Sri Atmananda Memorial School is a private, English-medium school in Malakkara, Kerala, India, that conducts classes from kindergarten to twelfth standard. It puts into practice an innovative teaching approach that is based on the relationship between the teacher and the taught. It is affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations as well as with the Clonlara School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Sri Atmananda Memorial School is operated by Atma Vidya Educational Foundation (AVEF), registered under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act 1955 (registration number A378/85).
We look at how a child develops his personal, social and academic skills and how each area helps the others to develop.
A standard of academic excellence as practiced at Sri Atmananda Memorial School includes recognition of what an individual child actually attains, given his unique circumstances.
When students take an absorbed interest in an experiment or a project or a hobby, and take delight in what they’re doing, and take it to the point of satisfaction and fulfillment, on their own terms, without reference to anyone else’s expectations, they can be said to have achieved academic excellence.
We accept external criteria such as examinations—we prepare the children for them, and encourage the children to take them as a challenge, but we do not take such assessment as an actual measure of what the children really are achieving.
An external examination is only one point in time that may reflect many factors, and it also may not take into account areas of personal and social development or the individual strengths a child has.
We communicate with the parents about our assessment of a child’s development to help them to see and appreciate an integrated course of development.