About The Institution
A Boarding School For Boys And Girls With Day School Options
Dalhousie Public School Badhani fondly called The Badhani School is nestled in a densely green area on the Pathankot – Dalhousie interstate highway.
At Dalhousie Public School Badhani there is a simple philosophy, to transform potentiality into reality.
The Badhani School is one of India’s leading fully residential co-educational boarding schools, located in the Shivalik Mountain Ranges with the snow clad Himalayas in the backdrop.
This picturesque campus of over 100 acres that is bound together by three generations of educationists implores children to learn play, grow and develop skills for a lifetime of learning.
Meticulous attention is paid to academic excellence and is matched by an awe inspiring range of sports infrastructure and extracurricular activities ensuring holistic development of each and every child in our care.
Transforming every child into becoming a well educated, motivated and above all a good human being is at the core of The Badhani saga.
– Harold Samuel
In 1992 Dr. P.S Grewal chose the Badhani hills for his new Greenfield boarding and day school project because of its unique location. The Badhani School is the brain child of Dr. P.S. Grewal, a second generation educationist who conceptualized and created this oasis of education. At a distance of 16 km from Pathankot, Badhani is far enough from the commotion of the city and at the same time close enough so as to have all the amenities required.
Sitting at the height of 2160ft. above sea level and surrounded by snow capped Himalayan peaks, the campus is a treat to the eye. The layout of the Campus with its green wooded and noble buildings creates a harmonious and jubilant environment. With an air quality Index below 50, pollution free environment and water from deep underground springs, Badhani is amongst the cleanest places in India. No wonder the British declared this area as the healthiest in the entire British Empire during their reign.
Dr. P.S Grewal has spent the last 30 years of his life dedicated to creating this oasis which is also cheekily called planet Badhani. It is an entirely self-sufficient community of staff and students all of whom reside on the campus with its own solar-generated power, deep bore-wells, organic gardens and orchards etc.
The aim of the school is to develop the best talents in children both inside and outside the classroom. Preparing them for the constantly changing world with self discipline, high intellectual achievement and physical fitness being at the core.
Dr. P.S. Grewal believes that “It is not for the sake of school that we study, but for life”.
Education not only means to read, write or learn, it is a set of skills acquired to deal with life, be it work or relationship. He firmly believes that the rock solid foundation of a child has to be built with a key ingredient called “Discipline”. It is his endeavor to create a Home away from Home for his dear students.
WELCOME NOTE – Dr. P.S. Grewal
Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to the Badhani family. The Badhani School is rated as one of India’s top 10 fully residential international co-educational Boarding schools.
Our school offers a safe and controlled exposure of your child to the world.
Once in a boarding school being responsible for yourself helps a child their handle life better. The trepidation you feel when your child bids you good-bye at the gates of the school will lay the foundation for a well mannered, articulate, active and confident young person.
In the Badhani School environment, children live amongst a congregation of students from different countries bringing the world into their campus. On a campus that boasts of an abundance of sports infrastructure, girls and boys participate in all sports activities and compete fiercely for the sports trophies.
Badhani’ites are naturally good at dance, music and dramatics making them both mentally and physically strong.
Our academic team, with the help from consultants in UK, conducts scientific learning support classes to help children excel. We adopt teaching strategies and methodologies that will provide the greatest positive impact on student learning. With various international collaborations offered on the campus, The Badhani School is a place of learning self discovery, joy and excitement. We welcome you on board – a true ‘Home away from Home’.
Ethos Of Badhani
The aim of the school isn’t develop the best talents in children both inside and outside the classroom. Preparing them for this constantly changing world with self discipline, high intellectual achievement and physical fitness being at the core.
Dr.P S Grewal believes that “it is not for the sake of school that we study, but for life” Education not only means to read, write or learn, it is a set of skills acquired to deal with life, be it work or relationships. He firmly believes that the rock foundation of a child has to be built with a key ingredient called “Discipline”. It is his endeavor to create a “Home away fro Home” for his dear students.
The Badhani School officially started in 1993 March with its Motto being –
“Lead us from darkness to light”.
Today the school is recognized as a nursery that churns out scholars. We at The Badhani School strive constantly for excellence towards empowering future global citizens, who are emotionally balanced and full of empathy with proficient knowledge and skills that drive them to succeed in every sphere of life.
As students today are lacking a humanitarian approach hence value based education is the need of the hour. Here in The Badhani School we have a teaching framework in which values are taught both explicitly in the classroom and implicitly by example to create an environment that encourages freedom of thought, while inculcating self-discipline, punctuality, fair play and industry.
HOME AWAY FROM HOME
To provide a home away from home, where care and nurturing are balanced with the emotional and intellectual needs of a child only one name comes in our mind and i.e. The Badhani School. It is a place we love to come to and the icing on the cake is when we get to stay here. The best learning takes places amongst students during midnight feasts and pillow fights forging firm friendships for life.
Academic excellence is the ability to perform, achieve and excel in scholastic activities. We at The Badhani School identify the foundational concepts that are necessary for success in the course and make sure to put into practice the concept of exemplary learning. We nurture curiosity and discovery in our students and to make them lifelong learners that excels in academics; explore the inter-connectivity of disciplines and grow into active creators of knowledge themselves.
