In the latest EducationWorld India School Rankings 2018-19, 12,214 sample respondents ranked Learning Paths School (estb. 2008) #1 in Mohali and #7 in Punjab in the co-ed day schools category – Paromita Sengupta
Sited on a compact 2.75-acre modern campus in Mohali’s Sector 67, next door to the Mohali campus of the top-ranked Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, Learning Paths School (formerly The Millennium School, estb.2008) has quickly earned a good reputation in this fast-developing IT city for providing contemporary ICT-enabled K-12 education. In the latest EducationWorld India School Rankings 2018-19, 12,214 sample respondents ranked Learning Paths School (LPS) #1 in Mohali and #7 in Punjab in the co-ed day schools category. Moreover, a specially constituted Grand Jury certified LPS for innovative teaching practices.
Promoted by the Haryana-based Western Education Society (regd.2005), this CBSE-affiliated co-ed day school admitted its first batch of 150 students in 2008. Since then, enrolment has risen to 1,760 students mentored by 110 teachers. “LPS was established to transform children into responsible, independent thinkers and life-long learners with the knowledge, attitude and courage to succeed in an ever changing world. Therefore right from inception, we have innovated teaching-learning practices that go well beyond the prescribed CBSE curriculum. For instance, we are the first school countrywide to provide industry-aligned commerce and humanities education in classes XI-XII through our Agile Personalization Framework initiative,” says Robin Aggarwal, founder-director of LPS. A law and business management alum of Panjab and Boston universities, Aggarwal acquired a decade’s useful business management experience with blue-chip multinationals (Boston Scientific) in India and abroad (State Street Bank) before he co-promoted LPS 11 years ago.
The LPS management’s emphasis on innovative pedagogies has had a beneficial impact on students’ learning outcomes. In 2019, of the 45 class XII students who wrote the CBSE board exam, six averaged more than 90 percent. Its first batch of class XII students who graduated in 2018 have been readily accepted into reputed institutions in India and abroad including Ashoka and Panjab universities (India), Purdue University (USA), Calgary and University of British Columbia (Canada).
“It’s deeply satisfying that LPS has evolved into a progressive institution providing excellent academic and co-curricular education with strong emphasis on values and life skills development. Our curriculum and pedagogies are designed to accommodate children’s differing learning styles and test their multiple intelligences. However LPS’ greatest strength is our team of 110 teachers who are continuously upgrading their skills and expertise in regular training workshops,” says Nutan Budhiraja, an alumna of Delhi University who brought over two decades of teaching and administrative experience in Delhi’s Miranda and Indraprastha colleges, the Middle East International School, Doha and Yadavindra Public School, Mohali into LPS, when she was appointed principal in 2018.
Students’ learning capabilities are enabled by the school’s excellent infrastructure designed for academics, co-curricular and sports education. Its wi-fi enabled campus hosts a futuristic three-storeyed building with 58 well-ventilated classrooms furbished with smart boards and projectors, two well-stocked libraries housing 10,000 volumes with 40 journal subscriptions, two state-of-the-art computer labs, a composite science lab, a robotics and Atal Tinkering labs, a 400-seat auditorium, a 250-seat dining hall and paper recycling unit. In 2013, CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), the apex industry representative organisation and the Indian Green Building Council conferred their joint Green-i Award upon LPS.
Aggarwal takes pains to highlight that sports is an integral part of student life in LPS with experienced and highly certified coaches providing professional training to students. Sports facilities include a 27,934 sq. ft playground with two basketball courts, volleyball court, three cricket nets, roller skating rink, taekwondo, table tennis and chess rooms and a fully equipped shooting range. Moreover to infuse physical fitness culture from youngest age, LPS has signed up with the Bangalore-based sports education company EduSports Pvt. Ltd to design a fitness programme for pre-primary children. The school’s co-curricular education menu is equally impressive with reading, film-making, creative writing, coding, debate, dance, quiz, theatre, science and heritage clubs. Moreover community service and leadership training is strongly encouraged.
“I am satisfied that within a decade since we admitted our first batch of children, LPS has been established as the #1 school in Mohali and among the Top 10 in Punjab in the annual EW Rankings. This is public endorsement that we are on the right track. We recently completed construction of an extension to the academic block and plan to offer the science stream in classes XI-XII in the next two years. Our objective is to be ranked Punjab’s #1 day school in the next two years,” says Aggarwal.
ADMISSION & FEES
Learning Paths School, Mohali is a K-12 co-educational day school affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Pre-nursery and nursery admissions are through lottery. Admission into primary classes is against vacancies. Admission forms are available at the school office throughout the year.
Tuition fee (annual): Rs.88,000-90,000
For further details, contact 0172-5134300/ 098-780-07553 (for admissions only)