Established in 2005, Nirmal Bhartia School (NiBS) is a coeducational day school affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). NiBS was founded on the premise that a true, whole or meaningful education must be a deep, and organic process of living and engaging with life; of experiencing its uniqueness, diversity and inter-connectedness and being moved by beauty; of asking thought-provoking questions, searching for answers and experiencing the fearless urge to bring about change when required.
The ‘Aham-Sah way’ manifests NiBS’ holistic vision into practice.
At NiBS, it is this unifying VOICE of the Hansa – the swan or wild geese symbolising the school logo, and the collaborative values exemplified by their migratory journey towards warmer lands, that underpin the central tenets of the school’s approach as expressed by the Aham-Sah way.
NiBS is sited on a lush green two-acre campus in Dwarka, the largest residential suburb in Asia. Designed keeping in mind the best principles of sustainable architecture and to serve as an experiential learning centre, actively inspiring enquiry, exploration, discovery, it has grown magically like a Kalpavriksha since the time its foundation was first laid.
From the welcoming music played by the windchimes to the landscaped gardens thriving with herbs and butterflies, each of the NiBS spaces are a built, living expression of the school’s philosophy and learning approaches.
Neighbourhood clusters of home-rooms and project lounges encourage collaboration and community, while our state of the art hubs – Prakriti, Drishti and Srishti, for STEAM education, Humanities and Language study, and for the Visual and Performing Arts, permit the pursuit of specialised enquiry and excellence in accordance with each child’s unique interests and talents. The varied sports education or Kriya spaces such as the swimming pool, soccer field, basketball and badminton courts, cricket nets, and indoor facilities for table tennis, yoga and gymnastics nurture a life-long culture of fitness and play. ‘Smart’ labs and blended networks ensure that learning extends seamlessly beyond the classroom into the world around.
The NiBS building is a recipient of the prestigious LEED Gold rating by ‘The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’ (LEED) building certification system. The School has also been awarded a “PLATINUM” rating by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
The key objectives of the learning programme at NiBS speak a VOICE of C- collaboration and community, A – active learning, R – reflection and review, E – exploration and deep enquiry. An all pervasive culture of CARE is built and nurtured with the help of the following learning principles and pedagogies:
NiBS’ Progress Review process is formatively motivated and focuses on providing detailed, timely and actionable feedback. Assessments are continuous and comprehensive and include a variety of authentic modes such as research projects, quizzes, presentations, debates, oral reviews, review tests and formal examinations. Panchayats are parent-teacher conferences are student led in order to help students take greater ownership of their learning.
As a school with an inclusive vision, NiBS has a specialised SEN department with experienced special educators trained to meet the needs of children with mild to moderate learning difficulties.
Some much appreciated, pioneering initiatives that extend the change-making impact of the NiBS learning programme to children across the city include – ‘Together We Can’ – a collaborative, inter-school design-thinking challenge in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) and Voice of Art- a practice-based research challenge rooted in the visual arts requiring students to practice ‘different ways of seeing’ to resolve social concerns.
Collaborative learning methods at NiBS help children put their knowledge and skills together to work towards common goals. Think- Pair- Share, Jigsaw, Circle of Writers, Carousel, Talking Chips and Question- Answer Pairs are some of the collaborative strategies that are integrated into the lesson plans to promote self reliance, good communication skills and problem-solving abilities in children.
This dynamic classroom approach encourages students to actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge. They work on authentic tasks and products, explore issues relevant to their lives, and connect with adults and organisations in the community and beyond. These projects are inter- disciplinary in nature and help forge connections across subjects and arts.
Charu Wahi, Principal
Admission to classes Nursery through XI at NiBS is based on CBSE and Govt. of Delhi DoE guidelines. Mid-term admission is considered based on availability of seats. For more details, please contact the school or visit https://www.nirmalbhartia.org/admissions/process/
For details on tuition fees, please contact the school.
NiBS is consistently ranked among the top co-educational day schools in the country by leading education surveys.
It was ranked among the top 10 co-educational day schools in the Delhi/NCR region in the latest Education World India School Rankings 2020-21.
Being a day school, Nirmal Bhartia School does not offer accommodation facility.