India Schools : Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, Gwalior
The vidyalaya was founded by the Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia, Gwalior in 1956 for imparting quality education based on Indian culture. There was a need for a good public school for girls from all over India and abroad who wished to acquire a well-rounded education. Beginning modestly, the school has come up steadily showing outstanding progress in academic and cultural fronts.
The school is in a centrally located area, Moti Mahal Road. The buildings are situated in an extensive but compact area of 35 acres. The hostel buildings form a splendour in natural settings. There are five hostels - Kamla Bhawan, Vijaya Bhawan, Gajra Bhawan, Usha Bhawan and the newly constructed Madhavi Bhawan. The hostels are under the direct administrative control of the Principal and the Hostel Superintendent. There are housemistresses and matrons to each hostel. All basic amenities of modern living are provided for.
Of a total of about 700 girls from classes V to XII, roughly half are boarders and half day-scholars.
The school provides education up to All India Senior School Certificate Examination of CBSE, New Delhi.
Students are selected for admission on the basis of an entrance test held in March and April. Admissions to class XI are
The school routine lays stress on academic performance. The boarders follow a meticulously planned routine with separate time earmarked for self-study, supervised study, games and relaxation. A number of prizes are awarded to students for academic excellence.
The school follows two terms. The first term begins in April and ends in mid-December. The second term extends from mid-January to March. The winter break is for four weeks from December to January. Summer vacation is from the last week of April to the first week of July. Pupilsí progress is evaluated on the basis of performance in unit tests, a half-yearly examination and the final examination in March.
Besides yoga in the morning, there are regular games periods for all classes in the time-table. In addition, athletics, basketball, badminton, table-tennis and other games are played in the evening. Teams participate in a number of inter-school events.
Extra Curricular Activities
Numerous co-curricular activities form an integral part of the school curriculum. The students are classified into eight houses. Inter-house group and solo competitions are organized throughout the year. Activities include debate, elocution, recitation, dramatics, quiz, instrumental and vocal music, dance - Kathak, Bharatanatayam and Manipuri styles, art, needlework, rangoli, mehandi etc. A number of hobby classes offer diverse opportunities to improve creative abilities.