“We are committed to promoting human values in a joyful and democratic learning environment. Leadership development and educational excellence are at the core of our ethos and our prime objective is to prepare students for life by developing mind, body and spirit.” – Rashid Sharfuddin, Headmaster of Selaqui International School Dehradun.
Promoted in 2000 under the aegis of the Gurukul Trust by former IAS officer-turned-educationist Om Pathak (chairman of the DPSG Society), the Selaqui International School Dehradun sprawls across 52 green acres in the township of Selaqui, 20 km from the education hub of Dehradun. Featuring low-rise architecture reminiscent of English red brick universities, the school provides excellent globally-benchmarked infrastructure for the holistic development of its 318 students mentored by 48 well-qualified teachers who are obliged to attend continuous in-service teacher professional development programmes.
Modelled on the best boarding schools of the UK, Selaqui International School Dehradun fully residential class V-XII school offers its students globally comparable academic and sports infrastructure. Academic facilities include 32 spacious classrooms fitted with Smart boards and digital aids, six well-equipped science, computer science, design & technology and language laboratories and a well-stocked library with 10,000 volumes and 35 journal subscriptions.
Sports facilities include a golf course, well- equipped equestrian school, a rifle-shooting range, tennis and basketball courts, swimming pool, an athletics track and cricket, football grounds, among others. Five-star boarding facilities include six all-weather air-conditioned separate boarding houses for boys and girls, with dining halls serving Indian and continental cuisine.
Over the past 19 years, this class V-XII co-educational school has steadily risen in public esteem for providing rigorous academic programmes, a wide palette of extra-curricular and sports activities and excellent pastoral care. In the latest EducationWorld India School Rankings 2018-19, Selaqui International School Dehradun is ranked #11 among co-ed boarding schools countrywide and #4 in Uttarakhand. It’s noteworthy that the school allows students to participate in decision-making. Another innovative practice is the implementation of the Harkness Table method of the St. Philips Academy, Exeter (UK). Moreover, the school actively works with five state government schools in fulfillment of its community service initiatives.
The school’s learner-centric curriculum and enviable teacher-pupil ratio of 1:6 has resulted in excellent learning outcomes. In the 2019 CBSE class XII board exams, the class average was 84.7 percent while in the CBSE class X board exams, students averaged 84.2 percent.
SelaQui school-leavers are routinely welcomed into top-ranked varsities in India (Delhi, Amity, Calcutta, Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune universities) as well as in the IITs and medical colleges because of its specialised IIT/NEET study programme as also universities in the USA, Canada, UK, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand.
Prominent alumni include television and Bollywood actors Gaurav Pandey and Saurabh Pandey, industrialist Arnav Saluja (Saluja Mills) and hotelier Vishwas Ghei (Ramada) among others.
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