Adarsh Vikas Vidyalaya in Patna is a British-style international school for boys and girls. The founders of Adarsh Vikas Vidyalaya wanted the school to reflect the following ideals: sound learning, an appreciation of beauty, and the promotion of peace through international good will. The school still adheres to this philosophy today.
The school aims to enable each pupil to achieve his/her full academic potential, and to provide a stable, secure environment in which pupils are encouraged and guided to exercise initiative and creativity, and develop physical fitness. The stimulation of, intellectual curiosity is also regarded as vital,, as is the provision of that wider education which will help a pupil to acquire the personal balance of self-awareness and confidence,, thereby preparing and fitting him or her for the opportunities and challenges of adult life.
Small teaching groups, much individual attention with regard to academic programmes and careers advice,, structured pastoral care, the provision of a wide range of sports, clubs and other extra-curricular activities, all these are intended to foster the above. It is to be hoped that the strikingly beautiful setting of the school, and its motto, 'Levavi oculos'- "I lift my eyes", will surely inspire some awareness and appreciation of beauty even in the most insensitive. Adarsh Vikas Vidyalaya aims to provide and atmosphere which will stimulate and encourage aesthetic appreciation. Cultural activities within the school as well as visits to museums,, places of natural beauty, concerts,, dance and theater trips are organised to facilitate this.
The school endeavors to promote knowledge,, understanding and tolerance of and respect for other cultures, beliefs and lifestyles. Indeed it is difficult for students to avoid learning mutual understanding and the acceptance of differences while living as they do in such a close-knit community.