Kohinoor American School
Old Mumbai - Pune Highway, Near to The Dukes Retreat, Khandala, Maharashtra, 410301, India
Coeducational Day & Boarding
|Director||Ms. Mallika Kotian|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Co-ed Age Range||12-18|
|Number of pupils||120|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP, IBMYP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Ms. Anuradha Paul|
|MYP Coordinator||Ms. Monica Drego|
Kohinoor American School (KAS) is the initiative of the Kohinoor Education Trust in collaboration with American Educators who bring together over a century of collaborative educational experience.
The school offers the IB MYP and IB DP programmes. KAS is a co-ed residential school situated in the hill town of Khandala. Though nestled in mist covered mountains, it is just an hour and a half away from either Mumbai or Pune International Airport, so it is conveniently situated for both domestic and international travel from either city.
The bedrock of KAS is the solid foundation of four pillars: Knowledge, Wellness, Service and Peace. These virtues are inculcated in our students through the school's curricular and co-curricular activities. Each student at KAS is considered unique and so personalized attention is provided to everyone.
The ancient gurukul style of education in India has been blended very carefully with the contemporary Western style of teaching and learning so that it provides the best of both worlds to the students. KAS is a community of learners within a multicultural and multilingual family setting. Students occupy the centre stage and teachers - the Gurus - are always available to mentor, encourage, support and help the students. KAS provides a holistic virtue- based character development programme which is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals in order to prepare students to meet the challenges of both our contemporary world as well as the future.
The students and staff represent various countries of the world as well as different states of India. The school has a safe and secure campus through its 24x7 CCTV Surveillance, Health Care and Wi-Fi while its Indoor Sports facilities make KAS an attractive place for students. The cafeteria provides vegetarian, non-vegetarian, Western and Indian food. Separate Residential facilities for boys and girls with attached washroom and AC are intended to make KAS a home away from home for the students. The school intentionally maintains diversity by enrolling and employing students and staff from various countries.
A well equipped covered Sports Court Area ensures that games and sports activities are not weather-dependent and this is what gives the school its special character.
The strong community Service programme of the school is another feature that ensures life-changing perspectives through service to the underprivileged and the disabled.
Kohinoor American School has been recognised as the Best Residential School in India at the International School Awards held in Dubai.