How's 'The School KFI'

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Lekha1987 2021-06-16 21:30:14


@ajayrajesh : Please monitor school site : , usually in January school updates the site with application form, you need to download , fill and drop it in the school drop box. This was the process followed last year . Not sure if there will be any changes in the coming year. 

DivyaAshok 2021-06-17 11:26:56


Hello parents - My kid is in the school KFI and we are trying to find a place closer to thalambur and be able to stay closer to the school. Those who are staying closer to the school -  Could you please direct message and give some suggestions?  I have checked out some of the known communities around that area but don€™t have any first hand feedback. 


malaseshadri 2021-06-17 12:48:10


I live near The School. Can give you some leads. Please mail me at

Lekha1987 2021-06-17 23:03:55


@divya Ashok : Can you please mail at

Suresh006 2021-07-11 00:40:02


Hello All,

I just recently started looking at these forms, really informative and I see a lot of information being shared and discussed. 

I have applied for my son LKG for years 2021-2022 but I got an unsuccessful email during March month.. I have recently noted on their portal they said the application  last date in 3rd week of Feb 2022 for academic year 2022- 2023

I need your advice and support for the admission process, my son's age is 3.7 Years and for now, he's not going to any school.

My question is should I apply for him 2022-2023 academic year in LKG or UKG, due to covid all schools are doing now remote class should I put him in temporary school until successful admin with KFI 

Please also suggest to me an alternative school similar kind of education as The school - KFI.

Many thanks 


Rams10 2021-07-11 21:10:48


Hi, V were in similar situation. My son's school had unexpectedly got shut down last year n he was supposed to be in UKG. V dint put him in any school last year and to little extent home schooled him. This year as per the age criteria he was eligible for 1 st std. N v applied for the same.. they dint reject the application. So if it's age appropriate I guess u can apply for the eligible class..

Suresh006 2021-07-11 23:06:48


@Rams10 Thanks for the reply did you get admission to KFI school? How was your approach? Can you share here your experience it will really useful for us to prepare for the next academic year 2022-23


1kav 2021-07-20 00:48:11


Hi Can i know what board (CBSE ICSE)the kfi school is?

Srihamsa 2021-07-20 09:09:32


@ikav: The School KFI offers ICSE for Class 10 and ISC for Class 12. Also, they don't offer Maths and Biology together in Class 12. You have to choose either. 

1kav 2021-07-20 14:35:36


@srihamsa thank you so much

Rams10 2021-07-20 22:12:32


@suresh006 sorry for the late reply.. yes v got admission for my son.. v had gone through some of the books of J Krishnamurthy as well the school website to get an idea about their concepts. To the questions which were asked v wrote what v felt. And then there was an interview.. please go through the old posts of this forum. U can get an idea.

AbiSurya 2021-12-09 11:48:50


Hello all... We are new to chennai and was planning to make our kid join KFI for 2022-23 academic year in KFI. 

Went over all the 31 pages, and I feel like this is a great treasure to know everything about KFI :)

Also understood my daughter will not pass through the coming year for LKG as she is 18 day short to meet the age criteria. 

Hope we will get through the next year :)


arunachm 2022-01-06 20:23:06


@Srihamsa Thanks for your view. It helped to know more about "The School". I am looking for Grade-4 Admission for My Kid. The Admission in "The School" opens only on 18th February, that too not sure will there be vacancy for Grade-4. In the meantime I have looked for other schools as well 
HLC -> No vacancy for Grade-4APL -> Registered yet to get a response from the schoolTIPS -> Registered yet to get a response from the school
Basically My Kid is in CBSE Board. Is it advisable to shift the board now? Though I have applied I still have this doubt. The main reason for shifting is not to have only academic oriented but should also involve in other activities which would give him exposure.
@Srihamsa, please share your views.. also will the school's I have opted be the right choice for My purpose?

Tintin2013 2022-01-11 21:01:38


Hello Friends, can any of the KFI Alumini parents give your views on how your kid has come up today please? I understand the concept of the school, but once out the world is highly complex and competitive today. So want to know from the experienced parents about their views. I am planning to try for my son in 2022-23 and hence the curiosity.

nandhana444 2022-01-27 09:44:56


Hi guys, I'm planning to join The school - KFI for 11th and 12th grade. I am truly moved by their philosophy and way of teaching, but I am concerned about how the school deals with board exams. I understand it'd about not pressurising the students in terms of marks, but if someone could share their experience of them or their children studying in the school and their experience with grades and exams, it would be of great help to me. I like this school and its aesthetic very much, but I don't want my marks to drop in 12th grade. Could someone please help me out? I saw that @Srihamsa and @Rams10 were active in this forum. And anybody else as well, please help me out. Thank you!

