And how does a school make a difference? All the usual answers leap to mind, but what Aditi does most of all is that it builds a love for learning in the students that lasts a long time even after the student has left the schoolyard.
The founders, (late) Anne Warrior and Geetha Narayanan have guided Mallya Aditi International School since its inception in 1984, and have brought about an education system that results in students walking confidently into their future with the unique ability to meet the demands of a changing world.
The core of the identity of Aditi has always been the teacher, the teacher who inspires students to innovate, to think, to learn, to help, to feel, to live. We believe that successful learning by the student is the result of how engaged the student is by the learning exercise. It is also marked by the extent a teacher is able to match the learning styles of the student. It means, of course, that we invest in teachers who are life-long learners, who grow and change and think and share. So, it is not surprising that we have an on-going teacher-training programme, run by thinkers who are teachers and sometimes by teachers who are thinkers.
Our teachers focus on helping students to think creatively and reason analytically, giving them ample opportunities to experiment and test theories to the point where they are able to deduce the theories themselves. Through the curriculum, students are exposed to an array of interesting topics, challenging assignments, meticulous practice and just pure fun. Hikes, trips, out-of-campus classes, robotics club, dance, music and drama and group projects are blended into the curriculum, widening the perspective of students.