|Review By: prem nath Review Date: 21 Feb 2010 |
Templeton Academy International is Fully Residential Co-educational School affiliated to CBSE, New Delhi with separate hostel for Boys & Girls. It is located on the hill top in Naukuchiatal in Nainital District in Uttarakhand, India. It offers a grandstand view of the surrounding and towering densely foliaged hills, of the paragliding point and a breathtaking view of the Naukuchiatal Lake below. The pollution-free environment of this virgin hillside is beyond all human comprehension and contemplation, offering an ideal academic atmosphere.
This Boarding schools campus, spreadyoys and over 23 acres of land, nestles at a height of about 5500 ft. above sea level and 499 feet atop the hillock overlooking lake Naukuchiatqal, thus provigind the perfect environment for learning. We encompass exquisite boarding facilities for our children. Separate hostel facilities for boys and girls are provided.
The School is located 23 kms. from Rail-head Kathgodam ( 14 kms from Bhowali, 5 Kms from Bheemtal) and 25 Kms from Nainital. The distance from Delhi to Haldwani is 250 Kms Dehradun to Haldwani 300 Kms Almora to Naukuchiatal is only 65 Kms and Haldwani to Naukuchiatal is 28 Kms.
The course of studies is oriented towards the Secondary School Examination (Class 10) and the Senior Secondary School Certificate (Class 12). The School has classes from II to XII. The medium of instruction is English, the international language of today. Hindi, however, has a vital role on the curriculum and is taught daily in all classes. The education at Templeton Academy international is liberal and universal but at the same time it is Indian and firmly rooted in Indian history and tradition.
Education at TempletonAcademy may be described as formation taking place over a period of time. It goes beyond mere schooling and simple instruction multifarious activities are meticulously planned and organized in a comprehensive manner. The students are confronted with challenges to excellence, that they may appreciate and foster their talents.
Huge emphasis is being laid on technology intensive teaching. Audio visual aids like charts, models, video films cassettes, filmstrips, overhead projector and data projector are used regularly. The child's understanding is at a sensory-perceptual level, thus the child understands things which he/she can hear, see and feel.
Sports, games and co-curricular activities are an integral part of education. This includes music, both vocal & instrumental (Hindustani as well as Western), Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Folk dancing, Dramatics, Arts & Craft, Photography, Computer Science, Swimming, Skating, Billiards, Swimming Pool, Lawn Tennis, Yoga, Horse Riding, Gym and Rifle Shooting. There are two large playgrounds for field games like cricket, football, badminton, volleyball etc. Indoor games like table tennis, carom, chess and others are available to students. Students are encouraged to take part in various competitions, quizzes, plays, cultural & literary activities. To add a Roman touch of ancient gladiatorial contests, the Amphitheatre of the Academy will provide ample scope to students for their overall development.
Templeton Academy International has a well stocked library. The collection of books covers a wide range including Encyclopedias book of knowledge, short stories, plays, poems, fiction, classics and adventure stories, Science, History and Geography etc.
The teachers at Templeton Academy International have great responsibility they are selected keeping their depth of educational and specialized knowledge, creative flexibility and their willingness to contribute in toto. Teacher pupil ratio is 1:10 this ensures physical, intellectual, moral and emotional development of students in their formative years. Spanish and Japanese are taught as third language.
Separate accommodation for girls and boys is provided. The hostels for boys and girls are safe, spacious, comfortable and well ventilated.
The Mess is most modern and hygienic.
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