About Us

Vivekananda School was founded in the year 1976 by the Indian School Society regd.Soc. in collaboration with the Indischer Schulverein e.V.Bonn (Germany) as a bilingual experimental Institution. The objective of the founders in starting the school was to stimulate alternative education to the prevalent elite school education provided in particular by the so called "English Medium Public" Schools standing directly in the tradition of colonial education. The founders were convinced that the children of free India needed an education which was radically different from that of prevailing one in the matter of contents, methods of teaching and manner of treatment meted out to the children.

Commercial intentions were never a subject of consideration involved in the act of foundation of the school. The cardinal objective of establishing the Vivekananda School was to provide social integrative education to the children through Kindergartens and Primary schools and beacon a new trail in the country for others to follow.

The School had its humble beginnings and started in a room provided by a village temple. It took up its work with 13 children of different age groups and a teacher. Every year thereafter more children came to the school and more teachers had to be appointed. As the school did not possess its own class rooms, it had to be shifted in the small rented houses time and again. The piece of land where the school is presently situated was bought in 1978 and it was not before April 1981 that the school was shifted to the present site in a building having three class rooms. Since then the school has progressed continuously. In 1984 it was recognized as a Primary School; in 1986 it got recognition as a Junior High School.

In 1990 the school got affiliation with the Central Board of Secondary Education as a Secondary School and in 1996 it attained the status of a Senior Secondary School in the streams of Commerce and Arts. Since 1999 the Vivekananda School has attained the status of a full Senior Secondary School teaching almost all subjects prescribed by the Central Board. The status of affiliation is provisional. Right from the beginning in 1992-93, when the first batch of 10th class students appeared at the final examination, the school has a good record of final results of the All India Secondary School Examinations. Constant efforts are made to improve the standard of educational work in the school. It has earned a good name in the region because of its honest handling of educational matters, sympathetic treatment of children and co-operation with the parents for the welfare of the students.

Mission Statement:- No student will leave the school for reasons of financial constraint. For deserving and genuine cases the school will provide full or partial fee concession, free reading and writing material, school unifrom and will finance for group participation activities. For this purpose the target has been decided at 50 students per year, which will ensure a nill drop-out rate in respect of wards of the financially weak.

School Year

The school year is divided into two halves:-
The first part beginning in April and ends in September.
The second part begins in October and ends in March.

School Timings

Summer Timings of the school are from 7.55 am to 02.00 pm,
Winter Timings of the school are from 8.25 am to 02.30 pm.

School House Rules

The School House Rules are binding on all the parties, the students, parents and the teachers. The rules shall be made available by the office, at the time of admission of a child, to the parents and they shall be required to give an undertaking that their wards shall obey the rules. All the parents or guardians shall be required to enter into a contract with the School, the terms of which shall regulate the relations of the School with the students and their parents/guardians till the students remain in the School.

Teaching Method

The school is constantly upgrading the teaching method and gradually replacing the redundant frontal method, current in the country, with the more effective inter-active and project methods of teaching. The active participation of the students in developing the teaching-learning in the class is specially emphasized.

School Uniform

All the students are required to wear the school uniform during their normal work in the school.

School Stages & Educational Programme

Pre-school or Kindergarten

The curriculum devised for the Kindergarten, in consonance with the principles of education in Kindergarten, is a fine amalgamation of learning with fun and focuses on activity-oriented approach. To impart a child-centered education, which encourages self- discipline and social integration the stress is laid on the following areas: to acquire language skills; to lay a strong foundation in Mathematics for real life application; to develop interest in Art & Craft and to promote creativity development.

Primary Stage

The primary stage of the school aims at providing basic education to the children. The task is fulfilled by providing lessons to the individual children according to their Individual capacity of learning and at the same time providing them opportunity to attain the intellectual level of the class. This is achieved not by force, but by motivating and gently persuading the children to learn in a way which suits their age and aptitude. The primary stage is therefore not understood as stepping stone to higher school. It is a self contained and independent unit. The whole attention is given to the fact that teaching-learning process develops into a pleasant experience to the child and helps it to expend its creative skills and attain gradual maturity.

Junior & Secondary Stage

Compulsory Subjects for the students in the Junior Section shall be: English, Hindi, Sanskrit (IV to VIII class) Mathematics, Social Studies, Natural Sciences, Art & Craft, Home Science, Physical & Health Education, Computer Education. Five subjects are compulsory for the All India Secondary Examination, but the students shall have the option of choosing one more subject.

Senior Secondary Stage

Languages Offered: Hindi, English

Elective Subjects: Mathematics, Physical-Education, Computer Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Accountancy, Business Studies, Office Organisation, Entrepreneurship, Economics, History & Political Science, Music, Painting, Financial Management.

Computer education is compulsory for the students from classes 5th to 10th. It is recommended that the students take as an additional subject Informatics Practice, Computer Science or Web Designing, Drawing & Painting, Music, Dance & Sports in their final examination of 12th class.

Additional Subjects Covered

Ethics, Legal Education, Physical & Health Education, Art & Craft, Cookery Classes, Horticulture, Needle work, Toy making, Doll Making, Meal planning & Food preservation as well as Environmental Education, Music, Dance, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Application.

Co & Extra-Curricular Activities

The school conducts various co- & extra-curricular activities under the auspices of various clubs constituted for the purpose. At present following clubs are working: School Panchayat, Tracking Club, Sports Club, Computer Club, Unesco-School-Club, Cycle Club, Science Club, Drama Club, Arts, Music Club, Media & Film Club. More such Clubs are planned for different types of activities in order to promote interest amongst the students for the activities of their choice.

Vargas or Categories

The school has been divided into three categories in order to develop the innate qualities of leadership, self-confidence, tolerance, mutual understanding, spirit of healthy competition and public speaking amongst the students. The following are the three groups at present:

1. Vaishali

2. Nilgiri

3. Saket