Springdales School Dubai – Continuing a 65 year Legacy

Education is the single largest component that defines character in human beings. A good education ensures that every child learns life skills, that will help them chart their lives as young adults and maneuver through obstacles, when they graduate to being independent.

At Springdales School Dubai, every child is exposed to holistic learning across a wide array of subjects along with extra-curricular activities designed to help in the development of mind and body. Our curriculum is activity and research based and challenges students with varied abilities.

The first Springdales School was started in 1955 by veteran British educationist Dr. Rajni Kumar. Located in New Delhi, it quickly grew from a small nursery to a full-fledged educational institution and soon made a distinct mark, with its vibrancy and fresh approach. Springdales Schools are today one of India’s most distinguished private schools. It has now grown to four schools in India and one in Dubai and boasts of more than 6000 students on its rolls.

Who is Dr.(Mrs.) Rajni Kumar?

Dr, Rajni Kumar (born 5 March 1923) is a British-born Indian educationist and the founder of Springdales Group of Schools. The Government of India honored her with the Padma Shri in 2011, it’s fourth highest civilian award.

Dr. Rajni Kumar, previously known as Nancie Joyce Margaret Jones, graduated from the London School of Economics in 1941, where she met the love of her life Yudhister Kumar, who was a co student. She married him and soon moved lock, stock and barrel to India.

She joined Salwan Girls School, Delhi, as Principal in 1950. In 1955, Kumar set up a kindergarten in the living room of her house. Springdales has since grown to encompass 4 schools in India and a K-12 school in Dubai. Dr Kumar was also the former chairperson of Lady Irwin College and Vice President of National Bal Bhavan. She has taken part in numerous global peace conferences and has been very active in championing the rights of children across the globe. Since her retirement in 1988, Dr. Kumar has been involved with the Springdales Education Society as its chairperson. In 2012, she was conferred the Order of the Companions of O. R. Tambo (Silver) by the Government of South Africa.[5]

Why choose Springdales School Dubai?

Our goal is to promote social justice, equality, peace and international understanding, so that man and nature can co-exist in a sustainable global environment.

We empower all our students to recognize their own abilities, interests and talents and to put others before themselves. Springdalians learn to empathize with those that are less fortunate and help those needing assistance, compassion and solidarity, while continuing to work towards their personal, professional and community goals.

CBSE Curriculum

Springdales School Dubai is a fully accredited CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) school. CBSE is the largest examination conducting entity in the world. There are currently more that 20,000+ schools in India and 200+ fully accredited CBSE schools across the globe.

Kindergarten offers a modified EYFS (UK) curriculum with Indian and UAE influences. The Primary School maps its curriculum against the UK National Curriculum, but also prepares students for entry to the CBSE curriculum. The CBSE curriculum is developed throughout the Secondary School with various subject options in mind. Students choose subjects that will give them the best opportunities to follow higher education courses in business, commerce, engineering, medicine or creative and performing arts.

Career education advice begins in Grade 8 to assist students and families make informed decisions about the best possible combinations of subjects and courses

Springdales is currently seeking KHDA approval for IGCSE, AS/A2 levels and vocational programs, which meet the needs of students seeking alternative pathways to higher education.

Springdales School Dubai has been rated “GOOD” by KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority) the Dubai education regulator, for 3 consecutive years!

Springdales School Dubai offers its students state of the art facilities for sport and play:

  • Temperature controlled Splash Pool for Kindergarten
  • Temperature controlled semi-Olympic sized Pool
  • Sports Turf
  • Indoor and Outdoor Basketball Courts
  • Football Ground
  • Badminton Courts
  • Large and well stocked Library
  • Table Tennis
  • Canteen with seating for 2000
  • Chemistry Lab
  • Physics Lab
  • Gym
  • Music room
  • Ballet and Dance Studio

Vasudhaiv Kutumbkan

The School motto has its origins in the Upanishads. The Sanskrit words – “Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam“, mean “The World is a family“.

“The World is a family” is an integral part of Springdalian Education. It is also the title of the Springdales School Song. It symbolizes, harmony, tolerance and zero discrimination, respect for the environment and responsibility for the animal life, with whom we share this planet.