Swami Vivekanand International School situated at Gorai, Borivali is run by Swami Vivekanand Sikshan Vikas Mandal Trust. The school was established in 1995 having classes upto Standard X. Swami Vivekanand International School and Jr. College, Kandivali is managed by the American Education Trust and was established in June 1998; now having classes upto Standard XII (Science). Both the Trusts are registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act,
The schools are affiliated to Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. Effective from the academic year 2013-14, both the SVIS Group of Schools at Gorai & Kandivali, plan to introduce ICSE curriculum, in a phased manner, to be expanded by natural progression every year. These co-educational, English Medium Schools believe in all round development of children, and inculcate in the minds of the young ones the values of human dignity, equality and a sense of brotherhood, which are the three icons of our democratic country. Both schools have been recognized as being linguistic minority institutions by the Maharashtra State Government.
The schools galvanize the intellectual and creative abilities of each student and hope to equip each to excel in future academic endeavors, and to instill in each self-reliance and awareness to enable him/her to be equipped and work through life's challenges. Ultimately, schools hope to prepare students to be healthy, responsible and informed adults who will play an active role in improving and contributing positively to the world they will inherit.
The methodology governing the curricular and extracurricular activities in the School revolve around the well-established two dicta encompassing the philosophy of education:
(1) "LIBERTY IS THE FIRST CONDITION OF GROWTH"
(AS EXPRESSED BY SWAMI VIVEKANAND).
(2) MAHATMA GANDHI'S FAMOUS EXPRESSION - "FREEDOM, FEARLESSNESS, MUTUAL LOVE AND RESPECT CONSTITUTE THE NATURAL ATMOSPHERE OF EDUCATION."