Walnut School is truly a unique school with several unique features. The team behind Walnut School are educationists with over 20 years of solid experience, and are considered by many as pioneers in the field of school education. Rest assured, your child will flourish at Walnut School, given our expertise at giving the best possible schooling experience in a ten thousand mile radius!

Highlights

Features such as no school bags, subject-wise classrooms, and daily sports, form the foundation of our school. Due to these features, it is possible to add on many more features, which you can find below.

  • No School Bag
  • Subject-Wise Classrooms
  • Daily Sports
No School Bag
  • With careful planning, there is no need to carry a school bag – ever!
  • Founding team members are the pioneers of the “Bag less School” or the “No School Bag” concept.
  • Students carry an empty folder to school and carry home worksheets from school every day.
  • The sheets have to be kept at home and gradually form the notebook for every subject.
Subject-Wise Classrooms
  • With customized interiors and ambience, each classroom becomes a learning aid too!
  • Students change classes as the period changes. Children learn science in the Science Lab, Math in the Math lab etc.
  • Results in better learning and a very interesting school day.
  • Moving between rooms also gives our students a five minute break, which keeps them alert and fresh, even at the end of the school day.
Daily Sports
  • Students have a sports period everyday right up to Std. 10.
  • The period is not cancelled for academics due to the excellent planning.
  • The students strictly do intense physical activity in this period.
  • No School Bag
    No School Bag
    • With careful planning, there is no need to carry a school bag – ever!
    • Founding team members are the pioneers of the “Bag less School” or the “No School Bag” concept.
    • Students carry an empty folder to school and carry home worksheets from school every day.
    • The sheets have to be kept at home and gradually form the notebook for every subject.
  • Subject-Wise Classrooms
    Subject-Wise Classrooms
    • With customized interiors and ambience, each classroom becomes a learning aid too!
    • Students change classes as the period changes. Children learn science in the Science Lab, Math in the Math lab etc.
    • Results in better learning and a very interesting school day.
    • Moving between rooms also gives our students a five minute break, which keeps them alert and fresh, even at the end of the school day.
  • Daily Sports
    Daily Sports
    • Students have a sports period everyday right up to Std. 10.
    • The period is not cancelled for academics due to the excellent planning.
    • The students strictly do intense physical activity in this period.
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Team

What matters most is the reputation of the school – which comes directly as a result of the team’s background, and the awards that the school has achieved.

  • Reliable & Trustworthy Team
  • Reputation
Reliable & Trustworthy Team
  • Trustworthy team of educationists who understand all aspects of child development.
  • Highly experienced teachers and staff maintain a fine balance between being loving and disciplinarians.
  • Following very strict quality and safety guidelines, our staff makes sure that all students of Walnut learn and enjoy school everyday, no matter what!
Reputation
  • The most important point when looking for a school for your child.
  • Our team’s background in school education over more than 20 years has built up a reputation like no other.
  • Our students have contributed immensely in bringing up the reputation of our school, by winning multiple events in a short span of time.
  • Our parents have put in huge confidence in our ability to shape their children’s minds, and as you can see, our parents are very happy with the schooling experience that we provide!
  • Reliable & Trustworthy Team
    Reliable & Trustworthy Team
    • Trustworthy team of educationists who understand all aspects of child development.
    • Highly experienced teachers and staff maintain a fine balance between being loving and disciplinarians.
    • Following very strict quality and safety guidelines, our staff makes sure that all students of Walnut learn and enjoy school everyday, no matter what!
  • Reputation
    Reputation
    • The most important point when looking for a school for your child.
    • Our team’s background in school education over more than 20 years has built up a reputation like no other.
    • Our students have contributed immensely in bringing up the reputation of our school, by winning multiple events in a short span of time.
    • Our parents have put in huge confidence in our ability to shape their children’s minds, and as you can see, our parents are very happy with the schooling experience that we provide!
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Infrastructure

Walnut School’s infrastructure is spacious, bright with lots of open spaces for playing. Not only that, we also have regular safety audits to ensure that students feel safe and secure in the school environment.

