"Glendale Academy Established in 2003" IGCSE center no.IN639 CBSE/ Aff./ 130195/ 27-07-2006

As part of self reliance program students experienced Pottery & Clay modeling for its therapeutic ,Baking, Gardening, Waste segregation

At Glendale, Value education and Life Skills development is coordinated with character education in order to sculpt a child into a complete student. A complete student is one who succeeds not only academically but also portrays a 'strong moral character ', with a clear sense of right and wrong. Each month a specific value is emphasized beginning from respect, followed with responsibility leading to compassion and commitment. Each value leads to the next yet remains connected to all the previous values thought.

"Life skills teach things like a finishing school. They learn to be an active citizen as they learn to do community service, visit a home for the aged, host orphans, and organize a cleanliness drive. They learn to use eco-friendly products and have a concern for all living things." - Smita-Class Teacher, GradeIII

"Skills of life which last for a lifetime are value-enforcing and very well-handled and taught right from toddlers' age at Glendale ." - Reema Marwah-Parent

"The home studio with its monthly concepts and themes has infused in my child a great sense of responsibility and zeal to do many personality development activities" - Rita Pandya-Parent

Our Life Skills program focuses on developing practical attributes that will guide our students through various aspects of life and reflect in the ease of their outward demeanor. Appealing confidence, a streak of independence in day to day activities, very positive approach towards life along with impeccable etiquette are some of the many skills we empower our students with.

We aim to instill a genuine concern for fellow human beings and a strong desire as well as the ability to make a positive impact on our society, in our students, through carefully designed age appropriate lessons and practical activities.

Some topics the life skills curriculum covers:

“If your hobby becomes your profession, you will always love your work” - Persian quote

Students practicing meditation in the
green environs of the school


Students practicing meditation in the
green environs of the school

Yoga Teachers :

Mr. Santosh

Qualification : B.com Certificate course in Yoga Won several National prizes

Work Profile : Preparing lesson plans for across the grades. Taking Yoga classes for across the grades. Preparing students for competitions and events. Giving the reports cards / DC Taking care of Yoga classes in GCAA.

Mr. Sandeep

Qualification : Bcom, Diploma from State board technical education dept, certificate course from National Institute of Sports (NIS). Won several national prizes

Work Profile : Preparing lesson plans for across the grades. Taking Yoga classes for across the grades. Preparing students for competitions and events. Giving the reports cards / DC


“Yoga means, being mindful of the world around us” - Christy Turlington..

In the regular yoga sessions, children learn different Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation techniques to be physically strong, mentally balanced, morally sound, intellectually bright and spiritually advanced. This helps students to develop memory, concentration, alertness and attention span. The yoga masters leave no stone unturned to imbibe values and life skills in these young minds. Krida yoga which is a collaborative and team building activity in yoga takes place simultaneously to enhance the mental faculties and to inculcate the spirit of working together in a group. Every alternate year, the academy in collaboration with LIYO yogas hosts State Level competitions leading the teams to Nationals.

Students practicing meditation in the
green environs of the school

Students practicing meditation in the
green environs of the school

Dramatic Master :

Mr. Rajnish

Qualification : B.A   M.P.A from HCU Distinction

Work Profile : Preparing hobby, regular class lesson plans for across the grades Taking Drama regular classes for grades I to V. Handling hobby for grades VI, VIII, IX and X. Preparing students for different celebrations and events. Giving the reports cards / DC

Mr. Srinivas Raju

Qualification : B. Sc Electronics, M.A in theatre, Master in communication and journalism (MCJ), M.Phil in Theatre. Gold Medal from HCU

Work Profile : Preparing Hobby, Regular class lesson plans for across the grades Taking Drama regular classes for grades I to V. Handling hobby for grades VII, XI and XII. Preparing students for different celebrations and events. Giving the reports cards / DC


“All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players” - William Shakespeare

Drama contributes to the development of personal and social skills. The subject also makes a contribution to the development of student’s aesthetic and critical awareness. It gives them, particularly at the later stages of secondary education, a knowledge and understanding of the art of theatre and of how drama has been used strongly as a means of communication and expression. A well-planned course in drama at Glendale enables students to observe, listen, reflect and understand roles and relationships.

