Sehwag International School (SIS), located in Jhajjar in the Indian state of Haryana, is the vision of one of India’s best-known cricketers, Virender Sehwag. The school blends academics with sports, ensuring that the 370 students on its campus not only receive quality education but also get to pursue their favourite sports. At SIS, the admission is based on assessment of students by means of interaction. Since the evaluation is carried out on the “competencies that a child has”, the school does not look at just the academics alone but other areas of interest like sports, culture and arts.
The school has an eco-friendly campus spread across 23 acre with hi-tech classrooms. This includes a proper lighting arrangement, colour scheme and a seating arrangement for students at a proper distance from the boards. SIS has a number of laboratories for different fields including science, mathematics, social studies and other faculties. The focus on practical education complements the overall learning process.
Other facilities available on the campus include an air-conditioned hostel and a kitchen that provides multi-cuisine and nutritious food.
Students at SIS are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities to groom their personality.
The focus, invariably though, remains sports. All students are required to take up two “sports of excellence”, one a team sport and the other an individual one. Students have to participate in athletics which form an important part in developing their physical strength. There is a complete range of major sports for students to choose from. In addition to this, students are required to participate in activities such as drama, dance, which includes both western and Indian, music (Instrumental/Vocal, Western/Indian) and Yoga. Students at SIS are trained to express their creativity through art and craft. This includes activities like painting, sculpting and clay modelling. SIS runs various hobby clubs (photography, environment, astronomy, etc), in addition to compulsory activities.
When it comes to global exposure, SIS offers its students a curriculum which is tailored on the lines of global education trends and techniques with a focus on preserving core Indian values. The faculty is chosen on the basis of their experience in teaching international curricula.
SIS aspires to expand across the country, with plans to open five more campuses in the next three to four years. What makes Sehwag International School the fastest growing private school is its uniqueness in bringing sports and academics together.