Swadhaa - A Steiner School

Our Inspiration

Children are living beings – more living than grown-up people who have built shells of habit around themselves. Therefore it is absolutely necessary for their mental health and development that they should not have mere schools for their lessons, but a world whose guiding spirit is personal love.

- Rabindranath Tagore

Our-inspirationFor each sensitive educator learning is a journey that is joyful, stress free and that engages the mutual learners (the student and the teacher) wholly in its steady evolution.

We are therefore inspired to have a space where learning is fun, engaging, seeking, co-operative, mutually inspiring, and all pervasive; where responsibility, discipline, earning a livelihood, excellence, compassion and relationship, all come together as one movement and not as fragmented parts to be strung together; where education is not riddled with fear but is an explorative process of discovery – of the self and all else.

We are inspired to have a methodology whereby learning is no longer an externally aided process but the product of an internal motivation that permeates our life at all times and is stimulated by all things in our environment. It is by virtue of this ideal of approach that we feel education is joyful not just because of the end but the process as well.

Thus inspired, we were lead to an honest enquiry on the path of education and the deeper concepts of teaching and learning.

The educational system in ancient India, the system that great sages used in their ashrams, was such that met the demand both of the intellect and the soul. It would probably not be plausible for modern education to renew the ancient system of Ashrams, but in Rudolf Steiner’s educational system we found both the scientific outlook of a modern school and the soul of an Ashram – a place where the child can find real development of his body, soul and spirit towards the freedom of his own individuality.

We are inspired by Dr. Rudolf Steiner’s educational work which is based on a profound understanding of human development. In it we found a beautiful, gentle and creative way of education for children. The uniquely designed curriculum of Dr. Rudolf Steiner rooted in the Indian context forms the basis of our school.

We also derive our inspirations from Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi’s Nai Taleem, David Horsburgh’s work and the vision of education propounded by Sri Sri Ravishankar, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, J. Krishnamurthy, Osho and other seers.