New Delhi: Six schools from the national
capital have been rated among the best 10 institutions of
child education in a country-wide survey which has placed the
Shri Ram School, Delhi, at the top.
Over 2,000 parents, principals, teachers and educationists
voted their preference among more than 400 best known schools
in 16 cities in the EducationWorld-C fore Schools Survey 2011.
The Shri Ram School pipped Cathedral & John Connon School,
Mumbai to be ranked number one in the country.
The poll asked respondents to vote among 404 schools in
three categories -- day, boarding and international schools.
Rishi Valley School, Chittoor, was rated as the best
boarding school, and Woodstock School, Mussoorie, the best in
the international category.
The other schools in the national capital that made it to
the top ten day school category were Vasant Valley (fourth),
Springdales (fifth), and Sanskriti, DPS RK Puram, and Mother`s
International a joint sixth.
"This year`s league tables indicate a distinct shift in
the mood of the informed public in favour of alternate-style
education," said Dilip Thakore, Editor of EducationWorld.
"All schools offering broad-based education with special
focus on environmental education and spiritual development
have risen in public esteem," he said.
The overall third spot in the day school category was
shared jointly by Mallya Aditi International School, Bangalore
and Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School, Chennai.
Among the other top 10 are Vidya Niketan, Bangalore, Smt
Sulochana Devi Singhania School, Thane, Gitanjali School,
Hyderabad, Campion School, Mumbai and Step by Step, Noida.
Parametres laid out were faculty, individual attention to
students, academic reputation, quality of co-curricular and
sports education and disabled friendliness.