Sited on a half-acre campus adjacent to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in the Mumbai suburb of Borivali (East), the CISCE-affiliated K-10 St. John’s High School (SJHS, estb. 2007) has established a good reputation for providing holistic values-based education to its 1,431 students mentored by 71 teachers.
Promoted by Balakrishnan T, a highly-respected educationist and founder-chairman of the St. Francis Educational Trust (estb.1988) which runs three other schools including St. John’s High School, Tata Power House, Borivali (estb. 1989), St. Francis High School and Jr. College of Science & Commerce, Vapi (1998) and St. John’s High School (SSC), Borivali (2005), the co-ed SJHS has adopted contemporary pedagogies and IT-enabled technologies to improve student engagement and learning outcomes. Driven by the management’s mission of fostering “academic excellence, all-round development and character building”, SJHS supplements its rigorous academic programme with a range of extra-curricular activities to enable holistic development of children.
Balakrishnan T. is a visionary-educationist and founder-chairman of the St. Francis Educational Trust (estb.1988). An alumnus of Calicut University, Balakrishnan began his career as a school teacher. In 1989, he promoted the trust’s first institution — St. John’s High School, Tata Power House — to offer households residing in the educationally under-served suburb of Borivali (East) access to high-quality schooling. Subsequently over the past three decades, he has promoted a school and junior college in Vapi (Gujarat) and two more schools in Mumbai. The trust’s four institutions have an aggregate enrolment of 11,500 students.
An education and commerce alumna of Mumbai University with 14 years of teaching and administrative experience in the Dr. T.R. Naravane College of Commerce, St. Anne’s Junior College of Commerce and the Ramzan Ali College of Commerce (all in Mumbai), Tessy Sheebu is the principal of St. John’s High School. Over the past 11 years, she has focused on introducing child-centric pedagogies, boosting professional development of teachers and providing remedial and life skills education to students.
SJHS offers excellent academic and sports infrastructure. The academic block hosts 38 air-conditioned classrooms of which 26 are IT-enabled and fitted with smart boards; three fully-equipped science and mathematics labs, computer lab equipped with 47 terminals; geography lab and 300-seat multipurpose auditorium. The school’s well-stocked library houses 5,200 books and five journals.
The school offers the English language learning programme of the Chennai-based Karadi Path Education Company Pvt. Ltd under which pre-primary children learn life skills through audio-visual media
Co-curricular and Sports Education
SJHS provides a host of co-curricular activities including dance, music and drama. Sports facilities include a central playground for football, cricket and athletics. Expert coaches deliver training in swimming, roller skating, Taekwondo, table tennis, net ball, cricket and football.
Admission & fees
St. John’s High School, Borivali (East) is a CISCE-affiliated K-10 co-educational day school. The school admits students from kindergarten to class VIII.
Tuition fees (per year): Rs.39,200-42,000
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