Interested in something other than mainstream education? Never fear. This list of Bangalore's alternative schools will set your mind at rest.
School admission time can always be a bit worrisome, we know. But if you are looking at Alternative Schools in Bangalore, you're in luck.
We've just put together a comprehensive list of these schools in the city, exclusively for you. Bangalore's education system has evolved so much that alternative schools are now part of mainstream conversations. Here are 10 schools in Bangalore that offer a fresh take on education.
Shibumi is a learning centre for the adults and the young, started in 2008 and is run by the teachers and students from J. Krishnamurti's schools. The non-formal approach to learning is the uniqueness of the school. The admission process is very different from other schools. Parents are expected to attend about 12-15 dialogue sessions, where their intent towards the school is explored in depth. At this stage, parents are also encouraged to talk to other Shibumi parents and get a better picture of the school. If the parents are clear about this, the child's name is taken on the admission list. To know more about the school.
Prakriya is a school that is committed to go beyond factory schooling which dehumanizes us and alienates us from the earth that supports life. They are focused on discovering meaningful ways of working with children and share their learning about ecological education with others through their sister organizations, Bhoomi Network and Prakriya Educator and Institution Development Centre. To know more about the school.
Pramiti is headed by Savitha Ravi, who is a certified trainer in Inclusive Education, Early Intervention and pre-primary Montessori education, apart from having worked at Headstart and been on the panel discussion for Inclusive Education at The Valley School. Pramiti is a school that provides an environment for children to explore, create, realize and co-exist in harmony. The variety of activities that they offer the children is really unique. From Carnatic music and dance to sports and even carpentry, children are exposed to many wonderful skills. To know more about the school,Click here
Ohana The idea of Ohana was born as an alternative space that created different learning opportunities for children. In the words of the founders, "The idea of our new school was born as we grew more aware of the current trend in today's fast-paced world. We feel that knowledge is imparted quickly to young children and as a result, they are subjected to an academically-focused program at a tender age, thereby losing their other abilities to question, explore and think." To know more about the school.
Centre for learning CFL is a community of students and adults interested in learning about us and our relationship with the world. This learning involves not only academics and other life skills, but also a deeper exploration about our emotions and thought processes and the way we respond to the challenges of life. For many of us, the philosophy of J Krishnamurti has played a significant role in our educational vision. To know more about the school
The Buddhi School's curriculum is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy. Children are encouraged to look at knowledge organically, instead of categorizing them as 'science' or 'language.' Instead, these areas are integrated into play. Children are encouraged to approach a text or a learning resource with a questioning mind. The Buddhi Primary & Lower secondary school curriculum prepares students for the IGCSE & CBSE programs, which is an excellent framework for educational success of students and prepares students for progression to high school. To know more about the school
Poorna What began as home-schooling with three children in 1993, turned out to be one of the city's most popular alternative schools. Field trips, excursions, exhibitions and other activities are used as a key to teaching lessons to the children. Apart from this, children are also given the freedom to name their classes, instead of just assigning I, II, III and so on. The Poorna community comprises of around hundred and fifty students and their parents, thirty teaching and support staff, trustees and alumni. To know more about the school
Bangalore Steiner School (Trust) Based on Rudolf Steiner's philosophy of education, Bangalore Steiner School is one of the premier Waldorf schools in the country and its founders have adapted the Steiner philosophy to suit the Indian culture. In order to fully grasp the wonders of the Steiner philosophy, we encourage you to attend G. Mannivanan's 'The Art of Parenting and Teaching' workshop, which will tell you in simple and lucid terms what Steiner education can do for your child. To know more about the school,Click here
La Wisdom Tucked inside a silent, picturesque lane in the busy area of Koramangala, La Wisdom is a one-of-a-kind school for children between 3 and 13 years of age. A group of parents and educationists came together to redefine the idea of a school for kids and La Wisdom was born. In order to allow better student-teacher relationship, identify talents and offer a personalized experience, the school accommodates only a small number of students. La Wisdom houses an indoor and outdoor play area, kitchen, nap zone, children's library, multi-media room and an art room. To know more about the school.
Interested in something other than mainstream education? Never fear. This list of Bangalore's alternative schools will set your mind at rest. School admission time can always be a bit worrisome, we know. But if you are looking at Alternative Schools in Bangalore, you're in luck. We've just put together a comprehensive list of these schools in the city, exclusively for you. Bangalore's education system has evolved so much that alternative schoolsare now part of mainstream conversations. Here are 10 schools in Bangalore that offer a freshtake on education.