OUR FOUNDER PRINCIPAL
The Fountain-Head of Inspiration
Mr. Anthony M. Jonathan, M.A.T.T.C (Born On January 25th, 1949 at Dehu Road, Pune, Maharashtra), the Founder Principal of this institution was the main architect behind all the educational, cultural and sports activities of Apex Public School. He combined in himself the brilliant military traditions of his revered father and the dedicated teaching traditions of his loving mother . He was blessed with an academically oriented and talented wife who streamlines the curriculum of the institution.
With his distinguished academic background Mr. Anthony Jonathan had twenty years’ experience as a teacher. He had the privilege to server the reputed St. Joseph’s College, Allahabad, in his capacity as the head of both its English and History Departments. At that time he was also a house master entrusted with the onerous duties of catering to all the educational needs of the students as also of supervising and rendering expert advice on matters pertaining to games. The Hostel students were also under his care. Mr. Anthony Jonathan was also in charge of training of the school boxing and gymnastic teams at St. Joseph’s College. Allahabad, as well as St. Francis’ College, Lucknow.
Mr. Anthony Jonathan was a trained N.C.C. Officer. At the Officer’s Training School, INS Venduruthy, in 1975 he stood third in the merit list of All-India basis. He was actually the first officer Commanding Troop No. 1, 3 U.P Naval Battalion. It was significant to note that out of the five cadets selected after keen competition to represent the state of Uttar Pradesh at the Republic Day Parade, New Delhi, in 1975, four were chosen from this particular troop commanded by Mr. Anthony Jonathan. Three out of these four cadets carried away three out of a total of five all-India level Naval prizes. Mr. Anthony Jonathan subsequently vacated the post as principal of St. Michael’s Grammar School, Sahibabad, Delhi, which he resigned to establish this institution.
The Apex Public School was established by Mr. Anthony M Jonathan on July 29, 1985 using his wisdom, Knowledge and experience. Within such a short span of time it had built up several facilities including a laboratory, a library, two tennis courts, two throw ball/ volley ball courts, one basketball court ( All hard courts) and extensive clay/ Grass courts/fields for games and track events.
Mr. Anthony Jonathan had also distinguished himself as an author of books of considerable educational significance. He had the following books to his credit
I.C.S.E. Civics Work Book. Civics for Secondary Classes. Essay Writing- Stales an Essaylets ( for classes X to XII) He had also revised and Modulated the Civics Text Books for classes III to X published by the Inter- University Press.
Under his guidance Apex Public School represented Delhi at the Republic Day Parade twice ( Marching & Ghasyari Dance from Uttaranchal).
For his unending hard work and innovations, Mr. Anthony Jonathan received the National award for outstanding work in the field of education.
Mr. Anthony Jonathan passed away on 25th December 1997 at the young age of 49. He still is an inspiration for all staff of this institution and is with us every day in spirit.
Jeanne Jonathan (co-founder)
“Education is the natural harmonious and progressive development of man’s innate powers”
- JH Pestalozzi
Apex has always attempted to provide true education : intelligence plus character with the emphasis on character. We are here to teach you where to look but what you see is left to you to discover.
Ex-Apexian are shining stars and dotted in every part of the globe. I personally am proud on them. Apexians are fighters and courageous. They are tough, as well as, socially and morally sound. This is due to our teacher-parent coordination in moulding the pliable clay into an exquisite piece of art : an ideal Indian . I trust that parents and teachers will continue to work hand in hand.
My ex students are working to improve the link between the school, parents and the alumini. This attempt has my blessings and gratitude. The present student must be open to imbibing knowledge, as well as, absorbing cultural values and ‘Indianism’. Each one can make an attempt, nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible.
From J.H. Pestalozzi and J.J Rousseau has originated the whole child approach that focuses on the head, heart and hands. We at Apex try to follow the learned educationist and our own Gandhi ji and Rabindranath Tagore by providing the natural environment condusive to the development of the “Whole man”
My dear Apexians :
“When it rains, look for rainbows ;
When it’s dark, look for stars”
Never give up. That’s the spirit.
THE SCHOOL AT A GLANCE
Apex Public school was and is the brain child of Late Mr. A.M Jonathan, founder Principal; and Educationist established on July, 29, 1985. It is an unaided Christian minority institution run by the J.C.E Society registered Apex Public School 10+2, is recognized by the Directorate of Education and is affiliated to the C.B.S.E.
It is co-educational and the mental, physical, moral and social growth of children is its main aim. This development is given direction by the PRINCIPAL AND STAFF.
It is the first day – boarding school of Delhi in 4 acres of pollution free land….
Besides curricular activities, the games field and courts are used to inculcate team spirit, fraternity and physical well-being.
