We conducted a small poll recently. We asked a few parents what their priorities were when it came to education. A few said distance, a few said holistic development, others said morals. One thing that almost all the parents agreed on was happiness.
Maybe a couple of generations ago, parents were hell-bent on sending their children to schools that were known for their strictness and focus on academic excellence. Maybe there are still a few who think that school is the time for utter focus, rules, regulations, and academia. The norm has definitely shifted, though. Most of the best schools in India today are known for creating a healthy, happy environment for children and enabling them to learn holistically. Parents are also breathing in ease knowing that their kids are going to a place that is nurturing and caring while balancing learning and other aspects of growth.
Hyderabad is home to many such schools and Ivy League Academy is one of them. Established in the year 1988, the co-educational school provides a platform for children to understand, grow, and experience. Every aspect of the curriculum aims at helping kids realize their dream. We researched the school to understand what kind of a difference it makes in young lives. Here’s everything we learned about it.
40 acres of academics, sports, and living
Ivy League Academy is one of the largest schools in Hyderabad with a sprawling campus of 40 acres in Shamirpet. It is located close to the popular Leonia Resort, making it easy to reach despite the distance.
The school has lush greenery, natural rocks, boulders, internal roads, and pathways, making it a beautiful world of its own.
Following the national syllabus – CBSE
Ivy League Academy has classes from I to XII and is affiliated to the CBSE board. The first language is English while the second language can be Hindi, French, or Telugu based on the child’s preference.
Infrastructure – A peek in the 40-acre world
When you take a walk around the school, you will understand that every single aspect has been designed to keep student growth and welfare in mind. Let’s peek in!
The annual tution fees at IVY league academy is upto Rs.1,50,000.
If we want to produce smart children, shouldn’t classrooms be smart as well? Ivy League Academy has wonderfully integrated technological tools and applications into traditional classroom learning, creating a comfortable learning atmosphere.
There are separate laboratories for all streams of science, each equipped with the latest practical equipment. Lab assistants and teachers are always present when children conduct experiments.
With periodicals, magazines, fiction books, and reference books always within reach, almost students of the Ivy League Academy have a healthy reading habit. They pick up books of their choice and widen their knowledge at the library.
Fully equipped with LCD projectors, teaching aids, OHPs, and audio-visual tools, the multimedia space is often used to make lessons lively on the big screen.
The school has an extensive physical education program, proving that it takes sports with utmost importance. Children learn teamwork, experience thrill, strengthen their competitive spirit, and improve their health through a range of sports such as hockey, cricket, football, basketball, tennis, and more.
Zumba, gymnastics, athletics, and swimming are a few other popular activities that the school has amenities for.
Separate studios for arts, dramatics, music, dance, etc. invite students to tap into their hidden potential and nurture it.
One thing that sets Ivy League Academy apart from most schools in Hyderabad is the number of schooling options children has.
1. Day scholars: Children who live close by or in areas from where commuting is easy can be day scholars.
2. Weekday boarders: Weekly boarders go home every weekend and spend their weekdays at the school like regular residential children.
3. Full boarders: Full boarders are regular boarders who reside in the school all year. They go home whenever there are holidays or breaks.
>The school serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options to its students. There are separate dining spaces for juniors and seniors where children socialize and share meals.
The health center with 10 beds and a resident nurse consists of all basic first-aid equipment to help children with illness or injuries. The school also has a visiting doctor.
Academics – How’s learning at Ivy League?
We know that the school follows the CBSE curriculum but is that it? We are sure not. Refreshingly, the school only uses CBSE as a base to provide activity-based, student-centric education.
Teachers use modern educational tools including technological applications to accentuate learning here. The environment that the management has set is friendly and stress-free with healthy competition so that no child succumbs to the well-known pressure of examinations. Special classes and help are always available when a child needs a little extra care to understand his/her lessons.
All in all, Ivy League Academy comes across as a very nurturing, conducive school that does its best to help its students realize their passion and nurture it.