NASR Girls’ School, Hyderabad is an English medium day school for girls founded on 12 June 1965 by Begum Anees Khan with the support of her family, her mentor Prakash Rao and her friend Donna Hussain. Having started with 12 students and 3 teachers, the school presently boasts close to 3000 students and 170 teaching staff and is counted among the best schools in Hyderabad.
It is affiliated with Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), New Delhi and offers classes from nursery to grade XII. The school has four sections – Pre-primary, Primary, Junior and High School housed within a 4,200 sq. yard campus.
The school principal, Madhubala Kapoor is a proud recipient of the National Award for Teachers in 2009. She is a pioneer for girls’ education in Hyderabad and a committee member of Association of ICSE and ISC schools, Andhra Pradesh.
NASR Girls’ School is sited on a 4,200 sq. yard campus providing world class facilities to its students, including 85 spacious and well-ventilated classrooms, seven well equipped laboratories for computer studies, Home Science, Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Biotechnology, 3 libraries – one each for primary, junior and high school featuring a huge collection of books of different genres, and a reference library. The school library also provides internet facility for quick reference. The reference library provides photocopying facilities.
For pre-primary students, the school campus hosts a jungle gym, sand pit and spacious playground, a play den where children can play without guidance, an art studio to develop creative skills, and music studio for songs, rhymes and musical instruments.
The school provides sports facilities for basketball, throw ball, badminton and tennis. The school canteen provides hygienic snacks and food for the children.
NASR Girls’ School is affiliated with CISCE, New Delhi and offers classes from nursery to grade XII. The student strength is 2950 and the teaching staff strength if 176. The teacher-student ratio is maintained at 1:30 for junior and high schools and at 1:20 for pre-primary and primary schools. Continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) is followed for the primary school while the CISCE curriculum and assesment pattern is followed at the junior and high school levels.
The faculty members are encouraged to attend workshops and seminars to continuously upgrade their teaching skills.
Apart from academics, the school encourages a host of extra-curricular activities such as elocution, dramatics, quizzes, dancing, music, mime and mimicry. The school also provides afterschool activities in art, ceramics, dancing, doll making, fabric painting, speech training, needlework, embroidery, computer skills, and learning musical instruments.
Educational trips are organized for the students to the planetarium, Jawaharlal Bal Bhavan, research labs, zoos and to historical places to make learning interactive and fun.
The school promotes clubs and societies such as NASR Dramatic Society, The Literary Club, Nature Club, Interact Club, Movie Club, Space Club, Junior Red Cross and Tourism Club.
The admission process at NASR Girls’ School is as follows:
-Entry level is nursery
-The admission age limit is from 3 years to 3 years 6 months.
-The admission begins in January
-There is no admission test
-Admissions are also open for class XI – forms are issued in May and admission closes by June 1.
Pre-primary: Rs. 76,000
Primary: Rs. 85000
Junior and High School: Rs. 1,06,000