“Ma, I made a robot at school today!” said the 5-year-old with a glint in his eyes.
This is just another day at New York Academy, a progressive global school that elevates the standards of Indian education. The priority here is to provide the best education possible to all children sans the academic pressure that usually does more bad than good. Children here are nurtured academically, socially, intellectually, emotionally, and physically, making them future-first and ready to face the fast-paced world that awaits them outside their protective glass walls.
New York Academy is a part of Sree Vidyanikethan Educational Trust, which was founded by Dr. Mohan Babu and his son Vishnu Manchu who are well-known in the cinema field in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The founders wanted to establish a school that fosters academic excellence while ensuring that children are adept with the technological skills of the 21st century, and thus emerged the New York Academy – A Progressive American School.
In this article on Yellow Slate, we shall run you through its infrastructure and facilities so that you understand what you can expect when you join your little one in this fantastically modern school.
A purpose-built campus in a prime location
Located in Jubilee Hills on Road Number 39, New York Academy offers a purpose-designed learning environment to its students. Jubilee Hills is one of the most popular and prime locations in Hyderabad, easily accessible and lively.
In 2019, the campus is expected to shift to Financial District in Hyderabad, providing ground-breaking facilities to enable progressive education. The new campus, built in 3.5 acres, will serve children from kindergarten to grade 12 while the current campus will have children from Nursery to Pre-kindergarten.
American curriculum for global children
The school follows AERO (American Education Reaches Out) standards through which they work with a framework, amalgamating Indian education and global learning so that children truly learn through a progressive approach.
The focus here is to encourage children to think in-depth and ask questions, empathize with fellow beings, and grow as an integral part of the society. Children engage with their subject learnings and figure out how to apply everything they learned. In other words, it is all about experiences and application here at New York Academy.
Infrastructure – Purpose-built and child-friendly
One of the standout features of New York Academy is its infrastructure. The placement of every brick seems to have been thought out really well, to design a school that complements the idea of progressive education. The new campus is expected to be even better with a plethora of state-of-the-art facilities. Let’s take a look at what the school presently offers:
With high ceilings, ample space, and low student:teacher ratio, the classrooms encourage personalized learning. Natural light, plants, and glass walls keep children in touch with nature even during regular classes.
Each student is also armed with iPads and MacBook Pros, making learning practical and technologically-driven.
Children have access to multiple studios and laboratories that facilitate experiential learning. The use of technology, nature, robotics, and various different projects to make learning outcome-based in an essential part of the learning approach at New York Academy.
Learning resources enhance development and books help children explore different worlds of imagination. Along with hands-on learning materials and learning centers, the library here advocates conceptual learning.
Physical fitness is just as important as intellectual development and academic growth. Play and fun are a part of learning at New York Academy and children actually engaged in play-based learning to make learning wholesome and comprehensive. Besides this, children have a variety of sports and games to pick from based on their interests.
A multi-purpose gym, an athletic field, and a swimming pool are additional amenities that kids enjoy.
Again, activity is a part of the learning process. From arts to drama to music, every child engages in activities through the Design Thinking Process. This is a part of the mandatory Maker Learning Program that the academy has adopted.
Students can also choose from a number of after-school programs such as robotics, language lessons, ballet, programming, and cooking.
The school’s faculty includes a full-time professional chef who prepares morning snacks and healthy lunch on all working days. Children may also bring lunch and snacks from home.
Academics – Advanced, global, and fun
The way New York Academy approaches learning is simply spell-binding. Right from the curriculum to the environment, everything is at par with global standards. In fact, it is quite a diverse school with a good percentage of international students and faculty members.
Personalized learning through individual plans and attention is the base of academics here. This, teamed with experiential learning makes school life more fun than one would imagine possible. Right from the mother-toddler program to high school, every phase in a child’s life is taken seriously, focusing on the development of specific skills.
Moreover, the school emphasizes home-school partnership, encouraging parents to actively participate in shaping their kids’ lives.
Note: A play center named The Kids Center operates within New York Academy.
If global, future-first education is what you are looking for, New York Academy should certainly be on your list!