Welcome to Neev Academy, a full continuum IB school located in the heart of Bangalore, India. We have been providing a high-quality education to students since 2005. At Neev Academy, we believe in the importance of lighting a fire for lifelong learning, and strive to provide a rigorous and intellectually challenging education that fosters self-confidence and creativity in our students.
Our school offers the IB Primary Years, Middle Years, Diploma Programs, along with an option of middle school ICSE, providing a well-rounded education that encourages students to become critical and reflective learners. At Neev Academy, we value diversity and inclusivity. Our student body represents a range of cultures and backgrounds, and we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.
Our dedicated teachers and staff members work closely with students to support their individual needs and help them achieve their full potential. We are located in the heart of Bangalore, avoiding the long commutes that can be a trade-off in a rapidly urbanizing India, and offer a range of academic and co-curricular activities and sports programs, as well as opportunities for community service and cultural exchange.
We are proud to be an IB World School, as it allows us to offer a globally recognized curriculum that prepares students for success in a rapidly changing world. Our students graduate not only with strong academic skills, but also with the critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills that are essential for success in higher education and beyond.
At Neev Academy, we believe that children need to be equipped with the skills and attitudes necessary to thrive in an increasingly complex, interconnected, and rapidly changing world. Our mission, philosophy, and curriculum are all designed with this goal in mind, and are guided by the following principles:
In today's world, traditional distinctions between "local," "national," and "global" are increasingly blurred. Students need to develop the agility and imagination needed to live productively in this complex world. That's why we prioritize helping students understand their own local context before expanding their perspective to the global level.
Intercultural understanding involves more than just learning multiple languages. It requires recognizing one's own identity and perspective, as well as those of others. We strive to help students evaluate critically the beliefs, values, experiences, and ways of knowing of different cultures, in order to develop a deep understanding of the world's rich cultural heritage.
Students need to understand how the world functions today, and the changes happening around the world that will shape the future. This includes understanding the science, technology, humanities, arts, and math that underlie the world around us.
Success and happiness come from many sources, including academic excellence, critical thinking skills, and personal social and emotional development. We work to balance these different facets of learning in order to foster well-rounded development in our students.
No two children are the same, and each student has their own unique strengths and areas for growth. We recognize this diversity and tailor our approach to each student's individual needs and interests in order to support their development.
By embracing these guiding principles, we aim to provide an education that prepares our students to thrive in today's changing world.
At Neev Academy, we are committed to fostering a culture of belonging, inclusivity, and safety for all of our students. We believe that diversity is a strength and value the different perspectives, ideas, knowledge, and cultures that each student brings to our community. Our communication with students is clear, relevant, respectful, accurate, and timely, and we strive for transparency and constructive dialogue at all times.
We believe that the bond between students and teachers is a powerful tool for building self-awareness, relationships, and knowledge. When students feel good about themselves, it is easier for them to internalize core values such as grit, honour, and grace. Our teachers serve as role models, demonstrating these values through their thoughts, words, and actions.
At Neev Academy, we are focused on meeting the needs of each individual student. We strive to create an environment where every member of our community maintains a child-centric outlook in their work, disposition, and interactions with others. We encourage teamwork, collaboration, and a drive to excel, with a growth mindset that sees learning as boundless and failure as a stepping stone to success. Our community values long-term commitment, strong work ethics, and the ability to treat others with respect.
At Neev, we believe in developing a learning environment that focuses on a ‘whole child approach’. The covid-19 pandemic has created a raft of questions about the role of education and educator in equipping young learners to face the challenges of an unpredictable future. Neev's learning definition continued to build on this and kept ‘relationship building’ and the ‘well-being’ of every individual at the core of our teaching and learning. These beliefs helped us to articulate it into the clearly stated impacts that we seek and define competencies of Neev’s graduate as a continuum from Early Years to High school. This evolving definition, for future learning, is further translated into five impact statements and guiding questions to support the Neev community to nurture ‘the unique child’.
The impact we seek in our learners which define our definition of learning (DOL) is articulated as below-
- We want our learners to be Self-directed learners who will be able to learn autonomously throughout their lives in order to achieve their potential, keep pace with change and meet emerging opportunities.
- We want our learners to be effective Communicators and engage with people, ideas, stories, and emotions positively and capably across multiple environments as part of their engagement with others and contributions to the world around them.
- We want our learners to be empathetic Collaborators, who will be able to lead and contribute to the design of thoughtful solutions and responses to opportunities in an increasingly interconnected and complex world.
- We want our learners to be highly capable Disciplinary Thinkers who are able to use sophisticated tools and strategies to learn, extend and transfer their learning and engage positively in the complex and ambiguous world around them.
- We want our learners to be mindful Community Builders who use their developing skills and dispositions to understand, take personal ownership, and commit to supporting the positive development of their local and global communities and all elements involved.