Education in the lap of nature away from the maddening crowd of the town, Himalayan International School, is situated 12 kms far, on seven acres of land, in the lap of the deodar forests. The school was established in 1977, by its founder chairman, Major General (retd) Jagjist Singh after 30 years of front-line soldiering. He is also a writer of repute of books like "Saga of Ladakh 1962" and "Indian gunners at war-1971" and is currently engaged in writing another book on the Kargil war and India's Defence preparedness. The school has been run by Sarita Singh, MA, M Phil, Ph D, in Educational Psychology, for the last 15 years.
The school prefers to restrict it student strength to about 350, with the student teacher ratio of 30:1 and affiliated by Hp Government, the school runs classes from nursery to class XII. The school has a well-equipped science laboratory, library and a computer room. The computer training commences from class I. Besides normal academic studies, as laid down in the syllabus, the school lays special emphasis on inculcating team spirit amongst the students. Public speaking and acquisition of general knowledge are also encouraged. The school's student strength has been divided in four houses, with a member of the staff acting as the house master.
Extra-curricular activities like Athletics, Football, Hockey, Cricket, Basketball, Air gun shooting etc are practiced. The only school to have introduced golf coaching, it has nine small play fields rather than the conventional one big filed for catering to every child. For the 60 odd boarders the school has well-furnished dormitories, provided with homely environ ment each dormitory has a small secular prayer corner, representing all religions.
The school has its own well-equipped medical room under the charge of an expericened-nursing sister. A medical card of each student, especially, the boarders, is also maintained, which is enclosed with the annual academic report card at the end of the session. Students from abroad are escorted (if desired) till the New Delhi airport at the commencement of the winter vacation and likewise are received at New Delhi or Shimla Airport on return from home. In 1997, the school participated in an educational exhibition named education, Training ad Career,Kathmandu, Nepal. Madhu Sudhan, a teacher in the school has donated her blood 55 times, to become the first woman in the state in this noble endeavor.
The former President of India, R Village Venkatarman on his visit to the school had said, "I am very much impressed with the boarding school and its bright and lovely children. The arrangements are very satisfactory and I am sure the children will benefit greatly from their schooling here." There is an annual school magazine. "The rising star" which highlights the year gone by besides the children's contributions.
Himalayan International School
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
Phone: 0177-241394, 0177-242274
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