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The Rajghat Besant School, Varanasi

Krishnamurti Foundation India

"The purpose, the aim and drive of the school is to equip the child with the most excellent technological proficiency so that he may function with clarity and efficiency in the modern world and, far more important, to create the right climate so that the child may develop fully as a complete human being. This means giving him the opportunity to flower in goodness so that he is rightly related to people, things and ideas, to the whole of life."

-- J. Krishnamurti

The school is residential, co-educational and non-sectarian, with English as the medium of instruction. It is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi. Students and staff are drawn from all parts of the country and a few visiting teachers from abroad too. The school aims at a holistic development of each child. It has about 350 students ranging in age from 7 to 18 years, residing in eleven different houses spread over the campus. There are more than fifty teachers, of whom twenty-five also function as House-Parents and live with the students in the houses.

The academic programme is divided into three levels; REJOICE(7 to 10 yrs), Middle School(11 to 13 yrs) and Senior School(Class IX to XII). The overall ratio of staff to students in the school is 1:7, and there is one house parent for every fifteen children. A nursery section is being run for staff children between 4 to 6 years of age.

The school offers a range of extra-curricular activities, like games and sports, yoga, gymnastics, art, music, dance, gardening, computers and literary skills, in all of which students can participate according to their aptitude.

As educators our concerns are:

School Year: The school session commences from April and a detailed school calendar is given to the parents at the beginning of the session. This includes various programmes,vacation, parents visits and Parent-Teacher's meeting for each academic year.

Finances: The School gets no government grants, and finances itself through the school fee paid by the students. The school fee (which may be revised in February of each year) varies depending upon the class into which the student is being admitted. Scholarships are available for deserving students.

Admissions: The school is Primarily residential. New students join mainly in the primary section, the middle school and in class 9. Over 20 seats are available in classes 3 and 6; in other classes as per vacancies arising. A few students, both boys and girls are admitted as day boarders in Classes 1 to 6. Only girl students are admitted as day boarders in classes 7, 8, 9 and 11. Those who join in class 11 can opt for Humanities, Commerce or Science streams. The new session starts in first week of April each year.

The admission form can be downloaded from our websites, and and can also be obtained from the school office after payment in person or by post. The cost of the application form, Rs. 1,000/- (Rupees one thousand only), can be paid in cash or by bank draft in favour of 'KFI Rajghat Besant School' payable at Varanasi.

The application form duly completed should be submitted to the school office before the last date indicated on the form. A call letter will be sent inviting parents and the candidate to the school on a specific date for admission.

The admission procedure is presently under review.

Visiting Rajghat : The Directions

Please follow this link to get detailed instructions for visiting the Rajghat Education Centre.

For further information, please contact us at:

The Principal,
Rajghat Besant School,
Krishnamurti Foundation India,
Rajghat Fort,
Varanasi-221001 (U.P.)

Tel + 91-542-2440336 / 2440579 /
2440717 / 3200179

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last updated on APRIL 28,2011
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