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A. The School timings are as follows:
Pre-primary (Nursery to Sr. K.G.)
» Day School (09:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
» Day Boarding (09:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Primary Middle & Secondary (Class I to X)
» Day School (8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.)
» Day Boarding (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
» Saturday (1st, 3rd & 5th) – (9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)(for IX & X only)
Senior Secondary (Class XI-XII)
» Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) (till 3:00 on days of practicals)
» Saturday (1st, 3rd & 5th) – (9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
A. The School offers “Day School” and “Day Boarding” schooling options to its students till Class X. “Day Boarding” is not compulsory and parents can choose from either.
A. Yes. The school admits boys and girls from Nursery to Class XII.
A. The school academic curriculum is based on the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) defined by NCERT, Delhi.
The key components of Akshara’s Academic Program are:
» A well designed Curriculum with a subject wise concept framework
» Modern teaching methodology supported through multimedia and ICT enabled classrooms
» Focus on the Learner through holistic and experiential learning
» Scientific Assessment based on CCE (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) framework
» Excellent Infrastructure to support the teaching-learning process
A. The ratio is 1:20. The school is very particular that each student be provided individual care and attention at all times.
A. Appropriate educational qualifications, relevant experience, demonstration lesson and a rigorous interview process are the selection criteria.
A. The school has implemented measures like CCTV, soft padded play area, separate bus boarding lane, Parent access to Bus GPRS, SMS alerts, infirmary and floor wise Emergency response team (ERT) for the safety of its students.
A. The school has a full time lady doctor for expert medical care and advice. Beside school also has tie up with Aditay Birla Hospital (ABH). Termwise medical check up is carried out for all students by the team of doctors from ABH.
A. The Annual School Charges till the Secondary Level include the following:
» Academics including Remedial Help, Advance Learning classes, Worksheets, Project Work and Examinations
» Cocurricular and Extra-curricular activities
» Labs (Maths, Social Studies, ICT, Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
» Sports Facility (skating, basketball, cricket, football, yoga, aerobics and martial arts)
» Hobby classes (Dance: Bharat Natyam, Kathak ; Music: vocal, instrumental; Origami, Drawing; Science experiments)
» Festival Celebrations, Special days, Annual Concert (except costume hiring), Annual Exhibition, Annual Sports Meet and Educational Trip.
» Competitive Examination (Minimum Two) Additional charges to be paid if participating for more than two competitive exams.
» Academic and behavioral counseling, Infirmary facility.
The Annual School charges vary based on the Schooling option and are payable in two installments. Parents are requested to contact the School Office for details of the same. We recommend that you make time to visit the school and see our state of the art infrastructure, playgrounds etc. Come and experience the care we have taken to create an environment conducive for experiential learning.
A. The school has an extensive transport coverage. Parents can refer to School Transport document to get an idea of the areas serviced by the current bus routes.The routes get re-planned at the start of academic session to optimize travel time for the students.
The Bus charges are not included in the Annual School Charges. They are decided at the start of the academic session and are payable in two installments.
A.The age criteria for admission to various classes is as below (Age is considered as on 1st April of the academic year)
Nursery 2 and a half years to 3 and a half years
Junior K.G 3 and a half years to 4 and a half years
Senior K.G 4 and a half years to 5 and a half years
First 5 and a half years to 6 and a half years
Second 6 and a half years to 7 and a half years
Third 7 and a half years to 8 and a half years
Fourth 8 and a half years to 9 and a half years
Fifth 9 and a half years to 10 and a half years
Sixth 10 and a half years to 11 and a half years
Seventh 11 and a half years to 12 and a half years
Eigth 12 and a half years to 13 and a half years
Ninth 13 and a half years to 14 and a half years
Akshara has defined the age criteria at pre-primary and Class 1 keeping the age-readiness of children in mind. Age relaxation can be considered mainly for admissions to higher classes by the Principal in exceptional cases.
A. Akshara used to facilitate the online admission process for parents who are overseas by granting provisional admission. From 2017, we have stopped the process due to limited seats.
However, we request parents to register online by filling the Application Form and visit the school with child whenever they are in Pune. If the visit is by appointment, we would try to complete the formalities the same day subject to availability of seats.
A. The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi (CBSE). It is a national education board and follows a syllabus developed by NCERT (National Council for Educational Research and Training). This association ensures
» a well researched curriculum which gets revised based on changing needs of children and society
» good supporting instructional material for the teachers at various levels of the school education
» emphasis on learning by doing, enhances application skill, analytical skill and problem solving skill
» organizes teachers training for new challenges.
CBSE conducts two key entrance exams AIEEE(Engineering) and NEET(Medical) for admission to professional institutions across the country and hence our students will benefit by studying a curriculum which forms the syllabus for these exams.
All other Education Boards are good as well and they vary based on areas of focus (e.g. the State Board include regional content in their syllabus). The final choice is a personal decision of the parent based on factors like transfers (in which case it is better to go for a national board).
A. Akshara offers Science Stream at the Senior Secondary level. The students can choose any 5 subjects from the list below with English as compulsory subject:
» English, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology, Computer Science & Physical Education (Combination list is provided with the registration form)
The academic session will starts from 1st June, soon after the declaration of Class X Board results. Students with good academic record can block a seat earlier by registering for provisional admission as per the admission guidelines.
A. Class XII students are provided all possible assistance by the staff. A Career Counselor also offers advice on career options available to school leaving students.