The Podar Group of Schools has been started and operates with the prime purpose of building young minds to spearhead a dynamic future globally.
Podar's stated vision is a commitment to operate and manage quality schools that provide quality education with a focus on development that is in sync with the needs of the individual child in an era of globalization.
In 1927 Sheth Anandilal Podar, an eminent Mumbai-based businessman, with interests in cotton mills, founded the Podar Group of Schools. Interestingly, Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of Nation, was the first President of the Anandilal Podar Trust (View the minutes of the first Trust meeting.) What began as a single institution is today a multi-school, multi-city, multi-brand entity, ambitiously executing a growth strategy with an emphasis on global standards.
Podar is a growing network which has a wide spectrum of brands including pre-primary options, primary and secondary schools, a junior college, part-time courses and Cambridge Teacher Training courses.
Headquartered in Mumbai with 7 schools, there are a host of Podar Schools all across India and over 100 franchisees in various cities and states of Podar's pre-primary branch, Jumbo Kids.
Podar offers a wide choice of educational streams including IGCSE (Cambridge), International Baccalaureate (IB), ICSE, CBSE and Secondary School Certificate (State Board).
Podar's key strength emanates from its Teaching Team. The schools employ over 3,000 teachers and support staff, most of whom have years of experience and a commitment to quality education.
A focus on technology and innovative educational teaching methods has helped Podar establish a leadership position across schools in India. In Mumbai, Podar has already installed 160 interactive boards-the largest number installed by any school in Mumbai. Most Podar teachers are provided with lap tops, while video conferencing facilities are the hallmarks of the institution. Important objective examinations are executed with Remote Hand Sets. In all the Podar schools, technology is given special attention and state-of-the-art facilities are available for all the students.
- Day School
- School provides transportation
- Playgroup to IX
- CBSE Board
- English Medium
- Day School
- Co-ed School
- School provides transportation
- Grades: Nursery
- School Day: Monday - Saturday
- Timing: 10am - 5pm
- Gender: Co-Educational
- Religion: All
- Principal: Anna Dias
- Curriculum: CBSE
- Language: English
- Fees: Contact to school
The school building of Podar International School has been specially designed to give it a contemporary, stylish and international look. It is a huge building within a sprawling campus. The classrooms are well ventilated with white boards and flannel boards to provide an ideal sanctum for academic progress to take place.
Each classroom is equipped with a projector and a visualizer. Certain topics are taught with the help of this technology so as to make learning an interactive and immersive experience for the students.
The age of technology is upon us and it is becoming increasingly difficult for someone to function without a knowledge of computers. At Podar, we realize this and have a state-of-the-art computer lab in the school premises. The computer lab is air conditioned with adequate number of latest PCs which have all the required software installed. All PCs have internet connection. This lab is specially designed to educate the students with the latest technology so that the children get comfortable with technology from a young age.
Labs and library
There are well equipped Science laboratories, Maths laboratory, Computer Hub for Teachers. The school also has a library well-stocked with books and periodicals.
Our school has a state of the art playground where New Age as well as traditional sports are played
Sports and Games
We have sports for all age groups so that children can relax and exercise at the same time with a sporting spirit. The school has appointed a trained Physical Training Master to train the children in various indoor games like chess and carom and outdoor games like football, volleyball, basketball etc. We encourage students to participate in all the sports events.
The school offers an optional canteen facility for its students. The food that is served in the canteen is hygienic and healthy.
Podar International School has a bus service to take children to and from the school. Each Podar School bus has a trained driver, conductor and a lady attendant who is equipped with a mobile phone.
The details of bus routes pick - up and drop - off points, time schedules and bus charges will be provided by the school at the time of admission of students.
Extra Curricular Activities
Podar World School aims to increase the child's group-building and social skills which fuels self-confidence. Extra-curricular activities motivate children and make them look forward to each day at school.
Podar World School provides activities such as music, dance, speech, drama, art and craft, yoga and a host of various other exciting courses. Specialists pay special attention to the child's holistic development and tap each of their skills to harness their complete potential.
Podar also lays extensive emphasis on sports and extra-curricular activities. Specialized and experienced coaches are deployed in a wide spectrum of sporting disciplines. The schools participate and excel in various inter school sports tournaments.
All these academic and non academic efforts have paid enormous dividends. Podar Schools are considered among the 'Best Quality' Schools wherever they operate. The ICSE and CBSE Board results of Podar Schools are consistently among the best in the city where the school is located. In a recent survey conducted by IMRB International, (the country's pioneer market research firm), Podar World School, Santacruz, Mumbai, ranked 4th in Western India and 22nd when compared with every school in India across all the boards. Amongst IB School ranking (Nationwide), Podar World School figures in the Top 5.
Podar's commitment to society is unwavering. Ever since its inception 85 years ago it does not accept donations or deposits. The commitment to education continues to be focused and firm.
Podar also continues to tap into social change with an integrated policy of social responsibility. It operates a school for the deaf and dumb in Jaipur. It also supports a city hospital in the heart of Mumbai. In 2006, at the suggestion of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, the school adopted 1000 tribal girls. The Podars are also custodians of a Hindu temple in Santacruz, Mumbai.