International Sahaja Public School, Dharamsala is a coeducational residential school affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), New Delhi. The school is nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, above Dharamsala in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The school’s education philosophy is based on the teachings of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi and children seeking admission to the school must have previously been brought up in Sahaja Yoga culture and should understand the importance of meditation.
The International Sahaja Public School was started in 1990 with 20 children from Europe, India and Australia. Over the years the three main buildings of the school were constructed and at present the school boasts nearly 250 full-time residential students from 30 countries.
The school hosts a well equipped science lab, a library with collection of 3000 books, art and craft halls, music and dance rooms and a computer lab with broadband access to the internet. Internet access is available for one hour per week per class for the senior section, as an afternoon activity. One video per week is normally screened for juniors and one for seniors on weekends.
A full-time resident doctor and qualified staff members run the sick room at the school premises. When necessary, children are taken to the Dharamshala hospital for treatment. The school canteen offers Indian and continental cuisine.
Sports facilities include a gym, skating ramp, basketball field, cricket pitch and soccer fields.
The medium of instruction is English and the school is affiliated with the CICSE.
In the junior school – classes I to IV, students study English, mathematics, science, social studies, Hindi, Sahaja Yoga and computer. In the senior school – classes V to X, students study English, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, history and civics, geography, computer, Hindi, environmental studies and Sahaja Yoga.
Co-curricular subjects and activities include music – vocal and instrumental. Tabla/ harmonium, Indian classical music and bhajans, dance – classical and folk dance and Mime, woodwork – wood-carving, toy-making, structural woodwork, art and craft -drawing, painting, paper work and clay work, pottery. Sports activities include basketball, soccer, badminton, chess, khokho, etc.
The school admits children on a first-come-first-serve basis, however it is important that the children seeking admission in this school must have been brought up in Sahaja culture and should understand the importance of meditation. Application forms can be downloaded from the school website.
Fees: Please contact the school office for the fee schedule.
Sahaja Education embraces academic spirit of the international education policies and offers each child learning with a difference. Classroom lessons are imparted in a joyful way to enrich the child’s awareness and ascent. The ascent integrates the development of the aesthetic sense through various expressions of spiritual joy reflected by Sahaja Yoga through an experience of "Self Realisation".
The school aims to foster a unique concept of inter-personal relations among its students which generate purity, innocence and awareness of chastity.
There are 18 dormitories for the students, with a ratio of one staff for eight children.