Comparing the two Pathways Schools in Gurgaon - Pathways Aravali and Pathways Gurgaon

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Pathways is today a well-established brand name in the top ranking schools of the millennium city. The founder Pramod K Jain along with his three sons Praveen, Prabhat and Prashant chose the multiple pathways strategy from Dr. Howard Gardner of the Harvard University as the theme of the school. The strategy outlines the different intelligences of children and teaching the same topic in different ways or paths to them. Thus both the Pathways Schools in Gurgaon have been set up on the same central theme. We will however look at the facts about the schools to help parents differentiate between the two – Pathways World School (also known as PWS or Pathways Aravali) and Pathways School Gurgaon (also known as Pathways Gurgaon).

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Pathways World School (PWS or Pathways Aravali)

Located on a huge expanse of land, on an elevated green site along the foothills of the majestic Aravalis, the Pathways World School has a student representation from 40 nations. Away from the hustle and bustle and the din the school has a unique location in the NCR just about 35 KMs from the IGI airport in New Delhi.

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Pathways School Gurgaon (Pathways Gurgaon)

Another Pathways School with an environment friendly architecture was set up in the natural surroundings of Baliawas on Gurgaon Faridabad road. Approachable from Delhi, Gurgaon and Faridabad the school provides serene and ideal work environment to its students.

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Pathways School Gurgaon

What makes Pathways Aravali & Pathways Gurgaon different?

  • While Pathways World School is located on the Gurgaon Sohna Road on one edge of the city of Gurgaon, Pathways School Gurgaon is strategically located on the Gurgaon Faridabad Road on the other edge. It is strategic as it can be approached from Gurgaon (7 KMs from Golf Course) Faridabad (17 KMs from Badkal chowk) and Delhi (11 KMs from Andheria Morh) through direct link roads.The campus area of Pathways World School (PWS) is more than three times the campus area of Pathways School Gurgaon. However the essential infrastructure for the curriculum and sports and co-curricular activities is available in both the campuses.
  • Pathways World School is a day cum boarding school and has the residences for staff and students. On the other hand the Pathways School Gurgaon is a day school only.
  • PWS is the 1st school to be established under the Pathways brand in the year 2003 and is now more than a decade old. Pathways Gurgaon came seven years later in 2010 but has been quick to gather pace and pick up momentum in the highly competitive environment.
  • Dr. Sarvesh Naidu who is the Director of Pathways World School also holds the charge of Executive Director of all the Pathways schools. He has taught at The Doon School and also at United World College in Italy. After being the Principal of a Tata School in Munnar he moved on to become a founder director at Mahindra United World College (IB Curriculum). His teaching and administrative career spans 35 years out of which the last eight years are with Pathways as director. He conducts official school authorizations on behalf of IB organization and has been an international examiner with IBO for over 25 years. On the other hand Capt. Rohit Sen Bajaj is the Director of Pathways School Gurgaon and has an experience of 22 years, out of which 5 years has been with the Indian Army. His education career started with the Doon School from where he moved to Lawrence School Sanawar. Rohit has been awarded the title of IB recognition Ambassador and is an authorized IB evaluator for IBDP schools across the world. Besides the difference in experience, both the Directors are well established in carrying out IB activities which is a plus for both the Pathways schools in Gurgaon.

 

How are Pathways Aravali & Pathways Gurgaon similar?

  • Both the Pathways Schools in Gurgaon offer the same curriculum i.e. PYP for Primary, MYP for Middle, IGSCE for classes IX & X and Diploma Programme for classes XI & XII. The Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) are accredited from International Baccalaureate (IB), Geneva.
  • Both schools offer the same class coverage from Pre Nursery to class XII and the admission process is also same.
  • The fee structure for the both the Pathways Schools in Gurgaon is same for the day school. In case of Pathways World School the boarding charges are extra for the students availing the boarding option.
  • Both the Pathways Schools in Gurgaon are in the top ten school rankings of Education world for the year 2013 & 2014. While Pathways World School has consistently maintained the 2nd position in the International day cum residential school for both the years, Pathways School Gurgaon has moved up from 8th to 6th position in the best International day school category in the same period.
  • Both the schools run community programs, Model United Nations (MUN) and organize trips/excursions for the children to the places of educational importance.

 

Concluding thought: Pathways World School is a residential school that offers day option as well, the Pathways School Gurgaon is a day only school. Besides that the other differences and similarities have been brought out in the article for the parents to evaluate based on their own preferences. But I recommend parents to understand the real ethos and feel of the schools beyond the Pathways brand by personally visiting and interacting with both Pathways schools.

 

Table comparing Pathways World School and Pathways School Gurgaon

 

 

Pathways World School (PWS)

Pathways School Gurgaon

Founded in the year

2003

2010

Campus Area

32 acres

10 acres

Classes offered

Pre-Nursery to XII

Pre-Nursery to XII

Number of Students

1100

Information not available

Minimum Age for Nursery

3.5 years

3.5 Years

Curriculums Offered

IB (PYP, DP), IGCSE

IB (PYP, DP), IGCSE

Admission Fees (one-time)

1,12,000 + Security

1,12,000 + Security

Fees per Annum

2,84,000 to 6,34,000

2,84,000 to 6,34,000

Schools in Gurgaon Ranking 2014 by Education World India

Not Ranked

6th (2013), 5th (2014)

International Schools in India Ranking 2014 by Education World India

International Day-cum-boarding Schools category: 2nd (2013 & 2014)

International Day Schools category: 8th (2013), 6th (2014)

Principals

Arvind Kumar Chalasani (Senior School)

Sumit M. Dargan (Middle School)

Meenakshi Singal (Primary School)

Sangeeta Krishnan Nag (Senior School)

Dimpu Sharma (Middle School)

Anvita Gupta (Primary School)

Director

Dr. Sarvesh Naidu

Capt. Rohit Sen Bajaj

Associated playschool

Pathways Early Years

Pathways Early Years

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