Avabai Petit was founded in 1913 as a Boarding school for Parsee girls upto the Primary level .The school began with 40 pupils. It has since then been administered by a Board of Trustees. In 1963 the Board decided to accept day scholars from all communities. The school has gradually developed over the years until it has evolved into a full fledged Secondary School. The school is a recognized private unaided minority institution.
The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, which has its office in New Delhi. It prepares students for the ICSE (Class X) examinations. The first batch of Class X had appeared for the ICSE examination in 2012.
In the heart of the city lies our school campus that houses large and airy classrooms and residential quarters for the Boarding section. The Boarding section is restricted to the Parsee children. The school has 14 classes, commencing with the Playschool upto the 10th class. The classes are spread across 7 acres of lush green land.
The school endeavours to keep the number of students per class to a minimum, balancing efficiency and quality, with economy.
The present strength of the school is approximately 1120 students and teaching staff.
The school has a state of the art Primary and Secondary Library and Audiovisual Room. There are fully equipped Laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science.
Fostering the House Spirit
To foster character, creativity, team spirit and healthy competition among the pupils, the whole school is divided into four houses namely Ava, Orbit, Petit and Spark. The children are assigned to one of the houses from Class I onwards. They wear different coloured house T-shirts on P.Ed days and their house colour ties on regular days. There are Inter-house competitions in arts, sports, debate, etc held in the school on a regular basis. This develops a team spirit and motivates children to work for a common goal of making their house excel. Each house is given points based on their performance.
Games and Sports
The school has extensive sports fields. Basketball, Hockey, Throwball, Athletics, Table Tennis and Badminton are some of the games available. Qualified coaches are appointed to train the children.
Students receive trainings in indoor games like chess, scrabble, carrom etc.
The school also encourages co-curricular activities such as dance, drama, singing, debates, elocution etc. through Inter-house Competitions.
List of Clubs Std V- VII
- Indoor Games
- Basket Ball
- Fabric Painting
- Good House Keeping
- Science and Nature Club
- Computer Science
- Speech and Drama
Avabai Petit has always sought to achieve total development of each pupil, with emphasis on learning and co-curricular activities. The School endeavours to ensure that each child receives his fair share of individual attention. The quality of education imparted is indicated by the achievements of former students of Avabai Petit many of whom have already excelled themselves in many fields.