Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Tier II - The School - Krishnamurti Foundation India (KFI)

The School, Chennai
Named simply ‘The School' by Krishnamurti, this institution is now 25 years old. It is situated in Adyar, on the grounds of the Theosophical Society. Its setting, with many old trees, a young banyan tree, a pond, an old building, and open spaces, is simple and beautiful.
The school has about 350 students and about 35 teachers. It admits children in the kindergarten after the age of three-and-a-half years. The kindergarten school day is from 8.20 a.m. to 12 noon. The junior school comprising the Classes I to IV functions in the mixed-age group mode, and offers an opportunity for students to learn in an atmosphere of minimum peer compulsions. The junior school day extends from 8.20 a.m. to 2.45 p.m., and includes a variety of activities and learning opportunities. The middle school, comprising Classes V to VIII, focuses on experiential learning.

The middle school day is from 8.20 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Students are exposed to social studies and sciences in addition to language and mathematics. These are years when students start visiting the school farm situated in Kilapakkam village near Thirukazikundram, and spend from two days to a week, living together and sharing work such as cooking and cleaning.

Environmental studies is taught as an additional subject in Class VII.
The senior Classes, IX and X, prepare the students for the ICSE syllabus. It requires students to do projects in every subject. A special programme for Class XI distinguishes our senior secondary classes. Apart from a wide choice of traditional subjects, music, art and environmental sciences are available for students. Student entry into Class XI is subject to rigorous interview and test. The school offers special educational opportunities for select students after school on an individual and special basis.

Address:

The Principal, The School-KFI, Damodar Gardens, Besant Avenue, Adyar, Chennai – 600 020, India. Tel: (044) 24915845. e-mail : mailto:alcyone@satyam.net.inwebsite: http://www.theschoolkfi.org/

Admission

There is an written test and Interview conducuted for the Parents to understand whether their Philosophy fits to KFI environment.

It is definitely a good school but if your expectations need to match with what they provide. What I understand from other parents is that, the change will be visible over a period of time and you as a parent need to have patience and right understanding of the teaching methods.

8 comments:

Guzmán. said...

Jiddu Krishnamurti;

“There are three monks, who had been sitting in deep meditation for many years amidst the Himalayan snow peaks, never speaking a word, in utter silence. One morning, one of the three suddenly speaks up and says, ‘What a lovely morning this is.’ And he falls silent again. Five years of silence pass, when all at once the second monk speaks up and says, ‘But we could do with some rain.’ There is silence among them for another five years, when suddenly the third monk says, ‘Why can’t you two stop chattering?”


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akhila said...

the information and the contact email is out dated. This is years ago. Please update.

akhila said...

the information and the contact email is out dated. This is years ago. Please update.

sai said...

can this information be updated to the present status

sai said...

can this information be updated to the present status

Vinoth The Security guy said...

Good information

Vinoth The Security guy said...

Good information

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