January 15, 2013, 12:00 am
The pressure on admissions to Indian schools is expected to fall considerably with Modern International School starting operations in Muscat.
The school, which will start functioning from the academic year 2013, will impart the CBSE-International curriculum and will be open to students of all nationalities. Admissions to enrol in the school (from KG 1 to Grade 5) are open from today and parents can apply through the website www.bhavansoman.com.
Modern International School has been given affiliation to run CBSE-I curriculum. It will start with sections in Grades 1,2,3,4 and 5 comprising a maximum of 25 students in each division as required by CBSE for all CBSE-I classes in the approved schools. Along with this it will have pre-primary classes as well. The school will upgrade every year by one grade until it reaches Grade XII.
The school will have a digital campus and will leverage the benefits of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in learning, teaching, administration and collaboration in education. Dr Ali Al Bemani, vice chancellor of SQU, Fatima bint Abdul Abbas Noorani, director-general of private schools at the Ministry of Education, and Zohair Al Lawati, the sponsor and director of the school, were present at the event.
The school will follow the pattern of other international schools in the Sultanate and adhere to the guidelines of the Ministry of Education and CBSE, New Delhi in implementing all its programmes that would suit the needs of all nationalities.
Dr Keshav, academic advisor of the school said, "We are fully committed to showcasing the time tested values, systems and infrastructure combined with quality education that would aim to produce global citizens. We request parents to fill-in online applications available on www.bhavansoman.com before February 15."
According to the school’s website, the fees per term (three terms per academic year) for Kindergarten 1, 2 and Grade 1 is OMR300, and for Grades 2, 3, 4 and 5,
it’s OMR360. While giving a brief on Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Sooraj Ramachandran said, "It is a brand that spells excellence."