Located in Mithakali, Ahmedabad, Mahatma Gandhi International School (MGIS) is the first authorized IB (International Baccalaureate) World School in Gujarat, having obtained this status in November 2002. MGIS was established in 1998 by the educationists, Pascal Chazot and Anju Musafir in collaboration with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. The building in which the school is located was donated by Sheth Motilal Hirabhai, relative of Dr. Bihari Kanhaiyalal.
MGIS is also affiliated with the UK based University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). The school enrolls approximately 200 students from the local and expatriate communities. One fifth of the students come from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds; the foundation bears the costs of these children’s education. MGIS also integrates children with learning difficulties into the classroom.
MGIS campus boasts state-of-the-art infrastructure to support the academic and extracurricular pursuits of its students. The well stocked library boasts more than 7,000 books. The spacious and well ventilated classrooms are comfortably furnished and equipped with modern teaching aids. The campus also houses state-of-the-art science and computer laboratories.
The school cafeteria provides well balanced, nutritious meals, prepared under hygienic conditions.
Being affiliated with the Geneva based International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), MGIS offers the IB Middle Years Programme for classes VI to X and the IB Diploma Programme for classes XI and XII. MGIS is also affiliated with CIE and offers the Cambridge International Primary Programme for class I-to V. It offers Hindi and French as second languages to its Diploma students.
The school maintains healthy ties with other international schools, such as L’Ecole Aujourd’hui and Lycee Saint Germain en Laye from Paris and Mercedes College from Adelaide.
MGIS encourages learning beyond classroom and facilitates outdoor and indoor sports and games, Japanese martial arts, literary events, international exchange programmes, and community service, among others.
MGIS is Gujarat’s first authorized IB World School. The school deserves credit for training more than 2000 school teachers and principals in the state of Gujarat as part of a joyful learning initiative.