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creative,
confident &
compassionate

leaders of tomorrow

We
nurture
the Whole Child

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school,

together!

Whole Child Approach

Healthy

Each student understands the
importance of health and well-
being as a lifelong practice.

Each student understands the importance of health and well-being as a lifelong practice.

Safe

Each student learns in an environment
that is physically and emotionally safe
for students and adults.

Each student learns in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults.

Engaged

Each student is actively engaged in
learning and feels a sense of belonging
within the school and larger community.

Each student is actively engaged in learning and feels a sense of belonging within the school and larger community.

THE
WHOLE
CHILD

Supported

Each student has access to a personalised
learning pathway and is supported by
qualified mentor-teachers and parents.

Each student has access to a personalised learning pathway and is supported by qualified mentor-teachers and parents.

Challenged

Each student is presented with academic challenges which
prepares them for success in a global environment.

Each student is presented with academic challenges which prepares them for success in a global environment.

Whole Child approach was formulated by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum
Development (ASCD), a unique organization founded in 1943 that is based in the United
States of America and is dedicated to holistic education. ACSD has marked it’s presence
in 50 countries and over 38,000 schools and has published around 1 million books.

Whole Child approach was formulated by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), a unique organization founded in 1943 that is based in the United States of America and is dedicated to holistic education. ACSD has marked it’s presence in 50 countries and over 38,000 schools and has published around 1 million books.

Governing Council

Our team brings together distinguished leaders
from diverse backgrounds who have built exemplary
institutions, implemented transformational pedagogies
and served as pioneers of world-class education.

Our team brings together distinguished leaders from diverse backgrounds who have built exemplary institutions, implemented transformational pedagogies and served as pioneers of world-class education.

Pramath Raj Sinha

Director

Dr Pramath Sinha was the Founding Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB) and is a Founder and Trustee of Ashoka University. Dr Sinha is the Founder & Chairman of Harappa Education, which strives to become India’s largest online institution focused on teaching habits and skills critical to workplace success in the 21st century. He has played a critical role in establishing the Government’s National Rail & Transportation Institute, and advises several leading colleges and universities in India. Dr Sinha has been a media entrepreneur and management advisor at the 9.9 Group, which he founded, the CEO of the ABP Group, and a Partner at McKinsey & Company. He received his BTech from IIT Kanpur, where he was conferred the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2018, and an MSE and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ruzena Bajcsy

Director

Dr Ruzena Bajcsy is the NEC Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. She was the founding director of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), a multicampus organisation comprising 4 campuses—UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz and UC Merced. In 2002, she was named as one of the 50 most important women by Discover magazine. She is the recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Computer and Cognitive Sciences and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Award for her contributions to the field of robotics and automation. Dr Bajcsy holds two doctorates, one in Electrical Engineering from Slovak Technical University and the other in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Sousan Abadian

Director

Dr Sousan Abadian earned a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University, an M.P.A. in International Development from Harvard’s Kennedy School, and an M.A. in the Anthropology of Social Change and Development, also from Harvard University. Dr Abadian is an independent consultant and educator working in the context of collective and cultural trauma. She helps her clients cultivate adaptive leadership skills to enhance their well-being, creativity, resilience and performance. She was, till recently, a Fellow at the US Department of State’s Office of International Religious Freedom in Washington. Previously she has served as a Fellow at MIT’s Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values and at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership. Her research on healing the effects of long-standing collective trauma and cultural damage was described by Nobel laureate in economics Amartya Sen as “pioneering” and “highly original.”

Nazli Bhatia

Director

Dr Nazli Bhatia is a Senior Research Fellow at the Psychology department and a Lecturer at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Her area of research is centred around the powerful role words can play in a variety of interpersonal contexts. She is currently teaching two courses on negotiation as well as a course on power and influence at the University of Pennsylvania. She has previously taught courses on organisational behaviour, cross-cultural management and managing teams. Dr Bhatia has worked as a visiting professor at the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics in Portugal and the Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. After completing her Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, she went on to pursue a PhD at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, in Organisational Behaviour and Theory.

Rupa Chakravarty

Director

An acclaimed educator and academic leader, Ms Rupa Chakravarty was the founding Principal of Suncity School, Gurugram. In her long and esteemed professional journey, Ms Chakravarty has helped turn the dreams of innumerable promising young minds into reality. She has served in advisory and expert capacities on multiple national and international committees on education, making a tangible impact on the learning landscape of India and beyond. Ms Chakravarty has also been a state-level hockey player and an award-winning actor. With a Master’s in English from Calcutta University, she holds several certifications in Leadership and Education from premium institutions like the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad), University of Phoenix (Arizona) and Harvard University.

Gayatri Prakash

Director

Ms Gayatri Prakash is committed to social equity and leads ‘Sakaar Outreach’, a civil society organisation she founded two decades ago. A strong advocate for informal education and vocational training, Ms Prakash has been actively involved in providing legal help to women from low-income neighbourhoods. She brings with her the experience of establishing several high-performing schools. She is the Founder and Trustee of Delhi Public School, Vadodara, Delhi Public School, Harni, Delhi Public School, Bharuch, Delhi Public School, Anand, and the Avalon World Schools at Waghodia and Dabhoi. Ms Prakash has an MPhil in Economics from the University of Delhi.

