AVM follows a simple philosophy, which is

The purpose of education is to make us think.

If an education doesn’t make me think, it’s not education and I don’t need it.

— Our Managing Director, Mr. Manobalan S

The phrase, “What they don’t teach you at school?” has become so popular and has caught our attention. Thats when we started to think, what are we not teaching at school, that are important for the kids to succeed in the fields of their choice. We believe every interest of the child has the potential to gain global attention, if only the child knows how to BAT it right (aka – Behaviour, Attitude and Talent). So at AVM, we focus on not just the texts but put our kids into a rigorous curriculum that embodies the below maxims.

Holistic Education

A school’s academic philosophy should emphasize holistic education, which focuses on the development of the whole individual—intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically. This approach recognizes that education should go beyond the mere transmission of knowledge and include the nurturing of character, critical thinking skills, creativity, and emotional intelligence.

Student-Centered Learning

A school’s academic philosophy should prioritize student-centered learning, which places the student at the center of the educational experience. This approach emphasizes active participation, engagement, and personalized learning to meet the diverse needs, interests, and abilities of students. It encourages critical thinking, problem-solving, and independent learning, fostering a love for lifelong learning.

Inquiry Based Learning

An effective academic philosophy should promote an inquiry-based approach to learning. This approach encourages students to ask questions, explore, and investigate topics of interest. It nurtures curiosity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, as students actively participate in the construction of knowledge. Inquiry-based learning fosters intellectual growth and prepares students for the challenges of the modern world.

Ethical & Social Responsibility

A school’s academic philosophy should instill ethical and social responsibility in students. Education should go beyond academic achievement and encompass the development of empathy, compassion, and a sense of social justice. Students should be encouraged to understand and appreciate diverse perspectives, engage in ethical decision-making, and contribute positively to their communities and the world.

Flexibility & Adaptability

An effective academic philosophy recognizes the importance of flexibility and adaptability in a rapidly changing world. It embraces innovative teaching methods, incorporates technology appropriately, and prepares students for the demands of an evolving society. The philosophy should encourage lifelong learning, critical thinking, and the development of transferable skills necessary for success in various contexts.

Collaboration and Community:

A school’s academic philosophy should promote collaboration and foster a sense of community among students, teachers, and parents. Learning should occur in a supportive and inclusive environment where students engage in teamwork, communication, and respect for others. Collaboration enhances social skills, empathy, and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

Reflective Practice:

An effective academic philosophy encourages reflective practice among students and teachers alike. Reflection allows students to assess their learning, set goals, and develop metacognitive skills. It helps teachers refine their instructional methods, evaluate student progress, and make necessary adjustments to optimize learning outcomes.