What's in a name?

As majestic as the Balsam firs that quickly grow to become towering architectural trees with a bold presence in the landscape and with a unique dispersal system found in the Balsam flowering plant, we at Balsam stretch our arms to reach the horizons and share knowledge with no limitations whatsoever.

School Symbol

Our School affirms commitment to nurturing inventiveness in each child. Secure in the warmth of a caring school with parents, facilitators and the environment symbolized by the golden yellow triangles while the green circle represents the student who will be inspired to realize his/her potential and aspire for excellence in all their endeavours.

Colours of Balsam Academy

Yellow, white and green form the tri-colour of Balsam Academy. Colours taken from the elements fit in with our approach to life and learning.

Yellow – vibrant and charged with energy that we associate with childhood, symbolize a passion for life, learning and knowledge, for action of both mind and body.

White – brings to the mind the values of friendship and unity, of peace that we must help to promote, the world over. It also reminds us that as individuals, we belong to a larger group, the family of man.

Green – symbolizes the gift of life, strength and talents, which we must develop and use to the fullest. It is therefore the colour of endeavour of endless progress and prosperity.

Houses of Balsam Academy

The primary, middle and secondary school have houses to inculcate the spirit of cooperation, competition and competence. The students are categorized into four houses viz:

ALPINES - the enchanting perennials with a wild attribute to reach the Swiss Alps and bloom to engulf the entire planet.

GRANDS - the first that rise to the great heights in the rocky Mountains which are home to many animals and birds. Crafted cones are the Grands whose very colour signifies progress.

HIMALAYANS – the annaula herbs with flowers resembling the shape of an English 'policeman helmet' recorded as the most invasive species, native to Himalayan region of Asia, which offers a rewarding supply of nectar to pollination.

TYLERS – a large growing form of Balsam fir with attractive powder blue foliage, typical vigour and growth form of the species.