India Schools : Yadavindra Public School, Patiala
The partition rendered it impossible for boys from East Punjab and its states to have access to Aitchion College, Lahore. His Highness the Maharajadhiraj of Patiala imparted an all round education on public school lines. This led to the foundation of Yadavindra Public School on 2nd February, 1948. Now 54 years old - the school celebrated its Golden Jubilee in the year 1998. Since its inception with 21 students, the school has grown to be one of the leading public schools in India.
The school is situated amidst picturesque surroundings in the Yadavindra Sports Stadium. The main teaching block is an imposing structure with a built-in stadium with 400 m track, a velodrome and multipurpose facilities. It has extensive play grounds, well equipped laboratories, a well stocked library, a music room and a computer centre. There is a swimming pool with filtration plant. There are four boarding houses each with a common room, dormitories and dining hall. The Junior School boys and girls have separate hostels. The school has a separate Junior School Wing with 26 classrooms, 6 multipurpose workshop rooms, a multipurpose hall, an open-air auditorium and rooms for offices and staff. In the Golden Jublee Year 1998, an independent building surrounded by play grounds with adequate outdoor play equipment exclusively for the preparatory children. The school hospital located on campus, looks after the health of the students and staff. A very modern and beautiful faculty housing Complex has also been built.
The staff consists of qualified teachers, most of whom have long experience of working in public schools, and are efficient and experienced to maintain and improve the standards of the school.
There are about 1600 boys and girls on the roll. Of these, around 200 are boarders. The students come from all segments of society-cultivators, businessmen, army personnel etc. The school is day-cum-boarding, both for boys and girls between the ages of 3 1/2 and 17 1/2 years.
The Senior School, from classes VI to XII, is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations. Pupils are entered for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and the Indian School Certificate (ISC) examinations. The school is also a member of the Indian Public Schools Conference.
Rs. 36,000/- for Boarders and Rs 12,500/- for Day Scholars. This can be paid in monthly instalment, Half Yearly Payments (with rebate) or one full Payment (with rebate). Other annual charges for stationery, science, maintenance, computers, activities and other such expenses are extra. One time charges at the time of admission are
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Boys and girls are admitted to Preparatory School at the age of 3 1/2 years, Junior School (Class I) at 5 1/2 years and Senior School (Class VI) at 10 1/2 years. Admissions are on the basis of a written test and interview. The subjects for the written test are: Classes I and II; English and Maths; Classes III to VI; English, Maths and General Science. Registration for admission closes on 15th November of every year for the next academic year. Boarding houses facilities are available from Class IV onwards for both boys and girls.
The various scholarship schemes offered are: The Indian Public Schools Scholarship, The Punjab Government Merit-cum-means Scholarship and the Nalagarh Scholarship for cases of hardship. These scholarships are available from classes VI to XII.
The school has excellent infrastructure for games and sport. There are separate grounds for cricket, soccer, hockey, a stadium with 400 m athletic track surrounded by a cycling track, courts for basketball, tennis and a swimming pool. The school has a horse riding club and provides facilities for show jumping and tent pegging. Besides inter-house competitions in all the games there are regular inter school fixtures with leading public schools of the country. The school also organizes major sporting events. In the year 2002 the school conducted the all India IPSC Hockey Championship for boys, All India IPSC Swimming Championship for boys and girls and ‘YPS Sixes’ a ‘six-a-side’ cricket tournament.
Extra Curricular Activities
Active clubs of the school are Nature Club, Photographic Club, Horse Riding Club, Yoga and Computer Centre. The hobbies include stamp collecting, cane work, book binding, carpentry, tailoring, soft toy making, scooter mechanics, gardening, photography, fabric painting and many more. Boys and girls from Class VI onward look forward to trekking in the month of September. The school is actively associated with the International Award for the Young People. Students participate in adventure activities like high altitude trekking, cycling and also in sports, social work and worthwhile leisure activities to qualify for bronze, silver and gold awards. The school regularly organizes student exchange with schools in England, sends students to participate in the dance festival of Wales and from this year has started sending its cricket team for a month tour to play in the English county.