Ok thanks , is there any donation apart from the fee?
Yes, a lakh one time non refundable
A quick question: Do KFI have LKG & UKG classes? As I understand from their website the classes are only from STD 1. Is that the case?
The school is being shifted to to Thazhambur (two kilometres from Navalur junction on Old Mahabalipuram Road) in 2018 from Adyar (which is 20 kilometres from Adyar) .Now the students have a Hobson's choice either to travel an average which is 40 kilometres two way from Adyar which is 4-5 hours per day to and fro or leave the school.
Adyar has many top schools St Micheal's ,St Patrick's ,Sishya ,Sankara to name a few and they charge less fees than KFI
1st standard ,5th standard students travelling 40 milometers per day will be a stress on day to day basis for the students and would recommend trying for good school near to one's house.
//St Micheal's ,St Patrick's ,Sishya ,Sankara to name a few and they charge less fees than KFI
1st standard ,5th standard students travelling 40 km per day will be a stress on day to day basis for the students and would recommend trying for good school near to one's house.// Well, if the decision for any prospective parent should be to choose between an 'alternative' school and a 'good / above average' mainstream school. If a parents wants the former, the names of so called top schools suggested here have no relevance. Most current parents of The School KFI are figuring ways of staying with the school even after relocation. The School KFI, on its part, is attempting the most suitable time for commute so children spend the least time in travel. There will be a school-organized bus transport. Even the breakfast, besides lunch which is currently provided to all children, is being taken care of. Above all, this is nothing new to KFI parent community. Valley School in Bangalore is a good 22 hs from the city centre and it has no effect on the demand for the school or its functioning.
Thank you for your explanation. I'm residing in ecr n my kid s in 1st standard in a cbse school nearby my home. I hope KFI I'd the right choice for my kid
It's totally depends up on my economic situation
Si please tell me how much I need to pay for my kid to join in 2nd std???
Kindly let me know the joining fee as well as the term fee's
hi Can you Please provide me the details about the interview ?
what type of qustines will ask?
Is ther anything to refere
It won't be a typical 'interview'. They would like to know the parents' views on the kind of education they want their child to have. Some of this would be reflected in the parents responses to a dozen questions in the application form. They may get to know the parents better based on these responses and may engage in a conversation. In such a scenario, the best option would be to be oneself and not fake views of others as one's own.
@Sakhri: We don't know the fee structure yet. But the school has a policy that it should not be a constraint for parents who want this kind of education for their children. The school has a basic fee structure and then one above that. There are voluntary (which is strictly voluntary, they never force a parent into a slot) additional fee possible at 25%, 50%, 75% of the fee. The fee will include lunch, fruit (morning) snacks and juice (evenings, unlimited), books, notebooks and from 2018-19 onwards, breakfast too. There is only a token one-time admission fee (a few thousands), not in lakhs as charged in many schools.
Have a query regarding the application form. Apart from explaining our views shortly to the questions in the application form, are we expected to write elaborately our views in separate pages as a small booklet and submit alongwith the application form?
And is Demand Draft the only payment option?
The form usually provides clear instructions. In our previous experience, we have provided our views only in the form. So unless it specifically asks for an additional booklet, there is no need to do it.
May I know when they will announce the admission results for 1st Std. I have to make multiple decisions based on their results date. Pls let me know if you aware of the results date. ( As you know, the registration date is 24th October to 3rd November, 2017). Thanks - Velan
Around March 3rd week, not advisable to depend only on kfi. As the probability of getting admission is very slim if not impossible.
Velan, no idea about results. This year is different from earlier years with re to the timing of the admission process. So one cannot say. Nor have they announced any schedule.
Thank you !
Thanks! I am aware that the chances are very slim. In-fact, I am
not depending on KFI.
Basically, I don't want to send my kid to any school and opt for home-schooling. But the big drawback is lack of social learning that arise when kids are in a group. So unwillingly, we placed our kid in a school ( which is a rat-race school like any other schools in our society).
Since I came to know about KFI - which is exactly what my idea of education is all about - decided to try for it and will shift to Thazhambur if gets admission. If I don't get admission, will try for any other school which don't think that education is in books & exams. If gets nothing, will continue with the current school and try again next year in KFI for 2nd std.
We are planning to move back to India next year from Middle East. Right now my daughter is in L.K.G. I am looking for U.K.G admission in chennai for 2018-19. My choices are KFI and Good Earth School. Its mentioned in KFI website, admission to kindergarten starts in August 2018. Is it open to public. I have also read that the admission process is quite difficult in these schools. Heard about HLC also. Is it difficult to get admission in this one too.
I am not aware of the chances in KFI and Good Earth school.
I may be able to help with some information on HLC.
For HLC, the chances of getting an admission purely depends upon the availability of seats for UKG (like in most schools). If they are full, they will not take in more. Its a single section per grade model too and so limited strength. You may have to check with the school if they have open seats.
Please visit their website and usually there is an Online application form that is opened up around November. Once you submit, you may be called based on availability.
In addition, HLC admission process is straightforward - if the child and parents fulfil conditions like distance of residence from school, child's eligility and age, general cognitive level, acceptance of fees - then the admission is through provided there are vacancies. Other things being equal, I think it operates on a 'first come, first served' basis. At The School KFI, the school may even choose to keep many seats unfilled (in one year only 16 out of 25 vacancies were filled), despite huge demand, if the school finds the applicants not in sync with the school's vision of education or what the school offers. It is not a neighbourhood school - if you can drop and pick up your child despite being 30 km away, that's fine. They also want the children to come from varied backgrounds - rich, middle class, poor; representing various religions, etc. It is a fair process but very complex for prospective parents to even try to understand.
HLC is purely based on first come first served. And the admission process is very transparent. All the very best.
Thank you so much everyone for giving a clear reply. You guys r really of great help
Is there a transport facility when the school shifts to Thazumbur ?
Hi Meena ,
2 months ago
Most current parents of The School KFI are figuring ways of staying with the school even after relocation. The School KFI, on its part, is attempting the most suitable time for commute so children spend the least time in travel. There will be a school-organized bus transport. Even the breakfast, besides lunch which is currently provided to all children, is being taken care of. Above all, this is nothing new to KFI parent community. Valley School in Bangalore is a good 22 hs from the city centre and it has no effect on the demand for the school or its functioning.
@Meena, The School is arranging for transport to the city. Details will be known in a few months.
I have submitted class I application form in school drop box but so far there is no acknowledgment , any one got acknowledgement ?. Also the discussion will be happening on Nov 2 - 3 week, will they publish the result before November itself ?