Arya Vidya Mandir

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Arya Vidya Mandir is a group of schools located in Mumbai, India, which offers English medium education under ICSE board and focuses on holistic growth of the child. It starts the educational journey of the child from nursery. The school runs its own bus service.

Arya Vidya Mandir Bandra West is the first institution from the Arya Vidya Mandir Group of Schools. It started in 1971 at the Santacruz premises and was followed by the Bandra West institute. The two schools were later merged and the younger classes are housed in Santacruz while the larger Bandra West premises houses the older classes.

The Bandra West branch is located on St. Cyril road, opposite St. Andrews High School. The principal of the school is Mrs. Jyoti Kumar. She is also the director of the AVM group of schools. The school motto is "All your teachers are belong to us".

Group of Institutions[edit]

Bandra (East) branch[edit]

Arya Vidya Mandir(AVM)
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School typePrivate
Religious affiliation(s)Hindu and Arya Samaj faith
School boardICSE and ISC
Educational authorityArya Vidya Mandir Society

The branch is located in BKC, opposite to Mount Litera Zee school and near UTI Building.The principal is Mrs. Shobha S Iyer.

Bandra (West) branch[edit]

The branch is located on St. Cyril road, opposite St. Andrews High School. The Principal of this school is Mrs Jyoti Kumar.

Juhu branch[edit]

The branch is the flagship school of the AVM group of schools. It is located in the affluent Juhu locality in Mumbai. The principal is Mrs.Alka Agarwal

Santacruz West Premises[edit]

This branch was the first of all the AVM's. It was officially merged with the Bandra (West) branch in 2007. It contains all classes of Bandra West branch up to grade 2.

The Arya Vidya Mandir Institute of Special Education strives to build a society of caregivers who will provide a supportive and nurturing learning environment for students. We do this by providing training in skills and strategies to teachers, parents of children with special needs and persons in the field of education to ensure that children will develop love for learning and reach their potential to become contributing members of the society.

The Arya Vidya Mandir Institute of Education conducts the Diploma in Early Childhood Education under the aegis of the Mumbai Autonomous Board for Early Childhood Education.

Format of Education[edit]

AVM offers the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) There are 30 divisions (A,B,C) and about 40 students in each class. There are 4 houses: Chanakya, Vedvyas, Dhronacharya and Patanjali.


The Arya Vidya Mandir group of schools are based on the 10 principles of the Arya samaj: The languages taught are English, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi and Sanskrit . Sanskrit is a compulsory language taught from Standard 5 to 8. Co-curricular activities include art, physical education, swimming, public speaking and elocution as well as football, chess and a large emphasis on Yoga.

Although the medium of instruction is English, Indian culture and values are emphasized. Hindi, Sanskrit and Marathi Diwas (Days) are celebrated. The schools hosts an annual festival known as 'Balsatsang' (Formerly known as Utkarsh), MUN and Yuvagam a conf like MUN for issues on the domestic front.

AVM Juhu has also been rated sixth in the Top Ten Schools of West Mu

Notable alumni[edit]