Schooling is no exception; teaching through non-academic or co-curricular activities is gaining prominence and it is well adopted in The Badhani School. We provide our students with the opportunities to experience and appreciate a broad range of creative and performing arts, physical activities and sports, helping imbibe team spirit and contribute to the holistic growth and development of the child – finding balance in developing heart, mind and body.
To constantly evolve our teaching strategies, incorporating new methodologies and technologies to enable diverse learning styles and aligning those with advanced skills. Enriched by inspirational teaching, wide-ranging academic, cultural and sporting opportunities and strong pastoral care our pupils develop a love of learning together with the values, skills and qualities to enable them to live successful and happy adult lives in an ever-changing world, faithful to the altruism of our motto.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” David Shepherd
Community service gives students an opportunity to explore academic interests through real world lens.
To learn about how technology can be leveraged to enhance learning, increase our access to information and advance our knowledge and skills throughout the academic journey and beyond.
The number one way to honor an individual student is to authentically recognize the work that they do in the classroom every day, discovering the latent potential in each child, through individual attention and by providing them with opportunities to hone their skills and talents to their full potential.
Guidance counselors play an important role in schools, helping students of all ages navigate a range of challenges and experiences. We monitor the essential growth of social, cognitive and spiritual facets of our children, and support them in making fulfilling life and career choices.
Multi-cultural education gives students opportunities to build understanding and communication skills across cultures.
TO GROW FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH
We conduct periodic review of all programmes and procedures to ensure consistency and continuous improvement in line with the ideals espoused in the Mission statement and in the Motto of the school.
From the CEO
Education enables a person to face new challenges and lead a successful life. I, therefore, would like to encourage all students to acquire right education through right educational institution. I appreciate both the parents and the students for having made a right choice of choosing The Badhani School.
Education at DPS Badhani is not just about academic brilliance, but an ambience where culture and human skills meet together. The institute undertook a series of reforming exercises to become what it has become today. We now welcome students to come forward to experience the difference.
We at DPS Badhani, aim at creating an inter-disciplinary and a holistic academic environment that enables students to gain knowledge without stress. I am delighted to welcome all the students to this world of education and my best wishes for them to unlock and realize their potential.
From the Principal’s desk
Education is a lifelong process whose wings stretch into the entire vicinity. In my opinion each child is unique with utmost potential and therefore the potential needs to be channelized soon to prepare them for leadership roles in a globalised society. Our distinctive academic program initiative and innovative teaching methodologies at The Badhani School empowers our children to become compassionate, responsive to our culture and heritage. Academically excelling as a holistic person with a scientific temper in an environment of sharing and caring.
As a principal at The Badhani School I take pride in implementing stress free education in school. We at The Badhani School believe in activity based learning methods, experimental learning and ensure different learning styles of the students are well addressed in a period of 40 to 45 minutes. Our team has always believed in teaching with love and affection above all, imparting a quality education the right way, the Badhani way.
The Badhani School is the brain child of Dr.Parbeer Singh Grewal, a second generation educationist who conceptualised in November 1992 and created this Oasis of education.
Dr.P S Grewal chose the Badhani hills for his new venture because of its unique location. At a distance of 16 kms from Pathankot, Badhani was far enough from a large city and at the same time close enough so as to have all the amenities required.
Sitting at the height of 648 mtrs (2126 ft) above the sea level and surrounded by snow capped Himalayan peaks, the campus is a treat to the eyes. With its green woodlands and noble buildings the school creates a hormonious and jubilant environment.
- The Badhani School officially started in 1993 March with its motto being “from darkness to light”
- Today the school is recognized as a nursery that churns out scholars
- The Badhani School endeavors to create a community of empowered and diverse learners with exposure to the whole world right at school.
Keeping in mind the importance of nature, the students are divided into four houses named after the widely found tree species in the area and planted in the campus. These houses are Gulmohar, Mulberry, Pine and Silver Oak. The students are taught and encouraged to feel that we all must “Keep our World green.”
An exciting all round education is the first step in transforming potentiality into reality. The individual personality of each or our students is honed and polished to achieve a socially and personally beneficial life. Our young people are mines of precious talent. They are complex beings with physical, psychological and spiritual needs. Understanding each element and structuring its fulfilment is our fundamental aim. Since students come from residential background and non-residential background families, a thorough grounding in traditional academic disciplines, teamwork, problem-solving and risk-taking is the essential to the build-up of knowledge with a global perspective.
Sh. Jagjeet Singh guides the organization on aspects connected to NRI students and parents.
Affiliation and Grades : Dalhousie Public School BADHANI is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi (No.1630128). It offers instruction from Grades K.G. to 10+2.
Nestled in the Beautiful Badhani Hills, spread over 100 acres. The picturesque campus is just 12 kms away from the Pathankot Airport which has regular flights from New Delhi.
It is also close to Amritsar International Airport (142 kms) Dharamshala Airport (71 kms) and Jammu Airport (118 kms).
Located at a height of 648 mtrs (2126 ft) above sea level it has temperate weather conditions making it ideal for daily sporting events and makes it the highest point in Punjab.
Mentioned as the area with the best air quality in the entire British Empire, Badhani has a boastful Air Quality Index of 42. The campus is surrounded by snow-peaked mountains on 3 sides and a forest cover throughout the location.