Residential Schools in India have very different considerations and requirements than a day boarding school. The day boarding schools are responsible for the students from 8 AM to 4 Pm in terms of physical presence and activity surveillance. Residential schools have to take care of the students and are responsible for the children throughout the year. The focus areas on development and designing for residential schools have more to do with creating habitual spaces and environment for its occupants, security and monitoring throughout the campus, multiple activity and engagement spaces for students to look forward to after school hours, healthy meals throughout the day, sports activities, multiple programs and workshops and many other aspects.
Our School Architecture team having expertise in designing all kinds of school understand the need of a residential student away from his or her family. The student as well as parents are to be given an assurance which are achieved through multiple facilities and creative spaces that instill the necessary confidence in subscribers to be assured of the value addition the school shall be doing where students are stationed by their parents away from them in hope of school imparting the necessary values in their wards on all aspects which would not have been possible at home for them. As a promoter and as architects it is necessary for all of us to understand that parents seek the following from a residential school as sending of their wards away from them is a difficult decision and the same has to be compensated with offerings that shall still make them look forward to the decision. Parents look out for good academics, exposure platforms, discipline and overall development of their wards primarily. If these checkpoints are met, the parents focus their curiosity towards the offering, facilities, day planning, meal facility, security and last but not the least the affordability for the same.
For a brief understanding for our promoters, please find below the thumb rule for various segment parents in order to consider the hostel block infrastructure requirements and capacity assumption along with tentative budget.
Our school architects understand each and every aspect for designing residential school and hence are able to have a common convergence point in our design to appease all requirements from the point of view of promoters, school administration, residing staff, subscribing parents and students.
Our consideration and definition of design for a residential school has more to do with having utilization of spaces, creating interactive zones, co-curricular zones, exclusive outdoor and indoor sports zone, recreational spaces, exclusive library and resource centers, club activity zones, academic zone, meal facility zone, staff residences, hostel block, travel plan, vantage points to ensure for effective and efficient monitoring and surveillance of all movements by its occupants 24X7 throughout the campus, wellness center, sick bay and visitors zone. All are further housed into and integrated within a beautifully crafted building and campus design becoming one of the prospective benchmark schools of the area.
Parents and students both should get the feeling of this being a place where their dreams shall get materialized and the students shall be nurtured into individuals having holistic development.
The students while being within the campus should feel at home, enjoy and look forward to their day to day activity, learn more through careful pedagogical approach of their teachers in academics as well as through life skills and multiple other co-curricular activities. For the same, it is necessary to have the requirements sketched out on day one to give a sense of direction to the offering, ambience and learning space development facilitating the right direction of curriculum implementation as envisioned.
We help clients bring focus to aspects other than just construction as residential school should as the success of such ventures are purely dependent on word of mouth and hence for the same a sustainable approach is required in terms of prioritizing and balancing on all aspects to introduce the right residential school offering.