Vasant Valley School
|Vasant Valley School|
|Motto||श्रेष्ठतमाय कर्मणे |
(Excellence in Deed)
|Number of students||approximately 1300|
|Founder's Day||18 November|
After its inception, the school accepted students in July 1990, up to grade 4. The school added a new grade each year as the classes graduated to the next level.
The first graduating class of Vasant Valley completed 12 grades under the CBSE syllabus in May 1999. The Director of the school is Arun Kapur, a former housemaster at The Doon School and an alumnus of St. Stephen's College, Delhi. The Headmistress of the Junior School is Rekha Bakshi, and the Headmistress of the Senior School is Rekha Krishnan
The school was begun by the India Today group. It was mentioned in the July 2005 edition of Fortune magazine for its rigorous curriculum and high test scores.  It has been commended as one of the best schools in India
Like most schools following the UK system, Vasant Valley School has a Prefect System. Prefects are chosen by the teachers in Class 5, which is the final year of Junior School, and Class 12, which is the final year of school as a whole. In the Junior School, the most basic prefects are chosen, i.e. Head Boy, Head Girl, Sports Captain, Vice-Sports Captain, and the Captains of the houses (Blue, Red, Green, Yellow).
In the Senior School there are more than 20 prefect posts. These include Head Boy, Head Girl, Sports Captain, Vice-Sports Captain, the four House Captains as well as four House Prefects (considered Vice-Captains). Additionally, there is the editor of the school newsletter and the heads of the various councils (Arts Council, Students Council, Essentials Council, Academic Council, Library Council, Outreach Council etc.) who also hold powers of prefects.
Special days and trophies
The school's Founder's Day is celebrated on 18 November. The students celebrate it by showcasing dances or performances for the parents, after which the Excellence Awards are given, which are proficiency awards for students who have excelled in student life.
The school holds an Inter-House Athletic Meet, where the four houses [i.e. Blue, Red, Green, Yellow] compete in athletics including sprinting, long-distance running, jumping, and throwing, for which they receive medals for merit. There is a Moksh Dang Memorial Award for Athlete of the Year for the student who achieves most points for their house.
The Akshay Chibber Memorial Award for All-Rounder of the Year is given to one or two students of class 12, who have displayed excellence in the field of academics as well as in sports. The Subject Awards are given to students from Classes IX to XII who have excelled in an academic or co-curricular subject, such as Visual or Performing Arts and PE. The Grade Card Distinction Award is for those students who receive an 85% overall throughout the year.
The school encourages co-curricular activities such as debating.
The school's bi-monthly newsletter, Vasant Valley Today, includes stories written by students and coverage of the events of the fortnight.
- Tanvi Hans - ex-player at Tottenham Hotspur L.F.C. and poster-girl for Gurinder Chadha's Bend It Like Beckham the Musical
- Roshni Nadar - Executive Director and CEO of HCL Technologies
- Elliott, John (25 July 2005). "GREAT EXPECTATIONS". Fortune. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
- PTI (27 September 2012). "Delhi's Vasant Valley country's top day school". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
- "Day school ranking 2013 across India". EducationWorld.in.
- "Chandni Chowk to White Hart Lane | The Story of Tanvie Hans". Goalden Times. 11 March 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
- Sil, Sreerupa. "Successfully Juggling Roles, Roshni Nadar Malhotra Is A True Woman". BW Businessworld. Retrieved 7 July 2017.