Message from the Chairman
To take Essel Group’s*commitment to K – 12 education to the next level, I am pleased to announce the launch of Mount Litera School International (MLSI). Our flagship international school in Bandra opens its doors to the first batch of students at the start of the 2014 – 15 academic year. MLSI Bandra will be managed by Zee Learn Limited, the education arm of Essel Group. Zee Learn already manages Mount Litera Zee School (MLZS), which, with over hundred operational schools is already the fastest growing school chain in the country. Kidzee, India’s largest preschool chain, is also managed by Zee Learn.
MLSI Bandra is the next logical step towards strengthening the international school system in India. Emerging from its original limited focus on India’s expatriate community, the international school system now attracts more and more Indian parents and students each year. As India’s economic profile continues to rise worldwide, more parents are seeking out international practices in education for their children; it is in response to the demands of these knowledgeable and discerning parents that we are working in partnership with the International Baccalaureate to set up their teaching programmes at MLSI Bandra.
I am deeply impressed by the International Baccalaureate’s mission to encourage students across the world to become – in the IB* candidate’s own words – “active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences can also be right.” Our goal at MLSI is the creation of a “Republic of Cultures”, where students acquire confidence and expertise in dealing with our ever-changing and ever-expanding world while, at the same time, remaining firmly rooted in the best of Indian values.
To make this dream a reality, MLSI Bandra, conveniently situated in the Bandra Kurla Complex, is equipped with facilities of the highest quality and a teaching faculty of the highest order, together providing a world class place of learning.
I want to emphasize our commitment to child safety and security through our well-established iCare Programme. We observe a zero-tolerance policy for anything falling short of our standards for What is Right for the Child.
In today’s world with the continuing advances in technology, the unpredictability of markets, and the worldwide spread of opportunities the best we can do for the next generation is to instill in them the values and skills that they will need in a future that we cannot predict. With great confidence in the realization of this aim, I invite you to be a part of the MLSI’s “Republic of Cultures”.