PODAR INTERNATIONAL, SANTACRUZ
“To sustain our high standards, we go by our mission statement, which says we prepare our children as global citizens with the right skill sets for the 21st century. We maintain standards through continuous professional development of our staff.”— VANDANA LULLA, principalSaraswati Road, Santacruz Website: www.podarinternationalschool.com
Highest ratings for: Teachers Selection process Teacher-student relationship Board: Class 10 — IGCSE, Class 12 — IB, A-level Annual fee: 1,50,000 Students: 2,000 boys and girls Student-teacher ratio: 10:1 to 12:1
HISTORY: In 1927, Anandilal Podar, a businessman who ran cotton mills, founded the Podar group of schools. Mahatma Gandhi was the first trustee of the Anandilal Podar Trust. UNIQUE FEATURES: The school has a strong focus on inclusive education. It admits students with special needs and has facilities for them. The school emphasises digital education — iPads, laptops and interactive boards are available for students, and there is wifi access on the school premises.