The Scindia School
The history of The Scindia School provides a fascinating peep into the unfolding history of India, intertwined with the making of modern India. The Scindia School, originally The Sardars’ School, was founded in 1897 by the visionary HH Maharaja Madhavrao Scindia I. The turn of the nineteenth century was a period of turmoil and disorientation, as the colonial Macaulayite system of education with English as the medium of instruction, was displacing the traditional pathshalas, madarsas and gurukuls. Even back then, the school captured the best of the learning of the new world, and combined it with the best of timeless India. Indeed ever since, The Scindia School has unfailingly been one step ahead of its time. The Scindia School, with its unique location, is a notably different residential school. Located atop the magnificent Gwalior Fort it has the city below and the hills across. The ramparts of the Fort have witnessed Tantia Tope’s troops battle the British, and seen the Rani of Jhansi breathe her last in her final assault. A casual glance out of a classroom window may well find eyes rest on an exquisite sixth century temple, adorned with bas-reliefs. Amidst such surroundings, tranquil yet with so much to tell, academics take added dimensions. Here academic striving encompasses a life-long thirst for scholarship and curiosity. The Scindia School aims to instil a progressive mind-set and nurture leaders of tomorrow, who will succeed in whatever they turn their hand to, anywhere in the world, and yet retain an unmistakable Indian ethos and sanskaar.