A school like no other- a living breathing evolving community
Spread over 5 acres, Ambience Public School Gurgaon with its sprawling campus, is a vibrant new age school, that offers quality education of international standard which includes character education and education for life.
The school is a safe, barrier free haven for young learners with its beautifully, airy and inviting learning spaces that are educational laboratories that foster creativity, individuality and commitment. With state of the art infra structure and facilities and an impassioned team the school caters to the educational needs of students by preparing them for their future roles in the society. A child centric school where the focus is on inquiry, exploration and collaboration and where the teachers are facilitators and partners in the learning process, the school endeavors to nurture self-reliant and responsible global citizens. The school follows CBSE curriculum.
The School Vision
To provide a learning environment that is the third teacher, providing children opportunities to question, explore, discover and learn. Through a differentiated and engaging learner centered curriculum our students would not only achieve academic excellence, but display the three principles of Resourcefulness, Respect and Responsibility towards becoming the change makers and thought leaders in the society.
School core values and overarching principles
Resourcefulness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, commitment to excellence, willingness to lead and serve. These are reflected in the school’s educational environment and can be seen in all the behaviors and transactions. Through role modeling, values of self-discipline, self-reliance, fair play and compassion are inculcated in the entire school community. The school aims to engage all stake holders by touching their hearts.
Value and respect for every individual, embracing the rich diversity that is brought in by different individuals is inculcated through activities that are an integral part of the curriculum.
The students are encouraged to be Passionate about putting in their very best effort in everything they do, and awareness is also created about the interrelatedness between ourselves and our environment and our responsibility towards our surroundings and our planet.
The Curriculum Approach
Influenced by the Emilia Reggio approach the school believes children are capable of constructing their own learning and learning take place in the social context. The students are thus encouraged to investigate and explore and derive their own meaning while adults serve as mentors and guides and the environment is the third teacher.
With a learner centered approach that supports the development of thinking and life skills at all levels through standards -based units of instruction, Simulated learning, Outdoor education and community service learning opportunities; the students engage actively in Inquiry, exploration, collaboration and having fun while learning. Ethics and values, learning to do what is right-respect, Morality, Citizenship, Personal Emotional well -being and Mindfulness are all an integral part of the school curriculum.
The Learning environment
The school believes that the environment is the third teacher. Each grade is conceived & planned around the idea of a 'school within a school' creating learning communities having multiple learning studios & inter connectable learning suites with many of them extending out into larger learning commons. All of these learning communities are designed keeping in the mind the respective age groups, their interests and needs of the learners. Low- slung couches, colorful beanbags & other soft furnishings in a flexible & agile environment are all aimed at providing a safe, stimulating and child friendly ambience that encourages independence, collaboration, responsibility, creativity, critical thinking while retaining the fun element in learning. Research has proven & directly linked significant improvement in educational outcomes from environments that value & nurture individual needs, talent & skill rather than subjecting them to forcefully learn from within the four walls of a classroom. The flexibility in space Ambience Pubic School, Gurgaon is aimed at creating an anytime anywhere learning culture amongst the students & teachers alike taking full advantage of a harmonious inter & intra personal relationship within each of the student -centered learning communities.
The laboratories provide young learners opportunities to inquire, explore, discover and experiment thus constructing their own understanding of how things work. Be it the culinary lab, Discovery area or Science zone, Maker’s space students have ample opportunities for hands on learning. In fact, the entire school, is one big learning laboratory.
Digital literacy, safe use of media tools and technology are subjects that are given due importance.
Performing and visual arts
Be it music, dance, drama or creative and visual arts the students are encouraged to find the hidden musician, actor, orator, artist, dancer, writer within them. Valuing each student’s effort, exposing them to elements of design and innovation help each child find his or her own creative space.
Health and wellbeing center
The school ascribes to the philosophy that illness is not merely absence of disease and so encourage healthy living. The students are encouraged to adopt a healthy life style. Through various initiatives the school sensitizes all its stakeholders in Safety- personal, emotional, road, internet and discuss actions to be taken when feeling unsafe.
Sports forms an integral part of the curriculum with facilities for basket -ball, badminton, volleyball, cricket, squash, gymnastics, skating, table tennis, yoga, aerobics and chess. The school has a full -sized soccer field with artificial turf and facilities for track and field events. In addition to that the school has two indoor swimming pools.
Commitment to community and the environment
The school believes in the inter relatedness of self and environment and its role in building a more peaceful and happy world. Through activities designed to sensitize the students towards their responsibility towards themselves, their inner and external environment, the society and the planet, our students are learning to be model citizens and thought leaders of tomorrow.
The school has an excellent transport network comprising air -conditioned buses. Every bus has an experienced and trained staff in addition to a care taker to ensure the safety and security of the students.
The Chairman Mr Raj Singh Gehlot
Mr Raj Singh Gehlot, the dynamic and charismatic chairman of Ambience group of Companies is a man with a heart of gold. A chartered accountant by profession, his dream is to establish a world class institution that provides a safe and stimulating environment where children are nurtured with loving care. The school is the realization of a long -cherished dream of his late father Shri Nihal Singh, an educator and thought leader of his times.
An extraordinarily disciplined man Mr Gehlot feels that the importance of discipline and education in the life of an individual cannot be overstated. It shapes an individual and influences the choices made by him or her in later years. He believes that every child has the inherent capability to succeed, all they need is the right atmosphere which encourages discovery, a spirit of enquiry and the ability to communicate effectively. According to him education must be meaningful and relevant and must equip the child with the necessary life skills that are required to become valuable members of the society. His guiding principle is to keep the interest of the institution and society at large while taking any decision.
The Principal- Dr (Mrs) Anuradha Rai, Hon D. Litt
Mrs Anuradha Rai, brings with her a rich academic and administrative experience of twenty -four years. A post graduate in English Literature and a B Ed, she has a wide experience of setting up world class schools. She is the recipient of ‘Teaching Excellence and Achievement Fellowship’ of the US Department of State and IREX in 2010, and the State Teacher Award by the Federation of Public Schools (2012). She is also trained in Fostering Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in school programs at the Edward De Bono institute, University of Malta.
An impassioned leader with several innovative ideas, she is a master coach and the team lead for the pioneering Teacher Mentoring program initiated at Ambience Public School in partnership with ECHO India Trust. Mrs Rai has a burning zeal to make education relevant to the needs of the present times. According to her, childhood is a magical period in one’s life, a fact that is often forgotten during the planning and transaction of the curriculum. Her endeavour is to ensure that education is meaningful and enjoyable. She believes that one must dream big, and then work towards making those dreams come true.
An empowered school faculty
The school believes in building a Professional Learning community that works collaboratively to improve teaching skills and performance of students. Teachers at Ambience Public School are masters of their craft and partners in the teaching learning process learning. They understand students and their individual needs and where they are coming from. With an eclectic mix of experience and youth the team is highly committed towards making learning a meaningful and enjoyable experience. The school invests in its teachers and professional development is an ongoing process with focus on learning, creating a collaborative environment and results.
A-1 Block Road, Block A 1, Nauroji Nagar, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi, Delhi 110029, India