  • Buildings and rooms
  • Huge Sports Grounds
  • Safety
Buildings and rooms
  • Spacious brightly lit customized classrooms, laboratories, well-stocked libraries, multiple play areas.
  • Separate eating areas for children, clean and hygienic toilets are the hallmarks of every Walnut School.
  • We believe that observing this cleanliness and hygiene creates an impact on the impressionable minds and works towards building a progressed civilized society.
  • Comfortable benches and technology equipped classrooms help facilitate learning.
  • More details on our branch pages Shivane, Fursungi and Wakad.
  • We are all for going green, and have massive solar roof tops coming up to have sustainable energy.
Huge Sports Grounds
  • Physical fitness is very important for quality of life and has to be developed at an early age.
  • Playgrounds are where children understand the dynamics of teamwork, leadership and strategy.
  • The urge to win and the grace to accept defeat and learn from mistakes go a long way in creating an individual geared for success.
  • Our grounds are huge and well-equipped so as to make sure each child gets exposed to intense physical activities.
Safety
  • Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we are extra careful to follow specific cleanliness and hygiene protocols for the safety of our students.
  • We conduct fire audits, structural audits, water audits and electrical audits to create a safe and secure environment.
  • Only registered students are allowed inside the campus.
  • Parents have to come in with prior appointments only
  • Buildings and rooms
    Buildings and rooms
    • Spacious brightly lit customized classrooms, laboratories, well-stocked libraries, multiple play areas.
    • Separate eating areas for children, clean and hygienic toilets are the hallmarks of every Walnut School.
    • We believe that observing this cleanliness and hygiene creates an impact on the impressionable minds and works towards building a progressed civilized society.
    • Comfortable benches and technology equipped classrooms help facilitate learning.
    • More details on our branch pages Shivane, Fursungi and Wakad.
    • We are all for going green, and have massive solar roof tops coming up to have sustainable energy.
  • Huge Sports Grounds
    Huge Sports Grounds
    • Physical fitness is very important for quality of life and has to be developed at an early age.
    • Playgrounds are where children understand the dynamics of teamwork, leadership and strategy.
    • The urge to win and the grace to accept defeat and learn from mistakes go a long way in creating an individual geared for success.
    • Our grounds are huge and well-equipped so as to make sure each child gets exposed to intense physical activities.
  • Safety
    Safety
    • Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we are extra careful to follow specific cleanliness and hygiene protocols for the safety of our students.
    • We conduct fire audits, structural audits, water audits and electrical audits to create a safe and secure environment.
    • Only registered students are allowed inside the campus.
    • Parents have to come in with prior appointments only
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Curricular Uniqueness

We also have a host of other curricular activities which go hand-in-hand with the core subjects. All together it creates a wholesome experience for students from a learning point, and also make the process of learning enjoyable.

  • Academic Planning
  • Multidimensional Learning
  • Classes
  • E-learning
  • Online Teaching
Academic Planning
  • At Walnut School, we focus a lot on reading skills in the early years. If children can learn to read well then the transition in the later years to read to learn is not difficult.
  • Every classroom minute is mapped. Plans are made for every concept, every period, every activity – what to teach, how to teach, what to ask, how to evaluate, how to move ahead, how to revise and so on.
  • This allows for a great variety of activities like role playing and analysis in history, fact finding and linking in geography, experiments in science or reviews in English.
  • All this is planned in advance, for each and every classroom period, even before the academic year begins.
  • The teachers are carefully selected and briefed about every learning goal. With this level of planning, learning is always effective and on track.
  • Read more about our  Learning System here 
Multidimensional Learning
  • As part of the regular school day, hands on activities are conducted that help the children develop real life skills.
  • In addition to the core academics, children also pick up financial planning, current affairs, logic and strategy skills.
  • Unique activities like reading theater improves their reading, speaking and presentation skills.
  • Which are the most important skills which will be needed in the future.
  • Our events are unique, and each one focuses on different aspects of development and growth.
  • Clarity of thought, communication skills, conclusive ability and confidence greatly increases due to the exposure they get in the school.
Classes
  • Sometimes, children don’t quite pick up a concept in the classroom and need more attention. Some need additional instructions in their mother tongue or just need more time.
  • However, if a weakness remains it affects future learning, especially in subjects like English and Mathematics. At Walnut, this extra time and attention is given to the students.
  • This is done as a one-on-one activity and part of the school itself.
E-learning
  •  We have our own eLearning software with modules that are short, intense and to the point.
  • Each lesson is broken up into concepts and there are hosts of tests with multiple choice questions that the children can take on demand.
  • That helps them learn at their own pace, revise and feel confident to handle all kinds of testing formats later.
  • All these are available online and can be accessed from home too.
Online Teaching
  • The best online teaching experience in a thousand mile radius
  • Parents and students very appreciative of the efforts taken by our teachers check what parents say
  • Engagement of students was very high.
  • Not a single activity was missed, even though the whole year was spent online
  • Academic Planning
    Academic Planning
    • At Walnut School, we focus a lot on reading skills in the early years. If children can learn to read well then the transition in the later years to read to learn is not difficult.
    • Every classroom minute is mapped. Plans are made for every concept, every period, every activity – what to teach, how to teach, what to ask, how to evaluate, how to move ahead, how to revise and so on.
    • This allows for a great variety of activities like role playing and analysis in history, fact finding and linking in geography, experiments in science or reviews in English.
    • All this is planned in advance, for each and every classroom period, even before the academic year begins.
    • The teachers are carefully selected and briefed about every learning goal. With this level of planning, learning is always effective and on track.
    • Read more about our  Learning System here 
  • Multidimensional Learning
    Multidimensional Learning
    • As part of the regular school day, hands on activities are conducted that help the children develop real life skills.
    • In addition to the core academics, children also pick up financial planning, current affairs, logic and strategy skills.
    • Unique activities like reading theater improves their reading, speaking and presentation skills.
    • Which are the most important skills which will be needed in the future.
    • Our events are unique, and each one focuses on different aspects of development and growth.
    • Clarity of thought, communication skills, conclusive ability and confidence greatly increases due to the exposure they get in the school.
  • Classes
    Classes
    • Sometimes, children don’t quite pick up a concept in the classroom and need more attention. Some need additional instructions in their mother tongue or just need more time.
    • However, if a weakness remains it affects future learning, especially in subjects like English and Mathematics. At Walnut, this extra time and attention is given to the students.
    • This is done as a one-on-one activity and part of the school itself.
  • E-learning
    E-learning
    •  We have our own eLearning software with modules that are short, intense and to the point.
    • Each lesson is broken up into concepts and there are hosts of tests with multiple choice questions that the children can take on demand.
    • That helps them learn at their own pace, revise and feel confident to handle all kinds of testing formats later.
    • All these are available online and can be accessed from home too.
  • Online Teaching
    Online Teaching
    • The best online teaching experience in a thousand mile radius
    • Parents and students very appreciative of the efforts taken by our teachers check what parents say
    • Engagement of students was very high.
    • Not a single activity was missed, even though the whole year was spent online
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Co-curricular Activities

