Jnanam eva vishisyate – Knowledge surpasses everything
“Education sans religion and philosophy is but a technical training that may bring out trained hands, but not educated men, who alone can count in the rediscovery of a nation” – Swami Chinmayananda
CHINMAYA VIDYALAYA Trinidad and Tobago is a holistic educational institution encompassing preschool, primary and secondary school education throughout Trinidad. It provides seamless Education With a Difference. The Institution was established in September 2003 by Chinmaya Mission Trinidad and Tobago Inc., for local and international students.
The driving force behind the establishment of the institution was the recognition of the inadequacies in the public education system, and an earnest desire to develop the academic potential as well as the morals and values required for individual and societal uplift in children. The environment in many schools is not conducive to learning, with a preponderance of violence, crime, drugs and other activities hindering the growth of students during the most impressionable stages of their lives.
At the Vidyalaya, we see that in a growing child, individuality is a process of unfoldment over many years. Stage by stage, a child’s awareness and understanding capacities develop. As the child becomes more aware of the world, he moves gradually from the dim consciousness of infancy, through the dreamy days of childhood, to the intellectual awareness of adolescence and then beyond to the rigorous demands of adulthood. Chinmaya Vidyalaya provides a unique forum for this awakening process in its healthiest form.
The integrated development of the child is the focal point of the academic curriculum. Our intense monitoring and assessment systems together with remediation programmes ensure high academic achievement across the curriculum.
Children are exposed to the right kind of educational experiences from the start, and through careful nurturing at every stage emerge into the world as young men and women of moral strength. They are then ready to tackle the myriad challenges of modern life with a firm, clear gaze and a ready stance. Chinmaya Vidyalaya moulds leaders for the future, who seek the welfare of their society and the greater global community before their own needs.
CHINMAYA VIDYALAYA – SCHOOL WITH A DIFFERENCE
“The future is carved out of the present moment. Tomorrow’s harvest depends upon today’s ploughing and sowing.” – Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda
- Success Rate -100% passes in CXC every year with no student writing less than eight subjects, since its inception in 2003.
Efficiency and Curriculum Delivery—Though all ‘prestige schools’ necessitate extra lessons for their students’ success, at Chinmaya Vidyalaya no student takes extra lessons. Our system is so designed that the CXC syllabus is completed in Form 4, thereby allowing our students ample time in Form 5 for practice.
Effective Monitoring –Staff effectiveness, student performance and curriculum progress are monitored on a daily basis.
Punctuality and Discipline—We have the lowest student and teacher absenteeism in the nation. Discipline is one of the contributing factors to our students’ achievement in the National Examination.
Conducive Environment—We provide an environment to learn and live the right values and appreciate the glory of our rich heritage. We ensure the absence of drugs, alcohol, bullying and violence at our institution thus making it conducive to learning.
Holistic Education—We prioritize a perfect blend between secular and value based education. Educating our nation’s children is not merely to teach literacy but “to mould children into young adults of moral strength who can face the challenges of modern life with a smile and make a difference in the world by their positive contribution”.
NEW CHINMAYA MISSION VIDYALAYA BUILDING
The Chinmaya Mission and Chinmaya Vidyalaya have embarked on a new project for the benefit of the children of our nation. We have resolved to establish a modern day, state of the art educational facility at the Couva location. This legacy we intend to leave for the future generations.
This facility will house the Primary and High schools along with Science Laboratories, Library, Language rooms, Amphitheatre etc. Our commitment to students is the Advanced level programme in several disciplines which will commence after the completion of the first phase of the project.
The construction of The Chinmaya Vidyalaya Sant Tulsidas Campus commenced in March 2019 with the sod turning ceremony for the three –phase project.
We believe with your assistance, this facility will become a reality.