On the surface, Springdales is like most of the other well established privately managed co-educational schools in New Delhi with its fine complex of buildings and learning facilities. However, it has a peculiar quality of its own which makes it very special not only to the students and the teachers but to those aspiring parents who seek admission for their children.
Springdales has many firsts to its credit – a no-examination system up to class VIII, using grades for assessment instead of marks. The establishment of a Teachers Resource Centre, a Holiday Home for students and the members of the faculty in the picturesque hill station of Mussoorie, a work experience farm at Chattarpur where children learn the dignity of labour and working with the soil and community living.
We have made promising efforts in the fields of community service and helped to eradicate illiteracy. Our unique inclusive education program ensures that children with special needs, as also those from economically backward homes get every opportunity to join the mainstream. Work in slums, sponsored walks for various causes; blood donation camps and fund raising for natural calamities are part of Springdalian Ethos. The school has an established international programme with a foreign language department for the teaching of French Russian, German and Spanish. Many of the students are children of foreign diplomats and every year an International Children’s Evening is hosted in which these along with Indian children and those from embassy schools participate. We have many cultural exchange programmes with countries around the world and within the school we have the Africa Club and the Palestine Club to show our solidarity with these nations. A concept of collective endeavour underlies every fact of Springdalian life and children are encouraged to work for the good of the whole and to shun individual rivalries and one-up-manship, thus making it a school with a difference.
A concept of collective endeavour underlies every fact of Springdalian life and children are encouraged to work for the good of the whole and to shun individual rivalries and one-up-manship, thus making it a school with a difference.