Which grades will you be starting?
We will be starting in the 2022-23 academic year with classes from Nursery to Grade 6. gradually we will start each standard ahead.
What is the age criteria for admission?
- Nursery Born on or before 31 May 2019
- Junior KG Born on or before 31 May 2018
- Senior KG Born on or before 31 May 2017
- Grade 1 Born on or before 31 May 2016
- Grade 2 Born on or before 31 May 2015
- Grade 3 Born on or before 31 May 2014
- Grade 4 Born on or before 31 May 2013
- Grade 5 Born on or before 31 May 2012
- Grade 6 Born on or before 31 May 2011
How many children will be in each class?
There will be a maximum of 20 children per class. In higher standards after grade 8, there could be more than 20 students in a class.
How will you teach values in the school?
We believe that the daily practice and observation of values is the best way to teach values.
How many teachers will you have per class?
We plan to have an overall student: teacher ratio of 10:1 or lower. In pre-primary and Grade 1-3 there will be two teachers per class.
What are the school timings?
Nursery – 08.30 to 11.30
Jr. KG, Sr. KG & Primary (Grades 1 to 6) – 08:30 to 15.15
Will you increase fees every year? By how much?
Yes, our fees are comparatively lower than most of the other schools offering the IB Program in India. In order to cover our expenditures, like teacher training workshops, salary increments for whole school staff, infrastructural/technology improvements etc., we would need to increase the fees. The fees will increase by 10% each year under each head in normal economic circumstances.
What will be the ratio of girls to boys at the school?
We expect to have a 1:1 ratio of boys to girls.
Is there an entrance test for Admissions?
At AUS, we believe all can children can learn. Although the school has reading and writing tests as part of its admissions process, they are not used for eligibility purposes but rather for establishing a learning benchmark.
By which date do I need to submit the application?
Please refer to the Admissions Process document that is a part of the admissions kit.
Do you have permission from the authorities to run a school?
Yes, we have permission from the Gujarat State Government to run a school.
Will there be sports at the school?
Sports will be an important part of the co-curricular and extra-curricular programs of the school. We have a range of sports facilities for both indoor and outdoor sports.
What is your Homework Policy?
As part of the International Baccalaureate Primary Year Programme (PYP), Middle School Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (IBDP), homework is an integral part of the learning process. It allows the teacher to assess the mastery of concepts learned in class and assist the child to apply the principles into practice. We do not believe in burdening kids with excessive homework. As part of the homework policy at AUS, students maybe assigned practice, projects, journals and investigative reports that not requiring much time.
What is the homework policy of the school? Will my child have too much or too little homework under the IB system?
The homework will usually be a revision of what’s done in school. The amount received as homework will be just right, not too less nor too more. There would always be a reading component in order to enhance the child’s language skills. Sometimes practical and project based assignments would be included as an expansion to their knowledge.
Does AUS offer After School Activities?
Yes, Please contact School Office for the details.
Are there field trips during the year?
Yes, field trips are an important part of the educational programme at AUS. Students are taken for day trips, overnight camps and 2 – 5 day field trips in different parts of India or Abroad.
What is the vacation schedule for the 2022-23 academic year?
The vacation schedule has also been provided in the admissions documents or in the school calendar shared in email by school for 2022-23 once your admission is confirmed for the academic year.
How much technology is used in the school?
Technology is used to support the curriculum, its use is not an end in itself. Classrooms are equipped with Interactive panels, TVs or projectors depending on the age group. Students also use the maker space. Primary students till Grade 4 will have access to laptops/tablets provided by the school, while Grade 5 onwards students will use their own laptops.
Does my child require a laptop or other digital devices?
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) supports a 1:1 device programme. All students from Nursery to Grade 4 are provided device by the school and are taught to use it in integrated lessons conducted by their classroom teacher. From Grade 5 onward students will bring their own device. Please refer to the School’s ICT policy for more details.
My child has a learning difficulty, will the school provide additional support?
Our school has counselors and special education teachers. The amount of support that we can provide can be determined only after an assessment of your child by a professional.
My child is currently studying in a CBSE/ICSE/State Board school, will he or she be able to move to an IB school? How will you help him/her to settle down in a different environment?
Our academic staff will help your child in transitioning to the PYP. We will ensure that he or she has the time and the support to adapt to the PYP. The fact that the PYP is not content heavy and does not emphasis rote learning helps in making the transition.
I have a transferable job. What if I'm transferred to a city where there is no IB school, will my child be able to shift to a CBSE/ICSE/State Board school?
While your child can shift to another curriculum, please check that the school you are moving your child to will help him or her make the transition.
Will you offer breakfast and lunch at the school? Who prepares the food?
The school will serve vegetarian & jain breakfast and lunch to students. Food will be prepared by a high quality caterer, who will be monitored regularly by the management.
Will you provide a bus service? What are the routes and timings?
At AUS School bus service is provided and it is most recommended. Please contact the school for details regarding the specific routes and timings.
Why should we use the school bus service?
Using the school bus is more eco-friendly. Each bus replaces a large number of cars. We feel it is important for students to understand the negative environmental impact of hundreds of cars traveling to the school every day, and to be able to make an eco-friendly choice. The school has new airconditioned buses with the latest safety features, including GPS tracking, trained drivers and a female attendant in each bus. Your child will have a safe and comfortable ride to and from school, and will board the bus and alight from it within the school campus in full safety. Furthermore, the cost of using the bus service provided by the school is cheaper than using private vehicles.
Is the school accessible to physically challenged children?
Yes. While designing the school we have followed the relevant guidelines for disability and have a disabled-friendly campus. We have ramps and lifts so that all parts of the school are accessible, as well as handicapped toilets on each floor.