What is the Admission process?
Prospective parents are invited to visit the school to understand our approach. We clearly communicate the educational philosophy of the school and invite parents to share their views. We encourage parents to get in touch with us 6 months to 1 year before considering admission.
Do you interview/test children before admitting?
No. We do not interview or test children. However, we do spend a good amount of time with parents to understand their intentions, aspirations and their perspective on learning. Understanding parents expectation is very important before offering them admission.
Which Curriculum do you follow?
The core curriculum is designed based on Cambridge IGCSE framework. Our curriculum includes rigorous engagement with independent thought and work, as well as routine drill and practice. We equip students to learn from a variety of sources: texts, lectures, discussions, experiments and observations.
How about Languages?
Students have optional and compulsory languages. Optional languages include Telugu (all ages), Spanish (all ages), German (grade 4 onwards) and Chinese (grade 4 onwards). Compulsory languages are English, Hindi, Special English/Sanskrit.
We have designed an innovative approach that helps students learn languages effortlessly.
How about Mathematics?
What we teach is not very different, but how we teach is very different. We love math and we use unique pedagogy to help children develop their Logical-Mathematical Intelligence.
How about Science?
Teaching science is more of a process with mistakes and messiness. We adopted the Studio-based learning developed by educationist John Dewey at The Laboratory School.
How about Assessment?
Nursery – Grade V
We have adopted various frameworks and tools developed by Harvard University Graduate School of Education that enable us to look at teaching analytically, develop new approaches to planning and make informed decisions about instruction.
Grades VI – XII
Assessments will be both formal and informal.
What is the student-teacher ratio? And class size?
Like other Jiddu Krishnamurti inspired schools, by choice, we decided to work with small group of students and give our full attention to them. Classes are organised formally and informally in small groups of 5 – 9 children for a quality learning experience. We have ample space for outdoor and indoor activities. Rather than confining the child to a 2 x 2 feet desk for 10 or 12 years, we allow our children to have full ownership of the school premises and let the teacher/student decide when, where and how they want to use the space responsibly.
How about Extra-Curricular activities?
We spiral curricular and extra-curricular activities together to deliver a whole and complete learning experience. We adopted various scientifically proven activities such as Feldenkrais Method of Awareness through Movements, Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Rough & tumble free play, sports and games.
At Walden’s Path Magnet School, Art, Craft, Music, Theatre are part of everyday learning process. We do field trips to Agriculture farms, Environmental study spaces, Engineering and Industrial areas, Science and Technology learning spaces all round the year. We have our schools transportation for this purpose.
Do you offer lunch?
Yes, we offer healthy organic vegetarian lunch.
Do you provide transportation?
No. We do not provide daily transportation at this time. (Note: We use our school vans for field trips and other visits).
Where can I learn more about Jiddu Krishnamurti Education Philosophy?
The official repository of the teachings of J. Krishnamurti: http://www.jkrishnamurti.org
Krishnamurti Foundation India: http://www.kfionline.org
We regularly conduct dialogue sessions on education at our school (Saturdays/Sundays every month): http://jkcentre.org