|Jamnabai Narsee School|
|Motto||Sanskrit: विद्या परमं बलम्|
(Knowledge is Strength Supreme)
|Sister school||Jamnabai Narsee International School|
|Area trustee||Narsee Monjee Educational Trust|
|Principal||Kalpana R. Patange (JNS) |
Jasmine Madhani (JNIS)
|Grades||Nursery school – 12th Standard|
|Number of students||5000+|
Jamnabai Narsee School is a private school in Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It was founded on 17 January 1971 and is managed by the Narsee Monjee Education Trust. The school building is unusual and unique in architecture with three clusters of hexagonal classrooms, each with a central foyer. The school is attended by children from mostly Juhu, and its alumni include several famous dignitaries and celebrities.
Jamnabai Narsee School was founded on 17 January 1971. It was established and managed by the Narsee Monjee Educational Trust. It is a co-educational, English medium school.
This school is an 'Unaided Linguistic-Minority Institution', affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations-New Delhi, and to International Baccalaureate Organisation, Geneva preparing students for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) Examination at the end of the 10th grade and the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) at the end of the 12th.
The motto of the school is "Vidya Param Balama" which means "Knowledge is Strength Supreme". The guiding principle of the school is "Let learning be a joy and teaching be a pleasure" where opportunities are provided leading to the process of self-improvement.
The school compound has courts for basketball, volleyball, throwball, and handball, to cater to the physical education program of the school. The school has leased an adjacent public maidan and converted it into a playground for the students.
The building has a total built-up area of 300,200 sq. feet and a carpet area of more than 200,000 sq. feet.
The building houses over 124 classrooms each measuring 585 sq ft (54.3 m2) in area, for the students from nursery to Std.XII. In addition to these, there are rooms for academic activities such as the Technical Drawing Room, the Art Room, the Maths Laboratory, the Environmental Science room, and rooms for Bharat Natyam, Kathak and folk dance, a library, stationery, copy room, science labs, fashion designing room, the sitar room, rooms for Indian and Western Music and 4 modern Computer Centers.
The entire central area on the first floor is the arena for cultural activities. The Physics/Biology/Chemistry laboratories and the Science Activity Center are on the second floor. An audio-visual room of around 1,200 sq ft (110 m2). area is situated on the third floor. The school hall with a mezzanine floor caters to the needs of an audience of 1100.
The school employs 175 teachers and support staff, and another 100 peons. Enrollment is 7500 students. Every year approximately 360 candidates are prepared and sent up for the ICSE examinations, the highest of any Mumbai school. The principal is Zeenat Bhojaboy (ex-vice principal), who took over the position in 2015.
The school recently made headlines in newspapers when Jamnabai Narsee student Juhi Kajaria scored AIR 1 in the ICSE examinations held in March 2019. She scored an astounding 99.6%. Other students Forum Sanjanwala and Jugal Patel got AIR 2 and AIR 3 respectively.
In 2013, a conductor, on a bus service that worked with the school, was convicted for sexually molesting a three-year-old preschool student while she was being dropped home by the school bus.