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.
“We are strong believers in the philosophy of Self Inspired Learning”
“Excelsior American School aims to teach children how to think rather than what to think”