Today was the first day of the 2013-2014 academic year at ALF, when we welcomed our new Ninth Standard girls, and returning Tenth Standard girls. An atmosphere of nervous anticipation soon gave way to the excitement of learning in a totally new environment, where class sizes are small, facilities are extraordinary and academic challenge is great.
These girls in Ninth Standard were chosen from a pool of 150 candidates after a rigorous selection process. Most of these girls never knew each other before coming to ALF, and they come from 11 different partner schools in various regions of the city. They will be with us for the two years prior to their Tenth Standard Board Examinations, and we look forward to seeing how their experience in ALF will change their outlook on life and leadership.