Apeejay School, Nerul

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Apeejay School, Nerul
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Coordinates 19°02′07″N 73°01′16″E / 19.0353°N 73.0211°E / 19.0353; 73.0211Coordinates: 19°02′07″N 73°01′16″E / 19.0353°N 73.0211°E / 19.0353; 73.0211
Type Private
Motto 'Soaring High is my Nature'
Established 1986
Chairman Mrs. Sushma Berlia
Principal Mr. Rakesh Joshi
Grades Nursery–12
Enrollment -
Mascot Falcon
Yearbook The Soaring Falcon

Apeejay School Nerul, Mumbai is one of a number of private schools run K-12 by Apeejay Education Society. The School is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi (Affiliation no. CBSE/Aff./1130023/2001/37) and is a member of the National Progressive Schools Conference (NPSC). The school was started in the year 1987, when Mumbai was still under development. It is the first CBSE school to be started in Mumbai[citation needed]. Initially the school offered classes in Nursery, Kindergarten and classes up to IV std. More classes were added in subsequent years.

The school's Executive Committee nominated on 16 June 1986 consisted of Chairman Dr. Stya Paul and Vice Chairman Mrs. Sushma Berlia. Mrs. Berlia became the Chairman after the demise of Dr. Stya Paul. Mrs. Berlia is also the Chairperson of the Managing Committee at Apeejay School Nerul. Dr. C. Jayson was the principal of the school from 1987 to April 1999 followed by Mr. N. N. Nayyar from May 1999 to 30 June 2008 and Mr. Rakesh Joshi from 2 April 2009. Under Mr. Nayyar's dynamic leadership the school reached new heights and slowly became the most respected school in Navi Mumbai. Mr. Nayyar left the school to take up his new post as principal of Apeejay School, Noida.

The entire school is well connected through LAN. Each classroom, staff room and the administrative block is provided with a TV set and a desktop computer which are used as learning aids and also used as public address system.


Apeejay School Nerul Front View

The school offers classes from Nursery to XII. At Senior Secondary (Plus 2, XII) level the school offers two streams - Science and Commerce. The commerce stream was started in the year 2004.

The school also provides a large variety of Co-curricular activities like Karate, Yoga, Music, Painting, etc. [1][permanent dead link].Coaching facilities for cricket, football and martial arts are provided.

The school follows the House system in which students are divided into 4 Houses -Nalanda(blue), Takshashila(green), Ujjain(red) and Vikramshila(yellow) named after the famous universities of Ancient India


School building is a ground + 3 floor structure.

The nursery and KG standards have a separate wing connected to the main building.

The school has a well-stocked computerized library with more than 10,000 books and a number of newspapers, journals and magazines .

A Campus-wide network is being installed at Apeejay School, Nerul, wherein each and every classroom, staff room and the administrative block has been connected to a cluster of high-end servers. The network serves as the backbone for the implementation of Mira’ Skool, and ERP solution for automating the school’s administration and all scholastic and non scholastic activities.

To popularize play way teaching and learning methodology in the field of science, a Science Park is established in the school. It has well designed gadgets to nurture knowledge with amusement. Each gadget is installed with an explanation plate, with proper write up about how to play/operate the gadget, the principle involved in it and application if any for the concept.


The school publishes Newsletter - published biannually and The Soaring Falcon - published annually which contains articles written by students, teachers, principal and from the chairman.

Students and Alumni[edit]

The school has a very active Alumni association called the AOSA (Apeejay Nerul Old Students` Association). AOSA organises get-togethers and re-unions for the batches that have passed out. The students passing out from this school mostly get into prestigious institutions like Sydenham College of Commerce And Economics - Mumbai, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, Delhi Technological University (formerly DCE), ICT Mumbai,VJTI Mumbai, Thaddomal Sahani - Bandra - Mumbai, St. Xaviers Mumbai, Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, BITS Pilani, NIT Trichy,Law Institutions and many more. Many students even land up in top universities abroad ( such as UCLA and Cambridge (UK) and pursue their higher education in diverse fields such as Engineering,Commercial Pilots, Economics, genetics, Botany etc. The peer groups which students get at Apeejay are very competitive and maintain a healthy relationship among each other.


The school was awarded with Best School in Navi Mumbai by Nagrik Seva Samiti in 2000, 2001, 2003 and by CIDCO in 2000. Principal Mr. N. N. Nayyar was honoured with prestigious CBSE Award to Teachers in Maharashtra State On 4 September 2004. [2]

The school has been accredited for an outstanding development of its curriculum for which it received the International School Award by the British Council in October 2006.

Apeejay School, has also been included in the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI), under which it will receive a grant of approximately 24,000 pounds (Rs.20,40,000) for a period of two years.

In the AISSE 2010, P.Shweta topped the school with 98.0% marks and was the joint topper in the Navi Mumbai region.

In the AISSCE 2011, Shreeram Radhakrishnan secured 97.6% marks and was the joint Mumbai Zone topper.

In the AISSE 2011, Sudipto Mitra from Apeejay Nerul stood first in Mumbai region with 98.4% in the inaugural year of CCE (Continuous and Comprehensive Education). He further went on to score 97.2% in class XII (AISSCE 2013).

The students of the school performed exceedingly well in competitive exams with Shreeram Radhakrishnan securing AIR - 224 in IIT-JEE 2011 and Sudipto Mitra secured AIR-98 in JEE Mains 2013 and AIR 415 in JEE Advanced 2013.

The second Apeejay school in Navi Mumbai was started in 2000 at Kharghar Sector 21.

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