Hebron School is in the town of Ootacamund or Udagamandalam (Ooty), which is known as 'The Queen of the Hill Stations' in the Nilgiri Hills, situated at 2200m (7500ft), above sea level. The town dates back over 200 years to when the British chose it as the summer seat of the Madras government, because of its temperate climate. The school is delightfully situated in 20 acres of wooded grounds around Lushington Hall, a nineteenth century bungalow. The grounds overlook the Government Botanical Gardens and provide a setting of great beauty, whilst from the hills above the school a panoramic view can be seen over The Nilgiris. The school is housed on the two campuses of Lushington and Selborne which are approximately 2km apart. Lushington Campus houses the main school buildings which have been built around Lushington Hall, which now houses the administration department. There are several modern academic and residential buildings, a kitchen and dining rooms, a health centre, and an auditorium sports facilities include a swimming pool, 2 playing fields and a sports hall which includes a squash court. Junior School (boys and girls) and older boys are resident at Lushington. Selborne Campus provides residential accommodation for the senior girls. It has a kitchen and dining room, a common room, computer facilities, music rooms and a covered sports hall. The girls travel daily to and from school by the school buses.
Resources at Hebron
Hebron is well resourced in terms of teaching spaces, equipment and materials, with design and technology workshops, science laboratories, art department, sports hall with squash courts and an outdoor swimming pool. The school is well equipped for information and communication technology, with three classrooms of networked computers with scanning and printing facilities and Internet access. There are two libraries, one in the Junior School and one in the Senior School. The senior library has computer access. All these facilities are complimented by the staff's enthusiasm and commitment to their students and reflected in the quality of results that the students achieve.
What are Hebron's facilities like?
Hebron is blessed with a wooded, landscaped, garden location. There are two main sports’ fields (with a full-size athletics’ ground within a few 100 metres of the school gates). There are sports’ halls (including one at Selborne, the girls’ hostel), courts for squash, tennis, basketball and badminton and an outdoor swimming pool. There’s a new adventure playground in the woods along with a more traditional children’s play area. There are a full range of senior classrooms (including four science labs) and a separate junior school for primary/elementary children. Computer suites number three and there are two libraries. Separate facilities exist for technology (wood, metal, plastics), for art, for domestic science and for learning support. Both campuses have dining halls and at Lushington there’s a large Hall for assemblies and drama. Both campuses have dorms (or hostels) with integral staff flats. All the facilities are neat, tidy and well maintained. There is a programme for ‘new work’ in keeping with the school’s current Five Year Plan.