of Global Member School in the conference. The award was presented by King Constantine of Greece.
Ribhav Mittal of class XI was awarded the school’s first King Constantine Medal for his outstanding contribution in Round Square initiatives.
Ribhav Mittal of class XI (Commerce) bagged #3 all India position along with a cash prize in Brainsalt Education Online Finance Fundas Examination.
KC Public School, Jammu believes that engaging students in community service provides them with the opportunity to become active members of their community and has a lasting, positive impact on society at large. It enables students to acquire life skills and knowledge, as well as provide a service to those who need it the most.
Every year ‘Joy of Giving Week’ is celebrated at KC Public School covering Gandhi Jayanti by engaging students through acts of giving clothes and utility items to the underprivileged.
District Legal Service authorities and KC Public school collaborated to reach out to the underprivileged. The students of KC Public school donated winter clothing for the poor and needy which was collected by team of DLSA.
KC Public School has adopted a Govt Middle School, Bohri Patta. Students of Community Service club white washed the walls of a class room and also donated desks and benches.
Community service is rendered periodically to Home for Aged & Infirm Ambphalla, Jammu and Red Cross home for Handicapped, Udeywala, Jammu
An eye camp under the aegis of Red Cross, Jammu was held in the school as part of Round Square Service Programme. Free eye screening was done for the villagers who came from far flung villages under the supervision of optometrists followed by the distribution of free glasses to correct near and far sightedness.
KC Public School, Jammu offers a well furnished hostel for students who wish to avail accommodation facility.