7) Pawar Public School
LBS Road, Bhandup (West) | Website: www.pawarpublicschool.com
History: The school’s foundation stone was laid in April 2005 and classes began a year later. The first batch of Class 10 students passed out with 100% results.
Unique features: The school focuses largely on technological and practical education, and has done away with text books till Class 5. Activity-based curriculum XSEED has been implemented for the lower classes. The school video-streams lectures in subjects such as physics. The school organised a cyclathon this year to encourage people to save water, and undertakes social causes regularly.
“Our practical-oriented approach to education helps students gain insight into subjects. This year, our focus is to improve the English language proficiency of students. Our social service programmes help students become better, responsible citizens.” — Suma Das, vice-principal
Highest ratings for: Teachers, value for money, selection process
Board: Class 10 — ICSE
Annual fee: Rs. 41,000 approx
Students: 2,600 boys and girls
Student-teachers ratio: 20:1 for the primary section, 40:1 for the secondary section