Springfield College, a fully equipped Private School that delivers the Sri Lankan Curriculum in English Medium is establishing itself as an organization that caters to an important segment of society that wishes to educate their children in the local syllabus but in English medium in an affordable manner. Springfield provides sound infrastructure and an excellent teaching and learning program at a modest fee structure which makes this option value for money. The multi-religious and multi-racial environment fostered by good discipline makes Springfield safe, secure and welcoming to Sri Lankan children to grow as well rounded students who will be successful in later life.
In a recent move, Springfield College took over Northwood College that functioned in Borella and Battaramulla over the last four years. Northwood, founded by Mr. Hussein Sadique, the Deputy Managing Director of the Hameedias group, served children from Nursery to Grade 8 in the national curriculum in the English medium. With the commencement of Springfield College in Colombo, the promoters of both schools saw the two schools having similar values and thought it was appropriate for Springfield College to take over Northwood with the sole intention of providing a better future for those currently studying at Northwood.Gateway Group, the owners of Springfield College, is pleased to see the noteworthy progress of the school during the recent years. Dr. Harsha Alles, Chairman of Gateway, is of the view that through Springfield, Gateway has taken yet another important step in fulfilling their vision of catering to all segments of society. Mrs. Nirmali Wickremesinghe, Consultant, Gateway Group, says Springfield College promises to produce disciplined and worthy Citizens, whose value will not only be in home soil, but also when they step out in to the world.
Brigadier Udaya Aryaratne, the Principal of Springfield College Colombo, counts years of experience in educational leadership. He was the former Principal of Trinity College, Kandy. As an educator who believes in the provision of a ‘rounded education’, Brig. Aryaratne says ‘our ethos is that every child is our concern so we ensure we do our utmost to promote early learning and development in a loving, caring and secure homely environment. We believe that early childhood is the foundation on which every child will build the rest of their lives. We take responsibility and due care in looking after our children by personalizing the teaching and learning strategies, to focus on individual talents and capabilities’.
The school in Kandy, under the guidance of well experienced educationalist Mr Asoka Herath, Director of Gateway Group, is managed by the Principal Mr. Nissanka Marapana who counts over 25 year of experience in teaching and educational administration. Both schools are supported by well experienced and qualified teachers who are committed to achieve the highest possible goals in educating the children.
Maintaining an exceptionally high standard of the English Language in comparison to what is required by the National curriculum is a priority of the Springfield Colleges. The schools ensure that the course material for English language teaching is that of the United Kingdom’s current standards, and that they be delivered by teachers who have been trained to teach such material.
Springfield Colleges are located at Gothami Road, Borella, Robert Gunawardena Mawatha, Battaramulla and George E De Silva Mawatha, Anniewatta, Kandy. Details of admissions to school can be obtained from the Registrar by calling 2699327 (Colombo) and 0777687673 or 0812202244 (Kandy). Further information can be obtained by visiting www.springfield.lk or writing to