At Ashoka, students evolve into perpetual learners, leaving enduring imprints on the world. They cultivate the cognitive skills necessary for critical thinking, problem-solving, empathy, creativity, and the pursuit of global betterment.
We guide students towards becoming insightful and well-rounded adults through a comprehensive education. We pride ourselves in the various unique programmes that we offer apart from the Music, Dance, Arts, & Sports. These unique elements include:
Ashoka empowers learners for self-exploration to become responsible global citizens with a deep-rooted ethos of Indian culture and tradition. We encourage our students to be globally aware and conscious of the choices they make.
How do we establish Global Connect?
- Offering Opportunities: Students are given opportunities to interact with global entities.
- Encouraging Ideologies: Students are encouraged to develop thought-provoking ideologies and question the status quo.
- Interactive Simulations: Interactive and effective simulations promote creative thinking and collaboration.
- Global Perspectives: At Ashoka, we establish Global Connect by gaining Global Perspectives with International Student Exchange Collaboration Programs.
Why we do it:
- To develop awareness on international relations, diplomacy, geopolitics, and communication skills at an international level.
- These sessions engage students in international affairs, offer a global perspective on pressing issues, and provide long-lasting learning experiences.
- Such experiences contribute to a positive change in society's mindset and thought processes.
Examples of Recent International Exchange Programs:
- Ashoka students represented the Indian delegation at the UN Geneva for the UN International Peacekeepers Day Event in May 2023, presenting well-drafted papers on SDG goals related to poverty elimination, quality education, and peace, emphasizing the importance of these goals in achieving global peace.
- An Indo-Congo Exchange Program was held on International Friendship Day, where students exchanged cultural information and discussed topics like gender equality, education, work rights, international peace, conservation of natural resources, and global warming, fostering a deeper understanding of global issues and cultural diversity.
Magic of Happiness is an in-house curriculum to bring a positive change to bring happiness in the life of every Ashokite.
The curriculum stands on 6 pillars:
- Positive relationship
Through this curriculum, we not only develop social and emotional skills but also develop mental health as we believe these aspects are essential in helping us all lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
Magic of happiness helps all our young learners and staff to thrive personally and academically, develop and maintain positive relationships, become lifelong learners, and contribute to a more caring, just world.
This program aims to create a supportive environment that helps equip students with resilience and empathy, enabling them to tackle real-life challenges with confidence and compassion.
- The happiness curriculum reduces anxiety, depression, and intolerance among students.
- It is set by a panel of experts at the school for grades 1 to 12.
- It comprises theoretical and practical aspects of learning.
- It covers topics like Self Awareness, Self-Management, Conflict Resolution Self-Determination, and Positive Relationship.
- Theory includes case studies, testimonials, presentations, and group discussions.
- Practicals include Activities, Field visits, Guest Lectures, and Expert Talks.
It is an in-house Proficient Coaching Cell to prime students for excellence in English, Math, Science, and Astronomy competitive exams.
- 35000+ students participated in prestigious examinations such as SASMO (Singapore Asian Math Olympiad), ICQ (International Chemistry Quiz Competition), Dr. Homibhabha Young Scientist National Competition, Olympiads by Unified Council, Hyderabad, Science Olympiad Foundation, Delhi, National Standard Examinations in Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, etc.
- 1200+ Merit Rank holders in International, National, State level, and Regional competitive academic examinations
Teaching and learning get an extra edge and relevance when visualized through 3D graphics and modern simulation techniques.
- Our experienced and skilled teachers efficiently use this facility to engage as well as captivate curious minds.
- The layer-wise seating arrangement and theater setup provide the audience with a birds-eye view and make the whole experience indelible.
- In addition to this, the module implemented in the process is finely mapped with the Curriculum to further accelerate the teaching-learning methodology
We have a cutting-edge recording studio at Ashoka Group of Schools.
- State-of-the-art technology and sound engineering expertise.
- Offers music production, audio recording, and multimedia creation.
- Empowers budding musicians to realize their artistic visions.
- Professional-grade equipment and guidance from experienced instructors.
- Provides students the opportunity to explore audio production and make an impact in the music industry.
Our annual 'Art Fest' is Ashoka Group of School’s intellectual property that students conceptualize, plan, organize, market, finance, and execute every year.
- The Art Fest showcases the creativity of our students and is one of Nashik’s most-awaited events every year.
- Art masterpieces are sold at the fest, with proceeds benefiting both students and NGOs.
- The Ashoka Art Fest is a student-led initiative, where they experience entrepreneurship, empathy, and end-to-end event execution.
- Since the conceptualization of the Art Fest, we have enabled the participation of over 8,000 students and counting.
- We have exhibited over 10,000 artworks and counting.
