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The School KFI strives to create and sustain an atmosphere of learning so that children, in the words of J Krishnamurti, may “flower in goodness”. Knowledge, intellectual capacity and technological prowess alone have never been sufficient to meet life’s challenges. To live, one must remember, is to be related. And to be a complete human being we must continually learn and grow in mindful relatedness – to people, things, ideas, nature and, above all, to one’s inner self. The School KFI offers the space for the exploration of such an education.

The School KFI invites parents seeking to embark upon a journey of inquiry, not only for their children but also for themselves.

At The School we:

  • Encourage children to discover and enjoy learning. We encourage them to go beyond comparison, competition, rewards, punishment or fear and, instead, look within to find their own motivations and predilections for learning and engagement.
  • Go beyond the classroom in search of learning contexts that permit engagement with the lives and concerns of people both local and remote.  
  • Question self-indulgent lifestyles driven by trends in technology and fashion while practicing simplicity and resourcefulness in our daily life.
  • Examine our acceptance not only of those societal norms that are imposed upon us but also those that have become internalised as ‘normal’ and ‘natural’ opinions, judgments and beliefs.
  • Attempt to nurture a mind that is free of influence and, therefore, able to stand alone and act with responsibility beyond the divisive movements of society - near and far.
  • Inquire into the self through conversations pertaining to our fears, desires and habits by observing our responses to everyday matters of sadness, indifference or delight. 
  • Commit to the practice of education as a dialogic process of questioning and reflection in an atmosphere attentive to the beauty of human and non-human relationships.

Admissions closed for the academic year 2016-17


January 2016January 2016

  • Interview of
    Anita Rau Badami
  • Class 12 cooks
  • The World of Work
  • Middle School Project

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The School KFI will be relocating in about two years.

The location will be announced once registration of the land is completed. 




The School KFI, Damodar Gardens,
Besant Avenue, Adyar, Chennai 600 020, India.
Tel: +91-44-24915845, 24465144

"A school is a place where one learns both the importance of knowledge and its irrelevance. It is a place where one learns to observe the world without a particular point of view or conclusion. One learns to look at the whole of man's endeavor, his search for beauty, his search for truth and a way of living that is not a contradiction between conclusion and action. It is a place where both teacher and the taught learn a way of life in which conflict ends.

"It is the concern of these schools to bring about a new generation of human beings who are free from self-centered action, to bring about a mind that has no conflict within itself and so end the struggle and conflict in the world about us."

- J. Krishnamurti


A new residential Krishnamurti school, Pathashaala, near Chennai commenced in August, 2010. You can get more information at

Also See:

Krishnamurti Foundation India

Journal of the Krishnamurti Schools