About School

Shrimant Maisaheb Bavdekar the founder of our school was born on 4th December 1915 in Sardar Raste family of Pune . She was married to Parshuramrao alias Bhausaheb Bavdekar Pant Amatya , Jahagirdar of GaganBavda in 1935 . After the untimely death of her husband in 1942 she decided to study further . She studied with Madam Maria Montessory in Ahmedabad and also in Italy . After coming back she opened the first Pre Primary school in South Maharashtra “i.e Montesory Balmandir “ in 1946 .Until then the concept of Pre Primary schools was unknown in these parts . Madam Montesory visited Maisaheb’s School in 1950 and on seeing the progress called her Little Montessory of India .

Maisaheb started The Primary School in 1962 and the High School in 1987 .Initially till 2006 the name of the High School was Sou Nalini Shantarampant Walawalkar Prashal which was changed to Shrimant Maisaheb Bavdekar Vidyalaya . She along with other Trustees established a Trust Shri Pant Amatya Bal Vikas Vishwastha Nidhi to look after these schools in 1975. Maisheb’s schools as they were known always maintained a very high standard of learning and discipline

During her lifetime she has trained many a teachers and also helped many women to start Pre Primary schools in South Maharshtra .

She has worked to strengthen the Montessory school movement in Maharshtra along with tall personalities like Tarabai Modak , & Anutai Wagh .

She was recipient of many awards Including The Fie Foundation Award ,Bal Shikhan Parishad Award ,The Kolhapur Bhushan Award besides many more .

After her demise in 2004 the Trustees felt a need to start a English Medium school . Tulips Pre Primary School was started in the year 2006 the Primary ,Shrimant Maisaheb Bavdekar Academy in 2008 which has progressed up to standard 6th in the year 2013-14 It will progress till the 10th grade .. This school though a state board school we follow a mixed curriculum .The school follows CBSE curriculum for Mathematics , Science and English subjects and the SSC curriculum for the rest of the subjects .

We are on the way to convert our Marathi medium school into a Semi English . We have a combined strength of about 1300 students in our Marathi and English Medium schools . We have tied up with Zee Learning for Brain Café i.e where each child gets to learn science through experiments , IIT Mumbai & Inopen Technologies for our Computer Education where computer education is taught in a playful and wholesome manner and SSP Pune for School Sports Program where each child is trained and tested for flexibility, strength ,stamina and speed .

Our Executive Trustee & V. P Mrs Nitudevi Pandit Bavdekar with full support from all the Trustees and the Staff is personally on the job 24 hours to see that the standard of the school is maintained and how the latest methods of teaching can be introduced in the school and learning can be made more interesting . Teacher training programs are continuously held throughout the year to teach them new concepts and to brush up their knowledge . The school has latest Audio Visual learning facilities , excellent computer lab besides a good laboratory . We are the first school in South Maharashtra having a small but Astro Turf Play ground . Coaches have been appointed for different sports and our children have been showing a good performance in sports. We have been active on the social front as well . We have adopted 4 Municipal Pre Primary schools in Kolhapur , where children of the underprivileged classes learn . We have given them basic educational material , trained their teachers and also pay their salaries . As per the ideals of Late Maisaheb , every year in December we conduct educational Programs’ which benefit the society as a whole , in her memory .