Private, non-profit, non-religious school with English medium of instruction.
Located in Bali village, Pali district, Rajasthan, India.
Established in 1992 with 11 students.
2013-2014 academic year: 825 students with 45% girls enrollment.
The school offers pre-school classes through class XII (Commerce).
Academic Year runs April-March.
The school is affiliated with India’s premier educational board – Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) since 1997.
The teacher-student ratio is of 1:30.
The school is situated on an eight-acre campus featuring playing fields, a children's playground, a basketball court, an outdoor auditorium, a water harvesting system and a forest area in addition to classroom facilities.
The school also has five feeder schools for pre-primary and primary classes. These are located at Nana, Bijapur, Lunawa, Mundara and Champabagh, Bali.
A remarkable 99% of students have gone on to higher studies and have received a 99% graduation rate which is a stark contrast to the high drop out rates found across the state.
Students access the school from various villages across a radius of 45 Kilometers. The school has an efficient transport system, including 4 school buses, which enables access to the school.
Volunteers visit the school annually from across India and overseas to contribute time towards the campus, teaching and sharing their experiences with the students.
United World College annually sends 2-3 college-age volunteers who assist in teaching over a period of 6 months.
Putney Student Travel, a US-based student work-study and travel program, sends approximately 18 American high school students every July to spend one-month volunteering at the school.
Both Girls Learn International and The Advent School in Boston, MA has American high school classroom partnerships with The Fabindia School.
Students from Loomis Chaffee, USA, visit the school every alternate year.
The school does projects with great schools in India like The Doon School and The Scindia School.
There is a Local Management Committee that helps the school meet the aspirations of the community of Bali and adjoining areas.
The alumni of the school are today spread far and wide, and even settled overseas.
The alumni are working in the private sector, the public sector and in government jobs too.
In addition to the BAT Board of Trustees, a diverse and talented group of advisory board members are dedicated to creating a visionary school which continues to be a model for high-quality rural education in India.
August 1992: School opens with 11 students
1992-1995 Principal: Mr Vishnu Kant
1995-2000 Principal: Mrs Meena Pandey
1997: School obtains CBSE affiliation
2000: John Bissell Scholars Fund established
2000-2006 Principal: Mr Jayant Biswas
2006-2013 Principal: Mrs Parinita Ranpal
2007-2008 Academic Year: 582 students
2008-2009 Academic Year: 703 students
2008-2009: Class XI (Commerce) introduced
2009-2010: Class XII (Commerce) introduced
2010: Feeder schools opened in 5 locations
2011-2012: 1000 students
2011: Exchange program with Hotchkiss and Loomis Chaffee, USA