Bai Avabai F Petit (BAFP) Girls’ High School, Bandra West, Mumbai is an all girls day cum residential school affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), New Delhi. The school was founded in 1913 with 40 students as a boarding school for Parsee girls with only the primary section. In 1963, the school started accepting day scholars from all communities. Over the years, the school has evolved into a full fledged higher secondary school with classes up to class XII. The school presently boasts approximately 1120 students.
The BAFP Girls’ High School campus is spread across 7 acres of lush green land hosting 14 classes from playschool through class X. There are state-of-the-art primary and secondary school libraries, audiovisual room, well equipped laboratories for physics, chemistry, biology and computer science and a canteen.
The school offers facilities for sports such as basketball, hockey, throwball, athletics, table tennis, badminton and indoor games such as chess, scrabble, carrom etc.
The school also has a Special Needs Department with 7 trained professionals – 2 counselors and 4 special educators, headed by a counseling psychologist cum special educator. The department has 10 spacious rooms including a play therapy room.
The school aspires to achieve holistic development, with emphasis on learning and co-curricular activities. The school aims to ensure that each child receives his fair share of individual attention which has resulted in many achievements at the district, state and national levels.
The school also offers the following programs and services:
The school encourages co-curricular activities such as dance, drama, singing, debate, elocution and quizzes through inter-house competitions. The school promotes special clubs for classes V to VII, including fabric painting, good housekeeping, yoga, science and nature club, computer science, speech and drama and rangoli.
Students are coached in basketball, hockey, throwball, athletics, table tennis and badminton. They are also encouraged to participate in indoor games such as chess, scrabble, carrom, etc. and intra-school and inter-school competitions.
Admission forms are issued at the school on specified dates which are notified through the school website. Completed admission forms should be submitted along with the attested copy of the Birth Certificate on the dates mentioned.
Please contact the school office for information regarding fees.
The school boasts an outstanding policy for inclusion of children with special needs. For students having ‘Specific Learning Disability,’ an individualised education program is prepared to address the needs of each student. Students are taught using adaptive aids and specialised remedial techniques and strategies to cope with their learning difficulties.
The counselors focus on teaching children general emotional and mental health principles and help them apply these with self and others. They deal with topics that help in enhancing the children’s personal and social competence.
The boarding section is restricted to Parsee children. The infrastructure comprises a full- fledged kitchen with two cooks and five helpers to cook nutritious meals for the children on a daily basis, a dining hall that accommodates 250 children, four dorms with a matron-in-charge for each dorm, 24 toilets and 50 shower cubicles, washing machine facility in each dorm and a visiting doctor. The entertainment facilities include a TV and a DVD player, books and video library, indoor and outdoor adventure games.