FAQ’S

The School is 250 kms from Bangalore.
Yes. The school admits both boys and girls from Grade 1 onwards.
We instill discipline through dialogue. Students are spoken to and corrected. They are then given time to reflect and correct their behavior. Rigid rules and punishments are not enforced at AVRS.
There are separate dining blocks for primary school and middle school children, with separate kitchens for Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian food. The main dining area is well ventilated and delightfully arranged with semi-covered and covered eating areas. The dining block includes a state-of-the-art kitchen that is designed for hygienic and streamlined food preparation, and the menus incorporate nutritionally balanced and age appropriate food Indian and global cuisines.
We have a modern and well equipped library consisting of over 10,000 carefully selected books, with a qualified and enthusiastic librarian to guide children. The library has a collection of audio/video material which are available for students to prepare for projects, presentations, etc.
The science labs are well designed, spacious and well-equipped. In the computer lab each student has an individual machine. The computer lab has modern multimedia systems, material for self-learning, and a LAN facility to network the campus. Students and faculty have facilities to download the required information through the Internet.
Well-designed and comfortable dormitories, separate for boys and girls. Each block has a common lounge, a TV and a recreation place. The dorms have adequate support staff, working under the supervision of the Matron and Dorm Parents. The dorms have 24 hours hot water supply.
There are separate dining blocks for primary school and middle school children, with separate kitchens for Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian food. The main dining area is well ventilated and delightfully arranged with semi-covered and covered eating areas. The dining block includes a state-of-the-art kitchen that is designed for hygienic and streamlined food preparation, and the menus incorporate nutritionally balanced and age appropriate food Indian and global cuisines.
There is a well-equipped infirmary with a nurse on full time duty, doctors on call, and a regular health supervision routine. AVRS has a tie-up with local hospitals and those in Bangalore and Mangalore (for further investigation). Regular checkups are carried out to monitor children's progress. Arrangements are made for tailoring of uniforms, hairdressing, etc.
Students can choose from a wide option of sports and games. Sports Complex includes Cricket Ground with Turf wicket, 25 m Swimming pool, Big Table Tennis Hall, Volleyball Courts, Basketball Courts, Tennis Courts, Badminton courts, Gymnasium, 400 meter athletic track, football ground and a shooting range.
Extra curricular activities are integrated into the entire curriculum, and take place at different hours across the day. They include a range of activities in and outside school involving visual arts (painting, photography, craft, etc), performing arts (dance, music theatre, etc) and outbound activities (camping, excursions, social work projects, etc) and clubs (Photography club, Performing Arts Club, Kids Club, etc).
The environment places emphasis on a value-based education. We also believe that children today need to know about the diversity of India as well as be exposed to global culture.
Contact : Amber Valley Residential School
K M Road, PB 116, Mugthihalli, Chikmagalur, Karnataka - 577133
Tel: 0-9449801005, 08262-224535, 224635, 224643 (Fax)
E-mail: info@ambervalleyschool.org

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Amber Valley Residential School
Amber Valley Residential School
23/2, Coffee Day Square, Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore 560001
Tel: 0-9449801005, 080-30618631 and 080- 40012345 (extension 2203, 2219)
E-mail: info@ambervalleyschool.org
The teacher : student ratio of 1:10 ensures personal attention. The full time faculty members staying on campus will help plan and supervise the after-school and extra-curricular activities and look after the general needs of the students. The faculty will also undergo regular development programmes to update themselves.
Our staff is selected on the basis of their educational qualifications, relevant experience, and their attitude towards learning and learners. They should also have a firm belief in our stated mission and philosophy of AVRS. The Faculty at AVRS has multi-faceted interests and pursuits, and belongs to a class of warm, sensitive people with a passion and commitment for mentoring learners.
Each class will have not more than 25 students. The small class size is to enable the teachers provide personalized attention to students.
Career guidance and counseling are very much a part of the curriculum and are woven into the curriculum with the development of career skills.
The new academic year will begin in the first week of June
Yes. Amber Valley has two terms
  • 1st Term : June - October
  • 2nd Term : November - March
We admit new students during every term.
The school is affiliated to The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi that offers the ICSE & ISC certification. English is the medium of instruction and English is to be studied as the first language. The options for Second Language are Hindi/ Kannada/ Sanskrit and the options for Third Language are Hindi/Kannada/Sanskrit. Sanskrit is to be studied as third language by those who opt for Kannada/Hindi as second language. Computer education is compulsory for all students from Grade 1 onwards.
They have the option of taking French as their Second language. Note: Third Language is not compulsory for the Board examination; it is a requirement only till Grade 8. The language lab will train the students in third language skills.
