What makes a great school? It certainly is not beautiful buildings, comfortable, temperature-controlled classrooms or great sports facilities – although we have those. It is not easy to access to advanced technology, to student laptops and interactive boards – even if Pathways has been a leader in that area. It is not an international curriculum, well suited to prepare children for a globalized world – even though we offer the International Baccalaureate programme at Pathways.
What matters in a school is its heart. Its a conviction that a school must prepare each child to be the best that she or he can be. The recognition that different children excel in different ways and that for one person, being an outstanding soccer player is as important as being a brilliant Mathematician is for another. That academic success is a vital ingredient for success in life, but so is communicating well, problem-solving and taking responsibility for improving our world. That new problems require new solutions and the contributions of young people have enormous value. At Pathways, we want our students to make a habit of multiple excellences.
In teaching our students this, we emphasize discipline even as we show them that the best form of discipline is self-discipline. Our students are challenged to develop new skills and assisted if they need additional support. Small class sizes, passionate and dedicated teachers provide a stimulating learning environment. Nurturing each individual, focusing on the creation of a vibrant, happy atmosphere creates confident, lively young people who love coming to school.
Welcome to Pathways School at Noida. I look forward to welcoming you to the school.
Dr. Shalini Advani
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