Ashram Paryavaran Vidhyalaya (APV) school is a model primary school and teacher training center dedicated to providing a holistic, mindful and inclusive educational experience to children living in mountain villages in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.
Unlike most state schools where silent compliance is required, the students here are encouraged to explore and engage in dialogue with their teachers, not fear them.
APV is a community. The staff are volunteers who live on campus. All students are welcome; there are no enrollment fees. Children without parents or other hardships can live on campus. Students are taught to learn from the world around them. Teachers incorporate music, nature and meditation to promote a mindful life and balanced education.