GEAR Innovative Intl School (affiliated to CBSE, New Delhi), was founded by Dr. M Srinivasan under the umbrella of GEAR Foundation in the year 1995. After years of experience as a teacher, Dr. Srinivasan wanted to create a learning environment of his own, where a child’s talents would be nurtured and creativity would be encouraged. His vision for a school was one where children enjoyed the process of learning, with the philosophy to bring out the innate potential of each and every child. Researching and projects based curriculum are unique hallmarks of GEAR.
Dr. Srinivasan was inspired by Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI), which led him to pursue a Masters in Gifted Education from UCON, USA. According to MI every individual possesses eight different types of intelligences, but at different levels or strengths. These intelligences encompass language, logical-mathematical analysis, spatial representation, musical thinking, the use of the body to solve problems or to make things, an understanding of other individuals, an understanding of ourselves and an understanding of nature.
To address the individuality in each child, Dr. Srinivasan established GEAR steeped in the MI way of thinking coupled with concepts of Gifted Education. Students are taught through the use of these intelligences, for them to grasp and learn what is being taught. Standard subjects such as Math, Science, English and History are taught with the use of theatre, song, activities and games. This not only makes the process of learning enjoyable, but also gives a better grasp of concepts and ideas to the child.
As the motto of the school suggests, at GEAR children are encouraged to Dream, Dare and Do. The goal at GEAR is to help children grow into the best version of themselves by encouraging them to develop into creative and independent thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. Every child is innately talented and uniquely gifted, and it is up to teachers, mentors and parents alike to nurture the budding talents in a child.
GEAR Innovative International School (GIIS) stands out in CBSE results, in ASSET performance and in various competitions. To mention a few: The school has received the International School Award (ISA) awarded by the British Council for the period 2013-2016.
Students of GEAR have consistently placed at the top in the ASSET (Assessment of Scholastic Skills through Educational Testing) examinations with about 67% placed among the top 16 percentile across the country since the inception of the exams. GEAR has also received the Shiksha Ratna Award 2013 from the Government of Punjab for their innovative iPad Lab in the category ‘Category: Best Mathematics Lab Solution’. The idea of the iPad Lab is to make Maths challenging enough and thus making it extremely enjoyable. Real time checking, projecting anyone’s work on the digital board, interactively solving problems are key concepts of iPad lab.
GEAR’s vision is “to build children’s future by meeting the educational needs of today with the traditional wisdom of yesterday and the technology of tomorrow.” And that’s what the school strives towards everyday.
175, GEAR Road, Off Outer Ring Road, Bangalore-560035