Barnes being ranked the No. 1 Day-cum-Boarding School in Nashik and Maharashtra and No.15 across India is a matter of immense pride for us. And, the best part about the rankings is that all of us at Barnes were just going on with our duties. Yes, we have been putting our heart and soul into our work. I guess this is what it means to enjoy the journey without bothering too much about the destination.
A number of factors have contributed to Barnes getting the ranking that it truly deserves:
The beautiful and sublime location of the school, surrounded by the majestic splendor of the Sahyadri ranges, the imposing Pandulena Hill and the historic Bahula Fort. The school’s rich heritage, the solid foundation laid down by the Founding Fathers, the graceful structures and the ever-growing facilities that Barnes offers, viz. swimming, tennis, football, basketball & athletics, not to forget the plethora of co-curricular activities such as singing competitions, debates, quizzes and more.
Equally amazing is the way the school has so smoothly morphed from an institution that had begun to help educate the underprivileged Anglo Indian children to the present day Barnes which caters to students from all castes and creed, without losing its quest for holistic education or compromising on its high standards.
Perhaps, the most influential part of an institution’s success is its people. That is so very true for Barnes.
Beginning right at the top from our Management, the Bombay Education Society, known to be one of the oldest and most reputed educational institutions in the country, and permeating all the way to our staff is the belief to create more than we consume, a responsibility to build things that will outlast us, a responsibility to find our own limits and push through them.
“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand”.
– Woodrow Wilson
I am glad to say that our well-qualified and purpose-driven Teaching Staff realize that they are not here merely to make a living and that exceptional teaching is about focus, discipline, sacrifice, stamina and ridiculous amounts of hard work.They have set their own dreams, run their own values and march to their personal drumbeat. At the same time, they understand the value of team work and collective responsibility and I consider myself privileged to witness our Teaching Staff and Administrative Staff work hand-in-hand for the greater cause – the growth and rise of this great institution of ours!