Genesis and Inspiration
The Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School was inspired and initiated by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba Himself. He is its life and soul, motivation and goal. Under His direct guidance and loving care the school embarked on its mission of moulding young minds on the 15th of June, 1981.
"Character Development with Academic Excellence", has been the governing principle of all endeavours in the school. The school at every step, big or small, is guided by the comprehensive educational philosophy of Bhagawan Baba who emphatically advocates "Education should be for life; not for mere living".
The relentless pursuit of the school has been:
To lay the foundation of a noble character in the young minds by instilling in them the eternal and universal values of brotherhood, patriotism, sacrifice and moral integrity so that they grow up as ideal leaders who can shape the destiny of the nation and the world.
True education should produce balanced personality in whom intellectual, emotional and spiritual values are harmoniously developed. Therefore, all the learning programmes in the school are structured to inculcate in the learners the qualities of:
· Self-confidence with faith in God.
· Academic excellence.
· Communication and social skills along with analytical abilities.
· Maintenance of a well-nourished, healthy and agile physique.
· Inculcating an affinity towards a disciplined and regulated life.
· Instilling the value of selfless service to the society.
· Harmonising positive thoughts, words and actions.
· Respect and regard towards Indian culture and way of life.
· Upholding reverence for parents, elders and dignity of all men.
Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School is a fully residential English Medium school for boys and girls affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi [CBSE]. It consists of classes from I to XII and forms a vital educational limb of the Sri Sathya Sai University, Prasanthi Nilayam. The syllabi and textbooks followed at the school are those prescribed and recommended by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.
Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School is located inside the 'Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Giri' complex of Prasanthi Nilayam and is housed in two magnificent buildings. The imposing building with the facade of enchanting Krishna dancing on the serpent Kaliya houses the teaching and residential quarters for girls from class I to XII and for boys from class I to VII.This building is generally referred to as the Primary School.The palatial building with the sculptured Lord Dakshinamoorty presiding over it is the teaching block for boys from class VIII to XII. The towering edifice to its right is the hostel which lodges all the boys of the Higher Secondary School.
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