Isha Home School is located amidst the tranquil surroundings of the Velliangiri Mountains near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Founded in 2005 by Sadhguru, the school strives to incorporate his educational approach into its day-to-day teaching process period.
The Home School has children aged 6-9 in the Junior School and those aged 10-13 in the Middle School, all of whom live and learn in the same space. The best aspects of “home” and “school” seamlessly blend to provide a nourishing space for learning. Each home is cared for by house-parents and teachers. This multi-age environment ensures a sibling atmosphere where students learn, not only from their teachers, but also from one another as well. A dynamic curriculum, free from the pressures of examinations, allows for an atmosphere of inspired teaching and passionate learning.
Students transit to a horizontal grade system from grades 8-12 (Senior School), wherein they are prepared to meet the requirements of the prescribed syllabus. The School is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). The Council offers the ICSE examination at Standard 10 and ISC at Standard 12.
All aspects of the school are designed to kindle the innate urge within every child to learn and know. The prime focus is not only on developing a child’s intellectual capacities, but also to provide opportunities to explore other dimensions of life.
More specifically, the aims of the Home School are:
- To provide children with the opportunity to take up responsibility for themselves and others, in order to develop in them a greater sense of commitment and enable them to contribute to the world in which they live.
- To allow a child to grow with an uncluttered intelligence so that she/he can perceive and experience life as it is, without distortion.
- To mold children into sensible, respectful and vibrant human beings who have the necessary confidence, openness and willingness to question themselves and the world around them.
“To bring out our passion and challenge our talent for debating and speaking some senior school members were given the opportunity to go to Hyderabad for a 2-day MUN conference held by Mosaica International School. We were 7 students in all and were split into two committees. The overall experience of the conference was impeccable. It was a wonderful opportunity to bring to light our capacity. We learned not only MUN glossary but also to help one another and expose our flair for the talent. We also learned to become more organized and efficient through this.”
“The Middle School students put on a spectacular evening show for the school, ashram residents and public in the Adiyogi Alayam. They performed songs and a hilarious skit that included many different types of folk dances. At one point, almost the entire audience was dancing or swaying. All hearts, old and young, were overflowing with happiness and laughter! Is that why this day is called ‘pongal’? “
“During our class trip Malaysia, the 5 days were never long enough… We came to know the sides of the teachers we never witnessed at school: their huge appetites, ‘incredible’ sense of humour, child-like moments (almost whenever they were fatigued or famished), their fear of heights moments, and their wild swimming in the sea.”
“Education is about expanding the horizons of human experience and becoming inclusive. Only in a state of inclusiveness can the empowerment of education become a bounty all of us may cherish.”