India Schools : Parvara Public School, Ahmednagar
The school came into existence in July, 1964. The school started functioning on 6th July, 1964. The Parvara Shakari Sakhar Karkhana made a part of its building and land available to the school and also gave substantial financial help in its initial stage. In 1971 the school became a full fledged member of the Indian Public Schoolís Conference. The school is day cum boarding only for boys.
The school is situated along the Parvara left bank canal on the outskirts of the Parvara Shakari Karkhana. The school has spacious and well designed buildings and play grounds covering an area of 20 acres. There is a two storeyed main school building housing primary, secondary and higher secondary class rooms, 3 well equipped laboratories, a library, art and craft room, the administrative office, Principalís office and four senior houses. There are 7 junior dormitories and a dining hall. The house mastersí quarters and the matronsí rooms are attached to their respective houses. There are 32 staff quarters for the teaching staff, 10 for the office staff and 35 for the menial staff. The Principalís bungalow is quite close to the main school building. The school also has a swimming pool, a mini gymnasium and a multipurpose gymnasium.
The S.S.C. and H.S.C. students are prepared for entry to medical, engineering, agricultural colleges and other professional institutions of higher studies.
The primary school is from 1 to IV. The secondary school is from V to X, affiliated to the S.S.C. Board, Pune and the higher secondary XI and XII is affiliated to the H.S.C. Board, Pune.
Admission is open to all irrespective of class, creed or community. Boys are admitted to the Primary School in Class I without any entrance test. However, they are interviewed by the Principal. In case of admission to other classes, an entrance test is compulsory. Daughters of staff members may be admitted.
A few seats are reserved for Government of India scholars coming to the school under the means cum merit scholarship. A few seats are also reserved for sports scholars sent by the Sports Authority of India, New Delhi. Deserving students with parents of low income are given school scholarships.
The main school games are cricket, hockey, football, basket ball, kho-kho, swimming, athletics, cross country and gymnastics. Inter house tournaments are organized in all the games during the course of the year and Inter house athletic competitions are held in February every year. The school has been adopted by the Sports Authority of India.
Extra Curricular Activities
Photography, Kitchen Gardening, Drawing and Painting, Music etc. are some of the clubs that encourage the students to make purposeful use of their leisure. Carpentry, clay modelling, stamp collecting and arts and craft are some of the hobbies which are encouraged.