Institutional Profile – Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, Kolkata

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Established in 1996 under the flagship of the J K Singhania Group, Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, Alipore, Kolkata, has been a forerunner among the schools in Kolkata. An ISO 9001:2008 school from Kindergarten to +2 it offers Science, Humanities and Commerce with Multimedia & Web Technology, Legal Studies, Sociology, Fashion Studies, Gender Studies, Theatre Studies, Mass Media and Graphic Design.

1With the concept that a school is a home away from home, students feel comfortable and secured in the school’s ethos which is conducive to learning. Students share a strong bond with their teachers as there is a low student – teacher ratio of 16: 1
Teachers and students work in tandem to make education focused, futuristic and fun-filled. Teachers dare to experiment with the curriculum and the innovations, usher in changes and propel toward dynamism. Children are given the freedom to express their creativity and imagination in various activities that stimulate their thought process. It is a school that looks beyond the distant future while working in the present scenario. Teachers devote some hours every week to develop resources to enhance learning.
The Way Forward
The school constantly strives to raise awareness among students on social and environmental issues at global level through sensitizing programmes, upgrading infrastructural facilities and regular audits. Carefully planned morning assemblies incorporate‘mantra chanting’, yoga, exercises, debates / presentations on burning social issues.
Innovative use of varied teaching methodologies to enhance learning experience
LSA is apioneer in introducing Math Activity Centre (MAC), Science Activity Centre (SAC), Language Activity Centre (LAC) and Technology Aided Learning (TAL). Flipped Classroom provides students scope for academic research followed by discussions. Quality Circle Time introduces an inclusive and democratic forum for students to share their thoughts and emotions sans inhibition. Students build empathy, confidence and camaraderie and develop communication skills. Smart Boards breathe ‘life’ into the classrooms. Analytical and concept building skills in particular, besides a host of other 21st century skills are honed through posing High Order Thinking questions from primary to senior secondary level. 361 degrees ‘Beyond the Obvious’, the school magazine, provides scope for students for creative expressions.

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Lessons Plans adhere to the highest levels of academic enterprise
Lessons are carefully planned enabling students to explore learning in different ways such as Individualized Learning, Technology-based Learning, Co-operative and Collaborative Learning and Practical Learning. The teachers facilitate the students to discover the joy of learning

Language learning is enhanced through
We Argue for a Reason (WAR)
Fun With English (FWE)
We Enjoy English (WEE)
Intensive Reading (IR)
Word of the Day (WOD)
Talk Shows, Interviews
Book Reviews, Extempore, Quixotic (Quiz) and
Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Programme.
Unique Activities
Students’ Council election conducted in a democratic way, followed by e-voting, with the software designed by the students.
Annual features of the school – Indradhanush (Classes III – V), exe.BIT – a unique IT Meet
(Classes III – XII), Abhilasha(Classes VI – VIII), Lakshya (Classes IX – XII),
Model United Nations (IX – XII) are good platforms for other city school students to meet, interact and chisel their skills through healthy competition.
LSA Times, an in-house
radio station was launched to hone students broadcasting abilities.
Visit to old age homes / story telling sessions for the children of the jail inmates are a regular feature.

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The school equips students to excel in the competitive world
Students are encouraged to participate in various subject Olympiads so that they get sufficient exposure in the external examinations and puts them in competitive mode. The CBSE results of the Academy are one of the best in West Bengal in the last 3 years.
Robotics, pottery, archery apart from a variety of co-curricular activities are conducted for the students.

As part of having a seamless world, exchange programmes are a part of the curriculum, reinforcing “Vausudhaivkutumbukam”, a Sanskrit phrase which means “the World is one family”. The school has had exchange programmes with USA, Germany, Sri Lanka, South Africa, United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Ireland, Pakistan and others.
Lakshmipat Singhania Academy has been a part of the International Space Settlement Design Competition, organized by NASA, USA, for the last four years. The students have competed at an International Level and have won the International round thrice. This helps students gain confidence and enhances their analytical skills.

A few feathers in the LSA cap
• 1st position in Academic reputation by Education World 2015 ranking at the National level.
• International School Award for the 3rd consecutive time for the period 2015 -18 from British Council.
• Green School Champions of Kolkata by SHARP, NGO for the 2nd consecutive time in 2015.
• 2nd Runners Up at the National CBSE Chess Championship 2015
• Athletes played at the National level after winning the State competition.
The active involvement of parents complements the efforts of the teachers in the school. . . .
LSA desires to excel because the excellence is the only vision before it. In the vast firmament of the city’s academic milieu, LSA has carved a niche right at the zenith. It is only because the zenith seems like the only visible destination and there is no compromising with that.