The young minds of today are the decision-makers of tomorrow. Finding the right school that ensures holistic development of your tiny tots becomes a challenging task, more so since there exists a vast number of schools in India. However, a name that stands apart in the country’s education scenario is the Ryan International Group of Institutions.
Started in 1976 by Dr AF Pinto, Ryan International School is one of the most sought after schools in the country. The leading school chain frequently features among the best-ranked schools in India and is also renowned for its notable alumni. This might make one wonder: What is it that makes Ryan International Schools different from others?
The answer to this frequently asked question lies in the teaching approach of the school. Ryan International School adopts KASSM approach towards teaching – instilling Knowledge, Attitude, Skills, Social and Moral Values. Stemming from the vision of founders Dr AF Pinto and Madam Grace Pinto, the KASSM approach aims at imparting education, along with creating a renewed sense of enlightenment.
Madam Grace Pinto has been a pillar of strength and the source of inspiration for the Ryan Group of Institutions, with her work in providing holistic, high-quality and affordable education. Her diligence has been duly recognized by various eminent institutions throughout the world, the latest being Hindustan Times which named Madam Pinto among “Visionaries of Education”.
Talking about how Ryan International School became synonymous with quality education, Madam Pinto says, “Earlier education only meant exams and nothing more! No interaction, no extra co-curricular activity, no thoughts and no innovations. There was little opportunity to identify and channelize talent or develop life skills.”
She adds, “Our aim was to foster holistic education with a focus on all-round development and therefore, integrated a range of extra-curricular activities and life skills programs to develop their innate talents. Many new and innovative ideas and methods of teaching and learning, which we implemented later became trends followed by other schools.”
In an effort to nurture global individuals, Ryan International School conducts international exchange programs and provides its students with a balance of subject matter knowledge along with the level of exposure that helps students understand beyond theoretical texts and classroom learning. Structured Exchange Programs involve students and teachers in cross-disciplinary global learning environments, thus allowing the students to learn by experience.
Also, Ryan International School offers its students the opportunity to visit the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the United States for workshops under its global educational exchange program. The program is aimed at providing the best, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Under the guidance and mentorship of astronauts and highly skilled industry experts, the program extends a dual impact of improved technological understanding along with the experience of a global learning environment.
Ryan International Schools are also pioneers in setting up Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) in various branches across the country. With the objective being to ‘cultivate one million children in India as Neoteric Innovators’, ATLs offers students an opportunity to experiment in STEM projects and create innovative projects solving social and economic issues at the local, regional and national level, leveraging the immense potential held by young minds.
The school also guides its students into becoming socially responsible citizens of the country. A CSR initiative started by Ryanites – the Food Bucket Challenge made it to the headlines owing to its innovative approach and noble cause. Aimed at mobilizing over one million kilograms of food essentials, the Food Bucket Challenge was met with a positive response from Ryanites, their families, and citizen supporters alike.
Ryan International’s KASSM approach has emerged as a guiding example, using the concept of learning out of its old conditioning. The school is taking this concept forward through the gradual unravelling of the students’ inner potential with the right mix of academia and other related activities for enriched living.
Students taking admission in Ryan International School, are groomed to face the real-life challenges of tomorrow. At Ryan International, the pedagogy is not confined to textbooks and blackboards – it is aimed at creating leaders and change-makers.