The School Krishnamurti Foundation India is a co-educational day school affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). Founded by J. Krishnamurti in 1973, it is the third of the Krishnamurti schools in India and is known for sensitive and creative education in Chennai’s academic world.
Today, it is a full-fledged day boarding co-educational school with students in junior, middle and senior schools and various distinctive programmes at all levels. The school has an ambience that has been crafted to facilitate meaningful interactions between adults and students.
The school works with the vision that a student who approaches the final years in school would have developed:
The day-boarding campus comprises classrooms, the school kitchen and dining hall. Co-curricular facilities are provided as well.
The school generally has two terms running from mid-July to mid-April with one term break in November. Students are taught all regular subjects. The school adopts a variety of teaching-learning processes that allow students to approach learning with understanding at their own pace. These processes are discussed among staff and reviewed and modified from time to time.
The students of classes I to VII learn in mixed age groups at junior school and middle school. These learning groups are changed every year. The students of classes VIII to X learn in the same age groups as do students of classes XI and XII who study different combinations of subjects.
The medium of instruction is English. The students learn both Tamil and Hindi till class VIII and continue to study either one as an examination subject at class X. Classes XI and XII have a general studies course that examines contemporary issues of social, psychological, economic and environmental significance. This involves critical reading, watching documentaries, thinking and discussion.
The School is affiliated to Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations at New Delhi and the students appear for the ICSE and ISC in classes X and XII respectively.
Students of all classes have field studies through day trips in junior, middle and senior school. These move from nature walks and neighbourhood studies to historical and geographical studies to participating in the work of people in different parts of the country.
The minimum age requirement for entry into LKG is three years six months on 1st June of the year of admission. Admission to UKG and Classes I – IX is based on vacancies. The information is made available on the official website in February. Registration does not guarantee admission, as class sizes are limited.
For admission into class XI, only those candidates whose class X results are declared before 31st August of the academic year may apply. All relevant information regarding admission is updated on the official website.
The School KFI is a full-fledged day boarding, co-educational school with students in junior, middle and senior schools and various distinctive programmes at all levels. The school has an ambience that has been crafted to facilitate meaningful interactions between adults and students.
The school is ranked sixth among top co-ed day schools in India by the EducationWorld India School Rankings 2021-22.
No accommodation facilities are provided since the school is day-boarding.