Not only do we focus on curricular activities, but we also have equal focus on co-curricular activities, which give students an edge above others when they become part of a larger group as they pass out from school.

  • Foreign language
  • Writing and Publishing
  • Movie reviews
  • Arts Awareness
  • Computational Thinking
Foreign language
  • All students at Walnut School get to systematically study French
  • It’s fun for them to do so without the pressure of exams. It gives them an advantage for higher education and international jobs.
  • More than 300 million people speak French all over the world. It is the language of sophistication in every sphere – cooking, fashion, theatre, arts and architecture. – French is also a good base for learning other European languages.
Writing and Publishing
  • Walnut Scholars write and publish their own book!
  • Walnut Scholars have a “Language Arts” block every week. This is when they come together to write and illustrate their own book in small groups.
  • After that we publish it and share it with the family. So, each of our students becomes a “published author”. Isn’t that amazing?
  • Writing improves the students’ reading skills, fluency, comprehension and makes them think more deeply about things.
  • At Walnut, we are helping get neurological synapses in place at an early age so that their brains are sharp and ready for challenges as they go to higher classes!
Movie reviews
  • Writing is an activity that is so important. It helps students to organize their thoughts, bring them into a flow, make connections and elaborate on ideas
  • All these skills become more and more important when they grow older but the skill needs to be developed in the early stages of their education, which is in their primary and secondary school itself.
  • Learning to write well is difficult and (let’s face it ) it’s not the activity of choice for most students. So, how do we make it happen anyway at Walnut? Through guided movie review assignments!
  • Students have to watch certain movies as a whole or in parts (which they love, no problem there) and then they have to answer some questions based on it. These are not standard comprehension questions. They require a lot of thought, opinions, alternative plot twists and creative writing and all the while it stays so interesting that students don’t mind doing it.
  • Writing well is difficult and a skill that needs to be practiced and it needs to be practiced regularly. Such creative writing assignments from time to time make sure that students enjoy writing and keep working on developing that skill further.
Arts Awareness
  • Arts education makes children more aware of their senses and emotions
  • It helps them express their ideas, feelings and experiences. Fine arts such as drawing, craft and sculpture help children develop aesthetic sense and perspective
  • Performing arts help the children get more control over their movements and bearing
  • Music encourages focused listening, concentration and attention.
  • Dramatics and dance let the children experiment with movements and expressions to communicate a range of emotions. Again, meticulously planned, the Walnut School way!
Computational Thinking
  • Computational thinking is a fundamental skill for everyone in the future, not just for computer scientists
  • It involves solving problems, designing systems and understanding human behavior by drawing on the concepts fundamental to computer science
  • At Walnut School we believe deeply in this and implement this approach when designing content for all subjects. In fact, our co-founder is one of the founding team members at CSPathshala, a computational thinking curriculum for schools (a part of ACM), which was initially seeded by Google.
  • All these unique features along with many other additions combined together result in an awesome learning experience for students, and a hassle-free experience for parents and teachers!
  • Foreign language
    Foreign language
    • All students at Walnut School get to systematically study French
    • It’s fun for them to do so without the pressure of exams. It gives them an advantage for higher education and international jobs.
    • More than 300 million people speak French all over the world. It is the language of sophistication in every sphere – cooking, fashion, theatre, arts and architecture. – French is also a good base for learning other European languages.
  • Writing and Publishing
    Writing and Publishing
    • Walnut Scholars write and publish their own book!
    • Walnut Scholars have a “Language Arts” block every week. This is when they come together to write and illustrate their own book in small groups.
    • After that we publish it and share it with the family. So, each of our students becomes a “published author”. Isn’t that amazing?
    • Writing improves the students’ reading skills, fluency, comprehension and makes them think more deeply about things.
    • At Walnut, we are helping get neurological synapses in place at an early age so that their brains are sharp and ready for challenges as they go to higher classes!
