The Valley School, established in 1978, is one of the five schools of the Krishnamurti Foundation India. The Valley School is based on the teachings of the eminent philosopher and a great thinker of our times, Jiddu Krishnamurti. It is located in a 120 acres campus to the south of Bangalore, in a picturesque valley with undulating hills and farms and with a reserve forest on the fringe. The Valley School is a coeducational, English medium day-school affiliated to CISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations), New Delhi. The school has been successful in implementing an ‘Open Classroom’ where vertical groups of children from class I to IV can learn together. The open classroom not only allows for a variety of foundational skills to be explored but also provides the opportunity for students to direct their own learning.
It hasa student strength of about 365 and teacher strength of about 60. The school believes that the learning can take place, if one can avoid the division of school activities as academic non- academic, and separate them from day to day living.It also believes that grouping children basedon classes and grades and expecting all of them to learn at the same level and pace is inappropriate.
There are separate hostels for the boys and girls. Each can accommodate 12 students and a house parent living with them. Presently boarding facilities are available for out station students who enroll into the ISC program (class XI and XII).