Students practicing in the dance studio


Students practicing the Classical Dance

Dance Teachers :

K. Vijaya Sekhar

Qualification : Learnt Dance from world renowned Padma Bhushan Dr.Vempati Chinnasathyamgaru, has done a certificate course in Kuchipudi and has a Diploma in Kuchipudi.

Radha Krisha

Qualification : Diploma in Kuchipudi dance, Certificate course in Kuchipudi dance

Sakshi Malhotra

Qualification : Praveen in Kathak Dance, Prabhakar in Tabla


“Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion” - Martha Graham

Dancing boosts a child’s self-esteem and enhances confidence in them. Dancing improves listening skills in children, whether it is for the instructions or for the beats. Through dance, children at Glendale are not only learning the benefits of exercising, but they also learn coordination, balance, flexibility, stamina, stability, memory and discipline.


Dance classes over the year have included basic and advanced steps in different styles like Indian classical, folk, free style, western classical, international folk and specialized international dance forms like Zumba and other aerobic kinds. The students are taught to be open-minded in respecting the diversities in dance forms from around the world. Apart from regular classes and hobbies, a Performing Arts Club has been introduced to take the good students to a greater platform with extra coaching. Children on a regular basis perform in inter school, state and national events on different occasions.

Student learning to play the keyboard


Students practicing Group song


Students practicing Group song

Music Teachers :

Mr. N.D. Joseph

Qualification : B.Sc  Certificate in Karnatic Vocal music.  Grades in Western Classical Piano ABRSM, London  Member of cine musicians union
Member of cine musicians union

Work profile :   H.O. D - Music   Preparing Regular class, Hobby, Value Enrichment lesson plans for across the grades. Taking Music regular classes for pre primary and grades I to VII. Conducting Piano and vocal hobbies for the grades VI to XII and Value Enrichment Classes for the grades VI to VIII. Preparing students for competitions and events. Giving the reports cards / DC

Mr. B.John Phillip

Qualification : B. tech in instrumentation

Work profile : In charge Primary music class   Preparing regular class, Hobby lesson plans for the grades I to V. Taking Music Regular class for pre primary and grades I to V. Conducting Guitar and Drums hobbies for the grades Vi to XII. Preparing students for competitions and events. Giving the reports cards / DC

Mr. Rameswar Singh

Qualification : B.Com  Certificate in Karnatic classical Violin  Grade VI in western Classical violin

Work Profile : Preparing regular class, Hobby lesson plans for the grades I to V. Taking Music regular classes for the grades I to V. Conducting Violin hobbies for the grades VI to XII. Preparing students for competitions and events. Giving the reports cards / DC


“Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends” - Alphonse de Lamartine

Music is an art form whose medium is sound. The word derives from Greet μουσική (mousike;“art of the Muses”)


Glendale offers a rich musical life both for the gifted musicians and the budding enthusiasts. Music, at Glendale is used to nurture students and lead them to their highest potentials as learners. Students are introduced to the basics of instrumental technique in piano, guitar, drums and violin. They are also trained in vocal music-both Indian and western. Promising students are encouraged to take advanced courses that lead to Grade exams conducted by internationally renowned institutions like London College of Music and Trinity College of Music. Unique to Glendale is its famous Song Book containing over fifty Songs the words and music of which have all been compiled especially for the school by former or present Masters.

Students doing statue by following their master


Creative art

Art Teachers :

Mr. Krishna Reddy. M 

Qualification : B.F.A (painting).  M.F.A (Print making) Participated in art camp hosted by Telangana GOVT as a part of Telangana state formation day celebrations.

