"Self-Inspired learning"
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Vision & Mission


To facilitate self-inspired learning

Excelsior owes its genesis to the vision of its two main architects Ms. Rita and Mr. Hersh Kumar.

Ms. Rita, an eminent educationist is a gold medalist from MS University, Vadodara and to further her educational goals went on to pursue her MS from Texas women’s university. On the other hand, Mr. Hersh Kumar a philanthropist and a passionate educator is a gold medalist from one of the premier institutes of India, IIT Roorkee. Their passion for education and love for children brought them together and gave birth to a unique way of educating young children.

They are the owners of one of the largest and finest private school system in Texas, USA. They have a chain of schools in Houston and having achieved success in providing quality education there, have come to India to further their passion. Their experience of more than two decades has helped them shape a vision that is extraordinary and unique.

Dedicated to nurturing excellence in spirit and a deep love for life, Excelsior to them is a milieu in which the larger existential issues could be explored in an atmosphere of freedom and responsibility. The cultivation of a global outlook, a spirit of inquiry and concern for man and environment, a quest for excellence are the hallmarks, which have come alive at the school.

The Excelsior philosophy is based on self- inspired learning. A learning environment with an optimum blend of freedom with responsibility will nurture children who will be creative yet balanced, open minded and lifelong learners. We believe in an inquiry-based, holistic and student-centered approach to teaching and learning. Such an educational experience provides students with the necessary skills both academically and otherwise, therefore honing the individual talents of students and making them contribute positively in creating a more peaceful World.


    • Our mission is to develop in our students' a strong sense of self-worth and responsibility to prepare
      them to become life-long learners and balanced individuals.
    • We create opportunities that enhance and develop in our students' intellectual, social, ethical,emotional and physical potential.
    • We aim to promote the virtues of compassion and respect for human diversity through a multicultural
      environment and prepare them for living, working and contributing in a global society


The school's education philosophy lays emphasis on:

      • Self-inspired learning
      • A learning environment with an optimum blend of freedom and responsibility that will nurture children who will be creative, balanced, open minded and lifelong learners.
      • Inquiry-based, holistic and student-centred approach to teaching and learning.

Such an educational experience provides students with necessary skills both academically and otherwise.

Visionaries of Excelsior
    •                Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Award 2011Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Hersh Kumar

Hersh Kumar

"We are strong believers in the philosophy of Self Inspired Learning"

Rita Kumar

Rita Kumar

"Excelsior American School aims to teach children how to think rather than what to think"


Senior Leadership Team

Message from School Director

Choosing a school, that is most appropriate to the individual needs of your child, is a major decision for parents. Many questions arise but the most important is whether the school’s educational and social philosophy meets the parent’s own expectations and standards.

Excelsior American School's philosophy is based on the principle that each child will achieve their personal best in all areas of their development! Children are like flowers, they blossom when nourished with love and care. At Excelsior American School, we believe that each child has qualities that will help the child to become like a sweet smelling flower so that he/ she will add value to environment around them.

At Excelsior, Education involves the progress of self inspired children. It is important for all children to acquire skills that will help them survive and grow in the society. It is also equally important for them to help the society grow along with their individual growth. And that is why we encourage our students to be intellectually curious and morally strong.

Excelsior being an international school with students from diverse cultures, our students learn sensitivity and respect for different religions, traditions, languages.The Students get a unique opportunity to truly engage with and learn from others who may be different in myriad ways, including national origin, socioeconomic class, race, or ethnicity, or disability status. Our students work independently as well as cooperatively, learning to respect the needs of others as well as their own. All this takes place in a multicultural environment that embraces diversity and teaches children to celebrate their cultural heritage as well as of others!

As they are gently nudged to grow into responsible and compassionate Global citizens, the school emphasises on every student being honest, fair and ethical. Their confidence in their own convictions will give them to courage to stand up for what is correct as they face the tough challenges of today's competitive world.

A child’s school should be an extension of their family, providing a safe environment in which they can explore ideas and feelings. Excelsior is a closely knit family that allows it's members to bond and care for each other.

Please contact us to arrange a tour of our school and to meet our sincere and dedicated teaching staff.

Geeta Sachdeva
School Director

Message from Secondary School Principal

“The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts but of values…. William Ralphe Inge
Education is much more than going to school or university, learning and exceling in different subjects. It is a powerful tool that encompasses in itself a host of other attributes that equips each individual with knowledge, values and skills needed to survive, contribute to changes in the society and progress successfully in their path of life.
Today the role of a school has drastically changed from just facilitating knowledge to one that imparts values, contributes to skill building and provides opportunities for the holistic development of each learner. A school’s vision that aligns with this philosophy of education will focus on promoting virtues of compassion, respect for human diversity and will prepare each individual to emerge as a self-inspired learner who can think not only for themselves but for others too and develop a curiosity to learn new things as learning is not just a one-time affair.
Excelsior learners are self-motivated in their pursuit of knowledge and we as educators stand as a role model, inspire them in this pursuit and find inspiration in doing so. We keep our quest for knowledge alive and believe that the KEY is to Keep Educating Yourself!
This positive approach to gaining knowledge makes Excelsior an exceptional place for learning. We at Excelsior with its family like environment work together to provide the best possible education experience for our students. I welcome you all to be part of this great endeavor.
Srividya Sridhar
Principal Secondary School

Message from Primary School Principal

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow”. - Anthony J. D'Angelo
On behalf of all of us at Excelsior American School Gurgaon I am delighted to welcome you to what will clearly be an exciting, meaningful and blessed journey in the lives of your children. We believe there can be no higher calling than to deliver an outstanding education for your child and we have an excellent faculty and staff who are committed to that very purpose.The exposure that we provide, the knowledge that we impart and the curriculum that we focus on prepares young minds to develop an in-depth understanding of fundamental skills in the arts and sciences, current world events, intercultural dialogue and fluency in the new technologies, thereby preparing students for the global challenges of the present and the future.We value and treasure the uniqueness each child brings to the classroom. The very diverse cultural backgrounds and learning styles of our student community makes EAS an ideal setting for positive and healthy learning. The richness of our academic programs encourages students to connect separate elements of knowledge to form a coherent perspective of the whole, thus producing insightful, creative and analytical thinkers.As we embark on this amazing and enriching journey, I am confident we will succeed in challenging our students to become engaged citizens of the 21st Century who possess not only the knowledge for critical thinking but also the motivation for keeping their minds actively engaged in learning for the rest of their lives.We encourage you to partner with us and support our endeavors so as to have a fruitful and lasting impact on the lives of our younger generation. Together we can ensure they have a more informed understanding not only of themselves but also of the world in which they live.
Let us collaboratively ignite the dreams, hopes and aspirations of the chosen generation at Excelsior American School Gurgaon.
Sheba Thapar
Principal Primary School