Srihamsa 2022-01-27 11:31:15



1. If your focus is on scoring high marks in the board exams, this is NOT the school. Students come from all economic backgrounds but their focus is not on terrific marks. As a result, some go abroad - since they can afford to - and some prefer private universities or institutes that have entrance tests and interviews. I know of students who came from very modest economic backgrounds, and who scored relatively fewer marks in Class 12, getting full financial assistance in universities like Ashoka (nearly INR 10 lakh a year) since their interview performances were stellar and the testing panels were convinced that they deserved admission.

There are also successful candidates in tough entrance tests such as the one to Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI).

 But no one kills oneself to score a 98%. A few do get that, but that's rare. Everyone gets a first-class and most score above 80% or even 90%. That won't get you anywhere in some universities where admission is by entrance tests and comprehensive testing procedures. So many students have strategies to do what is required to get admission to colleges and universities where they like to pursue higher education.

2. Conversely, trying to fit a typical The School KFI student in a conventional college or course where marks are the only criteria for measuring 'success', leads to a mismatch in ethos. There have been cases where students from the school have dropped out of colleges for some reason or the other and pursued their passion elsewhere.

3. The competition for seats is very intense. Do consult your child - there is a lengthy process for admission to Class 11 that used to include a statement of purpose (SOP) and an interview with the potential student (not parents). Is this what the student desires? Only if the answer is a clear 'yes', don't go for this school. 


Srihamsa 2022-01-27 13:15:17



1. My daughter completed her Class 12 from The School KFI in 2018. She did so from the old campus in Adyar. She didn't have sciences in Classes 11 and 12 but wanted to pursue biology.  She did Environmental Studies, Computer Sciences, Maths, etc in Class 12 but no Physics, Chemistry and Biology. At Azim Premji University, Bangalore, she convinced the interview panel about the reasons why she wanted to get back to Biology. She got in. Completed her undergrad in Biology in 2021. Much of the university curriculum was based n Maths - BioStatistus, Computational Biology, BioCalculus, BioPhysics, etc - and so she sailed through easily, having done Maths in ISC  (Class 12). Works as an intern in the life sciences department of the university and plans to go for higher studies - masters and/or PhD in 2023. In a sense, not having done Biology in Class 11 and 12 helped her do well in the same subject in her undergrad!

2. Competition - is difficult for a typical The School KFI student. Collaboration is easier. And increasingly, collaboration is what matters more. They don't care to 'compete' but understand the complexities of the world far better than mainstream school kids do. Not worried about a 'job'. Most try to find their passion and excel - money will follow. That seems the attitude. 

3. Conversely, it is difficult for a KFI School child to crack choke point exams like GRE since they don't see much intrinsic value in such exams. One cracks these tests only for admission. To be able to go to a largely meaningless exercise only for the sake of admission appears difficult for a typical The School KFI kid. That is a challenge.


1992shr 2022-02-01 16:52:09


Hello everyone, My daughter is around 20 days short of the age criteria for admission in lkg this year. Should I apply anyway and try ? Does it bring any merit if I apply again in the next consecutive year ? Thank you.

Lekha1987 2022-02-01 18:56:52


Hello @1992shr

KFI schools follow strict age criteria. It doesn't give any credit in the next consecutive year.

krishal 2022-02-05 17:30:39


Hi  All,

I am living abroad now and moving to Chennai in october 2022. I am looking for an admission for my son for 5th standards . I have sent them an email and waiting for a response. Can someone advise me on the process of admission and any rough clue on the fees structure please. 

1992shr 2022-02-05 22:23:55


Thank you

1kav 2022-02-19 07:23:29


Hi is this possible interact in tamil during parents interview?

mmsk 2022-02-24 12:05:50



Yes, you can request to speak in Tamil if that would make you more comfortable in sharing your thoughts during the the interaction. All the best.

prezi 2022-02-25 10:20:47


We have submitted the application for LKG this year waiting for shortlisting and interaction., Who are all on same boat?

Srihamsa 2022-02-25 12:42:09


@1kav: Preferring to speak in Tamil is no issue at all. They will be perfectly ok with that. However, if you could let them know in advance, it might help. The School KFI teachers are not all Tamil or may not be proficient in Tamil. They might make sure to include a Tamil-speaking panelist if you let them know in advance. That's all.


ravishankarn 2022-02-26 14:44:37


Same here..

sathishan 2022-02-26 14:48:00


We too submitted form and waiting

Anand001 2022-02-27 13:19:52


Waiting€. Nervous€.. Ÿ™ƒ


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