At present, the school has 341 students.
Junior School Level: There are a maximum of 18 students in a class with two class teachers. The student-teacher ratio is 9 to 1.
Middle School Level: There are a maximum of 27 students in a class with three class teachers. The student-teacher ratio is 9 to 1.
Senior School Level: There are a maximum of 20 students in a class, with a few exceptions at the Post-10 level.
The students generally wake up around 5:00 AM and the day ends at different times depending upon what segment of the school they are in.
Junior School students end the day by 8:30 PM, Middle School by 9:00 PM and Senior School by 10:00 PM.
Three full meals are provided daily - breakfast, lunch, and dinner, which are supplemented by juice and snacks during breaks. Fresh, healthy, and wholesome vegetarian food is provided. The menu is planned keeping in mind the nutritional requirements of growing children, their palate, and the availability of seasonal fruits and vegetables.
The school follows a rotating block schedule that changes from week to week in order to provide flexibility in design and break the monotony of routine. While the day begins for all students at 5 AM, the schedule also varies depending on the age of the student. It is designed for everyone in such a way that there are no off days in the week.
The school’s academic year comprises two semesters, each approximately four months in duration. They are as follows:
Term I: Early-June to Mid-October
Term II: Late-November to Early-April
The school does not ascribe to a set uniform. At the same time the school has a dress code that is appropriate to the cultural context. Everyday wear for school comprises traditional Indian clothing, namely simple kurtas/kurtis and corresponding bottoms. Natural and organic fibers and fabrics, and Indian handlooms, are recommended.
The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).
The school is run by dedicated volunteers. The organization structure is fairly flat with teachers and other members of the community empowered to make decisions in a decentralized manner.
Junior, Middle, and Senior schools have individual coordinators. They are guided by a panel of 3 members. Decision-making is done in consultation with all the stakeholders, including the student body, where possible.
The school draws students from all over India and several other countries. At present, a little over a quarter of the students come from abroad. The majority are Non-Resident-Indians (NRIs) but there is a growing population of foreign nationals as well.
Isha Home School is exclusively a residential school, and a day scholar option is not available.