  • Movie reviews
    Movie reviews
    • Writing is an activity that is so important. It helps students to organize their thoughts, bring them into a flow, make connections and elaborate on ideas
    • All these skills become more and more important when they grow older but the skill needs to be developed in the early stages of their education, which is in their primary and secondary school itself.
    • Learning to write well is difficult and (let’s face it ) it’s not the activity of choice for most students. So, how do we make it happen anyway at Walnut? Through guided movie review assignments!
    • Students have to watch certain movies as a whole or in parts (which they love, no problem there) and then they have to answer some questions based on it. These are not standard comprehension questions. They require a lot of thought, opinions, alternative plot twists and creative writing and all the while it stays so interesting that students don’t mind doing it.
    • Writing well is difficult and a skill that needs to be practiced and it needs to be practiced regularly. Such creative writing assignments from time to time make sure that students enjoy writing and keep working on developing that skill further.
  • Arts Awareness
    Arts Awareness
    • Arts education makes children more aware of their senses and emotions
    • It helps them express their ideas, feelings and experiences. Fine arts such as drawing, craft and sculpture help children develop aesthetic sense and perspective
    • Performing arts help the children get more control over their movements and bearing
    • Music encourages focused listening, concentration and attention.
    • Dramatics and dance let the children experiment with movements and expressions to communicate a range of emotions. Again, meticulously planned, the Walnut School way!
  • Computational Thinking
    Computational Thinking
    • Computational thinking is a fundamental skill for everyone in the future, not just for computer scientists
    • It involves solving problems, designing systems and understanding human behavior by drawing on the concepts fundamental to computer science
    • At Walnut School we believe deeply in this and implement this approach when designing content for all subjects. In fact, our co-founder is one of the founding team members at CSPathshala, a computational thinking curriculum for schools (a part of ACM), which was initially seeded by Google.
    • All these unique features along with many other additions combined together result in an awesome learning experience for students, and a hassle-free experience for parents and teachers!
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Boon for parents

With all the features we provide at Walnut School, it is natural to think of the amount of “extra” work that parents have to do for their children! Well, guess what? Our parents find the Walnut School experience totally hassle free! Read on…

  • Hassle Free
  • Healthy Communication
Hassle Free
  • Children get precise, meaningful and concise homework sheets as additional practice is needed to reach a certain skill level.
  • It doesn’t take the form where parents have to run around or sit up and finish “projects” for the children.
  • The quantity of homework is also age appropriate, so that children study regularly.
Healthy Communication
  • Keeping parents in the loop is very important for the students’ success. Parents can log in to the school network through the Wal-SH app for Android and iOS and get regular updates about what and how the children are learning in class
  • There are regular parent teacher meetings every fortnight where parents can speak to teachers one on one on specific Saturday mornings
  • Detailed circulars give clear and precise information about what is happening in school
  • That keeps parents informed and involved at all times and we can all work together for the benefit of our children
  • Communication remains the same with online school, or offline
  • Hassle Free
    Hassle Free
    • Children get precise, meaningful and concise homework sheets as additional practice is needed to reach a certain skill level.
    • It doesn’t take the form where parents have to run around or sit up and finish “projects” for the children.
    • The quantity of homework is also age appropriate, so that children study regularly.
  • Healthy Communication
    Healthy Communication
    • Keeping parents in the loop is very important for the students’ success. Parents can log in to the school network through the Wal-SH app for Android and iOS and get regular updates about what and how the children are learning in class
    • There are regular parent teacher meetings every fortnight where parents can speak to teachers one on one on specific Saturday mornings
    • Detailed circulars give clear and precise information about what is happening in school
    • That keeps parents informed and involved at all times and we can all work together for the benefit of our children
    • Communication remains the same with online school, or offline
Get in touch