The History of Our School? The School is Part of History Itself:
Excellence Continued: 2016-Future: Simply put, and as the New Millennium unravels, NES is ready for its second century of excellence.
The academic chronicle of New English School (Gujarati Medium) dates back to 1902 AD, when Mr ChhotalalHiralal Shah (popularly known in those days as GhodaSaheb), in an inspired move, founded a Primary School in the heart of Nadiad.
He named it New English School (NES). This was a futuristic, visionary endeavour, since that region was in critical need of educational initiatives. In the years that followed, he spearheaded the school’s development from the front.
Evolution: 1902-1962: NES
NES received overwhelming response from the local population, and soon, developed into a well-equipped, full-fledged Secondary & Higher-Secondary School. Its accent on quality education and well-rounded development of the student which took into account cultural, social and emotional development of the student apart from intellectual aspects, distinguished it from other such institutions in Western India. By 1937, Mr Thakorbhai Chhotabhai Patel, an outstanding educationist and skilful administrator, was heading NES, ably guided and aided by Mr Bhalabhai Zaverbhai Patel. The presence of two renowned academicians Mr A L Patel and Mr R M Dave, added much depth to the school’s faculty during this phase. By then, NES had made deep imprints in the academic and social scenario of the region, and was deemed a landmark institution.
Expansion: 1963: ETS
English Teaching School, the purely English Medium tributary of NES, was founded in 1963, offering Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary education.
The generation of young leaders that followed, most notably Mr Rameshbhai Thakorbhai Patel who took up the reins of the institution at a very young age, led NES and ETS into higher eminence. During this time, teaching veterans and efficient Head Masters such as Mr J S Patel, Mr Amidhar Pathak and Mr J G Patel, lent the organisation a stamp of authority and leadership. It was Mr R T Patel who introduced a purely English Medium curriculum to the NES repertoire, under the aegis of English Teaching School (ETS), conducted in the same premises.
Following the untimely demise of Mr Rameshbhai Thakorbhai Patel, the reins of the institution was taken up by Mrs. Ranjanben R Patel, the then Managing Trustee. She, along with his young and dynamic principal Mr. Kevalbhai R Patel and Joint Managing Trustee Mr P M Patel, steered NES into the status of prima donna among schools in Nadiad.
This stature continues to this day, and NES is today the brightest beacon of education to the entire region, with four generations of students swearing by its nurturing influence in their lives.