Syllabus & Courses

The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).The school offers courses leading to the ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) Examination on completing Class X, and a course leading to the ISC (Indian School Certificate) Examination at the end of Class XII. Medium of instruction is English.

We accept about 40 students for the ISC program each year. Preference is given to those who have studied at The Valley School or other KFI institutions, and the remaining places are offered to students who may have studied in other institutions. Though the programme offers both full time and week boarding options, preference is given to those who opt for being full boarders.

Subjects offered:

In addition to English (which is a compulsory subject), each student is expected to opt for four electives, choosing not more than one from each set of the list below. Under Indian Music (Hindustani), both Vocal and Instrumental (Tabla) options are available. However, a minimum of 3 students must opt for an elective for it to be offered.

  1. Physics/Accounts/Sociology/Environmental Science
  2. Chemistry/Economics/ History
  3. Biology/Commerce/Literature/Mathematics
  4. Music/Art/Physical Education/Mathematics
“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.”
J. KRISHNAMURTI (12 MAY 1895 – 17 FEBRUARY 1986)
The ISC Residential Programme

The educational vision that underlies the school aims at creating a learning community of students and teachers who live together and share the space of this enchanting valley.

The School offers a choice of Fully Residential or a  Week Boarding Programme. Students who opt for the Week Boarding Programme will be on campus from Monday morning till Friday evening during two weeks. Twice in a month, on alternate weeks, students will stay on campus, till Saturday afternoon and leave for home after lunch.

Students opting for a Fully Residential Programme shall stay on campus through the term with a guardian trip once in a month and return home for vacations / breaks that are clearly specified in the annual calendar. The programme is well structured and rigorous with immense opportunities for each student to get exposed to various disciplines in the academic as well as areas of aesthetic sensibilities and the world that we live in. Residing as a full boarder is further enriching and valuable for a student to go through the process of learning and living on a beautiful campus, relate to nature and people, experience the sense of leisure that enhances learning and inquiry and become self-reliant.

Teachers at the Valley, who feel the learning not restricted to only the student, speak about the structure, the intention, and the basis on which the high school programme lies.

Facilities
Hostel

Students will be housed in hostels / suitable residential accommodation, separately for boys and girls.

Medical Room

A resident Medical Doctor will attend to the basic health needs of the students.

Dining Hall

Children and adults sit together and enjoy simple, nutritious, vegetarian food, prepared fresh and hot during the school day.

Sports and Games Facilities

Sports and games facilities include a football field, two basketball courts, a kho-kho field, a volleyball court, a table tennis room, and indoor spaces for yoga and aerobics.

Library

Besides being a treasure trove of information and knowledge, the library offers the ambience for quiet study.

Study Centre

The Study Centre has been created based on Krishnamurti’s vision, and is placed in a quiet corner of The Valley. The Centre also conducts dialogues which form a common platform for teachers, parents, and children, to learn and understand themselves.

A Day in The Valley
Assembly

The school assembles together to start the day with chanting and singing. Assemblies through the week serve as platforms for many cultural activities, open-house discussions, and presentations.

Work Periods

During the lunch break for the senior school, classes 8 to 12 take turns each day to wash all the plates and clean tables in the dining hall, supervised and helped by teachers who volunteer to be a part of this initiative.

Culture Class

Culture classes save as a space for questioning, introspection, for discovery and observation of our own conditioning and our responses to situations.

Games Program

The games activities include regular physical fitness exercises as well as matches. Though the school does not take part in any organized competitive sports, enough challenge is provided through coaching camps and invitations to outside teams for matches in various sports.

Nature and Land Care

The children involve themselves in various land care activities including planting and watering saplings and de-weeding, as well as in collecting the litter in the campus every month, in an attempt to make The Valley litter free.

Other Creative Engagements
THE RTA

The annual in-house magazine of The Valley – or the ‘Rta’, which translates from Sanskrit to mean ‘universal law’ or ‘truth’ – is a year-long endeavour, with the outgoing Class XII traditionally spearheading the process along with a smaller team of teachers and other senior school students.

HIMALAYAN TREK

A two-week Himalayan Trek for the students of Class XI each year is an opportunity to explore each one’s psychological as well as physical endurance. It also gives the students an unforgettable experience, and brings in a sense of silence and harmony, besides sensitizing young minds to Nature.

PLAY PRODUCTION

The Class XI annual play, presented in the backdrop of the benevolent Banyan tree that frames the open air Amphitheater, is an integral part of the ISC calendar and awaited by all students and teachers.

WORK EXPERIENCE

The Work Experience programme provides an opportunity for students to work closely with an individual / institution / organization / industry to get a first-hand experience of the processes that are in place there, and get a deeper insight into that area / subject.

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