hi HLC is good as for as i know , no idea about remaining school
Hi i had applied for class 1....i too didnt get admission...though impressed witb the green environment one thing bothered me was no school uniform and i was said students were left too much freely....so now doubting if this is the school i wanted for my child....
It is like the story of Fox and Sour Grape. Our mind works in strange ways.
@Kaviarasi: if issues like lack of uniform and 'too much' freedom bother you, this perhaps is not the school for your child. K schools have their own reason for having no uniform but making everyone eat the same food every day (provided by the school). No child gets lunch from home ever. This is in contract to what exists in other schools where children come uniformly dressed but eat different foods brought from home. However, it is the parent who has to decide what kind of school suits his or her child. So it's perfectly ok to not want The School KFI for your child.
@kaviarasi : true students are given good freedom the same time they do not misuse the given freedom (that is how we are taught). I came from such a school and I wanted my kid to be educated in The School-KFI. But our bad luck we did not get admission. We are going to try every year and let's see..
It is a challenge to get admission in Navadihsa as well. Atleast in KFI you will chance to meet face to face, but here you might not even get that opportunity to enter Scoool Gate.
Hi everyone ,
Does "The School" have KG classes. My DD is 2 yrs 3 months now. What time should I seek admission for her in the K school and for which class. Also can someone let me know the avg fees for "The School".
I heard HLC is good , but the fees to be high . 1 lakh as donation and 1.5 lakhs as fees so totally 2.5 lakhs for Pre-Kg which I thought is way too much. Can someone who opted for HLC let me know if this is what you paid for pre-kg..
we have applied for grade 3 admission in KFI and got email reply stating "at present there are no vacancies, we shall get back to you by 31st Jan." Can we expect call from the school in Feb month? What are the chances of seats availability. Please advise.
@Nihar2010. This means that the have enough 'continuation' commitments from the existing students (Class 3 is a vertical group. There is no separate Class 3). However, if some children leave on account of relocation, despite committing to continue, there may be vacancies. Slender chance. You should work on your Plan B and not rely on a positive response from The School KFI.
Thanks you srihamsa..had some hope on the update from KFI..thought of waiting till 31st Jan.but most of the schools close admission by that date. In confusion whether to wait till Jan end or should take admission in the regular school..
My son is 3.5 years now. How to approach for Lkg admission. Whats the procedure? is there any interview or how do they shortlist the application forms?
Thanks In Advance
KFI page says -
So anyone here knows the age criteria for Kindergarten ..??
Hi, I have been very keen on KFI for the last few years. I live in Padur and was happy to hear that the campus has moved to Thalambur. I have always been keen on the methodology with which the kids are groomed in KFI. Please could you share the fees range at present, since I have heard that the fees could be very high.
Appreciate your response
hello srihamsa... m looking for admission for my kid and he s 2.7 yrs...wil i be eligible for next year ?and people whom I kno personally who are in kfi are very affluent...and i heard around 80% of them are affluent...i feel this will definetly affect the child at one point... cos I also know a student who felt very inferior throughout the school ..not to cope up with the affluent crowd..i kno it depends on the kid and parenting...but wen ur exposed too much it brings pressure on kids and parents as well mentally...ur thoughts on this...
Can anyone tell me what is the fees structure here. Many ppl are saying it very costly here.
Your concern has to be thought out thoroughly. Don't remain stuck with the fact that your child will feel inferior and therefore the school may not be good. Feeling inferior because of not being affluent is one aspect of our consciousness. Feeling inferior also happens when others are seen to be more intelligent, more articulate, or more capable. Would you think twice about sending your child to a school where everybody will be highly capable? The child would feel inferior because of comparison with others. Comparison destroys the child. Understanding comparison and never comparing with another is one key aspect of education in Krishnamurti schools. So, if you are afraid of child feeling inferior because of comparison with others, then you may have to think about comparison and its ill-effects and how you can lead your own life without comparison with others and thereby help your child to not feel inferior or superior to anybody. The school may or may not help child to be free of comparison. But, if the interest is there, and the school and parent work together, then these problems can be handled together. Feeling inferior is as much a handicap as feeling superior is. So, affluent parents may also have to consider how to help their children be free of this feeling of superiority due to money. Its as much a concern as that of feeling inferior.
The good that is spoken about by Krishnamurti is not the opposite of bad, but arises out of a new mind, that is not of time, that is not to be cultivated gradually, slowly, through being told what to do, and what not to do. How can a school do that, given it is conditioned by the curriculum, the need for meeting cultural expectations, the immediate demands of society, the traditions etc. The challenge posed by K is to bring about a new mind, that is free from the processes of time, of becoming, to have pure observation, without a centre called the "I". Does The School - KFI meet that challenge? What do parents feel about this?
Anyone received interview call for KG admission 2018-2019
Anyone received acknowledgment?
Today received email acknowledgement and invitation for parents meeting for my daughter. Meeting fixed on Monday at 9.30am
Anyother got mail ?
We have interview scheduled for tomorrow 3.30 pm.
All the best to the parents who have applied to the School - KFI.
If you are interested in knowing some of the interview questions, here are a few:
1. Why are you interested in The School-KFI and not any other school? (This is the most important question)
2. Questions based on answers in the form.
3. What would you like to see in your child, say after five years of schooling at The School-KFI?
4. What are the main challenges you face as a parent with your child?
5. How would you support the child in his or her journey at The School - KFI?
6. What is your understanding of the need for academics?
7, How much TV does your child watch?
8. Have you heard of criticisms about The school? How have you responded to them?
Be clear about why you are choosing The School-KFI and what you think it will offer to your child, Think about it in depth.
All the best.
"Preparing" answers for these questions may not help in getting admission for any child. The best one can do is to be oneself. The school's teachers have interacted with thousands over the years and know who's giving politically correct responses and who is actually speaking what he/she feels. Friends who have spoken their minds, even questioning some of the school's practices, have secured admission for their children. Parents who held forth on JK and related topics have not got admission. What matters is to be oneself and not borrow ideas for the sake of responding. All the very best to all the parents here who seek admission.
And, if you are interested in knowing the intentions of the founder of the school (if you have already not known), then this nice video of an interview with Krishnamurti before he founded Ojai Valley school (a Krishnamurti school in America) will help.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb3dIqCjM48
A friend who was critical of some of the questions themselves, actually got admission this year in Class 1.