"The best teachers are those who tell you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see."
I am honoured and feel very privileged to be the Principal of MapleBear – Adroit Progressive School. In the 11 years since its inception, the school has made a name for itself in the academic world in Dehradun. It is because of the progressive mind sets of the management and the competent, hard-working teachers of the school.
In my tenure of over 35 years of working at the renowned Riverdale School, several young students have been taught under my mentorship becoming strong in their conceptual skills and learning. Many of them are highly successful students, professionals and entrepreneurs today.
In order to improve the students' understanding and retention, MB – APS has introduced a contemporary, progressive and flexible curriculum and constantly seeks to improve it. The school's genuine concern ensures student's emotional growth along with intellectual excellence. This empowers them to develop their selfesteem, self-awareness and self-confidence. Sharing ideas, analysing situations and expressing them confidently are essential skills which are honed here through experiential methods of teaching and learning.
Our commitment at MB – APS is to provide an environment that will encourage students to become innovative thinkers and creative problem solvers. The school provides a perfect setting for children to grow and bloom. It is the goal of our school to make every year an exceptional experience for all students. Our focus is to ensure that the students of our school receive the best possible instructions from an action- oriented staff.
Your child's Pre-school and Elementary & Middle school years are a special time in his/her life. As during this time children undergo significant changes in the process of development. As the Principal, it is important for me that the school staff, parents and students become partners in the journey that we have embarked upon. It is our aim to ensure that each day at school, children come happy and ready to receive the instructions from our dedicated teachers. We try to inculcate a positive attitude in them so that they grow in a fun oriented nurturing environment.
I look forward to be working with our students, staff and parents to make MB - APS the best school it can be.
Mrs. Manju Pal
Mrs. Manju Pal, after completing her B. Ed from the prestigious St. Ann's College Hyderabad, taught there for a few years. She shifted to Dehradun in 1982 and joined the reputed Riverdale School, where she taught for thirty-five years till her superannuation. In addition to teaching, she was instrumental in organizing various extra-curricular activities. She also helped in maintaining a high standard of discipline in that school.
She is firm with the children when required, but always gentle and understanding of their behaviour. She has all the qualities of leadership and takes initiative in finding innovative methods to utilise the hidden talent of the students.