AMI Shishu Mandir , Gwalior , established in 1945, is a self-financing day school with a current enrollment of about 1000 in classes Foundation to Twelve. The school campus is in the heart of the city, in a heritage surrounding, and has fully equipped Science and Computer laboratories.
Directress/Manager : Mrs Veena Singh
Principal : Mrs Karuna Khare (M.Sc. Mathematics/B.Ed.)
IC Exam Cell : Mrs Ritu Sood
Activity Incharge : Ms Taruna Singh
Head of Junior School : Mrs Reetu Sabharwal
Whilst high academic achievement is a priority, the school aims to create a ‘community’ of well rounded individuals, where a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect exists among the students and teachers. The school organizes many activities throughout the year where qualities such as leadership and self-discipline are inculcated and there is an emphasis on the individuals intellectual and emotional growth. The senior students participate in awareness programs i.e visits to hospitals, paper recycling, education of the under-privileged, hygiene in villages, and so on. A number of sports are played in the school and give the students an opportunity to express their individual talent. Drama, Performing Arts, Arts and Design, Debating and Music form a significant part of the curriculum.
The Multiple Intelligence Theory
In AMI we recognise that children have many strengths that must be inculcated, reinforced and used to develop a balanced personality. The working day at AMI Shishu Mandir is long and our class strength is small. We use this longer working day and an excellent student-teacher ratio to implement the Multiple Intelligence theory as developed by Howard Gardner, which recognises different types of Intelligences. Our teachers reinforce not just Linguistic and Logical-Mathematical Intelligence in each individual child but also, Bodily-kinaesthetic, Spatial, Musical, Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Intelligences.
Coding and it’s basics are started as early as class 1. Its is an important part of the present day computer science.
We at AMI believe that each child entrusted to us will receive education in its finest form. Learning is a life-long process and all students and teachers are challenged to exceed their own expectations. This is a holistic experience that synergises the growth of mind, body and spirit. We nurture and prepare generations of individuals � the torchbearers of tomorrow who believe in the strength of their own convictions and take pride in being Indian. They will work together in the spirit of Global Citizenship. Our work in school shapes the future and no constraints shall daunt us.
We at AMI believe that education is a preparation for life, that it is an enjoyable, interactive ongoing process. It equips students to be thinking, caring and confident young adults. We are committed to developing citizens who are aware, sensitive, open minded and creative. Our objective is to inculcate a positive attitude, to imbibe social and moral values, to encourage originality and to develop a sense of national identity as well as global citizenship. Our goal is to produce children who raise questions, form independent hypotheses and develop an inquisitive mind.
The emphasis at AMI is on learning and not on teaching. In order to realise this vision we have created an ambience where children want to learn. Knowledge is not just imparted but students are trained to experiment, collate information, draw inferences and to arrive at their own conclusions. We believe that real learning comes from doing things, taking the knowledge thus learnt and applying it in other situations.
The school has over sixty members of staff, out of which, most members hold a postgraduate degree with BEd and nursery training.
The school assigns a class rank to students.