Work Profile  H.O. D - Art and Craft   Preparing Hobby, Regular class lesson plans for across the grades. Conducting regular art classes for the grades IX to XII, Taking care of Art as a second language for gradsI X & X. Art as a elective subject for grads XI & XII.

Mr. Kishan. D

Qualification : BFA (Sculpture) MFA (Sculpture) Participated in art camp hosted by Telangana GOVT as a part of Telangana state formation day celebrations.

Work Profile : Preparing Hobby, Regular class lesson plans for the grades VI to VIII. Taking care of Regular art class for the grades VI to VIII. Handling primary Clay modeling Hobby and Art hobby for the grades VIII to X . Conducting SUPW sessions for the grades VI to VIII. Conducting clay modeling session at GCAA Thellapur.

Chiranjeevi. K

Qualification : Bachelors in Painting from JNTU, Master in fine Arts (Painting and Visual communications) from JNAFAU, Qualified for UGC - NET for the lectureship. 

Work profile : Preparing Hobby, Regular class lesson plans for the grades I to VIII. Taking care of Regular art class for the grades I to VIII. Handling Art hobby for the Grade VIII.

Mr. Venkataswamy. P

Qualification : TTC from A.P Technical Board. Bachelors in Painting from JNTU,  Master in fine Arts (Painting and Visual communications) from JNAFAU, Research scalar from Lalith Kala Academy, Delhi, Received A.P State award, in contemporary - professional category. Won South zone city level award for his painting.

Work profile : Preparing Hobby, Regular class lesson plans for the grades VI to VIII. Taking care of Regular art class for the grades VI to VIII. Handling primary Pottery Hobby and Art hobby for the grade VI. Conducting SUPW sessions for the grades VI to VIII. Conducting Pottery session at GCAA Thellapur.

Mr. Vasudeva Rao

Qualification : B.Sc, B.F.A (painting). M.F.A (Painting)

Work profile :   In charge Primary Art class   Preparing Hobby, Regular class lesson plans for the grades I to V. Taking care of Regular art class for the grades I to V. Taking clay modeling hobby for the primary school. Handling Art hobby for the Grades VI to VIII.


Craft

Mr. Asif Uddin

Qualification : Grade I in visual Arts from Directorate of Technical Education of Andhra Pradesh, India. Technical Teachers Training in VISUAL Arts from State Board of Technical Education Andhra Pradesh, India.

Work profilePreparing Regular class lesson plans for the grades I to V. Taking care of Regular craft class for the grade I to V.



“Creativity takes courage” - Henri Matisse

In Glendale, art is one of the main activities which is an extension of all lessons taught in the classroom. Tapping the talents of the children with different abilities with art to bridge the gap of talented and average student is one of the special traits of our art section. During the hobby classes students are systematically taught all the mediums to equip them as an all round artist. Apart from regular classes and hobbies the Visual Art club helps to enhance further the artistic intelligence in a child. Classes of craft are also an extension of lessons taught by making 3rd and 2nd models using waste materials. The main aim is to concentrate on their fine motor skills.

Students learning different forms of Self Defense in Karate Classes


Students learning different forms of Self Defense in Karate Classes

Karate Teachers :

Mr. Syed Hussaini

Qualification : Black Belt 5th Dan (Degree)

Mr. Imran Ali

Qualification : Black belt provisional in karate
Certificate course in Wushu (Chinese martial art)
Certificate course in Vovinam (Vietnam martial art)


“At School children learn a variety of techniques including strikes, blocks, locks and throws with an emphasis on self – defense. With commitment to the sports, students can progress through the belts and improve their fitness and confidenc” - Mr. Hussain,Karate Coach

Karate is not just a sport it also contains elements of discipline, respect and philosophy which goes beyond sport. It is also a very effective system of ‘self defense’


Children are taught various styles and techniques on self defense. Children are taught various productive ways of using various karate techniques depending on the age and group level thereby improving the karate skills of the children. With strong commitment and dedication, students are helped to progress through the belts thereby improving their fitness and confidence.