A progressive education is designed to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of all students. At NYA, we pride ourselves on meeting the needs of our students who come from both here in Hyderabad and all over
We know that one of parents’ top priorities is to provide their children with the best education possible. Often this means a progressive education where students develop 21st century skills while still achieving the academic excellence required to pass their exams. But is it possible to achieve these two ideals in one learning environment?
New York Academy A Progressive American School
New York Academy is a progressive American School that intends on instilling in the students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in life. We strive to create leaders who are prepared for the global challenges of the 21st century, lauded for their skills, character and integrity, and driven to make a worthy impact on the world. We not only recognize the importance of academic excellence but also the value of developing essential life skills in childhood that can be carried in adulthood.
Our implementation of intentional learning strategies helps children to remain focused in the classroom and drives them to reach their potential. We recognize that every child learns in different ways, which we acknowledge by creating interesting and varied classroom activities that cater to each learning style. Our expertly trained teachers use different methods to engage children and encourage them to think in new ways to solve problems.
New York Academy inspires each of its children to follow their career path of choice while developing their confidence to help them pursue whatever they want in life. Our classrooms are a forum for self-expression where your child’s interests and talents are nurtured into passions.
Patience, empathy, and respect for others are paramount for success, so our teaching practices also revolve around the importance of these values. We encourage our students’ social and communication skills while enhancing their global consciousness, thereby developing their ability to make a positive impact on the world.
Overall, New York Academy’s passion for teaching and its commitment to excellence, provide a dynamic and secure educational environment where children can realize their potential. By constantly reviewing our teaching practices and striving for improvement, we offer the best education possible for every child in our care, using the most effective teaching methods.
High Academic Achievement while Learning to Learn
Social Growth with Global Mindfulness
Emotional Growth with a Sense of Security
Respect, Honesty and
High academic achievement while learning to learn
Education is about more than meeting academic benchmarks at New York Academy. We know that it is also important to teach children how to learn so that they become lifelong learners. We help our students develop the intrinsic motivation to love learning as well as the self-awareness to understand their learning style and how they best learn. We love learning and we impart this attitude on our students.
Social growth with global mindfulness
At New York Academy, students learn how to relate to their peers and teachers and together practice calm, creative and mindful routines. They learn about their rights and responsibilities and how to interact in their own community as well as how to become productive citizens of an increasingly global society. Together we practice living with compassion, empathy and gratitude.
Emotional growth with a sense of security
At New York Academy, we know that students must feel safe and secure in their environment before true learning can take place. We meet both the academic and social/emotional needs of our students to make sure they are learning and growing in a secure and supportive environment.
Respect, honesty and a sense of self discipline
A New York Academy education means more than learning from textbooks. It means that students learn the importance of interpersonal relationships and how to develop important characteristics in themselves including honesty, respect for themselves as well as those around them, and the self discipline to be good learners, friends and global citizens.
Sri Dr. M. Mohan Babu
Sri Dr. M. Mohan Babu endows an illustrious personality which is a rare amalgamation of brilliant …
M.Ed. Educational Leadership – Santa Clara University, California
Director Certification/Training – Foothill College & Stanford University, California
Umme has over 14 years of teaching and administrative experience from the Bay Area in California. Her education and training are from Santa Clara University and Stanford University, California. She is the founding Principal of New York Academy and is also an Adjunct Instructor at Notre Dame de Namur University, California. She is a dynamic instructional leader with an enduring passion to help children reach their full potential not just academically, but also socially, emotionally, and physically. Umme believes that teaching and learning are irrevocably connected and effective teachers inspire and support students to develop 21st Century Skills that are critical to their success in this ever changing world. She has been instrumental in bringing a world class teacher training program from Notre Dame de Namur University, California to New York Academy.
A lifelong learner at heart, she is always encouraged to stay current with the best practices in education in areas like brain-compatible learning, project-based learning, differentiated instruction, emotional intelligence, and constructivism. Umme is a bibliophile of sorts with a passion for traveling.
Alice Jean Whitt
Assistant Principal & Lead Teacher Language Arts
B.A. Engineering in Electronics and Communication – U.B.D.T.College of Engineering, Davanagere, Karnataka
Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Master’s degree in Special Education, Sonoma State University Master’s degree in Education Administration, San Francisco State University.
Alice has over thirteen years of credentialed teaching experience working in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been teaching English Language Arts for grade levels K-8 since 2005. She uses a variety of strategies including phonics-based instruction, academic vocabulary programs, writers’ workshop, project-based learning, and more whole-language style instructional practices. She specializes in working with children with unique learning challenges such as autism, ADHD, and specific learning disabilities. She has extensive experience designing effective academic interventions (RTI Response to Intervention) for students spanning grade levels Pre-K to 8th grade. She loves instruction that includes project-based learning, differentiated instruction, art, technology, science, music, and field trips.
Her hobbies include painting and drawing, grant writing, learning about history, travel, live comedy, and attending music events.
WASC & PYP Coordinator
Ms. Trishna Sharma has graduated from North Bengal University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. She has completed her diploma in pre & primary teaching. She has been an educator for more than 11 years and has worked in many IB PYP schools in Hyderabad. She is a Coordinator and a trained teacher. Ms. Trishna is passionate about being an educator and firmly believes in incorporating the skills and the attributes of the Learner Profile in students to make them future ready, compassionate and life long learners.
Kouassi Saturnin Kouadio
Foreign Language Facilitator
Kouadio kouassi Saturnin, Professional language facilitator is passionate for learning and has over 6 years of experience in various education environments in India. Having qualified in PGDM from WE SCHOOL in Mumbai, he is skilled in different aspects of classroom operation and curriculum development along with appropriate teaching programs to optimize the learning process with elementary and secondary level students. He has an exceptional passion for kids; willing to adjust teaching methods to adapt and meet students’ varying needs and interests, and instructs students individually and in groups. Establishing a clear objective for all lessons, units, and projects, motivating and developing creativity and critical-thinking strategy in the classroom has been his strengths.