The growth of the Chapslee school stands true to an apt saying, from a small seed, a big oak tree grows The school, founded by Satanjit Singh, began as a nursery school on September 1, 1973, in one small room with three children. For many years it was a preparatory school, for children seeking admission to established institutions, like St. Edwards and Lore to Convent and Tara Hall
Later in 1988, it graduated to a primary school, and then finally, because of public pressure, a high school was set up. From its inception, new buildings were constructed in stages, to accommodate the growing number of student. The school caters to students from nursery up to class X. presently, the school has two campuses, the junior school at Chapslee Estate, situated near the circular road, close to Lakkar Bazaar
The junior school comprises of 27 classrooms, a library and a computer room, with ten computers.The senior school is situated at North wood between Kelston and Barari. It comprises of 16 classrooms and 3 fully equipped laboratories, a library and a computer room, with fifteen computers.
A co-educational school, it has a total strength of 1120 students and 48 teaching staff. A day-scholars school, it has regular bus service for its students. Affiliation of the council for the Indian School Examination was accorded to the school in 1996. So far three batches if Class X students have appeared for the ICSE examination. Permanent affiliation was granted this year. In spite of the limitation of space, time and resources, effort has been made to give an all round education to the children. Apart from aiming for high academic standards, emphasis is also laid on extra-curricular activities, such as sports and games, debating, dramatics, arts and crafts.
Chapslee Schoolis an English medium school, and aims to make the students aware of their rich heritage and to take pride in traditional Indian culture and values. The school has regular dance and music classes. The school has art and craft as well as gardening for SUPW. Recently the school has also adopted trekking in its curriculum. The boys and girls have trekked and camped out at various places like Shaili peak, Hatupeak,and Choordhar.The school has decided to take the students for a trek to Pin valley.
The school is also in the process to start a school magazine soon. The infrastructure of the school has been built entirely from the income of the school. Without any form the income of the school, without any form of aid, donations or a building fund. As far as the future, the aim of the school will be to keep striving for improvement and perfection.
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