|Besant Arundale Senior Secondary (BASS) School was started in the year 1973 by Rukmini Devi. The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi and it offers education from pre-nursery to class XII. It is a co-educational institution with English as the medium of instructions. The school is managed by Kalakshetra Trust. BASS strictly follows Kalakshetra's values and traditional approach of education. The school nurtures the students in a colorful, eco-friendly learning environment and provides holistic education. BASS is one of the few schools, which offers arts education to the students at senior secondary level.|
InfrastructureBASS provides a cool, friendly and traditional learning environment to the students. The school has spacious classrooms with the modern teaching aids. Sometimes, the school conducts classes under tress with sand, sunlight, and sounds of birds and animals. Teaching in natural environment will give refreshment to the minds of the students. To conduct practical classes, the school has laboratories for science, computer science, physics and chemistry. The students can update their information knowledge in the library located within the campus. To help raise budding sports stars, the school has a playground and facilities to play indoor and outdoor sports.
AcademicsBASS follows Montessori curriculum for children between two and half years to five and half years of age. From classes I to XII, the school follows CBSE curriculum. BASS provides balanced education to the students by adopting both traditional and modern methods of learning and teaching. Though the medium of instruction in the school is English, the school also teaches Tamil, Sanskrit and Hindi.
Based on the academic level of the students, the school provides education in the following subjects
Class I and II: English, II Language (Hindi and Tamil), Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Games, Art, Music, Value Education/G.K., W. Experience (Craft)
Class III to V: English, II Language (Hindi and Tamil), Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Art, Music, Value Education, General Knowledge, Work Experience (Craft)
Class VI to VIII: English, II Lang. (Tamil / Hindi / Sanskrit), III Lang.(Tamil / Hindi), Mathematics, Science, Social Science (History, Geography, Civics), Work Experience (Computer Science), General Knowledge, Environmental Education, Games, Art Music, Value Education.
Class IX and X: English, II Lang.(Tamil / Hindi / Sanskrit), Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Work Experience (Computer Science), Art, Music, Value Education, Physical & Health Education.
Class XI and XII:
For senior secondary classes, the languages offered are English, Tamil/Hindi/ Sanskrit. Other than the specialization subjects, Physical Education, Work Experience and General Studies are common to all the streams
Stream A: Dance (Bharatanatyam), Music (Vocal / Instrumental Melody / Percussion), Painting, History.
Stream B: Computer Science, Maths / History, Dance, Music,
Stream C: Accountancy, Maths, Business Studies, Computer Science
Stream D: Accountancy, Economics, History, Business Studies
Stream E: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science.
ActivitiesApart from formal education, the school also provides exposure to the arts by offering dance, music , crafts and visual arts as main subjects to the students. The school encourages co-curricular and extra-curricular activities by conducting regular inter-school sports event, cultural competitions, debates, quiz competitions, club activities, creative contests, etc.