Salt Lake School, Kolkata
- Type of School: Public Schools (Co-Educational)
- Region: West Bengal - Kolkata - 700064
These schools aim at the academic and holistic education of students in order to produce well-rounded personalities which will allow them to excel in a field of their choice.
These schools follow a state curriculum or CBSE curriculum. These schools are funded by the state, central or local governments. The selection of head-of-school and faculty is undertaken by the government.
These schools aim at educating children from different economic classes and charge no fees or a very nominal one. They encourage students to continue their education at least up to secondary level by providing mid-day meals and other attractions like free books, uniforms and so on.
Since most parents feel that the English language is necessary to procure a berth in institutes offering degrees which can fetch jobs, many public schools have been made English-medium.
This metropolitan city is the third most-populated city in India with traffic congestion and pollution. Still, this oldest port-city is home to many migrants who come here to seek employment with a hope of providing a better future to their children. A large chunk of earnings comes from unorganized sectors like street-vendors and rickshaw-pullers.
Known for its interest in education, the state government is concentrating efforts in accommodating a certain percentage of students from economically backward class into aided or private institutions by funding their fees in order to create an equal platform for all children for basic education.
Study in Public Schools in Kolkata
These schools aim at educating students for academic success. They also use amenities like computers, auditoriums, laboratories, sports equipment and arts/music rooms to develop their inherent talents in music, arts, sports, and dramatics.
Students are taught to be compassionate and humane by introducing social-work and service to society. They are initiated into groups like NCC, Scouts, and Guides to inculcate national feeling and discipline.
Teachers are exposed to innovative teaching-learning processes during workshops which they practice in real-time classrooms to generate motivated learners who will strive for attaining their goals.