Staff Reporter

The school believes in `experiential learning' philosophy

  • The school is founded by R.S. Muniratnam
  • School claims good response from parents

    VIJAYAWADA: Chennai-based RMK Residential School organised a road show here on Wednesday as part of its promotional programme in the State. The school planned to admit students into classes from 3rd to 8th standard for the academic year 2007-08. The school, founded by R.S. Muniratnam, is part of the RMK group of educational institutions.

    Addressing a press conference, RMK Residential School vice-chairman R.M. Kishore said that their school believed in the `experiential learning' philosophy, where theory (class room lectures) and practicals (projects) would go hand in hand. Students would get hands-on-experience for every lesson they learn. The school would give equal importance to sports and co-curricular activities, he said. "We look at and try to develop inquisitiveness and `creative curiosity among children, rather than encourage mugging up of lessons," he said.

    Payment

    Mr. Kishore said that a student would have to pay Rs. 1.75 lakhs a year for admission into 3rd to 5th classes, while the fee would be Rs. 1.95 lakhs for 6th to 8th classes.

    Mani Peri, member of the school managing committee, said that there was a good response from the parents for their concept. He said that the teacher-student ratio was 1:10 in their school and only 24 students would be admitted into each class.