Parents rarely add up how much it actually costs to have a child living at home. A detailed analysis of comparable costs and consideration of the time involved may make boarding less expensive than it seems at first !
Boarding schools give children time for self-development under supervision, helping them to emerge as self-assured individuals.
The dorm staff become foster parents to children in their care, though all staff at the school contribute to the well being of pupils. Dorm staff essentially comprise of faculty who live on campus, and they work particularly closely with parents and guardians.
This depends on each child, and it is probably hardest for those leaving home for the first time. The challenge for them should not be underestimated, whatever their age. However, everyone is in the same position of being away from home, and usually children adjust to their new home very well, taking not more than 3 to 4 weeks to settle in. Our sensitive and caring staff spare no effort in making children feel like this is a "home away from home".
Not too much! Storage space is limited when sharing a room with other pupils. Some belongings (e.g. photos) to personalize their part of the bedroom are allowed. Younger children may like to bring a few favorite small toys. The list of items needed will be provided before the start of the school year.
We do not allow these items. Remember that at boarding school, pupils are living in a community, in shared bedrooms. Besides, a music system and TV are provided in the lounge.
On Saturday there are morning classes, and the afternoons are utilized for club activities. Sunday is a day for relaxation and rejuvenation with some planned outings occasionally. Other weekend activities include sports fixtures, social events, camps, treks, etc. Supervised outings in small groups with a teacher are allowed on Saturday afternoons.
Yes. A trained dietician plans all meals with the correct balance of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and other food groups. Teachers who are seated with students during meals ensure that every child eats everything in sufficient quantity.
Boarding school life is so busy that homesickness, when it does occur, rarely lasts for long. Other pupils, as well as staff, are supportive and sympathetic. The staff is very experienced at supporting children, and the Pastoral Co-ordinator has three decades of experience in dealing with problems of children in boarding schools.
Parents may contact the school for enquiries relating to their child during office hours (9:00 am till 6:00 pm on weekdays, and 9:00 am till 2:00 pm on Saturdays). In case of emergencies, they may contact the Principal or Dorm Parent directly.
The school organizes air and rail bookings for students, and students can be picked up and dropped at airports, with a teacher escort provided, if a prior request has been made. A bus facility is also provided from Mangalore and Bangalore to Chikmagalur. AVRS has a local outfitter on campus. Please contact school for details once admission procedures are completed.
The school has a resident medical assistant, a doctor on call and a tie up with hospitals in Chikmagalur and also in Bangalore.
Through letters and e-mails. There is also a designated time on Sundays when parents can speak to their children on the phone.
Teachers contribute to the development and well being of the child in a variety of ways and in different circumstances every day. Remedial instruction is offered at Prep time during the week, and also during weekends.
AVRS has a warm and friendly atmosphere. Our well-qualified faculty is dedicated to molding young minds. A high staff-student ratio (1:10) ensures personal attention and monitoring of every child's progress
  1. Emphasis is given to adapting to the environment
  2. Emphasis is given to stimulating and promoting creativity
  3. An exciting new curriculum is provided to make learning enjoyable
  4. The laboratories are modern and well equipped
  5. Excellent sports facilities are on offer for cricket, hockey, football (soccer), basketball, volley ball, tennis, badminton, swimming, yoga, meditation and martial arts.
AVRS welcomes students from India and Overseas.
Admission is open for classes 1 to 9 for the academic year June 2006-07
Admission is granted on the basis of an interview and an entrance evaluation, which is conducted by the school. Overseas students may be granted admission based on their previous school records, but will undergo a similar evaluation before being allocated a class.
  1. The Application form: filled in application for admission in the prescribed form
  2. Recent photographs: 12 passport size colour photographs are to be enclosed along with the application form
  3. Registration fee: Non-refundable and non-transferable bank draft for the registration fee , drawn in favour of Amber Valley Residential School & payable at Chikmagalur for Rs.300/- (for Indian Students) and US$10 (for NRI and Overseas Students)
  4. The Health form: a medical form duly filled and signed by a registered medical practitioner/physician
  5. School reports: copies of the previous year and current year report to be enclosed
  6. Copy of Birth certificate
  7. Transfer certificate from the last school attended
NRI and Overseas Students must also present the following documents:
  1. Copy of passport and visa
  2. Registration proof from the Indian Embassy
  3. School leaving certificate from the previous school
  4. Character certificate from the previous school
  5. One certified true copy each of the latest School Reports (in English) of the last three school years
  6. Pay Order or Bank Draft for the amount mentioned above
  7. Certificates of Merit, if any
  8. One attested copy of original birth certificate of child
Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum for Indian students. To know fees for OVerseas Students: Know More..