The Mother's International School

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Coordinates: 28°32′26″N 77°12′6″E / 28.54056°N 77.20167°E / 28.54056; 77.20167

The Mother's International School
Mothers International School, senior wing.jpg
MIS Senior Building
More true, forever, more true
Location
Sri Aurobindo Ashram - Delhi Branch, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi - 110016
Information
Type Secondary
Established 23 April 1956
Founder Shri Surendra Nath Jauhar "Faquir"
Principal Smt. Sanghamitra Ghosh
Grades 1-12
Campus Urban
Color(s) white, blue         
Ranking 3rd in India
Website

Sri Aurobindo

Family
Rajnarayan Basu (Maternal grandfather) • Manmohan Ghose (Elder brother) • Barin Ghosh (Younger brother) • Krishna Kumar Mitra (Maternal uncle)
Political career
Anushilan Samiti • Jugantar • Partition of Bengal • Alipore bomb case • Jugantar Patrika • Bande Mataram
Speeches and books
Uttarpara Speech • Collected Works • Life Divine • Synthesis of Yoga • Savitri • Agenda
Teachings
Involution (metaphysics)
Involution (Sri Aurobindo) • Evolution • Integral psychology • Integral yoga • Intermediate zone • Supermind
Places
Matrimandir • Pondicherry
Communities
Sri Aurobindo Ashram • Auroville
Disciples
The Mother • Champaklal • N.K. Gupta • Amal Kiran • Nirodbaran • Pavitra • M.P. Pandit • P.K. Bhattacharya • A.B. Purani • D.K. Roy • Satprem • Indra Sen • Kapali Shastri
Journals and Forums
Arya • Mother India • Collaboration
Integral education
Auro University • The Mother's International School • CIIS • Esalen

The Mother's International School (MIS) is a public secondary school in New Delhi, India. It is an establishment of the Sri Aurobindo Education Society, an agency of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. It shares its campus with the New Delhi branch of the Ashram. The school is an English-medium co-educational institution affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

It has featured thrice in the Outlook C-Fore Best School Survey as the best school in Delhi and one of the top 10 in India.[1] Education World magazine in 2010 ranked The Mother's International School among the top 5 Best day schools in India.[2] The Mother's International School was ranked the third best school in the country in 2010.[3] In 2011, The Mother's International School was ranked within the top 10 schools in India. The school is also consistently within the top schools in the national capital region comprising Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida.

The school shares a campus with other institutions including the alternative education school, Mirambika. Mirambika and The Mother's International often collaborate to celebrate certain events like Mirra Alfassa's birthday. The schools share the same sports ground on campus. The campus also hosts a bakery, iron-work unit, wood-work unit, candle-making and handmade paper unit, vocational training centre, and book store. The school also has a "Pre-Primary Wing" after the closing of Mira Nursery.

History[edit]

Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi campus

The school was founded on 23 April 1956 by founder Shri Surendra Nath Jauhar "Faquir", with the blessings of The Mother, Mirra Alfassa, a spiritualist, the spiritual partner and collaborator of Sri Aurobindo.

The school's motto "More True, Forever More True" was given by the Mirra Alfassa, known as the Mother, and the school's emblem portrays a bird in flight rising towards heaven. When asked about the date of the school's opening, the Mother replied "23456". And as the only possible date was 23 April 1956, it was this day that the school first opened.

When the school started out, a batch (or a grade) was of about 15 children, but today a batch has 180 students. The school has three wings, the Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary. The pre-primary program of The Mother's International School replaced Mira Nursery, a pre-primary school it previously shared campus with.

Enrollment[edit]

The school has a student population of about 2,100 pupils with an average section size of 35-37 students. Each grade has five sections, A-E.

Academics[edit]

Road between Senior Building and Aspiration Hall

The school teaches four languages: English, Hindi, Sanskrit and French. It also teaches mathematics, science and social studies till Class 10. There are three main streams for study beyond Class 10: Science, Commerce and Humanities.

MIS has featured thrice in the Outlook C-Fore Best School Survey as the best school in Delhi and one of the top 10 in India.[4] It has also been a participant and a winner at the Inter-School Maths Competition and many more other such competitions such as the Sri Srinivasa Ramanujan Maths competition.

For classes 1 and 2, there is only 1-3 teachers and they teach all the subjects; in the 3rd grade and above, there are a different teacher for each different subjects, with one class teacher. The student/teacher ratio is approximately 1 teacher for every 35 students.

Facilities[edit]

School Building
  • The Book Shop
  • The Matri Service Store
  • The Sunlit Path
  • The Library
  • The Technology Centre (MINET Lab)
  • The Hall Of Grace (succeeding the Hall Of Aspiration)
  • The Cafeteria

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Extracurricular activities include art, craft, dance, sports, vocal and instrumental music.

The school is a member of SPIC MACAY, and has drama, quizzing, yoga, taekwondo, gymnastics, music (instrumental as well as vocal) and art groups. The school is a host to inter-school competitions.

Each year, inter-house competitions are held in the school, like the Bag drama, oral interpretation, Poem Festivals, and debates. The children also showcase their talents on the Talent Fiesta, held yearly on the 23rd of April, which is also the school foundation day.

Computer Club[edit]

The school's computer club, MINET (MIS Information Network) maintains the school website.[5] The students have won prizes at computer and IT festivals in Delhi, and at the National Science Exhibition and International Olympiad in Informatics. The school computer club organizes an annual computer festival, in which most of the schools in Delhi participate. This inter-school competition includes various events like Quiz, Web designing, Gaming, Group discussion, etc.

Publications[edit]

The school has an annual magazine called 'Navchetna' which in Hindi means 'new thoughts' or 'innovation'. The magazine is a medium for expression of thoughts and ideas and contains poems and articles submitted by the students themselves. It also has information about the achievements of the students, staff et cetera.

The magazine is developed by teachers and an Editorial Board consisting of students of class 11 and 12, who are chosen through a written test.

Sports[edit]

Track field along with the football field

Track Field[edit]

The Track Field has a running track of 400m. There are two full basketball courts, three badminton courts, two volleyball courts, table tennis room with eight tables, sepak takraw nets and a football field. Every alternate year the sports section prepares an annual day function. There is also an athletic meet every year, and the last one was held on 28–29 February 2014.

Quizzing[edit]

Awards to the quiz team include the Columban Open Quiz, the Bournvita Quiz, the HT Pace Quiz, and the Japan Quiz.

Volley Ball[edit]

The school curriculum has now in the session 2014-15 introduced Volleyball, with an expert sports staff.

Football[edit]

The school's annual football tournament is the 'Surendra Nath Jauhar Tournament', in which many of Delhi's schools compete. The tournament, being a knockout competition, lasts for about 4 days.

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