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.
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.