Admission Process

Academic session in Swadhaa is from June to April. Admissions for the new academic year start in October of the preceding year. Admissions are done on a first come first served basis and continue through the year – until all seats are taken. Currently admissions are open for: Kindergarten (3 – 6yrs) and Grade I to VI (7 – 12 yrs).

Age Criteria:

-Children applying for the Kindergarten must have completed 3 years as on 1st April.

-Children applying for Grade I must have completed 6 years as on 1st April (no prior schooling experience is essential for grade I. If any, the details to be enclosed).

Our Admission Process

The admission process is an opportunity for the prospective family and Swadhaa to share information and get to know one another better. We warmly invite and welcome parents who wish to join us.

Choosing a school is an important decision for the parent and the child. We encourage you, as parents, to find out as much, about our education philosophy and beliefs, as possible so that an informed decision can be made. A thorough reading of the website will be a good place to start. Once you have determined that Swadhaa is the kind of learning space where you would want your child to be, kindly follow the process further.

Step 1: Open House

Our Open House are Group orientations which provide a deep understanding of Swadhaa as a learning space. This is a fundamental first step in the admission process and we encourage you to take cognizance of it to ensure a good fit between your expectations of an education for your child and the school’s ideals. It is important that both parents attend this orientation.

Step 2: Child Observation

After you attend the orientation, if you decide to seek admission, apply for child observation by filling –

  1. The Application for child observation
  2. Parent questionnaire: The School is trinity of children, their parents and school team members. It is the synergy between the school community and parent’s community which builds a healthy learning environment for children. It is thus important for us that there is harmony in the school and home environment. A parent questionnaire that is part of the application for observation helps us better understand your views. Your answers are important for us as, it will help us understand if what we stand for and offer and what you are looking for is in the same direction.

On receiving the completed application, the child would be invited for observation, depending on the class admission is being sought for

  • Kindergarten child will be invited for a minimum of 1 to 2 days (2 hrs each) to be a part of free play where she/he would enjoy age-appropriate activities.
  • Grade child will be invited for a minimum of 2 to 3 days (from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm) to be with the prospective class.

Step 3: Meeting with Admission Panel

After the observation, Swadhaa will intimate you of the date & time for a meeting with the Admission panel. It is important that both parents should be present for the meeting. Each application is reviewed carefully by the management and offering admission is at the discretion of the Centre.

A Letter of Confirmation/Non-confirmation/Waitlisted of admission will be intimated via email within 7 working days, confirming the class the child will be admitted to.

Step 4: Acceptance

On acceptance of the offer of admission, the admission formalities must be completed within 10 working days from when the offer is made.

Documents required during admission:

  • 2 photographs
  • Birth Certificate
  • Norms and Swadhaa’s working philosophy (to be signed)
  • Paying of Admission fees and refundable deposit
  • Any additional document if any.

Welcome aboard the Swadhaa Family!

Fees

We believe that the most important investment in a child’s education is the teacher and consequently the most crucial ‘infrastructure’ of the school. For a teacher to be able to be completely present and fully spend herself in the classroom with a lightness of spirit he needs to be free of the pressures of livelihood. The school believes in paying its most valuable assets a comfortable salary and therefore the fee is not a compromised figure.

However, we would not like to limit admission to children from families who are comfortable with the fees alone. This kind of education is of deep importance to us as sensitive educators and we see in it a larger possibility of enriching students across the economic spectrum. Therefore, for somebody who deeply appreciates this approach, the fees must not be a hindrance. We encourage such parents to approach us and we will mutually discuss the possibility of a way forward with Swadhaa.

As a corollary, those who find the school inexpensive and strongly believe in its vision must consider contributing over and above the basic fee structure as it would go a long way in supporting this honest endeavor of meaningful learning for the whole community. The additional income will also help us embrace families valuing this kind of learning environment; for whom the school would otherwise not be a potential option.

Funding

The work towards creating a progressive, holistic learning space generates a sublime impact in the measure in which it is pure but does not produce marketable goods generating income. A school like us has to rely on the support of well-wishers to raise funds for infrastructure and facilities.Apart from contributions from families with children at Swadhaa we need the support of those of you who share our vision.

Whether it is in the form of “time" or “money", your support is invaluable in assisting this vision to blossom to its full potential.

Time

If you are someone with a passion for education of children and redefining the conventions of teaching and learning and if you have a talent/skill that you wish to share with children, we are sure you can create the time and at Swadhaa, we value that time as a precious contribution towards the expansion of our learning environment.

You could be a passionate storyteller, a stand-up comedian, an ardent sportsperson, an avid dancer, a bird watching enthusiast, a creative homemaker, a needle wonder, a poet at heart, a cooking aficionado, a science buff, a naturalist, a hands-on experimenter, a puppeteer, an animation addict, an amateur instrumentalist or vocalist, a Carpenter, an administrative wiz, a gardener, a cleaning enthusiast………………..We encourage you to get in touch with us.

You need to be driven to share your passion by reaching out to a child’s heart and inspire love in the child for the process of learning. You will find an atmosphere open to learning and growing and in the process enjoying and celebrating with all the efforts gravitating towards the commitment of making learning a joyful journey for the learner and the facilitator.

If you wish to commit yourself as a learner-teacher working full time with the children in the spirit of the underlying educational philosophy of the school, you may connect with us.

Monetary Contributions

The school is registered as a non-profit charitable trust and is seeking tax-exempt status for donations. All involved in the learning community can take that extra step of raising funds by contacting friends and well-wishers who wish to make a difference by contributing to the blossoming of a school with its honest intent of creating an uncompromising learning space.

If someone, as an independent entity, feels moved to support our vision of education, we request you to get in touch with us.