“Education, to be complete, must be humane; it must include not only the training of intellect, but also the refinement of the heart and the discipline of the spirit”
Dr. S. Radha Krishnan
Geoff ( CEO ) Message
FROM THE Chief Executive Officer's DESK
Forging Ahead Together
With immense pride and great pleasure, I welcome you to the school’s website. You could be a parent, a student, a staff member, alumni or anyone interested in gaining deeper insight into the functioning and learning environs of our exciting world. I invite you to navigate through our ‘Online School’ to help you understand lucidly why our school provides the best environment for your little ones and young adults. Since its inception to now, our institution has marched forward to spread the light of education and pave the way for all-round excellence for every student. The key focus areas continue to remain creating opportunities, challenging minds, encouraging innovation and sustaining excitement.
Preparing our students for the future
The stringent standards followed by our school since commencement have guided us and helped us offer a contemporary, relevant, & self-motivated learning. Our children are equipped to unrelentingly identify and respond to the volatile demands across the education and employment sector. Accolades have been received through our Alumni and our children continue to do so. We base our success on the principal of ‘3H’ (Head, Hand and Heart) as this is the way forward and prepare our children for jobs that do not even exist now and will be there in the future. Teaching them to give back to society is of utmost importance. Alumni are placed in some of the best names in the global market place. Do take out time to browse through the list of our famous alumni and faculty members.
It is the objective here at Apex to continue being recognized as the torch bearer of leading educational methods and an institution that has students defining a future not only for them but for our country and the world as well. We have and will continually strive for brighter and more secure prospects for our children. The values and environment we provide for our children are sustainable and see them successfully through their formative years. The investment we put into our children today will help them achieve greater heights and create the unimaginable.
I take this opportunity to thank sincerely the principal, teachers and other staff without whom these successes – both big and small would not be possible. They teach not only subjects but also inculcate values of commitment, zealousness and pride in everything they do.
Welcome once again and I sincerely hope that our website will raise your interest and encourage you into taking one more step towards making a positive difference in your life.
‘We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today’ ~ Stacia Tauscher.
Greetings and welcome to Apex Public School.As our name suggests, we are a school that believes in aiming for the top. Aiming for the zenith does not imply only academic results but the holistic development of all the children under our care. We provide a home ground for students to develop skills and values and the right attitude towards each other, their teachers, their school and the environment around them.
Our school follows the CBSE curriculum and can boast of a well-qualified, dedicated and enthusiastic faculty. Our teachers focus on monitoring and mentoring every child to identify their strengths and shortcomings and spare no effort in making the educational experience of our students meaningful while also preparing them for the challenges of the future world.
We are now into our thirty-second year of existence and have an alumni that we are all proud of. Our students have passed out from this prestigious institution to become music directors, eminent lawyers, doctors, police officials, politicians and CEOs of companies. Our doors are always open to them whenever they wish to visit their alma mater.
Apex Public School has well-equipped science and computer laboratories, two basketball courts, a badminton court, a volleyball court, net practice facility for cricket and a sprawling and well maintained cricket ground. It also has a dance room, music room, art and craft room and separate labs for Maths, English, Hindi and Social Science. Also all classrooms have smart boards installed so as to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
Apex Public School was the dream child of our founder principal, Mr A. M. Jonathan and we aim to carry forward his vision of providing quality education to our students. Our motto “Answer Duty’s Call’ inspires us all to aim for excellence and dedicate ourselves to the cause of education.
Derek Richard Brendish
Vice Principal’s Message
“Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think”
Apex Public School greets all of you, the parents, the students and the readers.
Today my heart swells with gratitude for the great man Mr. A.M. Jonathan whose vision and mission brought this school into existence. As you navigate your way through the site discovering what we have to offer, you will find answers to many preliminary questions you may have about our school, our academic programme and student life.
The role of a school is not only to pursue academic excellence but also to motivate and empower its students to be lifelong learners,critical thinkers and productive members of an everchanging global society. We provide an atmosphere to our students for multifaceted development, where children are encouraged to channelize their potential in the pursuit of excellence. This can only be possible in a holistic, student centric environment.
Our staff fruitfully employ two diverse strategies that are of love and logic to foster a Positive learning environment for all our students. Love and logic may seem like two Contrasting forces while love helps nurture trusting relationships where students feel respected, appreciated and loved by the teachers, logic helps to develop in students personal responsibility, self control, good decision making skills, self confidence and character building with high moral values. Our team works in tandem and harmony as we believe that team is more about ‘We’ And less about ‘me’.
Apex Public School takes great pride in the quality of relationships that exists between staff, students and parents. We understand that this three way company is the key to student’s success. So let us unleash the great potential that our children have and bring them up not only to face the world but also to change the world.
Head Mistress’s Message
To all Apexians,
Education plays a great role in the life of everyone all through the life. Getting proper education is necessary to get success and happy life. It develops personality of people, provides physical and mental standard and transform people’s living status. Good education is constructive in nature which constructs our future forever. The more knowledge we get, we grow and develop more in life. Being well educated never only means to earn certificates and good salary, however it also means to be a good and social person in the life. It is the most important tool that offers inner and outer strength to a person.
“ Education in not preparation for life, education is life itself ” – John Dewey
Ms. Rina Roy