The fact that our Alumni are pursuing/ have pursued such a wide variety of courses from some of the most prestigious institutes in the world demonstrates the progressive approach at PGS, their independence of character and their competence.
“PGS gives children the space to find out their true self by encouraging them to have a mind of their own rather than blindly follow others,” says Kaveri who was an avid reader who loved to spend her time in the library. She also loved to “watch the sunrise and sunset and go for treks and camps.”Kaveri Palaka
“Students are encouraged to question what is being taught and also relate them to real-life scenarios. Outdoor classes and the depth of interaction with the faculty also made a big difference.” According to Akshay that’s what really makes PGS a paragon of alternative education.Akshay Neil Ignetto
“Our teachers were our guardians, our friends and our family. Even the kitchen staff knew us by our names and were fond of us. I think it’s this amiable atmosphere that makes PGS a unique alternative residential school.”Gowri Rekha
“PGS education has been the greatest privilege of my life. Joining PGS after tenth grade, I had no idea how much this place would transform me. For a proud rule-follower, explicitly being asked to question rules and break them if necessary came as a shock. PGS inculcated in me the spirit of questioning and taking nothing at face value. As I resisted, accepted and struggled through ideas and values, I developed a perspective that has guided me immensely after school.”Meena Chockalingam
“From the day I first set foot in PGS to the day I left, I’ve gone through a considerable change. Not just as a student, but as a human being who found himself. I often shudder at the thought of ‘what if’; what if I hadn’t chosen this school? All I can say now, is that I am more than glad to have found this ‘magical’ place.”Nikhith Vankireddy
“I learnt life skills like making friends and communicating with people from diverse backgrounds. I learnt that to be truly confident is to be honest and humble. I am indebted that the school gave me the space to figure out these basics, through the daily interactions,the sports and so on. Swami Vivekananda asked ‘If the whole world stands against you sword in hand, would you still dare to do what you think is right?’ PGS has sowed the seeds of such strength and confidence in me.”Vivek G
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