Learning Leaders

Meet the world-class educators, game-
changers and scholars that ensure your
child becomes the best version of themselves

Meet the world-class educators, game-changers and scholars that ensure your child becomes the best version of themselves

Ariana Abadian-Heifetz

SEL Integrated Pedagogy

Our Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) expert, Ariana Abadian-Heifetz, is a co-creator of the ground-breaking ‘Me in Motion’ primary school curriculum, which integrates SEL with movement pedagogy, and a curriculum for senior students on interfaith dialogue, gender, ethics, caste and human rights. Her work has been featured in The New Indian Express and Teacher Plus Magazine, while her writing has appeared in India Today, Deccan Chronicle, and Daily Pioneer. She was the Head of SEL at Heritage Xperiential Learning School, Gurugram. Here she launched the school's SEL program, designed curricula and led faculty training on restorative justice, crucial conversations and gender bias in classrooms.

Zubin Artré

Mindfulness & Yoga

Our Mindfulness and Yoga expert, Zubin Artré is the founder of ArtréYoga Studio, and seeks to make yoga approachable for all. Using biomechanics and meditation, he designs modules that are customised for optimal individual performance, be it for a young student, a sportsperson, or a professional leading a sedentary life. He has trained athletes like Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra in mastering the tripod of body, breath, and mind with asanas that are designed for specific sports, like diving, climbing, shooting, trekking, or boxing. With 16,000+ hours of yoga teaching experience, Artré is the author of the book, It Takes Two To Yoga, and a TedX speaker. His approach to mental and physical wellness has been a great source of satisfaction to yoga and meditation practitioners and corporate executives as well.

Anandini Dar

Critical Thinking

Our Critical Thinking expert, Dr Anandini Dar, works in the field of child rights and the well-being of young persons. An Assistant Professor at the School of Education Studies, Ambedkar University, Dr Dar is the founder of Critical Childhoods and Youth Studies Collective, a network of scholars and practitioners engaged in research on and with children and youth in South Asia and beyond. Having worked across a range of sectors — academia, civil society, policy and rights, she has extensively researched issues like the safety and security of children in schools, reading readiness and the right to education. She also writes and speaks on the anthropology and sociology of childhood and youth, migration, South Asian diaspora, youth cultures and identities, gender and diversity and children’s rights.

Ritu Shree

Mental Health & Counselling

Our Mental Health and Counselling expert, Ritu Shree, is a dance/movement therapist (R-DMT) and a child psychologist at Children First, a child and adolescent mental health clinic in New Delhi. She works with children on the autism spectrum, ADHD, developmental delay and other childhood concerns. Invested in using multimodal therapeutic approaches with children with special needs and their families, Ms. Shree has been an adviser to the Creative Movement Therapy Association of India, and been involved with the Boston Children’s Foundation, Cheshire Medical Center in the USA. With a Masters in dance/movement therapy and counseling from Antioch University and one in clinical psychology from Delhi University, Ms Shree is currently working on a Phd in expressive therapies at Lesley University, Boston.

Shubhendra & Saskia Rao

Performing Arts

With an Indian sensibility and a global outlook, our Performing Arts experts, Shubhendra and Saskia Rao, want to share music with as many people as possible, especially those who have limited access to it. Pandit Shubhendra Rao is a sitar exponent and composer who is considered one of India’s key soloists today. He has trained under sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar for over 10 years. Saskia Rao-de Haas is a cellist and composer from the Netherlands. Now based in India, she is enriching North Indian classical music with her unique instrument—the Indian cello. She has studied with celebrated flautist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia as well as at top institutes in the West. Together they run Music 4 All, an organisation that strives to promote classical music by connecting it to the modern world.

Meenal Majumdar

STEM & Robotics

Our STEM and Robotics expert, Meenal Majumdar, believes experiential learning is the best way to get young minds excited about education. The founder of Innovation Story, a launchpad for promising youngsters, Majumdar has mentored over 200 students to participate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competitions across India and the world. She mentored an all-girls team that represented India in Robotics at the FIRST Global challenge for high school students. Majumdar has helped students make it to campuses like MIT, Stanford, Columbia, Cornell and USC. She has also worked in the social sector, encouraging students from Abhyudaya, Avasara Academy for Girls, KITS Angels and Akola to fall in love with STEM. She is a recipient of the prestigious Woodie Flowers Finalist Award (Long Island, US Region).

Gunjan Aggarwal

Global Cultural Exchange

Our Global Cultural Exchange expert, Gunjan Aggarwal, is the Co-Founder of Learn with Leaders, an organisation dedicated to breaking barriers to quality education and democratising ‘Ivy League Education’ for high school students across the globe. The idea behind Learn with Leaders was born out of Ms Aggarwal’s own experience of being unable to study in a prestigious university abroad due to financial constraints. She was named one of the ‘50 Most Talented Social Media Professionals of India’ by the prestigious CMO Asia & Youth Marketing Forum and was awarded the World Women Leadership Award, 2017, Femina. A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Aggarwal holds an MBA from ISB, Hyderabad, and has 14 years of experience in the education industry.