- We have garnered footfall of over 7.5 lakh visitors and counting.
- We have generated sale proceeds of over Rs. 5 lakhs which has been donated to various NGOs and counting.
Ashoka Astronomical Society
The Only School in Maharashtra to be accredited as an ISRO Space Tutor.
Ashoka Astronomical Society offers a unique in-house observatory in Nashik focused on sparking a passion for space science and astronomy.
- Features 3 advanced telescopes (Meade LX 600, Skywatcher Dobsonian, Celestron 130 EQ Astromaster).
- It provides students with opportunities to explore the terrestrial and celestial worlds.
- Robust Curriculum based DIY activities with STEM Integration
- Skilled astronomy experts and coaches
- 2 state-of-the-art astronomical observatories with 3 m mechanized domes
- 6 hi-tech GoTo computerized & manual telescopes with advanced astronomical filters for deep sky imaging
- 3rd Rank across the World in the Space Settlement Competition, Moon Camp Challenge, organized by the European Space Agency
- 50+ Preliminary and Provisional discoveries by our students in the International Asteroid Search Campaign
- Integrates astronomy and space science concepts into the school curriculum.
Ashoka Education Foundation has been accredited as a 'Registered Space Tutor', by the national space agency- Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). As a registered space tutor, the organization is engaged in promoting space science education and its awareness among students. Ashoka Education Foundation is among the 28 organizations to have received this recognition from ISRO, during the launch of this program. NASA Space Educator Er. Apurva Jakhadi is an Advisor to the Ashoka Group of Schools.
Our STEM Lab empowers students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in an ever-evolving world. They inspire a love for learning, foster curiosity, and prepare students for a wide range of career opportunities.
- STEM Lab fosters future innovators in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
- Encourages young scientists and engineers to tackle exciting challenges.
- Focuses on nurturing problem-solving and investigative skills.
- Offers hands-on experience in building functional robots.
- The curriculum aligns seamlessly with Science and Mathematics concepts.
Introducing the Makers Experience at Ashoka Makerspace!
Ashoka Group of Schools has partnered with Makers Asylum – where children’s imagination knows no bounds!
Makerspace is a dynamic haven for young minds, offering a one-of-a-kind blend of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education, collaborative projects, and skill-building. We believe in learning by doing, and we've created an environment that sparks curiosity and fuels innovation.
The program highlights
- Expert Mentors: Our experienced mentors guide children through exciting projects, ensuring they acquire valuable skills while having a blast!
- State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our fully equipped workspace boasts cutting-edge tools and materials, setting the stage for boundless creativity.
- Hands-On Learning: From robotics to 3D printing, woodworking to coding, children will gain practical knowledge that goes beyond textbooks.
- Safe and Inclusive: We prioritize a safe and inclusive space where every child's unique talents shine.
- Boosts Confidence: The child's self-assurance soars as they conquer challenges and see their ideas come to life.
- Fosters Creativity: Makers Asylum nurtures out-of-the-box thinking, encouraging your child to dream big and explore new horizons.
- Future-Ready Skills: Equips children with essential skills that set them up for success in the ever-evolving world of tomorrow.
TEDx Youth @AUS
We give our students opportunities to stand tall and aim for global leadership through various events right from lower grades, like Retorica, The Plug, Ashoka Talks and eventually culminating in Tedx Youth.
- TEDxYouth@AUS is an annual event hosted by the Ashoka Group of Schools.
- It aligns with the TED mission of "ideas worth spreading."
- TEDx events gather people for TEDTalks videos and live speakers to spark discussions.
- The event is youth-driven, and organized by dedicated student volunteers.
- It provides a platform for Ashoka students with remarkable leadership skills.
- Outstanding students and alumni have graced the TEDxYouth@AUS stage in the past.
- Grade XI and XII students organize, host, and manage the event.
- Students play key roles in event coordination, marketing, social media, and website content.
- TEDxYouth@AUS aims to inspire ideas and empower youth for a brighter future.
School Enterprise Challenge
Our School Enterprise Challenge is an educational initiative that empowers students to develop entrepreneurial skills. It encourages them to become young entrepreneurs by creating and managing their own small businesses within the school environment.
- School Enterprise Challenge empowers students to become game changers.
- Encourages applying knowledge in real-world scenarios.
- Students establish and operate businesses within a supportive school environment.
- Goals include nurturing entrepreneurial skills, empowering future leaders, and providing hands-on business experience.
- Students form teams, create business plans, launch enterprises, and learn entrepreneurship, financial literacy, marketing, and teamwork.
- Many student-led enterprises benefit the local community, promoting social responsibility.
- Success stories include innovative businesses, funds for social causes, and valuable life skills development.