Aimed at setting new standards in teaching and learning, the Nita Mukesh Ambani Junior School (NMAJS) was launched in Mumbai by founder and chairperson Nita Ambani.
Located adjacent to the Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS) campus at Bandra-Kurla Complex, the state-of-the-art facility is all set to redefine the paradigms of teaching and learning with flexible learning spaces, provision for students to collaborate and work in groups, and facility for personalised instruction.
A teacher at heart and an educationist with extraordinary passion and commitment, Nita Ambani has led DAIS into the league of the best schools in the world in just 20 years. Today, DAIS is the No. 1 International School in India and among the Top 20 IB Schools in the world.
Speaking on the occasion, Nita Ambani said, “We always wanted DAIS to be a happy school where teaching is a pleasure and learning a joy. As we look back, we are humbled that just in two decades we could make a difference in the lives of thousands of children and their families. And, it is with a great sense of gratitude and optimism that we look ahead to the future as the new generation takes the lead, with a strong commitment to building on this culture of excellence. I am honoured to dedicate this new temple of learning – NMAJS – to the city of Mumbai, and to the entire nation.”
Isha Ambani, Vice-Chairperson, and the driving force behind the vision and development of this school of the future, said, “My mother, my role model, envisioned DAIS as an international school with an Indian mind, an Indian heart, and an Indian soul, and it has transformed the face of education in India in unimaginable ways. We have built NMAJS on the foundational principles and unique strengths of DAIS, with the overarching goal of equipping children with 21st century skills.”
The Vaastu Pooja of the new NMAJS was held in the presence of family, friends, well-wishers, students, and teachers on the occasion of the birthday of Nita Ambani.
The NMAJS campus has been designed by world-renowned architects, Perkins&Will, and constructed by Leighton who has a track record of building several state-of-the-art campuses. NMAJS will be a full-fledged international school, offering the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) curriculum.
NMAJS envisions to evolve itself as a child-friendly institution, a happy school with a commitment to prepare the future generation with the skills and values that are required for the 21st century.