The SelaQui International School (SIS) , sited on a 50 acre campus in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, was promoted in 2000 by Om Pathak, a former civil servant and incumbent vice-chancellor of the DPS Ghaziabad Society. It is a fully residential co-educational school affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), New Delhi, and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), Geneva, catering to the educational needs of students from class V to class XII. According to a school spokesperson “The school offers holistic secondary education which encourages learning by enquiry, exploration and experience and through mastering latest ICT (information communication technologies). The goal is to enable students to cope with life in its crests and troughs and strive for success, unbowed by failure.”
The 50 acre campus provides an ideal blend of modern infrastructure and natural beauty of the hills. Classrooms are spacious, ergonomically designed and fully equipped with learning aids for specific subjects in addition to video screens, LCD projectors and networked computer terminals. A rich digital library of 350 resources (music and educational CDs and DVDs, encyclopedias and documentaries) supplements a conventional library with 5,000 volumes and 10 journal subscriptions
The campus also houses a resource centre, a residence block for faculty and other staff, administrative offices, dormitories, common rooms and the central dining hall.
SelaQui supports its own riding school with pedigreed horses. State-of-the-art sports infrastructure, gymnastics and squash courts are other attractions on the campus.
The well-equipped school infirmary, with a resident ‘on campus’ nurse and a visiting doctor cater to minor medical treatments and routine medical checks including emergencies.
The school is affiliated to CISCE and IBO, offering the ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education), ISC (Indian School Certificate) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma curriculum. The IB curriculum is divided into six groups – different subjects are categorized in different groups fulfilling and satisfying the needs and the requirements of the IB. The teacher student ratio is maintained at 1:8.
Sports and games such as cricket, hockey, softball, football, horse riding, swimming and tennis, form an integral part of the SIS curriculum. The school also encourages students to engage in various hobbies and creative pursuits such as music, paper art, pottery, photography, banner making, candle making, block printing, etc.
Sensitization to environmental issues has also been made an integral part of the curriculum. Trekking, climbing and hiking programmes are also encouraged.
Registrations begin in the month of October in the preceding year. The new session for classes VI to X and XII begins in the month of April. The admission process starts when the duly filled registration form is received by the school and an entrance test is subsequently scheduled. The details of the test and syllabus can be obtained by writing to the school at [email protected]
Online tests can be arranged for students residing outside India upon written request of the parent. Admission is granted on the basis of performance in the entrance test, the previous year’s result and an interview with the headmaster. Once admission is offered to a candidate, it may be confirmed by depositing the requisite fee at the school office.
Fees: For CISCE students the fee amounts to approximately Rs.3.5-4 lakh (inclusive of board, lodging and mess charges). For IBO students the fees is Rs 5.5lakh and above.V
According to a school spokesperson “The school offers holistic secondary education which encourages learning by enquiry, exploration and experience and through mastering latest ICT (information communication technologies). The goal is to enable students to cope with life in its crests and troughs and strive for success, unbowed by failure.”
The school offers spacious, modern accommodation facility for boys and girls, with a feel of home away from home. Elegant and neat attached bathrooms provide running hot water and neatly laid out room furniture ensures provision of basic comforts. The well-equipped school infirmary, with a resident ‘on campus’ nurse and a visiting doctor cater to minor medical treatments and routine medical checks including emergencies.