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Early Childhood Campus

We are excited to announce that the American School of Bombay’s (ASB’s) Board of Trustees has approved the opening of an Early Childhood Campus (Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and Kindergarten) in the Hiranandani Knowledge Park in Powai. The driving force behind the initiative is two-fold:

  • To better serve ASB's current families that live in the Powai region.
  • To enable the many prospective families (located in and around the Powai region), who are currently eligible, to enroll their children in our Early Childhood program.

For inquiries please fill out our Online Inquiry Form. Children of all nationalities are welcome to apply. In order for Indian national students to be eligible to apply, they must have studied in an American/International system of education. If a child is an Indian national, please click here to know more details.

ASB Powai will be fully operational and open for our young learners on ASB's first day of school, August 7, 2019.


Below are some pictures of our current Early Childhood Classes in our Elementary School. Our new learning spaces in Powai will provide the same ASB educational philosophy, practice, and pedagogy.


Philosophy

Early Childhood Philosophy

Children at the American School of Bombay are unique, creative, and capable inquirers who learn through play, exploration, and communication.

Our Early Childhood Learning program is framed by the Primary Years Program of the International Baccalaureate ad inspired by the principles and practices of Reggio Elimila. By deeply knowing each child and responding to the individual needs, our early childhood educators plan dynamic learing and experiences within a purposefully designed environment. Educators create and facilitate these experiences which cultivate perseverance through failure and success, engage children in the habits of collaboration, and develop independance.

At the American School of Bombay, we recognize each child's unique abilities and develop their individual skills to become compassionate citizens who understand that their choices can make an impact on the world.

Powai Neighbourhood

Driven by a profound passion to provide our families and community with the most relevant schooling in the country, we are excited to be opening a third campus in Powai this August.

ASB Powai will be built for 100 students in a space of 22,000 square feet and designed to bring the "Natural Outdoors, Inside" with trees, sand, flowing water, grass, swimming pool, and filtered clean air in all our learning spaces.

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FAQs

WILL THE CAMPUS BE READY IN ITS ENTIRETY BY AUGUST?

Yes, we will be open for school on August 7th, 2019.

WHAT GRADE LEVELS ARE BEING OFFERED AT THE POWAI CAMPUS?

ASB is offering PreK-3, PreK-4, and Kindergarten starting from August 2019.

FOR CHILDREN JOINING THE POWAI CAMPUS FOR PRE-K/KG, IS A SPACE AT KURLA CAMPUS GUARANTEED IN GRADE 1?

Yes, a space at our Kurla Campus for our ASB Powai students will be guaranteed in Grade 1.

WHAT WILL THE START AND END-TIME OF SCHOOL BE?

School will start at 7:30 am; PreK will end at 1:40 pm and KG will end at 2:30 pm.

WILL THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE BE THE SAME AS ON KURLA CAMPUS?

Yes. The same exposure to the range of educational experiences will be offered on both campuses including…

  • Daily Educational Program
  • Staffing for movement, swimming, creative arts, and music
  • Professional Services (such as counselling, speech, etc.)
  • Food Services
  • Pricing and Fees
  • Eligibility for Admission
  • Busing
  • Nursing & Health
  • Safety and Security (Note: The campus has been—and will continue to be—audited and assessed by the Security Office of the US Consulate)
  • Alignment of facilities: Sensory Learning Hub, Performance areas, Welcome Piazza, etc.

WILL THE EXISTING TEACHERS FROM KURLA MOVE TO POWAI?

Yes, if the fit is right. The positions were first opened up for internal candidates with an application process for potential new hires. Our hiring decisions are ongoing.

WHAT WILL BE THE CAMPUS LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE?

There will be an On-campus Coordinator on a daily basis. The Head of School, Deputy Head of School, and Elementary School Principal will be on site for at least one day every week.

WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE AQI, FIELD TRIPS, AND THE OUTDOORS?

The AQI in the indoors spaces will equal the current average of 10 on our Kurla Campus. Possibilities for field trips include local parks, local businesses, etc. We will have scheduled outdoor time on the grass dependent on space, weather, and AQI.

WILL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES BE AVAILABLE?

Yes, After School Activities (ASA’s) will be offered to KG students, just as they currently are on the ES Campus, but with a smaller variety of choice. More will be planned for the future as the ASB Powai Campus grows.

WHAT WILL BE THE EXTENT OF PARTICIPATION WITH THE LARGER SCHOOL?

Our “All ASB Community Events” will, of course, be open to all members of the ASB Powai campus. This includes, Incredible India, FON, the Christmas Tree Lighting, the Arts Festival, as well as the Spring Musical Concert.

WILL THERE BE ANY INTERACTION/ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN STUDENTS IN POWAI AND KURLA?

We will strategically plan opportunities for interactions and engagements between the campuses.

WHAT WILL THE STRUCTURE OF PARENT INFORMATION WORKSHOPS AND INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS LOOK LIKE?

The structure of the Parent Information Workshops and Informational Sessions will be held in the same as those currently held on our Kurla campus, but some may be scheduled for later in the evening to account for travel time for our ASB Powai parents.

CAN COMMUNITY MEMBERS USE THE FACILITIES ON THE WEEKEND?

Not initially, but, as we move into Phase II (January 2020) and better understand the facilities and staffing needs, we will be able to open up more of our spaces for weekend, family activities.

WHAT WILL BE THE SCHEDULING FOR PARENT CONFERENCES WITH KIDS IN TWO CAMPUSES?

We will have flexible scheduling during the week of parent conferences with an evening event held the afternoon/evening prior to our parent conferences.

AT WHAT AGE IS MY CHILD ELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION TO ASB?

All applicants must be toilet trained and meet the minimum age requirements below:

Applicant Applying for:

Age Requirement by August 31st of the school year enrolled

Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K3)

3 years old

Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K4)

4 years old

Kindergarten

5 years old

Grade 1

6 years old

IS FOOD AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS?

Yes, food will be available for the students. In addition, a functional kitchen will be housed within the campus.

IS THERE A HEALTH CLINIC ON CAMPUS?

Yes, a health clinic, staffed by a certified nurse, will be located on campus.

IS THERE A SCHOOL BUS SERVICE?

Yes, a school bus service will be available for our ASB Powai families.

HOW DO I BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR MY CHILD?

Contact our Office of Admission Team or complete our short Online Inquiry Form so we can better be prepared to answer specific questions about your family's situation.