The Assam Valley School, Balipara is a co-ed boarding school affiliated with The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). Founded in 1995 by the Williamson Magor Education Trust, the school prides itself in being a ‘School for adventure’ where education cherishes, enhances and inspires a student to be the best that they can be. The institution was founded with the core aspiration of bringing an institution to North-Eastern India which will be an amalgamation of the dynamics of a public school with a pan-Indian reach.
Offering state-of-the-art infrastructure, high-quality faculty, contemporary IT-enabled pedagogies, advanced pastoral care and a plethora of co-curricular and extra-curricular options, AVS seeks to help the students attain their fullest academic potential and facilitate the imparting of a holistic education which addresses the physical, cultural and artistic realms. Within 13 years since it was promoted with the objective of “training young minds for citizenship in a globally connected world,” the school has set new paradigms for globally-benchmarked, holistic education at affordable prices.
This school is a member of the International Round Square Movement and The Indian Public Schools’ Conference member.
Sited on a 270 acres campus situated amidst the tea-gardens of Assam’s Sonitpur district, the Assam Valley School features an expansive green campus combining its pastoral environment with its state-of-the-art infrastructure.
Facilities include well-equipped labs for biology, biotech, chemistry, physics, and computer. The campus also has a craft and design centre (CDT) and a well-stocked library.
The sport facilities on-campus include a swimming pool, and multiple sports fields, courts and practice halls for archery, horse-riding, basketball, tennis, football, volleyball, cricket, cricket, taekwondo and athletics.
The campus includes a central dining hall, and accommodation includes separate girls and boys dormitories including a senior common room and guest houses doubling up as the staff club.
Affiliated with the Council for the Indian School certificate examination, AVS offers sixty-four activities/disciplines each academic year that students are encouraged to participate in. Students also have the opportunity to showcase their talents by participating in the numerous inter and intra-school activities the school organizes. A new Specialization Programme has been initiated which will provide the students with extra time and training to hone their skills in Art, Craft Design & Technology (CDT), Music, Dance, Debating, Theatre and Quizzing.
Dr Vidhukesh Vimal
For admission into Assam Valley School, all prospective parents are expected to register their wards for the Entrance Test. Any student from an English Medium School of any Board can register for the Entrance Test. The age chart for registration of applicants (applying for classes V-IX) must be strictly adhered to:
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For admission to class XI, the applicants must be from an English Medium School and must have appeared for and passed class 10 examination from a recognized International/National/State Board.
The admission procedure includes a written test followed by an interview based on which a merit list is prepared. It is published on the Assam Valley School official website.
Fee structure for Indian pupils:
Lower school (classes V-VIII)- Rs 678,000
(Rs 492,000 on admission + Rs 186,000 second instalment)
Upper school (classes IX-XII)- Rs 698,000
(Rs 504,000 on admission + Rs 194,000 second instalment)
Fee structure for overseas pupils:
Lower school (classes V-VIII)- Rs 693,000
(Rs 501,000 on admission + Rs 192,000 second instalment)
Upper school (classes IX-XII)- Rs 713,000
(Rs 513,000 on admission + Rs 200,000 second instalment)
The academic year starts in the month of May every year.
The Assam Valley School is a co-educational residential boarding school. Its accommodation comprises a separate girls and boys dormitories including a senior common room and guest houses doubling up as the staff club. The accommodation facilities also include a central dining hall and a central laundry.