SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Global School of Silicon Valley, a new private school offering an innovative, multicultural education for K-8 students, will open its first U.S. branch in San Jose in September 2010. Located at 1921 Clarinda Way on the border of San Jose and Los Gatos, the Global School is currently enrolling students for the 2010-2011 school year.
As the first U.S. campus of the Singapore-based Global Indian Foundation, the Global School of Silicon Valley is part of a vibrant award-winning network of 22 international schools in eight countries. “The mission of our schools is to nurture global citizens by imparting an international perspective that builds entrepreneurial skills from the very beginning,” said Atul Temurnikar, chairman of the Foundation. “We selected Silicon Valley as our U.S. headquarters based on its position as the world hub of innovation and entrepreneurship. The emphasis on science, technology and global understanding here matches the philosophy of our schools.”
Based on an academic foundation emphasizing science, technology, math, the arts, physical education and multicultural studies, the Global School strives to educate the next generation of enterprising and ethical leaders who are at ease and confident in a global setting. Embracing a holistic approach to primary education, the Global School will also offer a range of extracurricular activities including dance, music and studio arts, and will introduce Bay Area students to festivals and traditions celebrated around the world.
“With trends in business, economics, politics, science and the arts all moving toward borderless systems, a global education starting at day one is vital for success in today’s world,” said Narpat Bhandari, country director and CEO of the Global School of Silicon Valley. “As an administrator and also as a parent, I see a tremendous advantage for children to learn and grow in a multicultural setting, which can have a significant impact on their future careers.”
The Global School’s unique approach to curriculum goes beyond what is taught within the walls of the classroom. Recognizing the increased interconnection among nations and peoples, the Global School embraces technology to connect with students at sister campuses across the globe on a daily basis. Web and videoconferencing will link to other campuses where students can build relationships and share learning experiences virtually. Teachers are also encouraged to engage a network of 1,500 educators around the world for collaboration and idea sharing.
The Global School of Silicon Valley will host an open house for parents and prospective students on Saturday, January 23, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View (1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.). The event will include an information session for parents, as well as fun activities for children. For more information or to RSVP, please call 1-888-558-8828, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.myglobalschool.org.