Pullela Gopichand

Physical Education

Our Physical Education expert, Pullela Gopichand, is an international Badminton player who is currently the Chief National Coach for the Indian Badminton team. He has been honoured with the Arjuna Award, the Dronacharya Award and the Padma Bhushan by the Indian government for his contribution to sports. He has trained several current players, including Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu, Sai Praneeth, Parupalli Kashyap, Srikanth Kidambi and Arundhati Pantawane. Under his guidance, Nehwal won bronze at the 2012 Olympics and Sindhu struck silver at the 2016 Olympics. As a player, he won two golds and a silver at the Indian National Games, 1998. Internationally, he has represented India in several tournaments, including the Thomas Cup, SAARC Badminton tournaments, Commonwealth Games, Toulouse Open Championship and Scottish Open Championship.

Ariana Abadian-Heifetz

SEL Integrated Pedagogy

Our Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) expert, Ariana Abadian-Heifetz, is a co-creator of the ground-breaking ‘Me in Motion’ primary school curriculum, which integrates SEL with movement pedagogy, and a curriculum for senior students on interfaith dialogue, gender, ethics, caste and human rights. Her work has been featured in The New Indian Express and Teacher Plus Magazine, while her writing has appeared in India Today, Deccan Chronicle, and Daily Pioneer. She was the Head of SEL at Heritage Xperiential Learning School, Gurugram. Here she launched the school's SEL program, designed curricula and led faculty training on restorative justice, crucial conversations and gender bias in classrooms.

Anandini Dar

Critical Thinking

Our Critical Thinking expert, Dr Anandini Dar, works in the field of child rights and the well-being of young persons. An Assistant Professor at the School of Education Studies, Ambedkar University, Dr Dar is the founder of Critical Childhoods and Youth Studies Collective, a network of scholars and practitioners engaged in research on and with children and youth in South Asia and beyond. Having worked across a range of sectors — academia, civil society, policy and rights, she has extensively researched issues like the safety and security of children in schools, reading readiness and the right to education. She also writes and speaks on the anthropology and sociology of childhood and youth, migration, South Asian diaspora, youth cultures and identities, gender and diversity and children’s rights.

Ritu Shree

Mental Health & Counselling

Our Mental Health and Counselling expert, Ritu Shree, is a dance/movement therapist (R-DMT) and a child psychologist at Children First, a child and adolescent mental health clinic in New Delhi. She works with children on the autism spectrum, ADHD, developmental delay and other childhood concerns. Invested in using multimodal therapeutic approaches with children with special needs and their families, Ms. Shree has been an adviser to the Creative Movement Therapy Association of India, and been involved with the Boston Children’s Foundation, Cheshire Medical Center in the USA. With a Masters in dance/movement therapy and counseling from Antioch University and one in clinical psychology from Delhi University, Ms Shree is currently working on a Phd in expressive therapies at Lesley University, Boston.

Shubhendra & Saskia Rao

Performing Arts

With an Indian sensibility and a global outlook, our Performing Arts experts, Shubhendra and Saskia Rao, want to share music with as many people as possible, especially those who have limited access to it. Pandit Shubhendra Rao is a sitar exponent and composer who is considered one of India’s key soloists today. He has trained under sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar for over 10 years. Saskia Rao-de Haas is a cellist and composer from the Netherlands. Now based in India, she is enriching North Indian classical music with her unique instrument—the Indian cello. She has studied with celebrated flautist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia as well as at top institutes in the West. Together they run Music 4 All, an organisation that strives to promote classical music by connecting it to the modern world.

Meenal Majumdar

STEM & Robotics

Our STEM and Robotics expert, Meenal Majumdar, believes experiential learning is the best way to get young minds excited about education. The founder of Innovation Story, a launchpad for promising youngsters, Majumdar has mentored over 200 students to participate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competitions across India and the world. She mentored an all-girls team that represented India in Robotics at the FIRST Global challenge for high school students. Majumdar has helped students make it to campuses like MIT, Stanford, Columbia, Cornell and USC. She has also worked in the social sector, encouraging students from Abhyudaya, Avasara Academy for Girls, KITS Angels and Akola to fall in love with STEM. She is a recipient of the prestigious Woodie Flowers Finalist Award (Long Island, US Region).

Gunjan Aggarwal

Global Cultural Exchange

Our Global Cultural Exchange expert, Gunjan Aggarwal, is the Co-Founder of Learn with Leaders, an organisation dedicated to breaking barriers to quality education and democratising ‘Ivy League Education’ for high school students across the globe. The idea behind Learn with Leaders was born out of Ms Aggarwal’s own experience of being unable to study in a prestigious university abroad due to financial constraints. She was named one of the ‘50 Most Talented Social Media Professionals of India’ by the prestigious CMO Asia & Youth Marketing Forum and was awarded the World Women Leadership Award, 2017, Femina. A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Aggarwal holds an MBA from ISB, Hyderabad, and has 14 years of experience in the education industry.

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