HERITAGE ACADEMY KOTDWARA
Situated on the lap of Garhwal Himalayas Heritage Academy Kotdwara has picturesque, green and ergonomically designed campus covering an area of 10 acres. Located in Kotdwara a ‘C’ category town in Uttarakhand school is 240 kms from Delhi, 110 kms from Dehradun, 66 km from Hardwar and 90 km from Roorkee.
MLSH Society: The school is run under the auspices of Mukandi Lal Sheila Hayde Society. Based on the ideology of the French sociologist Emile Durkheim who saw the major function of education as the transmission of society’s norms and values, Mukandi Lal Sheila Hayde Society was registered with the thought that Education is vital for democracy to work.
MLSH society believes education is the foundation to a healthy democracy and development of our humanity. It should help students to not only engage in the public decision-making and economic systems, but transform these systems to work for the entire society.
MLSH society believes that we need to respect teachers, honour their professionalism, and support the development of their skills in pedagogy. The MLSH society acknowledges that we are not manufacturing products; we are creating the conditions for CHILDREN to grow and develop.
This is the society’s hopeful message for a hopeful future.
Heritage Vision: To partner each child in their journey of self exploration and to assist each child in assimilating knowledge through experiential and resource based exposures of the environment of today. While in doing so, our endeavor would be to ignite the passion for learning by tapping the unique potential and interests of each child by identifying and challenging these through scientific and friendly approach thus strengthening the resolve in a young mind to see more, learn more thus gaining in-depth knowledge which will be applied by each child in his/her own unique way for individual/group and community and environmental success. We thus envision that we shape young minds into becoming complete, humane and contributing pillars of our society.
About Heritage Academy
Learn and Play the Heritage way: Heritage Academy espouses true experiential learning through which we purposefully engage with our students from the beginning in direct experience and focused reflection to increase their learning, assimilation of knowledge, development of skills and clarifying their core values. We truly believe in Learning through action, learning by doing, learning through experience, and learning through discovery and exploration. We believe the learning of content is important but the learning from the process is at the heart of our school’s learning process. The children are encouraged to explore through research in the library, laboratory, outdoors and on the internet. They learn through exploration and discovery on their own, with peers or assisted by teachers.
SPORTS: At Heritage we believe good sportsmanship provides guidelines that can be generalized to classroom and lifelong achievement. Participation in challenging sports contests teaches children to love classroom challenge. It also teaches children to function in a competitive society. We believe Sports is necessary for fitness and fitness of body is linked to fitness of mind. Sports that Heritage students participate in are Horse Riding; Swimming; Yoga; Tae kwon do; Football; Hockey; Badminton; and Athletics. MUSIC & ARTS: Heritage believes that Music and Art are just as vital to a child’s education and well being as are Mathematics and Physical Education. Here at Heritage nobody says that you must know how to sing to take Chorus, or that you must be an amazing painter to go to Art class. We believe Visual Arts, Dancing, Singing, Orchestra, Band, Acting and Writing are all outlets for us to express ourselves.
Hostel Life at Heritage: The Hostel facility at Heritage Academy Kotdwara is a real home away from home. We aim to make the boarding experience safe, secure, purposeful and fun. A green campus tucked into the pristine hills of the Garhwal Himalayas, the boarding provides the right atmosphere for study and leisure. Heritage promises nurturing of the young along with helping them grow physically, mentally and spiritually. The day starts with Yoga and meditation and proceeds with logical mix of learning and sports. Excellent Sports facilities are available with special coaching facilities for Yoga, Swimming, Horse riding, Tennis, Volleyball, Football, Hockey and Cricket. Teachers of different subjects are available to offer additional academic guidance after school hours within the Hostel premises.
Leisure is important and the students unwind with movie shows, treks and cycling expeditions to energise them for the week ahead. All festivals are celebrated and dorm nights are organized quarterly for the children at the amphitheater. Formal dinners are organized where the children are trained in dining and social etiquettes. Boarder’s Birthdays are celebrated within the Hostel premises, and parents are welcome to participate in the same. Controlled phone facilities and internet connectivity are provided. The School has comprehensive Health Centre facilities, with a separate infirmary facility for Hostellers with trained practitioners. Heritage Academy offers both week boarding and term boarding.