Lighthouse Learning, an early years and K-12 education group, announced a strategic partnership with Heritage Xperiential Schools to expand its network of schools in the country. The partnership will witness the opening of 10 new Heritage Xperiential Schools over the next five years.
Founded in 2003, Heritage Xperiential School (HIXS) is said to be known for its work in project-based and experiential learning. The Lighthouse Learning Group’s network has over 1,300 pre-schools and 45 schools in the K-12 segment, nurturing over 150,000 students every day with its “Child First” ideology.
One new campus of HIXS, spread across five acres, will be launched in Gurugram in July 2023. The other new HIXS schools are planned for launch across Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad over the next five years.
Additional elements of the strategic partnership between Lighthouse Learning and Heritage Xperiential Schools include sharing practices between both groups of schools, and conducting joint research and development sessions to improve the quality of education, particularly with respect to faculty and leadership development.
Students and staff of both schools will receive exposure and career development opportunities in other locations and other systems of education. A committee will be set up to operationalise all aspects of this partnership, co-chaired by Manit Jain, co-founder of Heritage Xperiential Schools and Prajodh Rajan, co-founder and group chief executive officer (CEO) of Lighthouse Learning.
“We are excited to partner with the Heritage Xperiential Schools as we will be able to assist them in expanding their footprint in the country. Heritage’s goal of transforming mainstream school education is in alignment with our objective of providing a holistic educational foundation to students from early years to K-12. We are thrilled to work with a talented team of educators from Heritage for research on aspects of quality of education and joint development of solutions,” observed Prajodh Rajan, co-founder and group chief executive officer (CEO) of Lighthouse Learning.
“Ever since we built an effective pedagogy around experiential learning about 20 years ago, we have been looking for opportunities to expand the reach of this curriculum and cover more students, without compromising on quality. We are delighted to have found a partner in Lighthouse Learning, who provides a platform of infrastructure, logistics and operations which Heritage Xperiential Schools can tap into to expand our schools rapidly. We are also excited by the opportunities for growth and development for our students and staff that will emerge from a growing network of Heritage and Lighthouse Learning schools of diverse backgrounds and locations,” added Manit Jain, co-founder, Heritage Xperiential Schools.